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ith July, 1862.

Sir,— The Commissioners for administering the
Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland, transmit to
yon herewith a copy of a revised List of Medicines
(A), which they have prepared for the assistance of
Boards of GuMxlians in reference to the Estimates
of Medical Officers of dispensary districts, and
Keqaifiitions of Committees of Management there-
on, for the medicines required for use at the
several dispensaries.

The list has been considerably enlarged, and
now comprises several medicines which were not
included in the list issued with the Commissioners'
circular letter of the 9th July, 1852 (No. 690
M/52).

The Commissioners request the attention of the
Guardians to the explanation printed at the head
of the list ; and they desire, at the same time, to
state that, in the event of a Medical Officer requir-
ing to be supplied with any medicine not com-
prised in the list, a distinct requisition for such
medicine should be made by the Medical Officer,
through the Committee of Management, stating the
circumstances which are considered to render the
requisition necessary.

The Commissioners also enclose a list (B) of
medicines which may be used in making contracts
with druggists. This list is intended for parties
tendering, to insert the prices at which they are
willing to contract for the supply of the various
articles named therein.

Witii regard to the column in this list headed
" Quantity," the Commissioners have to observe
that it is not necessary that the quantities or
measTires named should be adhered to in cases
where it may be deemed advisable to substitute
others ; but inasmuch as it is essential that all the
tenders made for the same article should be made

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934 Medicines proper to he [Part m. 7.

cimcvi.4u. in T^ard to the same quantities or measures b j all
""" the parties tendering, so as to admit of a compari-
son of the prices, care should be taken that any
alteration that may be made in the column should
be made known to all the parties proposing to
tender.

By order of the Commissioners,

B. Banks, Chi^ Clerk.
To the Clerk of each Union.



No. 18. — Medicines proper to be supplied for
Use of Dispensaries. — Circular to Dispen-
sary Committees.

Poor Law Commission Office, DvbUn^
ith July, 1862.

Sir, — The Commissioners for administering the
Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland, transmit to
you herewith, for the information of the Committee
of Management of the dispensary district, a copy
of a revised List of Medicines (A), which has been
prepared with a view to the Estimates of Dispen-
sary Medical Officers, and Keqidsitions of Com-
mittees of Management, for medicines required for
use at the dispensaries.

The list has been considerably enlarged, and
now comprises several medicines which were not
included in the list issued in 1852.

The Commissioners request attention to the ex-
planation printed at the head of the list ; and they
desire, at the same time to state that, in the event
of the Medical Officer requiring to be supplied with
any medicine not compnsed in the list, a distinct
requisition for such medicine should be made, set-
tiiig forth the circumstances which are considered
to render the requisition necessary.

By order of the Commissioners,

B. Banks, Chi^ Clerk.

To the Honorary Secreta/ry of each
Dispensary Committee,

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No. 19. — List of Medicines (A) proper to be circulars.
supplied for Dispensaries under the Medical —
Charities Act, 14 & 15 Vic. c. 68 (referred to
in the two foregoing Circulars, Nos. 17 and 18).

Eaplanation.

The medicines of which the names are printed
in ordinary Roman type, are such as may be sup-
plied to any such dispensary.

Those of which the names are printed in Italics
should be supplied to those dispensaries only
which have an Apothecary in addition to the
Medical Officer.

Those of which the names are printed in Small
Capitals should be supplied to tiiose dispensaries
only which have not an Apothecary.

Addom Aceticuin,

„ Gallicum,

„ Muriaticom, .

„ Nitricum,

„ PrussicumMedicinale,

„ Sulphoricum, .

