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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1875-1876-60

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ANNUAL REPORT tunity of thankfully acknowledging the great assistance Dr Pritchard has rendered them during the last Winter Session by conducting the class of Practical Physiology In reference to all the above appointments the Council cannot but reflect with much satisfaction that they have been able to fill them all by the election of old Students of the College The vacancies occasioned at the Hospital by retirement and other causes have been filled by the appointment of Dr Alfred Duffin as full Physician after an excellent service of fourteen years at the Hospital as Assistant Physician and Physician to Out-Patients and of Dr Ferrier Dr Curnow and Dr Baxter as Assistant Physicians Mr Hamilton Cartwright former Warneford Scholar in the Medical Department of the College has also been appointed to the new office of Assistant Dental Surgeon The Council antici- pate from these additions to the Hospital Staff increased benefits to the patients and more efficient teaching to the Students In King's College Hospital the past year has been marked by serious difference of opinion between the Com- mittee of management and the Council of St John's House necessitating an appeal to the Governors and reference to the arbitration of Lord Hatherley and Lord Selborne and leading ultimately to the resignation of many members of the Committee The Council are however happy to know that the usefulness of the Hospital both to the poor and to the Medical School has never been for moment interrupted and to learn that under new agreement with St John's House the work has since been going on most satisfactorily Very considerable alterations and improvements have been also made in the sanitary arrangements of the Hospital from which great benefit may be confidently expected -The Evening Classes have advanced in number and as in past years have been distinguished not more by the ability and energy of the teachers than by the great earnest- ness and industry of the Students The number of the
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