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January 24, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(4):107-108. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390790023009

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London, December, 1884.

Dr. Arnold Royle, who was the private medical attendant of the late Duke of Albany, has been appointed "Gentleman Usher, Groom of the Privy Chamber, and Clerk of the Robes " to the Queen. The post is a sinecure and is worth about £ 280 a year. Dr. Royle has certainly earned the Queen's favor, for his late post was a most arduous and difficult one to fill.

Three years ago, the Rev. Canon Erskine Clarke founded the Bolingbroke House Pay Hospital, which was intended for the reception of patients of the lower middle classes, and particularly for those who had fallen sick in lonely lodgings. They were to be received upon paying such a reasonable portion of their actual cost as the means of the patient allowed. It is obvious that by this means such an institution would be serving two very great objects, viz., the medical

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