„ Tannicimiy . •

„ Tartaricum,

„ Btnzoicum,
Acetum Cantharidifl, .
AosTUM Destillatxjk,

„ Commune,

„ Coix;hioi,

„ Opu, . . •

„ SCIIIJB,

Aconiti Extractnm,
„ Tinctura,
Adeps Suillas,
^ther Sulphoriciu,
Spiritus ^therU Nitrosi,
Spiritus j£theris Sulphurici

Compositus.
Aloes Hepatica, .
AlnminsB et PotaasiB Sulphas,
AmmonisB Aqua,

„ Muriaa,

„ Spiritus Aromaticus,

„ Subcarbonas,
Anthemidis Flores,
Antixnonium Tartarizatum, .
Anlimonii Suiphuretum Prcs-
dpitatwn.

„ Terchloridi liquor,
Aqua Destillata, .



Acetic Add.
Galic Acid.
Muriatic Acid.
Nitric Acid.
Diluted Pruflsic Acid.
Sulphuric Acid.
Tannic Acid.
Tartaric Add.
Benzoic Acid,
Cantharides Vinegar.
Distilled Vinboab.
Vinegar,

COLCHICUM VlNEOAB.

Opium Vinboar.
Squill Vinkgar.
Extract of Aconite.
Tincture of Aconite.
Hog*s Lard.
Sulphuric ^Ether.
Spirit of Nitrous iSther.
Hoffmanns Anodyne Liquor.

Hepatic Aloes.

Alum.

Water of Amnionia.

Sal Ammoniac.

Aromatic Spirit of Ammonia.

Subcarbonate of Ammonia.

Camomile Flowers.

Tartar Emetic.

Precipitated Stdphuret qfAnU-

many.
Butter of Antimony.
DistUled Water.

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List of MecUcinea proper [Part IIL 7.



fCncoLABa. AqoA Lanro Cexasi,
— — Argenti Nitras, .
ArmoraciiB radix,
Arsenici et hydrargyri hy-

driodfttis liquor.
Arsenicalis Liquor,
Assafoetida, . •

Atropis Sulphas,
Atrosma Crenata,
Balsamum Tolutanom,
BebeerinsB sulphas,
Belladoniue emplastrum,
Bismuthi Sabnitraa,
Calamina prseparata,
Calx recens usta,
Calcis carbonas proparatum,

„ chlorinato liquor,
Calnmbn radix, .
Camphora, ....
Cannabis Indic» Extractom
Purificatum.
„ Indies IlnctuTa, .
Carui Semina,
Cardaraomi Semina,
Cascarilln Cortex,
Catechu,
CarryophyUi,
Cera flava, .
CVm Alboy .
Chloroformum,
Cinchonie Cortex,
„ Pulvis,
Colchici Semina,
„ Cormus,
„ Vinum, .
Copaiba,
Creasotum,
Cubeba officinalis,
Cupri subacetas, .

„ sulphas,
Digitalis purpurea,
Elaterium, .
Emplastrum adhsesivum,

» »»

„ Ammoniaci,

„ Vesicatorium, .

„ Calefaciens,

»» »>

„ Hydrargyri, .

„ Pauperis, .

„ Saponis, .

Extractum Bdladonnie,

„ Colocjrnthldis om«

positum.
„ Gentians



India



Cherry-laurel Water.
Lunar Caustic
Horseradish root
DonoTan*s Solotion.

Fowler's Solution.
Aasafoetida.
Sulphate of Atropine.
Bnchu Leares.
Balsam of Tola.
Sulphate of Bebeerkieu
Belladonna Plaster.
Suhnltrate of Bismuth.
Prepared Calamine.
Quick lime.
Prepared Chalk.
Solution of Chlorinated 1
Calumba root
Camphor.
Purified Extract of

Hemp.

Tincture of Indian Hemp.
Caraway Seeds.
Cardamon Seeds.
Cascarilla Bark.
Catechu.
Cloves.
Bees* Wax.
fVhite Wax,
Chloroform.
Peruvian Bark.
Powdered Bark.
Colchtcum Seeds.
„ Root
Wine of Colchicnm.
Balsam of Copaiba.
Creasote.
Cubebs.
Verdigris.
Blue Stone.
Foxglove Leaves.
Elaterium.
Adhesive Plaster.

