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HEROISM IN MEDICINE.

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HEROISM IN MEDICINE. We learn that the Queen has been graciously pleased to confer the decoration of the Albert Medal of the first class (for gallantry in saving life) upon David Lowson, M.D., of Hud- dersfield, under the following circumstances On the 12th November, 1880, Dr. Lowson was called to attend the child Police-constable Higgin- bottom, of Huddersfield, who was suffering from laryngeal diphtheria. tie performed the operation of tracheotomy, but suffocative attacks super- vened, and on visiting the child next morning he found it in a livid statt, and breathing only with great difficulty. Seeing hat the only chance of saving the child's life sucking the tube clear, he at once, at imminent risk to himself, applied his lips to the tube and sucked out the accumu- lated mucus, thereby affoiding immediate relief to the patient. Throughout the day he continued, by means of a piyette, to sUlk out the mucus from the trachea. Notwithstanding his heroic efforts the child unfortunately di.d on the third day after the operation. Dr. Lowson's heroism was rewarded by a severe attack of diphtheria, with which hb was seized in the coivse of a few days. Other dangerous illness supeiyened, compelling him eventually to abandon his profession and to retire from a lucrative partnership. We are much gratified at being able to give readers particu- lars of an act on the part of Her Majesty which will be deeply appreciated by the medical profes- sion.âLancet-

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