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40 REPORT distinction the office of Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon to Out-patients Mr Rose was succeeded in ordinary course by Mr Watson Cheyne as Teacher of Operative Surgery and Mr Penny an old and distinguished student of the College was elected Junior Assistant Surgeon The Council regret however that during the past month they have lost Mr Penny's services as he has received high appointment in the Bristol Medical School and at the Bristol General Hospital The Council have established Chair of Neuropathology which is the first in Great Britain and it was with the highest satisfaction that they were able to appoint from their own staff Professor whose distinction in this study is universally recog- nized-Dr David Ferrier who after many years' service as Professor of Forensic Medicine has been transferred to this new Chair In his place Smith Esq Sa and also Barrister at Law has been appointed The present year is memorable one in the history of the Hospital being the fiftieth from its foundation in 1839 The Committee of Management justly observe in their Report for last year that all friends of the Hospital have great cause for thankfulness in reviewing the last half century of the Hospital's work and proportionate ground for hope in looking forward to the future "The Hospital commenced its career in 1839 with but modest opportunities The accommodation provided in the old workhouse of St Clement Danes would have seemed not only inadequate but dangerously imperfect to modern medical science and the 120 beds which were all the Hospital could then provide would not now be sufficient to constitute it Medical School within the requirements of the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons But these resources were sufficient under the circumstances of the day to afford the able staff of the new Hospital opportunities for raising the Medical School of King's College to the highest eminence enabling it to render invaluable services both as charity and as centre of medical science On such an occasion as the Jubilee of the Hospital its friends will gratefully recall the names of its
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