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annual report chair of Clinical Surgery fitting compliment to one who for more than twenty-five years had devoted large portion of his time and abilities and his experience as teacher to promote the efficiency of the College and Hospital At the same time the great and increasing importance of Clinical Surgery as branch of Medical Education induced the Council to establish second Chair of Clinical Surgery which they offered together with Surgeoncy at the Hospital to Professor Joseph Lister-a surgeon of world-wide repu- tation and great success as teacher-and his acceptance of these appointments has very greatly strengthened the Surgical Staff of King's College Hospital The vacancy in the Chair of Surgery at the College caused by the promotion of Professor Wood has been filled by the appointment of Mr Henry Smith one of the Surgeons of the Hospital as Professor of Surgery and Mr Smith has already done good service in his new appointment These appointments complete the changes rendered neces- sary by the death of Professor Sir Fergusson but in order still further to promote the efficiency of King's College as Surgical School the Council have recently appointed Mr Royes Bell Mr Rose and Mr Gerald Yeo Demonstrators of Surgery with the especial duties of preparing Students for their Examinations in Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and other examining bodies Another very important addition to the educational re- sources of the Medical Department which has taken place during the last year has been the establishment of complete curriculum for Students preparing for the Preliminary Scien- tific Examination at the University of London Nearly twenty Students have already taken advantage of this Course and it bids fair to become very successful sub-department of the College The Council have recently received with much regret the resignation by Mr Richardson Cross of his office of Medical Tutor which he has filled with much zeal and ability The Council have appointed as his successor Mr Nestor Tirard one of the most successful Students of the
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