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April 30, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(18):500-502. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391430024010

I spent two days in Liverpool, and became personally acquainted with Rushton Parker, Reginald Harrison and Mitchell Banks. Parker lectured on "Sarcoma" to a class of fourteen students. Looking at his class-list I noticed twenty-seven names. The lecture was delivered in a colloquial style and gave evidence of a good clinical acquaintance with his subject, but no deep points in histology or pathology were elaborated. I visited with him the Royal Infirmary and the various departments of the University, which is located in close proximity to the hospital. The chemical branch of this institution was erected and endowed by some of the rich manufacturers of the city, and is a model of usefulness and perfection.

Harrison is a man of middle age and is an enthusiast in his specialty. He showed me several cases of rupture of the urethra followed by extravasation where he had made external urethrotomy and incisions