The New York Daily Times informs us, concerning this excellent and scientific body, that the Directory sets down " one of the twenty-two as a clerk, two as watchmen, one as a carpenter, one as formerly a policeman, two as carmen, two as keepers of groceries, one as a reporter, one as an upholsterer, and one as a builder. If, in the performance of their official duties, a chemist should be needed, we presume the carman would be on hand to make the delicate tests and experiments. If a physician's practiced acumen were demanded, there is the carpenter or the grocer ready. Meanwhile the fact is established that the ratio of deaths to population in New York is about one in twenty-eight, while in London it is about one in forty !" While these gentlemen have the reins of Hygeia in their hands, vessels are daily arriving with yellow fever on board, and our quarantine officers have not any remedy, but to let them lie close to the city while they endeavor to cure their patients in the old and ordinary manner. How long will such a state of things exist ? OR. BROWN SEQUARD, a savant of the first ' order, has concluded, before the London Royal College of Surgeons, a course of six lectures on the physiology and pathology of the central nervous system. In one of his recent lectures he stated that he found a spot in the brain—the point of the "pen" of the calamus scriptorus—not larger than the head of a pin, which, if touched, is sudden death, as instant as lightning. SWILL MILK.—This question is agitated in Cincinnati, and is beginning to be discussed in the Eclectic Medical Journal, published in that city, in the columns of which we are sure that it will receive a candid and careful consideration, the results of which we shall anxiously look for.
This article was originally published with the title "Our Board of Health Again"