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Deaths.—(See REGISTERS.)

Denmark. — MINISTRY, 62,Wimpole-street, Cavendish-square, W. NEAREST Railway Station, Baker-street Omnibus Routes, Oxford-street, Baker-street, Regent-street, and Marylebone-road; Cab Rank, High-street, Marylebone. CONSULATE, 42, Great Tower-street. NEAREST Railway Stations, Aldgate (Met.) and Cannon-street (S. E.); Omnibus Routes, Gracechurch-street and Fenchurch- street; Cab Rank, Royal Mint-street. 

Devonshire Club, 50, St. James-st. — Political. In strict connection with and designed to promote the objects of the Liberal party. Only those entertaining Liberal principles are eligible as candidates. Entrance fee £31 10s., annual subscription £10 10s. 

Dinners.—Large dinners, when expense is no object and a good private room is a desideratum, can be obtained at several houses in London. The Langham Hotel the Midland Hotel, the Pall Mall Restaurant, the St. James’s Hotel, the Criterion Restaurant, the Holborn Viaduct Hotel, the “Albion,” in Aldersgate-street, the “Ship and Turtle,” Leadenhall-street, and the Holborn Restaurant, all have excellent reputations in this department. (See also RESTAURANTS, CHOP-HOUSES, and FISH DINNERS.) 

Docks. — The London dock system—the largest in the world— is entirely, or almost entirely, the growth of the present century. The small basin, still known as the Greenland-dock, and forming one of the minor dependencies of the great Commercial-dock system, was in existence so long ago as x66o, when its tree-planted banks, snug little shady warehouses, and general easygoing arrangement, must have been at least pleasanter, if not more profitable, than the relentless grind and scramble of the vast system of the present day. At this moment the docks of London cover a space of about 6oo acres, and extend in an almost unbroken series from the Tower to Galleons-reach, beyond Woolwich. The westernmost, St. Katharine’s, commence on the farther side of Tower-hill, followed by the London-docks, Shadwell-basin, and one or two minor offshoots. Here the north shore line is broken, the Limehouse-basin alone occupying the space between the Shadwell-basin and the West India-docks, but the whole of the land on the opposite side of the river is filled up by the enormous range of the Surrey Commercial-docks, one of the largest systems in the world. Then, cutting right across the neck of the Isle of Dogs, comes the West India-dock system consisting of three long parallel basins, with entrances to the eastward into Blackwall, and to the westward into Limehouse-reach. To the south of these are the new Millwall-docks, with an opening at present into Limehouse-reach only, and constructed with a special view to the coal trade. Beyond, at Blackwall, are the East India-docks, considerably smaller than the West India; and finally, beyond these, stretching from close by the entrance of the East India-docks to Galleons-reach, comes the magnificent range of the Victoria-docks. An excellent and interesting account of the rise of this magnificent system will be found in an admirable little work by Mr. A. Forrow, of the East and West India Dock Company, entitled “The Thames and its Docks “ (Spottiswoode & Co.). -The following are the specialties of the various systems

EAST AND WEST INDIA-DOCKS.—Before the repeal of the monopolies granted to the companies, these docks were exclusively devoted to the reception of ships trading from the East and West Indies. Since that date no restriction of the business of the port has applied. The dock company takes any business it can get. As might be expected, the exclusive location of the West India trade at the West India-docks for a period of twenty-one years, caused that trade to take so firm a hold upon those premises that the bulk of the importations from that part of the world is still directed there. This is particularly the case as regards the articles of sugar and rum—of rum especially. A very large proportion of the East India and China trade is directed to these docks, as is also the greater part of the Australian trade. The mahogany trade of the Port of London is exclusively centred here, and the same may be said as regards the importations of teak. The wool business of the company, for which extensive warehouses have been erected at the South West India-dock, is another feature. The premises of the company in town are very extensive, including the large warehouses in Fenchurch-street, Crotched Friars, Jewry- street, and Billiter. street. At Fenchurch-street and Jewry-street the cigar and indigo trade of the company is centred; the warehouses at Crotched Friars are for tea, and those at Billiter-street for feathers, spices, ivory, and china-ware, of which beautiful specimens are occasionally to be seen. Application for cards to view should be made to the secretary of the company at Billiter street (the Dock-house). The docks and warehouses may be inspected at any time during official hours— that is to say from eight until four in the summer, and from nine until four in the winter months of the year, which are from November to February inclusive.

LONDON AND ST. KATHARINE AND VICTORIA DOCKS—These, like the East and West India-docks, have been available for the reception of general shipping since the monopoly of the London Dock Company expired. They enjoy a very large share of the East India, China, and Australian business. They also receive a large proportion of the shipping from the United States, and the ports in South America, the Baltic, and -the Black and Mediterranean Seas. They may be said to possess almost a monopoly of the wine, brandy, and tobacco trades; and the consignments of tea and silk warehoused with this company are very considerable. The wine vaults at the London and St. Katharine docks are very considerable, extending over many acres. The tobacco warehouses are also very extensive and interesting. The town premises of the company include the large warehouses at Cutler-street, where the silk and tea business of the company are concentrated, and extensive buildings in Mint-street. Application to view should be made to the general manager, at the Dock-house, Leadenhall-street. There are special hours for inspecting the wine vaults; but as regards the other portions of the establishment there is no limitation of time beyond what is indicated by the official hours, which are the same as at the East and West -India-docks.

MILLWALL-DOCKS.— These docks are principally used by vessels trading from the Baltic -Black, and Mediterranean Seas; corn, timber, and fruit-laden vessels; also vessels with oil-cake seed, marble-slabs, and other cargoes known as “rough cargoes.” Most of the goods discharged at these docks are either for warehousing elsewhere, or for transhipment. With the exception of the wool warehouses, the accommodation for a large storing business does not exist at these docks. Corn and timber are the principal goods warehoused here. Application to view should be made to the general manager, at the Dock-house, Railway-place, Fenchurch-street. The docks are open for this purpose during the hours above referred to.