„ spread on Calioo.
Gnm Ammoniac Plaster.
Blistering Plaster.
Warm Plaster.

1, spread.

Mercurial Plaster.
Poor Man*8 Plaster.
Soap Plaster.

Extract of Deadly Kigfatshade.
Compound Extract of Colo-

cynth.
Extract of Grentian.

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937



Extractom HTOScyami,
Febri Iodidi Syrupus,

„ Sulphas, .

„ Limaium, .

„ Carbonas Sagchaba-

TUM.

„ Yalerianas,
„ et Quinfe Citras, .
Famm tartarizatmn,
Gentiaiifle Badbc, .
Glycerina, .
Gum Acado,
^ Ammoniacum,
„ Cambogi«, .
„ Guaiacmn, .
„ Myrriue, .
Hematoxylon, .
Hjfdrargj/rumf

„ cum Creta,
,y lodidum rubnim,
Hydrargyri Moriaa Corroei-
vum.
„ Oxydum Nitri-

cum.
„ Submuriaa, •

HyoBcyami FoUOy .
Jalap<B Ra9ixy
lodinium, .
Ipecacuanhs Pulvis,
„ Yinimu

Kino, .
Lini Semina,
„ Farina,
Magnesia TJsta, .
MagnesuB Carbonas,
„ Sulphas,
Morphia Acetas, .
„ Mnrias, .
Oleum Carui,

„ Crotonis tiglii«

„ Lini.

„ Aniaty

„ Foeniculi, .

„ OUv«, .

„ MenthiB Piperitce,

„ Morrhue,

„ Ricini,

„ Terebinthinte,

Opii Vinum,

Papaver Somnifemm (cap-
sule).

Pilnla Hydrargyri,
„ Aloes CompositAi

„ ASSAFCBTIDJK, •



Extract of Henbane. Cncvukas.

Syrup op Iodide of Iron. —

Green VitrioL

Iron FiUnffs,

SAccuABiirx CASBQirATs of

Iron.
Yalerianate of Iron.
Citrate of Iron and Quinine.
Tartarized Iron.
Gentian Root
Glycerine.
Gum Arabic

„ Ammoniacum.

„ Gamboge.

„ Guaiacum.

„ Myrrh*
Logwood,
jl/isrciiry*

Mercury with Chalk.
Red Iodide of Iron.
Corrosive Sublimate.

Red Precipitate*

Calomel.

Henbane Leaves*

Jalap Hoot,

Iodine.

Hippo Powder.

Hippo Wine.

Kino.

Linseed.

Linseed Meal.

Pure Magnesia.

Carbonate of Magnet.

Epsom Salts.

Acetate of Morphia.

Muriate of Morf^a.

Oil of Caraway.

Croton Oil.

Linseed Oil.

Oil of Aniseed.

Fennel Oa

ouve oa.

Oil of Peppermint.

Cod Liver OiL

Castor OiL

Oil of TurpentinsL

Opwnt*

Wine of Opium.

White Poppy Capeulee.

Mercurial PiU.
Compound Auovno Pill,

AsSAFiETIDA PiLL.

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List qflfedicwes proper [Pabt HI. 7.



. PiLULA AmK9fKVtDM COM-
P08ITA.

,, CALomajiHos Com-

POSITA.

„ CoLOcvirnoDn

COMPOBTTA.

„ Rnn Coiii>08iTA, .

,f SCILUI COMFOSITA,

Fix Bargandicam,
Plambi Acetas, .

„ lodidum, .

„ SnbacetatSa Liquor,
Polygala Senega,
Potassa Fasa,
Potasse Acetaa, .

I, Bi-carbcNMM,

^, Carbonaa,

^, Caustics Aqva,

^, BHartraa,

.„ Chloraa, .

^, Hjdriodas,

„ Nitras, .

„ StdphoB, .
Pnlvis Antimonialis,

„ Creto Compositiis, .

