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ANNUAL REPORT 51 At the suggestion of the Medical Board and in order to meet the requirements of the time the Council have established chair of Hygiene and have appointed thereto Dr Guy the Professor of Forensic Medicine who as is well known has achieved high reputation in this branch of knowledge During the past year the Council have had to regret the retirement from the Physiological chair of Dr Beale who for long period of years had maintained and increased the high reputation of King's College as school of Physiology The Council appointed as his successor distinguished gra- duate of the University of Edinburgh Dr Ruiherford who by his ability energy and perseverance has already proved that the reputation of the School will not suffer in his hands In this Department the Council have to report some other considerable and important changes Professor Partridge who is now the only remaining member of the original staff of the College has been appointed Consulting Surgeon to the Hospital and has resigned his post of Surgeon in charge of patients at that Institution retaining how ever the chair of Anatomy in the College Sir Fergusson also signified his desire to be relieved of tbe lectures belonging to the Professor- ship of Surgery though without resigning that active duty at the Hospital which the Institution could so ill spare and which has reflected so much honour upon the Medical School of King's College The Council have therefore appointed him to be Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Hospital retaining the care of the beds which have been hitherto under his charge Mr John Wood who has now been connected with the College and the Hospital for many years and has ren- dered most valuable services as Demonstrator of Anatomy and Assistant Surgeon at the Hospital has been appointed to the vacant chair of Surgery and made full surgeon of the Hospital It is needless for the Council to express their opinion of the work done and the services rendered both to the College itself and to the general cause of Medical Science by the distinguished men who are now relinquishing some portion of their duties But they confidently believe that the work in which they have gained so much distinction will be
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