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250 MEDICAL DEPARTMENT VII regulations relative to the examination of candidates tor the appointment of assistant-surgeon in the royal navy Admiralty May 1867 The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to direct that the following Regulations relative to the Examination of Can- didates for the Appointment of Assistant-Surgeon in the Royal Navy shall in future be adopted That Candidate for entry into the Royal Navy shall make written appli- cation to that effect addressed to the Secretary of the Admiralty on the receipt of which application he will be furnished with the Regulations and printed form to be filled up by him to show if he possesses the required qualifications As vacancies occur the number of Candidates required will be ordered to attend at the Admiralty Office on the first Tuesday in alternate months com- meneing with Tuesday the 4th July 1867 but it is to be observed that no person can be admitted as an Assistant-Surgeon in the Royal Navy unless he can produce satisfactory evidence that his name has been placed on the Medical Register as legally qualified to practise both Medicine and Surgery according to the regulations established by the Medical Act And further he will be required to make declaration that he is free from any mental or bodily disease defect or infirmity which could interfere with the efficient discharge of bis duties as Medical Officer in the Navy Each Candidate will be required to produce Certificate of good moral character signed by the clergyman of the parish or by the magistrate of the district Certificate that he is not less than twenty nor more than twenty-eight years of age That he has received preliminary Classical Education That subsequently to the age of eighteen he has actually attended recog- nised Hospital for eighteen months in which the average number of patients is not less than one hundred That he has been engaged in actual dissection for twelve months and that he has performed the principal capital and minor operations on the dead body under qualified teacher The Certificate of Practical Anatomy must state the number of subjects or parts dissected by the Candidate On producing the above Certificates he will be examined before Board of Naval Medical Officers specially summoned by their Lordships on the fol- lowing subjects viz -Anatomy Surgery Physiology or Institutes of Medicine Practice of Medicine Chemistry Materia Medica Midwifery Botany His physical fitness will be determined by the Board of Medical Officers who will be required to certify that his vision is sufficiently good to enable him to perform any surgical operation without the aid of glasses and that he is free from organic disease constitutional weakness or other disability likely to unfit him for the Naval Service in any climate
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