„ „ „ cum Opio,

„ Ciimaxnomi Cempoel-

tus.
„ Gallarum,
„ Ipecacuanha Gom-

posrrus.
„ Jalapce, . . •
„ „ GompoBitufl,

„ Opii,

>i Khei, .

„ Scammonif,

„ SCIULB, .

„ Sinapis, .

„ CalumbiB,

„ ZiDgiberia,
Quasflie Lignum,
QuininA Sulphas,
QuercOs Cortex,
Besina Alba,
Saccharum Album,
Scillae Radix,

„ Oxymcl,
8apo durus, .
„ mollis,
ScNcale Cornutum,
Sennas Folia,
Sodn biboras,

„ bicarbonaa,



COMPOfTRD AsBAFCniDA

Pill.
Plummeb's Pill.

CoHPouim CofLoonm

Pill.
Compound Rkubabb Pill.
Compound S^mx Pnx.
Burgundy- Pitch,
Sugar of Lead.
Iodide of Lead.
Goulard's Extraet.
Seneka Root.
Caustic Potash.
Acetate of PotaA.
Bi-carbonate of Potasb.
Carbonate of Potaah.
Water of Causde Poiaah.
Cream of Tartar.
Chlorate of Potaah.
Hydiiodate (4 Potaah.
Saltpetre.

Sk^^iB of Potash,
Antimonial Powder.
Compo«nd Chalk Powder.
Compound Powder of Chalk

with Opium. *
Compound Ciiuiamoii Pov-

der.
Powder of QtJh.
Dover's Powder.

Jalap Powder.

Compound Powder of Jal^

Myrrh Powder.

Opium Powder.

Rhubarb Powder.

Scammony Powder.

Squill Powder.

Mustard Powder.

Calumba Powder.

Ginger Powder.

Quassia Wood.

Sulphate ef Qmhtiae.

Oak Bark.

White Resin.

White Sugar.

Squill Root.

Oxymel of Squill.

Hard Soap.

Soft Soap.

Ergot of Rye.

Senaa Leavea.

Borax.

Bicarbonate of Soda.

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9S»



8o4»€arbonM) .

Spiritus Jnniperi CSompoatos,
Splritus Rectiflcatus, .
Sulphur Sablimatom, .
Terebinthina Commimis,
Theriaca, ....
tlhctuka assafoetidjb,

„ Gateohu, . •

„ Capeid,

„ Oasoaxiuljb,

n PtorrAUB, .

«, Ebootj^

,, Gentians Compo-
sita.

„ GcAiAor, .

„ HTOeCTAMI,

„ Jalap^ .

„ lODDOI CJOMPO-

8ITA.

fy Kdio, . • .
„ LavandulaB Com-

posita.
„ Mnriatia Ferri,

„ IfTRBHiBf .

„ Opu, .

„ Opii Camphob^

ATA.
,1 RrEI €k)XP06ITA,

^ ' SCIXJ4JB,

„ Yalfiriann Am-
moniata,
Un^nttitiiiu Calimann pre-



„ Hydrargyri forte,
„ Picis Liquids,
„ Cerjb Flavje, .

„ CiTBIHinC» .

„ Gallakum,

„ SuLPBUBia,

„ ZiMGI,

Uvas orsi FoHa, .
Vakrian» Badiz,
Zinci Chloridum, .

M Ozjdinn«

^ Svlphaa, .

„ Yalerianas,
Zingiber Officinale,



Carbonate of Soda.

Compound Spirit of Juniper.

Spirit of Wine.

Sulphur.

Turpentine.

Treacle.

TiNCTUBB OF AflSAFOETIDA.

„ OP Catkchu.
„ of Red Pepper.

r, OF OaSOARIUA.

„ OF FOXOLOVB.

„ OF Eroot OF Rye.
Compound Tincture of Gen-
tian.

TlXOTIXXB OF GuAtAOUlC

„ ofHbnbanb.
„ OF Jalap.

„ OF lODCfB.

„ ofEino.
Compound Tincture of La-
vender.
Tincture of Muriate of Lron.