REGENT (THE) is a small dock situated between Limehouse and Ratcliff, worked in connection with the Regent’s-canal. It is principally used as a collier dock and for coasters. There are no warehouses.

SURREY COMMERCIAL DOCKS on the south side of the river are very extensive, Occupying a land and water area of 330 acres. The vessels frequenting these docks are almost exclusively those engaged in the corn and timber-trades. The granaries are very extensive and complete. Application for permission to view should be made to the secretary, at the Dock-house, 106, Fenchurch-street. 

Doctors—It would be manifestly impossible, not to say invidious, to attempt here to make any selection from the long list of competent medical men whose addresses may be found in the directories and court guides. But it may be of some assistance to strangers in London if we refer them to the following list of hospitals, with the physicians and surgeons who render such good service in the cause of suffering humanity. It will of course be understood that there is no intention of suggesting that the list of gentlemen whose names are pended is at all exhaustive. It is simply printed here on account of the onerous official positions which they respectively hold.

ALL SAINTS’ INSTITUTION FOR LADIES SUFFERING FROM ILLNESS, 227, Gower-street: Physicians—Dr. Graily Hewitt and Dr. John Williams.

BRITISH HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, 56, Great Marlborough-street; 12a, Finsbury-square; and 5, Newington-butts: Secretary.—G. Plowright, Esq. Surgeons.—Balmanno Squire, M.B., George Gaskoin, Esq.

CANCER HOSPITAL (THE FREE) (founded 1851); Office, 167, Piccadilly: Secretary—Henry James Jupp, Esq. Senior Surgeon.—Alex Marsden, M.D. Surgeons. — James Hayward, Esq., and Herbert L. Snow, M.D. Assistant Surgeon—F. Albert Purcell, M.D.

CENTRAL LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, Gray’s-inn-road: Secretary.—G. H. Leah, jun. Consulting Physician.— Haynes Walton, Esq. Surgeons. — Spencer Watson, Esq., J. Sebastian Wilkinson, Esq., and James Keene, Esq. Assistant Surgeons.—Arthur R. Dunnage, Esq., Thos. Britten Archer, Esq., and G. Abbott, Esq.

CENTRAL LONDON THROAT AND EAR HOSPITAL, 330 and 332, Gray’s-inn-road: Chairman and Treasurer.— Captain Alfred Hutton. Surgeons. — Lennox Browne, Esq., and Llewelyn Thomas, Esq.

CHELSEA HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN, 278, King’s-road, Chelsea: Secretary.—Joseph Snell Wood. Physicians. — Thomas Chambers, Esq., and James H. Aveling, Esq.

CHARING-CROSS HOSPITAL, Agar-street, West Strand: Resident Secretary. — Henry Woolcott. Consulting Physician.—Sir J Fayrer, M.D., K.C.S.I.

Physicians. — Julius Pollock, M.D., Alexander Silver, M.D., and T. H. Green, M.D. Assist. Physicians.—J. Mitchell Bruce, M.D., J. Pearson Irvine M.D., David B. Lees, M.D., and W. B. Houghton, M.D. Obstetric Physician.—J. Watt Black, M.D. Physician for Diseases of the Skin—A. Sangster, M.B. Consulting Surgeons. —Henry Hancock, Esq., and Edwin Canton, Esq. Surgeons—Francis Hird, Esq., Richard Barwell, Esq., and Edward Bellamy, Esq. Assistant Surgeons— J. Astley Bloxam, Esq., James Cantlie,Esq., and Edward Amphlett Esq. Surgeon Dentist.—John Fairbank, Esq.

CITY OF LONDON HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF THE CHEST, Victoria-park: Secretary.—William Jones. Honorary Consulting Physician. J. Risdon Bennett, M.D. Consulting Physicians.—Thos. B. Peacock, M.D, and Edmund Lloyd Birkett, M.D.Consulting Surgeon. — John Eric Erichsen, Esq., F.R.S. Physicians.—Stephen H Ward, M.D, James Andrew, M.D., John C. Thorowgood, M.D., Augustus B. Shepherd, M.D., and Eustace Smith, M.D. Assistant Physicians.- .J. B. Berkart, M.D., J. Milner Fothergill, M.D., Samuel West, M.B., G. A. Hewn, M D Vincent D. Harris, M.D., and Joseph A. Ormerod, M.D.

CITY ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, 27, Hatton-garden: Secretary. — Ernest Dereuth, Honorary Secretaries—Alfred Lloyd, Esq., and Timothy Pollock, Surgeon. —E.J. Chance, F.R.C.S., F.L.S.,F.G.S. Assistant Surgeon.—Vacant.

EAST LONDON HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN AND DISPENSARY FOR WOMEN, Glamis-road, Shadwell: Secretary. — Ashton Warner, Esq. Consulting Physicians. — Dr. Barnes and Dr. Andrew Clark. Physicians.—Dr. Eustace Smith, and Dr. Horatio B. Donkin. Assistant Physicians. — Dr. Francis Warner and Dr. H. Radcliffe Croker. Ophthalmic Surgeon.—George Cowell, Esq.

Surgeons.—Arthur Caesar, Esq., and H.A. Reeves, Esq. Assistant Surgeon — R. W. Parker, Esq. Matron.—Mrs. Fisher. Lady Superintendent of Nurseries.—Miss Mackenzie.

EVELINA HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN, Southwark-bridge-rd: Secretary. – Frank Livesay, Esq. Consulting Physician.— W.S. Playfair, M.D. Consulting Surgeon.—Prescott G. Hewitt, Esq. F.R.S. Physicians.— E. Buchanan Baxter, M.D., and Fred Taylor M D Surgeons.—W. Morant Baker, Esq., and H. G. Howse, Esq. Physicians to Out-Patients.— T. Crawford Hayes, M.D., and James Goodhart M D Surgeon to Out-Patients.— R. Clement Lucas, Esq. Ophthalmic Surgeon.—A. W. Brailey, M.D. Dental Surgeon.— Isidore Lyons, Esq.

