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laceration of the right hemisphere of the brain from external injury discovered on disledion.
Scarification of the tunica conjunctiva of the eye, in inflammations. of that organ and the eye-lids, is warmly recommended, and its good effects are proved by a decisive case.
The history of a tumour proceeding from a blow, which thruft the globe of the eye entirely out of its focket, deserves notice, though it terminated fatally.
The successful treatment of a cancerous disease of the mouth, in which corrufive sublimate appeared to be the moit efficacious remedy, may afford instruction and encouragement in a Gmilar case.
The account of a singular and fatal disease of the esophagus, entirely destroying the power of swallowing even liquids, will be thought curious. On direction, the whole annular subitance of the upper part of this canal, to the extent of three inches, was found converted in!o a tough viscid rotten mass, of a dark brown colour.
. Some cases are given, corroboracing Sir John Pringle's account of the good effects of bliviers applied to the navel in the ileus. This remedy proved effectwal, afier the other means usual in such cases had beeo employed without success.
A remarkable case is related, in which, before delivery, of a dead child in a very pursid state, an universal emphysema arose, attended with great heat and thirit. The patient was recovered by a liberal ure of fruit and other artiseptics.
This case is followed by ihat of a fatal retroversion of the womb, in a woman about four months gone with child. Reduction was found impracticable; and the clearest proof of the nature of the disease was obtained on diffe&ion. · An uncommon and very perplexing care of lithotomy is given, where the itone, though frequently felt by the forceps, could not be laid hold of, nor exıraced, till the fifteenth day from the operation, when a large purulent discharge from the bladder had taken place.
Some observations on compound factures close the collection, in which the author brings several arguments againit Mr. Pott's observa. tions on the neceflity of immediate amputation, in certain cases of compound fradły es and dislocations. These arguments are enforced by some histories from the writer's own practice, of very dangerous and unfavourable accidents of this kind, which, according to Mr. Port's doctrine, would have demanded amputation, but which were cured without this operation. Mr. W. impuses much of his success in these intances, to the use of cold and astringent applications, infead of the greasy cataplaims and relaxing fomentations, so commonly employed.
The Coventry method of cure in the bronchocele, mentioned in the Appendix, contains several circumstances of an empirical turn; bui, when divested of there, appears to owe its success principally to calcined Spunge, administered in a bolus, to be laid under the tongue, and swallowed Howly. Art. 19. Reports of the Humane Society, for the Recovery of Pera
fons apparently drowned. For the Year 1778. 8vo. 16. Riving. ton, &c. 1779.
The good effects of this benevolent inftitution evidently appear from the summary of the last year's success.-Oət of 159 cases, 106
proved fortunate. Although, out of this number, there are several which required no medical aslistance, and others in which the methods commonly known proved speedily efficácious; yet, from the relation here given, it cannot be doubted, that the encouragement offered by the Society, in the first instance, to take the sufferer out of the water, and afterwards to perfift in the proper means for recovery, has been the cause of reitoring to life a number of our fellow-creatures who otherwise must have perished. With respect to the particular cases, there are scarcely any of them which, now we are accustomed to instances of this fort, are fingular enough to be laid before our readers. The longest (even fupposed) time of continuance ander water, here mentioned, is a quarter of an hour; and the longest time of ufing the means for recovery before any signs of returning life appeared, half an hour. A pretty remarkable case is given of the recovery of a person apparently killed by lightning ; but we cannot attribute much to the allillance of the gentleman who relates it, fince, among other means, he thought proper to draw twenty ounces of blood from the arm, and to pour volatiles into the mouch, before there was any power of swallowing. We less wonder, that under such treatment the patient was an hour before he shewed figns of life, than that he recovered at ail. .
It may be worthy the confideration of the Society, how far it may be proper to continue the direction of throwing the fumes of tobacco into the bowels, against which practice such apparently reasonable objections have lately been raised Art. 20. A Letter to 7. C. Lettsom, M. D. &c. &c. Occafioned
by Baron Dimsdale's Remarks on Dr. Lettsom's Letter upon General Inoculation. By an uninterested Spectator of the Controversy between Baron Dimsdale and Dr. Watkinson, on the above mentioned subject. 8vo. 1 s. Murray. 1779.
