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Tuesday the Legislative Committees in the aenate and house came to visitthe University and look over its work. Thinking there might be an opportunity to piek up an item a Courieu reporter went there also to ascertain wliat was going on. There are few departments that can be written up in a short time, and some of them it would be difficult to write a newspaper article about; but one could see by the pleased expression on the faces of the committees that they were satisfied with what they saw, and in aome instance could hardly believe that this great iustitution of learning, which gives Michigan a name and a f ame all the wide world over, was accomplishing so much. Hardly a person comes here and looks over the University, but is suprised at its extent. day it stands at the head of Universitie in America, not only in point of attendance, but in scopo, height. width, breadth, depth, variety and excellence of its curriculum. And this fact is one to be proud of, and one we believe the entire people are proud of, and if these committees do not make a very favorable report to the legislature, we shall be very much mistaken. One great center of attraction just now in the hospital of the University, from the fact that now buildings are being constructed for their use, and also from the fact that severe criticisms have been made by parties respecting hospitals here. The figures tor this year are something that the people will be interested in, especially the frienda of the University, and we present some of them that were gathered for the Information of the committees by Dr. Joseph Clarke, the steward of the hospitals. At the university hospital,- alopathic - thore were t3o patients registered during 1888, 976 during 1889, aud 989 during 1890. At tliis date 77 mora have been registered than last year ata correspond ing date. Of the cases this year 123 have been surgical, of which th'ree have been abdominal, four stone (or gravel) cases, four amputation of the breast, and three trephined. The number of eye cases have been 224, of which. 13 werecataractoperations, and 12 enucleations(removal of the eye). The professor of gynocology lias had 49 cases, of which there were 12 tions, inciuding two abdominal, and nearly all were dirncult cases. There have been seven cases of obstetrics so f;ir this ye;ir, against ten for the entire course last year, and one of these cases was an extreinely difficult one ueeessitating fórceps removal. A KEW DEPARTMENT. It is perhaps, not generally known that last year the Regente resolved to establish a course of lectures on Dermatology, in other words skin diseases, and appointed Dr. W. F. Breakey, of this city, as lecturer thereon. And" the result even this spon lias proven the wisdom of such action. One lecture and clinic per weck are given, and 25 patients have been treated during the 12 lectures that have been had, many of the patients appearing before the class several times, thus affording an opportunity for the studcnts to see the diseases their various stages, and to understand more thoroughly the treatment necessary to effect a cure. Some of the cases were very important ones, and the knowledge gained by thestudentsinvaluable. The establishment of this course filis a vacant place and adds greatly to the value of the medical course at this university, and the Regents have been fortúnate in securing a physician so well qualified for the peculiar position, and one who is so energetic and studious in keeping pace witli the times in his special department. THE HOMCeOPATHIC HOSPITAL. Entirely separate from the regular school is the Homeopathie hospital, and it too, is doing a most excellent work, and has many warm friends all over the state. The number of patients treated last year was 216, of these 83 were surgical, 100 eye and ear, gyniccological 31, obstetrics 2, etc. There was one deatfa during the year, a remarkably excellent record. This year, so far, there have been upwards of 100 cases, of which surgery claims 40, eye and ear 36, gynsecology 15, and so on. There have been no deaths and the record is ahead of previous years. There is a mistaken idea being insidiously spread by certain parties throughout the state, for purposes best known to themselves, that these two departments here are in constant turmoil. This is far froin the truth. On the contraiy, there is no friction whatever. Both schools have sensible gentlemen ' filling the chaira, and eacli of them lind , their hands full in attending to their own affaire even had they the inclination to attend to other business thau their own Kever, in the history of the University lias there been such harmonious actioi and pleasant relations as now exist Each professor appears to l)e striving to build up his own department bij merit and not by endeavoring to tear down some other department or soine other professor, and this is the secret of tlu great success being attained. NEW HOSPITAL. The necessity of the new hospital, which is now ander process of construction is amply demonstrated over and over again. The present facilities are utterly inadequate for the demanda upon them. me new Hospital wi 11 have to be clone by October lst, for when college closes next June workmen will at once take hold of the present university hospital and fit it over for the dental school which is now cramped upon such small qoarters that it is diiBcult to give the necessary instruction. There is one idea that presenta itself in regard to the new hospital that deserves more than a passing notice. The city of Ann Arbor gives $25,000 toward this structure, and by so doing ought to have some privileges granted it, and one of these privileges is that of having beds there that can be occupied the entire itear. In other words the new hospital to be a hospital in every sense of the word, should be open the entire year. That will probably be done, as this is now the only hospital in the country - one exception, we believe - which is closed three months in. the year.


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