FRENCH HOSPITAL, Leicester-place, W.: Secretary.—M. Sorel. Honorary Physician—Dr. H. Gueneau do Mussey, F.R.C.P., Paris.

Chief Physician. — Dr. A. Vintras. Physician and Accoucheur.— Dr. Colomiati-Meredyth. Consulting Surgeon.—William MacCormac, Esq., F.R.C.S. Senior Surgeon. — Alexander MacKellar, Esq., F.R.C.S. Surgeon – Henry de Meric, Esq. M.R.C.S. Dental Surgeon.—A. George Hockley, Esq., L.D.S. Oculist.—Charles Higgens, Esq., F.R.C.S.E.

GERMAN HOSPITAL, Dalston place and Alma-road, Dalston: Secretary.—Christn. Feldmann. Consulting Physicians. — Sir William Jenner, Bart., M.D., and S. Sutro, M.D., F.R.C.P. Physicians.—Hermann Weber, M.D., and Heinrich Port, M.D.

Physician for Diseases of Women and Children.—Adolphus Rasch, M.D. Consulting Surgeon.—Sir James Paget. Surgeons.—George Lichtenberg, M.D., and Alexander Burger, M.D. Honorary Assistant Surgeon.— Maro Tuchmann, M.D. Dental Surgeon. — Anthony Percy Reboul, D.L.R.C.S. Assistant Dental Surgeon.— Charles West, D.LR.C.S.

GREAT NORTHERN HOSPITAL, Caledonian-road Secretary.—Major A. Phillips. Consulting Surgeon. — F. Le Gros Clark, F.R.C.S., F.R.S. Physicians.— Dr. Leared, Dr. Cholmeley, Dr. Crucknell, Dr. Cook, Dr. Robert Bridges. Obstetric Physician.—Dr. Gustavus C. P. Murray. Surgeons.——. Gay, Esq, W Adams, Esq., W. Spencer Watson, Esq., W. H. Cripps, Esq., 3. Macready, Esq.

Ophthalmic Surgeon.— J. Tweedy, Esq. Aural Surgeon.—A. F. Cumberbatch, Esq. Dental Surgeon.—Charles Jas. Fox, Esq. Chloroformist.—George Eastes, Esq.

GUY’S HOSPITAL, St. Thomas’s-street, Borough: Treasurer.— E. H. Lushington, Esq.; President.—The Rt. Hon. Lord Cardwell. Snperintendent.—J. C. Steele, M.D. Accountant.—Mr. M. Shattock. Matron.—Miss Loag. Consulting Physicians.— Sir W. W. Gull, Bart., M.D., and Geo Owen Roes, M.D. Physicians.—S. O. Habershon, M.D., S. Wilks, M.D., F.R.S., F. W. Pavy M~D., F.R.S., Assist. Physician.—C. Hilton P. H. Pye-Smith, Frederick Taylor, M.D.,and J. F. Goodhart, M.D. Consulting Surgeons.—Edward Cock, Esq., and J Birkett, Esq. Surgeons, J. Cooper Forster, Esq., Thos. Bryant Esq, Arthur Durham, Esq., and H. G. Howse, M.S. Assist. Surgeons.—N. Davies-Colley, M.C. R. C. Lucas, B. S., C. H. Golding-Bird, Esq., and W. H. Jacobson, Esq. —Consulting Obstetric Physician.—Henry Oldham, M.D. Obstetric Physician.— J. Braxton Hicks, M.D.~ F.R.S. Assistant Obstetric Physician.—A. L. Galabin, M.D. Ophthalmic Surgeon. — C.Bader, Esq. Assist. Ophthalmic Surgeon -—C. Higgins, Esq. Dental Surgeon.—S. J. A. Salter, M.B., F.R.S. Assistamt Dental Surgeon —H. Moon, Esq. Aural Surgeon. — Laidlaw Purves, Esq. Dean of the Medical School.— Frederick Taylor, M.D.

HOSPITAL FOR CONSUMPTION, Hampstead: Secretary. — W. Hornibrook, Esq. Consulting Physicians- W.W. Johnston, MD, M.R.C.P., and J. Gardner Dudley M.A.,M.D., Cantab., M.R.C.P. Physicians. — Goodwin W. Timms, M.D., M.R.C.P., R. Locke Johnson, M.D., M.R.C.P., A. Evershed, M.D., M.R.C.P., Edwin Haward, M.D., M.R.C.P. Edwin Burrell, M.D., M.R.C.P., Rchd. T. Smith, M.D., M.R.C.P., Wm. Squire MD MRCP and Thomas Stretch Dowse M.D. M.R.C.P. Consulting Surgeons.— Joseph Lister BA, MB F.R.C.S.,and Henry Smith, F.R.C.S. Dental Surgeon. — Arthur R. Phillips, L.D.S.,C.S.E.

HOSPITAL FOR CONSUMPTION AND DISEASES OP THE CHEST, Brompton: Secretary.— H. Dobbin, Esq. Consulting Physicians.—C.J.B. Williams, M.D., F.R.S., W.H. Walshe, M.D., and Richard Quain, M.D., F.R.S. Physicians.—James E. Pollock,M.D., E. Symes Thompson, M.D., C. Theodore Williams, M.D. R. Douglas Powell, M.D., and John Tatham, M.D. Assistant Physicians. — Reginald E. Thompson, M.D. I.Burney Yeo, M.D., Frederick Roberts, M.D., T. Henry Green M.D., and J. Mitchell Bruce, M.D. Consulting Surgeon.—Professor John Marshall, F.R.S. Dental Surgeon.—W. P. Bartlett, Esq. Resident Medical Officer.— W.T. Law, M.D., F.R.C.S.

HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OFTHE HEART, 32, Soho-square: Secretary. — Henry Seymour Hill, Esq.

HOSPITAL FOR HIP DISEASE, Queen’s-square, Bloomsbury. Consulting Physician. — Dr. Gee. Consulting Surgeon. —Thomas Smith, Esq. Surgeon.—Howard Marsh, Esq. Assistant Surgeon.——. -.Morgan, Esq.

HOSPITAL FOR HIP DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD, 17 to 19, Queen-square: Honorary Secretary. — Mrs.Jane Marsh.

HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN, 48 and 49, Great Ormond-street. -Convalescent branch, Cromwell.house, Highgate: Secretary.—Samuel Whitford. Physicians. — Dr. Dickinson, Dr. Gee, and Dr. Cheadle. Assistant Physicians.— Dr. R.J. Lee, Dr. O. Sturges, Dr. Barlow, Dr Lees and Dr. Bridges. Surgeon.— T. Smith, Esq. Assist. Surgeons.—H. Marsh, Esq., E. Owen, Esq., and J. B. Morgan, Esq. Surgeon Dentist. — A. Cartwright, Esq.

HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN, Soho-square: Secretary.—D. Cannon, Esq. Physicians.—Protheroe Smith, M.D., Heywood Smith M D, and Charles H. Carter, M.D. Assistant Physicians. — AE. Munro, M.D., Richard T. Smith, M.D., and Edmund Holland, M.D. Surgeon.—Henry A. Reeves, F.R.C.S.En. Administrator of Anaesthetics.—Thomas Bird, M.R.C.S. Pathologist, H. S. Gabbett, M.D.

KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL, Portugal-street Lincoln’s-inn Secretary.— Edward Almack. Consulting Physicians. — Sir Thomas Watson, Bart, M.D.,F.R.S., W. A. Guy, M.D., George Budd, M.D., F R S, Arthur Farre, M.D., F.R.S., W.O. Priestley, M.D., and Alfred B. Garrod, M.D., F.R.S. Physicians.— G. Johnson, M.D, F.R.S., Lionel S. Beale, M.D., F R S Alfred B. Duffin, M.D. and J. Burney Yeo, M.B.. Assistant Physicians. —David Ferrier, M.D., John Curnow, M.D., and E. Buchanan Baxter, M.D. Physician Accoucheur and Physician for Diseases of Women and Children.—Wm. Playfair, M.D. Assistant ditto— J. C. Hayes, B.A., M.D. Surgeons—John Wood, Esq. F.R.S., Joseph Lister, Esq., and Henry Smith, Esq. Ophthalmic Surgeon.— J. Soelberg Wells, M.D. Aural Surgeon.—Hugh Pritchard, M.D. Assistant Surgeon.—H. Royes Bell, Esq., Wm. Rose, Esq., and Gerald Yeo, Esq. Surgeon-Dentist.—S. Hamilton Cartwright, Esq.

LONDON FEVER HOSPITAL, Liverpool-road, Islington: Secretary.—Charles Finn. Consulting Physicians. — Alexander Tweedie, M.D., F.R.S., and Charles Murchison, MD FRS Physicians.—W. H. Broadbent, M.D., F.R.C.P., and W. Cayley, M.D., F.R.C.P. Assistant Physician. — F. A. Mahomed, M.D., M.R.C.P.

LONDON HOSPITAL, Whitechapel-road: Secretary. — Arthur G. Snelgrove, Esq. Consulting Physician.—Herbert Davies, M.D. Physicians. — Andrew Clark, M.D., Jabez Spence Ramskill, M.D., John Langdon Haydon Down, M.D., J. Hughlings-Jackson, M.D., Henry O. Sutton M.D., and Samuel Fenwick, M.D. Consulting Surgeons.— James Luke, Esq., F.R.S., and Thomas Blizard Curling, Esq., F.R.S. Surgeons.—Jonathan Hutchinson, Esq., Charles Frederick Maunder, Esq., John Cooper, Esq., Walter Rivington, Esq., Jas. E. Adams, Eaq., Waren Tay, Esq., and Jeremiah McCarthy. Assistant Physicians.-.Stephen Mackenzie, M D Arthur E.Sansom, M.D., F. Charlewood Turner, M.D., Thomas Barlow, M.D., and T. Gilbart Smith, M.D. Assistant Surgeon.—Henry A.Reeves, Esq. Obstetric Physician. —James Palfrey, M.D .Assistant Obstetric Physician..-G. Ernest Herman, M.D. Surgeon.Dentist. Ashley Wm. Barrett, Esq. Aural Surgeon.— A. Gardiner Brown, Esq.

LONDON INFIRMARY FOR DISEASES OF THE LEGS, ULCERS AND VARIOSE VEINS, &C., 1, Red Lion-square: Surgeon Thomas Westlake, M.R.C.S.

LONDON TEMPERANCE HOSPITAL, 112, Gower-street: Medical Officers.—J. Edmunds M.D., M.R.C.P., M.R.C.S, Robert J. Lee, M.A., M.D F.R.C.P., and John James Ridge, B.A., M.D., B.S., B.Sc.

MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL, between 4 and 6, Charles-street, Tottenham court-road: Sec.-Superintendent. — Major Ralph Leeson, M.A. Physicians—Dr. Hy. Thorn son Dr. E. Headlam Greenhow F.R.S., and Dr. William Cayley. Obstetric Physician—Dr. J.Hall Davis. Assistant Physicians.—Dr. Robert King, Dr. Sydney Coupland, and Dr. R. Douglas Powell. Assistant Obstetric Physician. Dr. A. W. Edis. Surgeons.—T. W. Nunn Esq., J. W. Hulke, Esq F.R.S. George Lawson, Esq. Assistant Surgeons. — Henry Morris, Esq. Andrew Clark, Esq. Ophthalmic Physician. — G.Critchett, Esq Out-Patient Skin Department.—Dr. Robert Liveing (acting). -NATIONAL DENTAL HOSPITAL,149, Gt. Portland-street: founded in 1861 for the purpose of affording to the poorer classes gratuitous. advice and surgical aid in diseases of the teeth: Secretary—A. G. Klugh. Consulting Physicians.—B W. Richardson, M.D., F.R.S., and Wm. Henry Broadbent, M.D. Consulting Surgeons.— Professor Erichsen, F.R.S., Professor Christopher Heath, F.R.C.S., T. Spencer Wells, F.R.C.S. Consulting Dental Surgeon. —J. Merryweather, M.R.C. S. Dental Surgeons. — Oakley Coles L D S, G. J. Williams, L.D.S., H. D. Kempton, L.D.S., Harry Rose, L.D.S., and A. F. Canton, L.D.S. Assistant Dental Surgeons.—T. Gaddes, L.D.S., L.W. Stevens, L.D.S. F. H. Weiss, L.D.S., W. Taylor Smith, L.D.S., G. A. Williams, L.D.S.

NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF THE HEART AND PARALYSIS, 32, Soho-square: Secretary. —Captain Seymour Hill. Physicians.—Dr. Ridsdale, Dr.Vincent Ambler, Dr. Reginald Verley, and Dr. B. Arcedeckne Duncan.

NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR THE PARALYSED AND THE EPILEPTIC, 23, 24, and 35, Queen-square, and 7,8,9 and 10, Powis-place Country branch, The Elms, East-end, Finchley: Secretary.— Benjamin Burford Rawlings, Esq. Consulting Physician.— C. E. Brown.Sequard, M.D. Physicians.— J. M. Ramskill ,M.D., C. B. Radcliffe, M.D., J. Hughlings Jackson, M.D.,F.R.S., and Thomas Buzzard, M.D. Physician for Out-Patients.— H. C. Bastian, M.D., F.R.S. Assistant Physicians.—D. M. Maclure, MB., and W. R. Gowers, M.D. Surreo,t. — William Adams, F. R. C. S. Resident Medical Officer.—A. E. Broster, M.R.C.S.

NATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, 227, Gray’s-inn-road: Honorary Secretary. — J. G. Fisher, Esq. Physician.—Dr. Barr Meadows.

NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, 234, Great Portland-street, and 56, Bolsover-street, Regent’s-park. Secretary. — Stanford Smith, Esq. Consulting Physician.—W. J. Little, M.D. Consulting Surgeon.— William Adams. Surgeons. — Osman Vincent, Esq., F. R. Fisher, Esq., and E. Carr Jackson, Esq.

NEW HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN, 222 and 224, Marylebone-road: Secretary —Miss Mary Parnell. Medical Attendants. — Mrs. Garrett Anderson, M.D., Mrs. Louisa Atkins, M.D., and Mrs. Bovell Sturge, M.D.

POPLAR HOSPITAL FOR ACCIDENTS, Blackwall, E.: Secretary.—W. H. Beaumont, Esq. Consulting Physicians.—Dr. H. Davies and Dr. Sutton. Consulting Surgeons.—George Critchett, Esq., and J. Hutchinson, Esq. Surgeons—F. M. Corner, Esq., M. Brownfield, Esq., and T. E. Bowkett, Esq.

ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, 256, Gray’s-inn-road. Secretary. — James Stephen Blyth. Physicians.—Dr. Wm. O’Connor and Dr. John Cockle. Assistant Physician.— Dr. W. A. Sturge. Surgeons. — Frederick James Gant, Esq., and William Rose, Esq. Assistant Surgeon.— W. Harrison Cripp, Esq.

ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF THE CHEST, 231,City-road: Consulting Physicians. — Herbert Davies, M.D., and Horace Dobell, M.D. Physicians. — G. Goddard Rogers, M.D., P. J. Hensley, M.A., M.D., Gilbart Smith, MA., M.D., and D. W. Finlay, B.A., M.D. Assistant Physicians. — R. Wharry, M.D., and W. Murrell, M.D. House Physician. — A. R. Hamilton Bland, M.D. Consulting Surgeon. — G. W. Callender, F.R.S., F.R.C.S. Surgeon. — W. J. Walsam, F.R.C.S.

ROYAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, 315, Oxford-street Secretary.— B. Maskell, Esq. Surgeons. — Bernard E. Brodhurst, Esq., H. A. Reeves, Esq., Charles Read, Esq., and William E. Balkwill, Esq.

ROYAL SOUTH LONDON OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL, 6 and 7 St. George’s-circus, Obelisk: Secretary.—Charles Comyn. Consulting Surgeon. — T. W. Jones, Esq., F.R.S.. Surgeons. — W. Spencer Watson, Esq., and M. Macdonald McHardy, Esq.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S HOSPITAL, West Smithfield: Consulting Physicians.—Sir G.Burrows, Bart., F.R.S., Dr. Farre, Dr. Harris, and Dr. Black. Physicians.—Dr. Andrew, Dr. Southey, Dr. Church, and Dr.Gee. Assist. Physicians.— Dr. Duckworth, Dr. Hensley, Dr. Brunton, F.R.S., and Dr. Legg. Consulting Surgeon. — Sir J.Paget, Bart., D.C.L. F.R.S. Surgeons. — Luther Holden, Esq., W. S. Savory, Esq., F.R.S., G. W. Callender Esq. F.R.S. and Thomas Smith, Esq. F.R.S., Assistant Surgeons. — Alfred Willett, Esq., John Langton, Esq., W. Morrant Baker, Esq., and F.Howard Marsh, Esq. Physician Accoucheur. — Dr.Matthews Duncan. Assistant Physician Accoucheur.—Dr. Godson. Ophthalmic Surgeons—Henry Power, Esq., and Bowater J. Vernon, Esq. Dental Surgeon.—Alfred Coleman, Esq.