Among the various writers who have lately appeared on the very interesling subject of general inoculation, we cannot but think, that the author of the pamphler before us has come cloleft to the point, and has hit upon the most solid and conclusive argument in favour of the practice. Without following him through his introductory observations and particular criticisms on Baron Dimidale, we shall briefly mencion his main argument; which is, that in London, the small pox already, from natural infection, prevails nearly as generally as it is capable of doing ; and therefore, that any local spread of infection from inoculation would be of no consequence, as it would only anticipate a little the certain progress of epidemic contagion, Every inoculated individual may therefore be considered as one snatched from the danger of a very hazardous disease; while those he may pollibly infect, undergo only the common chance they woold otherwise be exposed to. The proof of this point be deduces from the annual deaths from the small-pox stated in the bills of mortality, compared with the annual births, with proper allowance for annual ingressors from the country, and deduction for children who die of other diseases under two years of age. Though we are sensible, that these calculations are somewhat vague and arbitrary, we are yet joclined to place a good deal of confidence in the argument in general ; as we are certainly informed, that from the most accurate calculation, and actual enumeration in a provincial city, it appeared, that
The number escaping the small-pox, for want of infection, was so extremely inconsiderable, that fuppofing them all infected in confes quence of inoculation (a most improbable supposition), all the loss which could posibly be sustained, would be overbalanced by the annual inoculation of fewer than a thousandth part of the inhabitants. The same thing is as likely to happen in every great town; and most of all in London, where such a quantity of contagious matter is continually existing.
DRAM A T i c. Art. 21. Plymouth in an Uproar; a Musical Farce, as it is per
formed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. The Mufic composed by Mr. Dibdin. 8vo. 1 s. Keartley. 1779. Ingipid and ill-timed buffoonery!
MISCELLANEOUS. Art. 22. A plain State of Facts, or the Justice and Propriety of a
late Verdiet impartially confidcred: In a Letter to Sir Alexander Leich, Bart. 8vo. 1S. Cooper, in Drury-lane. 1779.
The extraordinary person to whom this narrative is addressed, seems to have very little reason to plume himself on the mark of distinction which the Writer has paid to him. If he is not here “ damn'd to everlatting fame,” he may, perhaps, be indebted for it solely to the perishable nature of a fugitive pamphler.
From this plain State of Facts,' the Public will be greatly affifted in determining how far Mr. Pope (who lately prosecuted Sir A L. for a
f y ) has been direcies by malice, and how juftly the Baronet, who brought a cross-action against Mr. P. for utury, was entitled to a verdict for 10,00ol..-The story abounds with most extraordinary circumfiances ; and it is well told.-It will give the ho. neft, inexperienced reader an horrid idea of the arts too frequently employed in matters relative to the administration of Law and Juse TICE.-There is more rascality in the world than good men would think. Art. 23. Authentic , Memoirs of Capt. Paul Jones, the American
Corsair Containing his numerous Exploits and surprising Revo. lutions of Fortune in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, &c. &c. By Mr. Theophilus Smart, who escaped from Jones's Vellel a few Moments before she sunk. 8vo. Is. Hogg.
Proper exercise for the credulity of sailors, porters, hoftlers, postchaise drivers, and court politicians.-A fine print of the Captain is prefixed. Art. 24. Transplantation; or, Poor Crocus pluckt up by the Root.
ovo. Is. Evans, Paternoster Row. Recites, in a plaintive, yet Shandyan kind of drollery, the hard case of Mr. Rymer, late fargeon of the Conqueltadore guardship; who has been dismissed the service, on account of some nilunderitanding which had ontortunately broken out between our Author and the Admiral who was his commanding officer.- As Mr. R. seems to be an ingenious man, and poffefsed of a good heart, we hope his petition to the King, introduced in the conclusion of this pamphlet, will procure him fome redress.
Sir A. L. obtained, from the Court, a copy of his indi&ment.
RELIGIOU 9 and ContROVERSIAL. Art. 25. A copious Comment on Pfalm LXVIII. In which Sal.
varion by David, the Type of Meffiah, is preached to all Nacions, Tongues, and Tribes, and Peoples. With Scri&tcres on Ajní. worth, Calmet. Vitringa, Bythner, Bishop Lowth, Professor Michaelis, De Muis, Merrick, and other Writers on this Pialm. 8vo. 45, 6d. Boards. Wilkie, &c.
A very mystical performance, tending, in our opinion, rather to obscure ihan explain the psalm on which it is written. Far be it from us to say, that there is nothing typical of the Chriftian scheme in the ancient Jewish ceremonial, &c. but this learned writer would bewilder us in a perplexing, endless labyrinth, where tru:h may be fought without attaining any certainty or fat:sfaction. But we will dismiss the subje 2, left we expose ourselves farther to the cenfures of this Author, who says concerning Calmet, that he “ has learn. jng enough for an hundred fcholars, without one glimpse of fpiritual knowledge.' Art. 26. A Calm Reply to the First Part of Mr. De Courcy's Re
joinder, as far as it relates 10 tbe Scriptural Mode of Bapiidin. Ey Joseph Jenkins, A. M. 12 mo. 1S. Wrexham printed, and fold by Keith, &c. in London. 17-8.
