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80 REPORT It was resolved that the Council have received with the deepest regret Dr Johnson's resignation from the end of the present Winter Session of his appoint- ments of Professor of Clinical Medicine and Senior Physician to King's College Hospital and desire to put on record their high appreciation of the services which he has rendered to them since the year 1843 when he first accepted office as Medical Tutor They recognise gratefully his constant devotion to the interests of the College and the distinction which he has conferred on its Medical School and Hospital by his eminence as Physician It will give the Council great pleasure to retain Dr Johnson as Member of their Staff as Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine and to elect him Consulting Physician to King's College Hospital As consequence of Dr Johnson's retirement twenty beds in the Hospital have become available for distribution among other members of the Hospital Staff Dr Beale's beds accord- ingly have been increased to twenty and those of Dr Burney Yeo to ten and the Council have felt much pleasure in being also able to assign some beds to Dr Ferrier and Dr Curnow Dr Burney Yeo who had long served the College and Hospital in various capacities has during the past year been appointed Professor of Clinical Therapeutics and Dr Prit- chard who has since 1872 been Lecturer on Aural Surgery has been appointed Professor in that subject Both these Chairs are the first of their kind in any medical school in this country Mr Thurston has resigned the Curatorship of the Museum after two years of excellent work to take the appointment of Superintendent of the Central Museum at Madras and his selection for this important post is welcome honour to the Medical Department of the College His place has been filled by the appointment of Mr Groves who has been Demonstrator of Physiology since 1879
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