ST. GEORGE’S HOSPITAL, Hyde-park-corner: Secretary. — Charles Lewns Todd, Esq. Physicians. — Dr. Barclay, Dr. Wadham, Dr. Dickenson, and Dr. Whipham .Assistant Physicians. — Dr. Cavafy and Dr. Watney. Obstetric Physician. — Dr. Robert Barnes. Surgeons. — George Pollock, Esq., Timothy Holmes, Esq., James Rouse, Esq., and T. P. Pick, Esq. Ophthalmic Surgeon.—R. Brudennel Carter, Esq. Assistant Surgeons.—J. Warrington Haward, Esq., and E. C. Stirling, Esq. Dentist. — A. Winterbottom, Esq. Visiting Apothecaries.—G. C. Johnson, Esq., William Fuller, Esq., T. H. Smith, Esq., and Dr. Laking

.ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, 45, Leicester-square: Secretary.— St. Vincent Mercier, Esq. Medical Officers.—J. L. Milton, M.R.C.S., P. Oates, M.D., MRCS W. J. Bowden, M.R.C,S,, V. Ambler, F.F.P..& S. GL., J. Startin, M.R.C.S. J.H. Stowers, M.D., L.R.C.P. and George Hoggan, M.B. & C. M Ed.

ST. MARK’S HOSPITAL FOR FISTULA, PILES, AND OTHER DISEASES OF THE RECTUM, City road: Secretary. — W. H. Ramsay, Esq. Consulting Physician. — Dr Arthur Leared. Honorary Surgeons- Peter V. Gowlland, Esq. and William Allingham Esq. Honorary Assistant Surgeons – Alfred Cooper, Esq. and D Henry Goodsall, Esq.

ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL, Cambridge-place, Paddington: Secretary. — Joseph George Wilkinson, Esq. Physicians. — Dr. Handfield Jones, Dr. Sieveking, and Dr Broadbent. Surgeons.— Mr. Haynes Walton, Mr. James Lane, and Mr. Norton. Assistant Physicians. — D. Cheadle, Dr. Shepherd, and D Farquharson .Assist. Surgeons.—Mr. Owen Mr. Page, and Mr. Pye. Physician Accoucheur. — Dr. Alfred Meadows .Assistant Physician Accoucheur.—Dr. Wiltshire. Aural Surgeon.—Mr. Field. Dental Surgeon. — Mr. Haward.

ST. THOMAS’S HOSPITAL, Wesminster-bridge-road, and Palace-road, Albert Embankment.

SAMARITAN FREE HOSPITA FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN Lower Seymour-street, Portman-square: Secretary.—G. Scudamore, Esq Consulting Physicians. — Sir William Jenner, Bart., K.C.B M.D., Robert Greenhalgh, M.D and Henry Savage, M.D.,F.R.C.S. Consulting Surgeon. T. Spencer Wells, F. R.C.S. Physicians for In-Patients .C. H. F. Routh, M.D., and W. R. Rogers, M.D. Physicians to Children In-Patients.— W. H. Day, M.D., and A. Wynn Williams, M.D. Surgeons for In-Patients. —C. Granville Bantock, M.D.,F.R.C.S. Edin., and J. Knowsley Thornton, M.B., M.C. Physicians for Out-Patients.— A. Wynn Williams, M.D., Percy Boulton, M.D., W. H. Day,M.D., and F. H. Champneys, M.A., M.B. Surgeons for the Out-Patients.—W. A. Meredith, M.B., M.C., and Alban H. G. Doran, F.R.C.S. Dental Surgeon.—Charles Stoddart.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OR NORTH LONDON HOSPITAL, Gower-street: Secretary.—Newton H. Nixon; Physicians.—Wilson Fox, M.D. F.R.S., Sydney Ringer, M.D. Henry Charlton Bastian, M.D., F.R.S., and F. T. Roberts, M.D. Assistant Physicians. — Wm. R. Cowers, M.D., and C. Vivian Poore, M.D. Obstetric Physician. — Graily Hewitt, M.D. Assistant Obstetric Pkysician.—John Williams, M.D. Physician for Skin Diseases.—Tilbury Fox, M.D. Assistant Physician for Skin Diseases.— H. R. Crocker, M.D. Consulting Surgeons.— Richard Quain, Esq., F.R.S., J. Eric Erichsen, Esq., F.R.S., and Sir Henry Thompson, M.B., F.R.C.S. Surgeons. — John Marshall, Esq., F.R.S., M. Berkeley Hill, Esq., and Christopher Heath, Esq. Assistant Surgeons. — Marcus Beck, Esq., Arthur E. Barker, Esq., and R. J. Godlee, Esq. Ophthalmic Surgeons. — T. Wharton Jones, Esq., F.R.S., and J. F. Streatfield, F.R.C.S. Dental Surgeon.— G. A. Ibbetson, F.R.C.S.

WESTERN DISPENSARY FOR DISEASES OF THE SKIN, I79, Great Portland-street: Consulting Surgeon.—Thomas Hunt. Surgeon.—Charles Owen Aspray, M.D.,; F.R.C.S.E.

WEST LONDON HOSPITAL, King-street-east, Hammersmith: Secretary and Superintendent.—Thomas Alexander, Esq.

WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, Broad Sanctuary: Secretary.—Sidney M. Quennell. Consulting Physicians. — Dr. Kingston and Dr. Radcliffe. Physicians.—Dr. Fincham, Dr. Sturges, and Dr. Allchin. Assistant Physicians. — Dr. Horatio Donkin, Dr. F. de Havilland Hall, and Dr. Hughes Bennett. Obstetric Physician.—Dr. John B, Potter, Assistant Obstetric Physician.—Dr. Grigg. Consulting Surgeons.— Charles Brooke, Esq., Bernard Halt, Esq., and C. Holthouse, Esq. Surgeons. — G. Cowell, Esq., Richard Davy, Esq., and C. N. Macnamara, Esq. Assistant Surgeons.—T. Cooke, Esq., Thomas Bond, Esq., and A. Pearce Gould, Esq. Aural Surgeon.—James Keene, Esq. Surgeon Dentist.— Joseph Walker, Esq. 