A short account of the Rejtinder is to be found in the fifty-eighth volume of our Review, p. 321. The different aniagopills which bave appeared against Mr. De Courcy, seem to give some importance to his work. Mr. Jenkins, who here enters the lifts, may be fometimes a little warm, but he is not chargeable with that fcurrility which writers on this subject have too often discovered. Mi. De Courcy has no doubt been provoked ; yet his own manner of writing has fometimes afforded an unhappy advantage to his opponents. The author of the Reply is not deltilure of sense or learning; but the fame observations which are offered on each side have been frequently repeated. The principal inference from the controversy, is, that each party should cultivate modera:ion and candour, and endeavour to regard one another as good christians, though they do not exacily agree concerning the mode of baptım. Art. 27. A Letter to the Rev. Benjamin Fawcett, M. A. Oc
cafioned by his Pamphlet, intiilid, “ Candid Refeäions on the different Manner in which the learned and Pious have expressed their Conceptions concerning the Doctrine of the Trinity." 8vo. 6 d. Buck'and. 1779.
The intention of Mr. Fawcett's pamphlet appeared to have been very worthy of a christian minisier. We Mould have hoped, char all confidera:e persons would agree in the necesity of exercinng moderation and charity on a subject, concerning which, the wife anj virtuous in every age have entertained a variety of opinions. We do not recollect that Mr. Fawcett writes with severity. When, indeed, he censures a bigotted, uncharitable spirit, it may excire a degree of warmth not wholly improper; or he may posibly be sometimes of his guard; but we apprehend, he is far from condemning any for the lentiment they embrace on the topic in quellion. The pamphlet before us, charges hin with the want of that candour for which be seems to plead, and produces passages which are supposed to prove it: but it is to be observed, that sentences, or parts of sentences, detached from a work, and intermingled with reflections by another writer, may assume a very different air, and appear to imply what was far from the author's defign, It is not, however, our business to enter into the dispute, Thus much seemed due to justice; and we will add, that persons engaged in religious controversy are apt to forget that diftinction, which ought to be always kepi in view, between forms and phrases of man's device, and the declarations of Scripture. We have not seen any thing in this performance, that Thooid induce us to alter our judgment of Mr. Fawcete's design and prevailing sentiment; and surely the confideration of that uncertainty, perplexity, and variety, in which the pious and the learned, as well as the bigotted and the weak, have been involved, on the point immediately alluded to, is sufficient to teach us, that we ought to be humble, diffident, and candid, in this as well as in all other inftances.
For Mr. Fawcett's “ Candid Refli&tions, &c.” See Review, vol. lvii. p. 333. Allo vol. lix. p. 234. Art. 28. Three Sermons, entitled, I. Liberty, when used as a
Cloke of Maliciousneli, the worst of Evils. II, The Evil of Rebellion, as applicable to American Conduct, considered. III. Great Britain oppreling America, a groundless Charge. Preached on the Three preceding Fait Days, appointed to be observed on account of the American Rebellion ; in the Parish Churches of Twyford and Ouzlebury, Hampthire. By Cornelius Murdin, M. A. Vicar. 410. is. Baker. 1779. Mr. Murdin very juftly observes, that a minister of the gospel h13 much better subjects, to employ his cime about than those above mentioned, and acknowledges, it is with some reluctance that he has deviated into the thorny path of politics. Pollibly the time allotted to this deviation, might have been more usefully employed in perfuading bis hearers to repentance of their sins, and the deady praca tice of piety and virtue. Many objections may be made to his polis rical creed and discussions: if he allows himself to read and think on the other side, he may perhaps find it diilicult to defend all his arsertions : but however that is, Mr. Murdin appears to be an honelt, well meaning writer, who, if he errs, does not do it wilfully, or to serve a private purpose.' We could heartily join with hin in the with, ' that the cruel messenger of war sent against the Americans, may be speedily changed in:0 a messenger of peace and reconciliapion,' and that harmony and concord may be speedily reltored to these divided nations. Art. 29. A Charge, delivered in the Lodge of True Friend
Thip, in Bulwark Street, Dover, on the Festival of St. John the Evangelist, December 27, 1778, and published at the Defire of the faid Lodge. By the Reverend Brother James Smith, Vicar of Alkham, in Kent, and Author of " The Errors of the Church of Rome detected.” 400. s. Canterbury, printed; London, sold by G. Robinson. 1779.
As we have not the honour to belong to the fraternity of FreeMalons, we can say little or nothing concerning the royal craft. A brother, a reverend brother, here appears to extol the instilurion,