„ ofMtrrh.
Laudanum.

Camphorated Tutctubb of
Opium.

COMPOUITD TraCTTURE OF

Rhubarb.
Tincture of Squill.
Ammoniated Tincture of

Valerian.
Calamine Ointment.

Strong Mercurial Ointment.
Tar Ointment
Yellow Wax Ointmemt.
Citrine Ointment.
Ointment of Galls.
Sulphur Ointmbnt.
Zinc Ointment.
Uva ursi Leaves.
Yalerian Boot.
Chloride of Zinc.
Oxyde of Zinc ,
Sulphate of Zinc.
Valerianate of Zinc
Ginger Root



Additional Dittpentary ReguisUet.

Cotton Wool.
Frenek Wadding.
Filtering Paper.
YaoeinatiOQ Tubas.



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940 Medicines for Use of Dispensaries, [Part III. 7.

cwroLAWfi. ^^y 20. — ^Medicikes proper to be sapplied for
Use of Dispensaries. — Circular to Boards
of Guardians.

Poor Law Commission Office, Dublin,
ZOth May, 1866.

Sir, — ^The Commissioners for administering the
Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland have had
occasion to consider the two lists of Medicines
marked resjjectively (A) and (B), copies of whidi
were forwarded to the Board of Q-uardians on the
4th Jnlj, 1862 ; the List marked A being intended
to assist the Board of Guardians in reference to
the estimates of Medical Oiiicers and requisitions
of Dispensary Committees for medicines for use at
the dispensaries; and the List marked B being
intended for parties tendering for medicines to
insert the prices at which they will undertake to
supply them.

The Commissioners think it desirable that in
future the following medicines, which have hitherto
been included in the List A only, should be trans-
ferred to and form part of the Contract list (B) ;
and they request that the Guardians will be so
good as to have this done in any lists which may
remain on hands, and in future reprints they will
b^ inserted.



AmmonisB Murias.
Aqua Destillata.
Atroplffl Sulphas.
Calx reccns usta.
Emplastnim adhssinim.
EmplaAtrum Pauperis.
Ferri Limatura.
Hydrargyrum.
Pix Burgundicxim.
PuItIs Gallarum.



Pulvis Jalap«.
Pulvis Mynrha.
Pulvis Rhei.
Pulvis ScammoniL
Pulvis Calumbe.
Pulvis Zingibers.
Scills Oxymd.
Terebinthina Gomnmnlai.
Unguenttim Oer» FlavAi



By order of the Commissioners^

B. Banks, Chief Clerk
To the Clerk of each Union.

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Pabt III. 7.] Surgical Imtruments, iSec. 941



Na 21. — Surgical Instruments, <fec., to be ftir- cwcuLAira.
nished for Dispensary Use. — Circular to
Boards of Guardians. "

Poor Law CommMaum Office, Duhlin,
lOth July, 1852.

Sir, — 1. The Commissioners for administering
the Laws for Kelief of the Poor in Ireland have re-
ceived communications, from which it appears that
considerable diversity of practice exists in regard to
the supply of surgical instruments for the use of
dispensaries under the Medical Charities Act; and
the Commissioners having in various instances
been applied to for their opinion as to the descrip-
tion of instruments which it would be proper for
the Board of Guardians to supply, where iJie dis-
pensary is not already suppli^ with them, they
desire to state that, as a general rule, they are
of opinion that where a requisition for such in-
struments is made through the Committee, in pur-
suance of Article 12, No. v., and Article 20 of the
General Rules for the Government of Disi>ensary
Districts*, the Guardians should cause to be sup-
plied such surgical instruments as are of a perish-
able nature, or such as are so constantly required
in dispensary practice that they should be kept at
the dispensary, or such as are consumed by use in
individual cases.

2. For the assistance of the Board of Guardians
in reference to any such requisitions received by
them, the Commissioners transmit herewith a list
of instruments which may be deemed to be included
in the three classes above described, as also a list
of other requisites which should be furnished
for the use of the respective dispensaries.