Dog Stealers.—Lost dogs are often found at the Home for Lost Dogs, Battersea, whither those found straying by the police are sent. Information of the loss of a dog should be given at the nearest police-station, and if, after an advertisement offering reward, overtures be made for the restoration of the animal, a further appointment should be made and the police informed. Even although the dog may not be recovered, is a public duty to endeavour punish this class of offence.

Doric Club, Great Russell street.—Established for the purpose of affording club accomodation suitable for men of moderate means. The respectability of the club is assured by the most stringent rules with regard to the election of members. The subscription is £1 per annum entrance fee 5s.

Dorking.—An old country town in a deep hollow of the Surrey range. Lies low, and on a stream and almost shut in by steep and lofty hills; the railway approaching through a tunnel on one side, and going out through another tunnel on the other. On the elevated ground around, however, are some of the best, healthiest, and most picturesque situations in the neighbourhood of London. Rents high however, and land for building in any good position almost unattainable. From Victoria (1h 22 min.) or London-bridge (1h. 16m) Charing-cross (1h. 20m.), Cannon street (1h. 18m.), or London-bridge, S.E.R. (1h 15m.), 1st 4/-, 6/-; 2nd 3/, 4/6; 3rd 2/1, 3/3

Drainage. Notwithstanding all the boasted advance of sanitary science, the sewage of London, with the exception of a not inconsiderable quantity which leaks through defective pipes and joints into the soil and renders basements damp and unhealthy, is still discharged into the River Thames. The gigantic work of sewerage was undertaken by the Metropolitan Board of Works, and carried into effect at immense cost. As the outfall is now near the mouth of the river, the danger to health of the residents in the metropolis is considerably less than when the sewage was discharged at many points in the upper parts of the stream; but it is still carried by the tide far up the river, and, while that is the case, the sanitary condition of London can never be considered satisfactory. Nor is London water defiled by its own sewage only. The whole valley still drains into the Thames; and as the House of Commons has just (March 7) refused by a majority of 22 in a house of 314 to allow the discussion in committee of the elaborately-prepared scheme of the Lower Thames Valley Main Sewerage Board, there does not seem to be any very immediate prospect of any amendment. In the older London houses cesspools and brick drains are still to be found. These should, in all cases, be removed, and glazed stoneware pipe-drains substituted. Should it be necessary to make a new connection between the house drain and the sewer, application must be made to the parish authorities at the District Board of Works or Vestry, who will cause the connection to be made by their own contractor, and will lay any pipes that may be necessary under the public roadway. The cost of this work varies according to circumstances, and is charged to the applicant. The connection of the house with the sewer, however, is not by any means all that is required. One of the chief dangers to health in cities is sewage gas; and it is not too much to say that, in the majority of London houses, the general drainage arrangements tend rather to its admission than to its exclusion. Dr. Buchanan, one of the medical officers of the Local Government Board, says: “The air of the sewers is, as it were, ‘laid on’ to the houses.” The larger the house the greater is the danger, as, unless the drainage and plumbers’ work have been executed in the most perfect manner, every lavatory, bath, sink, &c., is an additional danger.   Authors of books on drainage generally make a point of telling their readers that in no case should drains run under the house. In the majority of London houses it is impossible that they should run any other way, the sewer generally being under the road in front, and the sink, baths, &c., at the back of the house. The only thing to be done, therefore, is to make the house gastight, and to this end both good material and good workmanship are essential. Assuming the glazed stoneware pipes to be properly jointed in cement and laid to regular falls, the next most important operation is the introduction of a water-trap between the house and the sewer and the construction in the area or other convenient situation, of chamber or chambers in which are open channels, through which the whole of the drainage from the house must pass. This chamber or manhole, should be covered with an iron grating or close lid, according to circumstances. In the latter case, air-flues, or in-lets, must be inserted. The fresh air enters this chamber, traverses the drains, and passes up the soil- pipe, which should be carried well above the roof of the house, and left open at the top. The ventilating pipe should not be less than 4 in. in diameter, and care should be take that it does not terminate near a window. This system of disconnection and ventilation is considered by the leading authorities to be the best means of preventing sewage-gas from entering dwelling-houses, and no expensive patent cowls or traps are necessary. A good example of this simple system has recently been carried out under the skilled supervision of Mr. Ernest Turner, architect, of Regent-street, for the Home Hospitals Association, at their establishment for the reception of paying patients, Berkeley House, Manchester-square, and may there be inspected by permission of the superintendent. No waste or overflow-pipes should be directly connected with the drain or soil-pipe, but all should discharge in the open air over trapped gullies. Before taking a house London, a fee to a competent architect or engineer to inspect the drainage will be money well invested (see HOUSES). 

Drapers’ Company (The), possess a local habitation in Throgmorton-street, which for luxury and magnificence could hardly be surpassed. Architect, decorator, and upholsterer seem to have done their utmost. There has been no attempt to reproduce the aspect of a mansion in the sixteenth or seventeenth century, as everything is new, solid, comfortable, and costly. The hall, court, and reception rooms are on the first floor of the building, and overlook the quadrangle, which is a handsome square of some forty-five feet. Dispersed though the various apartments are a valuable collection of oil paintings. Of these a portrait of Mary Queen of Scots and her little son, alleged to be the work of Zucchero, and Sir W. Beechey’s portrait of Nelson, are the most interesting. A portrait of Mr. John Taber, once master of the company, by Richmond, R.A., is one of the latest works acquired by the company. The principal staircase is conspicuous for its marble baluster and statues of Edward III., who granted a charter to the company, and of his queen. The drapers believe that their body supplied the first Lord Mayor. Schools at Barton Stratford-le-Bow, Worsborough, Kirkham, Greenwich, &c., are in possession of the company. 

