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The sections of medicine, surgery, etc., contains forty-nine papers. H. C. Tweedy, M.D., F.R.C.P., reported a case of argyria on account of its comparative rarity, the prolonged use of nitrate of silver in locomotor ataxy having declined. The patient first came under his observation in 1871, suffering with well marked ataxic symptoms. He was ordered ⅓ grain nitrate of silver three times daily. This treatment was continued at intervals till 1876. In 1882 he again appeared at Steevens Hospital, when the change in his complexion to a dull slaty blue was noticed for the first time. The ataxic symptoms had, however, disappeared.
Injuries of the Thumb, by Edward H. Bennett, M.D., F.R. C.S. He described the various dislocations of metacarpo-phalangeal joint and submitted an example of complete dislocation inward of the phalanx which he believed to be the only case yet observed.
Arthur Benson, M. A. University Dublin, F.R.C.S., submitted
Transactions of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Vol. XIII, 1894 and 1895, 464 pages.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(26):1272. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430780024005