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Edwin Harrison.
Alfred Alpin.
Arthur Franks Wilson.

Maurice Henry Smith.
Samuel Hatch West.

1874. APRIL 28, 29, 30, and May 1 and 4. John William Conyers Merriman.

Alexander Cameron Brock. George Sargeant Bayly.

Samuel Braithwaite. James Adams Vasey.

William Richard Basham. John Foster Trafford.

Sidney Longden Richardson. Francis Charles Compton.

Alexander Bain. Motherwell Duggan.

Sidney George Parkinson. Benjamin Frazier Zimmerman.

Charles Conway Jones. David Bridge Lees.

Thomas Steele Sheldon. Herbert Edward Friend.

Frederick Alexander Hyne. Louis Francis Hugh Birt.

Charles Frederick Middleton. Alfred William Frederick Street.

Samuel Henry Edgelow. Henry Mackay.

Charles Couper Cripps. John Bolton Emmerson.

Lionel Druitt. Ernest Sutton Smith.

Edward George Dutton. William Edward Collins.

John Todd. John Home Hay.

Francis George Wride. John Dobree Buncombe.

Percy Kinburn Cree. Frederic George Dawtrey Drewitt. William Morgan. Arnold Hirst Watkins.

Benjamin George Godfrey. Philip Mackay Ellis.

Thomas Franklin Pedley. Edward Owen Jones.

Martin Gaisford. Charles Scott Wilson.

Arthur Swayne Underwood. Francis Ferratus Glanville.

Andrew Stark Currie. Samuel William Vasey.

Henry Curtis Noott. John Gill.

John Price. John Hunter Ross.

Henry Wright. Robert Walford.

Charles De Lisle Brock. Edmund Paley Apthorp.

Thomas Jones. James Crompton Eames.

George Whelan. Otto Wien Smith.

Frederick Nutcombe Hume. Adolph Joseph Popert.

Richard Rundell William Oram. George Richardson Armstrong.

Robert Oriel Cusack. John William Scott.

Frederick George Stewart. William Henry Sutcliffe.

Lewis Jones. Herbert Redwood Vachell.

Alfred Henry Collier. Reginald Clarke.

Charles Edward Perry. Ernest Martin.

Henry North. Charles Edward Bell.

William Walker. Percy Evershed Wallis.

William Henry Beverley. Robert Russell Harper.

Charles Callon Smith, Edward Herring Hare.

William Henry Blake. Edward Hanbury Williams.

Edward Ramsbotham. Peter Sidney Spokes.

Alfred Thompson.

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The Council, the governing body of the College, consists of twenty-four Members, three* of whom, when no vacancy, either by the resignation or death of a Life Member, has occurred during the year, go out in rotation annually in July, but are eligible for re-election by the Fellows of the College. All proceedings of the Court of Examiners, the Midwifery and Dental Boards, and the several Committees are reported to the Council for approval and confirmation. The Meetings of the Council are generally held in each month of the year, except in the month of September, and at such other times as the business of the College may require. During the past Collegiate Year there have been ten Meetings.

* If in any year one of the three retiring Members be President of the College, he does not go out of office until the succeeding year.

THE COURT OF EXAMINERS.

The Court of Examiners consists of ten Members elected by the Council from the Fellows of the College. The Court superintends the carrying out generally the regulations of the Council relating to the preliminary and professional education of Students, and conducts the professional examinations of Candidates for the Diplomas of Fellow and Member of the College. During the past Collegiate year the Court has held six Meetings for the Examinations for the Fellowship, and fifty-one Meetings for the Primary and Pass Examinations for the Membership. The following is a statement of the number of Candidates who presented themselves for the Fellowship and Membership respectively, with the results of the several Examinations, viz. :-

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The Board consists of four Members annually elected, viz. :-The Chairman, one of the Vice-Presidents of the College, and three other Members, who are required to be elected either from the Fellows or Members of the College, or from the Fellows or Licentiates of the Royal College of Physicians of London. The Board conducts the Examination of Candidates for the Licence in Midwifery. There have not been any Candidates examined during the year.

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BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN DENTAL SURGERY. The Board consists of six Members elected by the Council for five years, riz. :three Members of the Court of Examiners of the College, and three other persons skilled in Dental Surgery. The Board conducts the Examination of Candidates for the Diploma in Dental Surgery of the College. During the year eight Candidates have been examined, six of whom passed to the satisfaction of the Board.

THE MUSEUM.

The Hunterian Collection, which forms the basis, and still a large proportion, of the contents of the present Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, was originally arranged in a building which its Founder, John Hunter, erected for it in 1784, behind his house in Leicester Square.

John Hunter died October 16th, 1793, aged 65. By his will he directed the Museum to be offered in the first instance to the British Government, on such terms as might be considered reasonable, and in case of refusal, to be sold in one lot, either to some foreign state, or as his executors might think proper.

In the year 1799 Parliament voted the sum of £15,000 for the Museum, and an offer of it being made to the Corporation of Surgeons, it was accepted on the terms proposed by Government*.

In 1806 the sum of £15,000 was voted by Parliament in aid of the erection of an edifice for the display and arrangement of the Hunterian Collection; a second grant of £12,500 was subsequently voted, and upwards of £21,000 having been supplied from the funds of the College, the building was completed in Lincoln’s-InnFields, in which the Museum was opened for the inspection of visitors in the year 1813.

* The following are the Terms and Conditions on which the Hunterian Collection, purchased by Parliament, was delivered to the late Corporation of Surgeons; which Corporation having become dissolved, the Members thereof were re-incorporated by Charter, dated the 22nd day of March, 1800, under the Title of the Royal College of Surgeons in London :

1st. The Collection shall be open Four Hours in the Forenoon of two days every week for Inspection and Consultation of the Fellows of the College of Physicians, the Members of the Company of Surgeons and Persons properly introduced by them; a Catalogue of the Preparations, an a proper Person to explain it, being at those times always in the Room.

2nd. That one course of Lectures, not less than twenty-four in number, on Comparative Anatomy and other subjects, illustrated by the Preparations, shall be given every year by some Member of the Company.

3rd. That the Preparations shall be kept in a state of Preservation, and the Collection in as perfect a state as possible, at the Expense of the Corporation of Surgeons, subject to the annual Inspection and Superintendence of the Trustees.

4th. That there shall be a Board of Trustees, to consist of sixteen (increased to seventeen by the Lords of the Treasury in 1856) Members, by virtue of their Public Offices, and of fourteen others, to be appointed, in the first instance, by the Lords of the Treasury, and afterwards to be elected, as Vacancies may happen, by a Majority of the remaining Trustees.

5th. That the Museum shall always be open for the Inspection of all or any of the said Trustees, who are to take care that the Corporation of Surgeons perform their Engagements respecting the said Collection. That a day be appointed for the annual Inspection of the Museum, by the Trustees acting collectively as a Board; and that they are also to have quarterly Meetings, for the transacting of any Business relative to the Museum, and for the filling up of such Vacancies as may happen in the number of the Trustees; and that the Corporation of Surgeons shall engage some Person to officiate as Secretary to the Board upon such occasions, and to issue previous Notice to the Members, in which he is to state particularly whether any Vacancies are to be filled up by new Elections.

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