Dress.If all you care about is not to be stared at, you may now walk about most parts of London in any ordinary English costume. If, however, you wish to go into the park during parade hours in the season, to the “Zoo” on Sunday afternoons, the Horticultural Gardens, or any other fashionable resort, gloves, chimney-pot hat, orthodox morning coat, &c., are still essential. If you have business to transact you will find it also an advantage to be got up in conventional style. Evening dress is not de rigueur in any part of any of the theatres, though on the whole it predominates in the stalls. Don’t wear a scarlet opera-cloak, however, if you can help it. It is cornmonly regarded by the initiated as strong evidence that its owner has come in with an “order.” Ladies frequent the stalls as much as any other part. At the Italian operas evening dress is indispensable in every part except gallery. This rule is rigorously enforced to the smallest detail, and it is hopeless to think of evading it. If, however, you have no dress suit of your own, and do not object to wearing other people’s, there are shops in King-street, Covent-garden, Chandos-street, and elsewhere, where you can hire for the night. The usual prices are, for hire for the day, coat, 5s. vest, 2s.; trousers, 3s.; overcoat, 5s. Black suits are let for funerals at similar prices, and umbrellas at 2s. 6d. per day. Of course, a deposit of the value of the articles has to be left during the hiring. 

Drinking Fountains.—. Until the last few years London was ill-provided with public drinking fountains and cattle troughs. This matter is now well looked after by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association, which has erected and is now maintaining nearly 800 fountains and troughs, at which an enormous quantity of water is consumed daily. It is estimated that 300,000 people take advantage of the fountains on a summer’s day, and a single trough has supplied the wants of 1,800 horses in one period of 24 hours. Several ornamental fountains have been provided by private munificence. Amongst these may be instanced the Baroness Burdett Coutts’s beautiful fountains in Victoria-park and Regent’s-park the Maharajah of Vizianagram’s in Hyde-park; Mrs. Brown’s, by Thornycroft, in Hamilton-place, Mr. Wheeler’s at the north of Kew-bridge; and Mr. Buxton’s at Westminster. 

Drury Lane Theatre, Catherine-street, Strand. — The oldest, as it is also the largest and handsomest, of the theatres proper of London. It is the only house about which any historical flavour now lingers, and its stage has been trodden by Elliston, Dowton, Bannister, Wallack, Mrs. Glover, the Kembles, the Keans, Grimaldi, Braham Young, Mrs. Nisbett, Storace, Oxberry, Irish Johnstone, Farren, Harley, Keeley, Mdme Vestris, Helen Faucit, Ellen Tree, Macready, and many others. In the green-room, the windows of which look out on Vinegar-yard, are busts of Siddons, Kemble. and Kean, and here on Twelfth Night is rather a curious ceremony, when a cake provided by bequest of Baddeley the actor, is cut up and eaten by the company. In the hall are several other busts and statues. The modern taste for flimsy pieces, and the enormous runs to which the public are accustomed at the smaller houses, renders a theatre on the scale of Drury Lane a rather hazardous speculation nowadays, People forget that a three weeks’ “run” at Drury Lane is equivalent to a hundred nights at many theatres, and as at least nine people out of ten go to see a piece simply because it is a success, the big building is apt to be left out in the cold. At the same time there is no stage in London where a play depending in any degree upon broad and massive effects can be presented to anything like the advantage which maybe given it at Drury Lane. NEAREST Railway Station, Temple; Omnibus Route, Strand; Cab Rank, Opposite.

Duchy of Cornwall, Buckingham-gate, St. James’s-park, SW. Hours 10 to 4.—NEAREST Railway Station, Victoria; Omnibus Routes, Victoria-street and Grosvenor-place; Cab Rank, James-street.

Duchy of Lancaster, Lancaster-place, Strand, W.C,— NEAREST Railway Station, Temple; Omnibus Routes, Wellington-street and Strand.  Cab Rank, Wellington-street.

Duke’s Theatre, 48, High Holborn.—A small theatre, rather spoiled in internal effect by an unfortunate decision of the Court of Chancery in the matter of “ancient lights,” a complaint from its neighbours with regard to which has resulted in the ceiling being lowered considerably below the level of the back part of the gallery. It is a comfortable little house, however, and has, in proportion to its size, an unusually roomy stage. It has of late adopted popular prices and a melodramatic style of entertainment. NEAREST Railway Station, Temple; Omnibus Route, Holborn; Cab Rank, Opposite Fetter-lane.

Dulwich.Once a quiet little place at the foot of Sydenham-hill, but now growing rapidly. Handy for the Crystal Palace, and with the college and its fine picture gallery. Rents about the average or a little over. From Victoria (17 min.), Holborn Viaduct (21 min.), 1st, -/9, 1/-; 2nd, -/7, -/10; 3rd, -/5, -/8. 

Dulwich College, S,E., or “God’s Gift,” founded by Edward Alleyne, the player of Shakspere’s time, in 1619. Originally intended by the founder for the benefit of actors. Like many similar charities Dulwich College has diverged considerably from its original lines, various Acts of Parliament having greatly modified the original scheme. The most important past of the original foundation now remaining is the school, which has attained considerable proportions; but as it is now in process of reconstruction and remodelling, no useful information as regards it can at present be given. A scheme is now (April) before Parliament, but, it is feared, will not become law this session. 

Dulwich Gallery.A fine collection of pictures, mostly by the ancient masters, bequeathed to Dulwich College for the use and enjoyment of the public, and open free daily, except Sunday, all the year round. The gallery is rich in works of Berchem Cuyp, Claude, N. Poussin, Teniers, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. (See - PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE)— (See DULWICH.)