3. In case of any other instruments being applied
for, or in cajse of doubt whether any particular in-
struments not mentioned in the annexed list come



* Article 16, v., and Article 28 in the amended BegnlationB
of 29th November, 1869, pp. 882 and 887.



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BeqvMitea {not being Medicines) [Past III. 7.



ciKcpiABfc within the above description, and whether it would
be proper for the Board of Guardians to supply
them for dispensar j xuse at the cost of the poor
rates, the Commissioners will be prepared to give
their opinion, if requested by the Guardians.

Bj order c^ the Commissioners,

W. STAmiET, Secretary,

To the Cterh of the Board ofChiardian^
of each Union.



No. 22. — Kbquisites (not beiog Medicines) to be
furnished for Dispensaby use.

A. — Surgical Instruments,



1.— Perish-


2. — In constant use.


8 ^FoR nn>i-


able.




VIDUAL Pa-




Splint Wood, scored and




Chnn-eliBtic


plain.




Catheters.


Frobang.


Truasea-


Boogies.


Cupping Apparatus.

Tooth Key.
„ ForcepsL

Trocar (ascites).
„ (hjdrocele>

Gum Lancet

Lancets (Vaccination and
bleeding>

Curved Needles.

Seton Needle.

Ear Syringe.

Enema-Syringe, with sto-
mach said rectum tubes.

ScalpeL

Tenaculum.

Probe.

Bistoury.

Director.

Dressing Forc^M.

Scissors.

Common Syringes.


Peasariea.


B.— Other R


squisites, being neitk^ Medioinee ner






Spongo.




Pill Boxes-card, paper, and


Lint.




wooden.


Calico for b«


odsges and


WdghU and SoOea.


plasters.




Twine.





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Towab.

Jog and Basin.

Tow.

Corks.

Corkscrew.

Labds (SUverlock & Go's.)

Paper — broMrn and white.

Bleeding Caps (tin).

Scissors— large and small.

2 Boltis KniTOB.

Spreading Spatula — large

and small.
PiHTile.
Ointment Flag.
Pestles and Mortars.
Funnels (delft).
Glass Measures (8 oz. and 2



Water Jar, with eofk.

Kneraa-fistulie and bladders.

Leeches.

12 pots for Pffl-uaflBSS, with

coren.
12 pots for Ointments^ with

covers.
12 8-oz. Tincture bottles.
12 4-os. Tincture bottles.
24 Powder bottles, wkie

mouthed, with ground

stoppers.
Phials.

1 Urge and 1 small infusion
pot.

A large Ladle and Spatula.
Soap.

2 Saucepans.



OnMOLARS.



No. 23. — ^Printed Labels of Directionb for use
of Medicines by Dispeksary Patients. —
Circular to Boards of Guardians.

Poor Law Commission Office, Dvhlin,
28<A March, 1855.

Sir, — ^The Commissioners for administering tiie
Laws for Kelief of the Poor in Ireland having
receiyed inquiries as to the mode of procuring Sil-
verlock's printed labels, referred to in the Com-
missioners' Circulars of 10th July, 1852, and 7th
February, 1855, I am directed to state, for the
information of tJie Boards of Guardians and Dis-
pensary Committees generally, that when supplies
of such labels are from time to time required, they
should be procured in the same manner as other
supplies are obtained, upon a requisition from the
Medical Officer, to be forwarded by the Committee
to the Board of Guardians, with a view to their
giving the necessary order to the druggist or con-
tractor from whom they obtain their supplies of
medicines or odier articleB for dispensaries, or to
any party from whom they may think fit to obtain
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944 LibeU /or TJw of Medicines. [Part HI. 7.

