LOCK HOSPITALS. In
published, in our leading columns, excellent article (communicated)on the subject of Lock Hospi^3 in Calcutta, to the sentiments expressed in which, with a sing'e exception, (whereof it is not necessary now to speak), we gave a
There is one we
in connection with this
wish to draw the attention of the
subject to which Government
the result of l?n"
and bitter experience, that no department of state machinery! (in this country), which requires careful organization in th?
first instance, and unremitting supervision afterwards, is likpty to be successfully managed without direct agency, through the chief of the department to the supreme power.
only should there be a single superintendent ot the Lock Hospitals that are to be established in certain quarters of the city and suburbs, with executive subordinates under him, hnt he should be selected, and without other occupation. We can do justice to no question in medical science in India which requires for its full elaboration the undivided application of medical acumen and experience, because (so short-handed is the service) we cannot spare the men, who are already required for the ordinary routine work of the hospitals and dispensaries of the country. Is an enquiry sought for into the subject of entozoa in meat ??is a Medical College to be set on foot ??is a superintendent of Lock Hospitals suggested ??and
the answer is ever the same.
be set aside for
special duties." And then follows the pernicious system of doubling up?of burdening one labourer with the work of three or four. The present paucity of educated medical officers ot the establishment is a crying evil which, we have reason to believe, was
the notice of Sir John Lawrence. and
of the service.
It is possible that reference may have been made to the Secretary of State for India, in which would be pointed out the numeri-
cally defective condition
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