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Perhaps nothing has occurred during the past year of more general interest to the medical profession in Connecticut than the enactment of a new law concerning coroners. The desirability of a change in the methods of conducting inquests had long been apparent, when in May, 1879, the subject was brought to the notice of the Fellows of the Connecticut Medical Society. At that time the President, Dr. C. M. Carleton, of Norwich, in his annual address, called the attention of the Fellows to the facts, that the conduct of coroner's inquests had long been a subject of ridicule and contempt, and that Massachusetts had lately made radical changes in the laws governing these proceedings, which had gone far toward the reformation of abuses. He therefore recommended the appointment of a committee to examine the workings of the Massachusetts law, and “to urge upon the legi-lature of Connecticut the necessity for