CiRovLAM. It having appeared that in some districts snch
""" labels (although included in the list of requisites
accompanying the Circular of 10th July, 1852,)
had not h«en supplied to the Medical Officer of the
dispensary, and that medicines were issued to
patients without written or piinted instructions as
to the mode of using them, the Commissioners, in
their Circular of the 7th ultimo, called the atten-
tion of the Dispensary Committees to the impro-
priety of this practice, and with a view to the
greater security of the patient and the convenience
of the Medical Officer, recommended that the di-
rections for the use of the medicines prescribed
should be given by means of Silverlock's printed
labels, rather than by requiring the Medical Officer
to write them in each instance. The Commission-
ers, however, do not desire to interfere with the
discretion of the Guardians in selecting the con-
tractor or persons through whom they may think
fit to procure printed labels for the purpose in
question, the Guardians seeing that the cost thereof
does not exceed that at which they are procurable
through any other channel.

The Commissioners understand that printed la-
bels, or forms of directions for patients, according
to those generally in use, are prepared and sold by
Messrs. I. and E. MacDonnell, of 13, Anglesea-
street, Dublin, as well as by Messrs. Silverlock and
Co., of 3, Wardrobe Terrace, Doct<H«* Commons,
London ; and that catalogues or descriptive lists,
specifjring the various forms of labels kept by them
for sale, with a distinctive number for each, and
with the prices, are issued by these firms. It will
be necessary for ihe Medical Officer, in making his
requisitions from time to time for the labels re-
quired, to specify the particular forms of label, and
thequantity of each that herequires; andin order to
enable him to do so, a copy of the catalogue should
be obtained by application to the parties tiiat may be
selected by the Guardians to supply them ; and the
Medical Officer shoidd either mark in the catalogue
the forms he requires, and the quantity of each, or
should furnish a list of the forms of label (referring

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Pabt til 7.] Supply of Leeches for Dispenscvry Use, 945

to them by their distinguishing numbers in the CnmhAJM,
catalogue), with the quantities reqtdred.

By order of the Commissioners,

W. Stanley, Secretary.

To the Clerk of the Board of Guardiana
of each Union.



No. 24. — Supply of Leeches for use in Dispen-
SAKiES. — Circular to Boards of Guardians,
of 6th May, 1859.

Poor Law Commission Office, Dvhlin,
Qth May, 1869.

Sir, — The Commissioners for administering the
Laws for Relief of the Poor in Ireland desire to ac-
quaint the Board of Quardians that their attention
has been called to the arrangement at present exist-
ing for obtaining leeches for dispensary use, from
which inconvenience occasionally arises to the sick
poor, by the delay which sometimes occurs in ob-
taining them, owing to the distance at which con-
tractors, in many cases, reside ; and by which also
loss is sometimes sustained by the union, numbers
of them dying unused, owing to their perishable
nature, when kept for any considerable time at the
dispensaries.

With a view to render leeches as efficacious as
possible for dispensary use, as well as on the ground
of economy, the Commissioners would recommend,
for the consideration of the Board of Guarc^ans, the
propriety of contracting for the supply of leeches,
whenever practicable, with some apothecary or
druggist residing in the union, from whom they
could be procured without much delay, and at such
times as they may be required.

By order of the .Commissioners,

B. Banks, Chief Clerk.

To the Clerk of each Union.

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cncuLABs. No. 25.-^R&o&T to be made in the cfreni of
Disease threatening to become EpiDEiaa —
Circular to Dispensabt Medical Officers.

Poor Law Commission Office, DxMvn,
15<A September, 18W.

Sir, — ^Adverting to the Circular addressed to
Medi(»I Officers of dispensary districts, dated 31st
Maj, 1855, by which the Medical Officers were
relieved from so much of the duties imposed upon
them by the 21st Article of the Dispensary Regu-
lations as required them to furnish monthly, to
the Commissioners for administering the Laws iot
Itelief of the Poor in Ireland, a return in the
Form L, referred to therein, the Commissioners
wish to observe^ that as the returns ftxliiKi^ng
the state of disease in the dispensary districts are
now made only four times in each year to them,
they think it desirable to secure earlier informatifoai
reqiecting the invasion of any dangerous contagious



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