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To lhe Editors of Ilte, Wales G-ezrtteâ GENTLEMEN, AT a meeting helcLat,Carnarvon, on the 21st November. 1609, it was resolved to erect in that town, an Intlnnarj fot, the benefit of the counties of Merioneth, Cariiarvou, and Anglesey, to be called the North Wales Gene- ral Infirmary. ( To what extent such an Infirmary can be beneficial to Merionethshire does not readily appear j a very sUJaIJ part of that extensive county borders upon Carnarvonshire, and that part does not abound with inhabitants. Pont AberglasJyn which unites the counties, is six- teen miles distance from Carnarvon. But to avoid the difficulty which seems to arise from communication by land, it is suggested that patients will come from IJolgeliy by water, a. much more tedious voyage than from Carnar- von to Liverpool. Yet the Carnarvonshire invalids receive little benefit from the medical charities established at Liverpool and it may be presumed that there is as much intercourse by sea between Carnarvonshire aud Liverpool, a* between Merionethshire and Carnarvon. l-w affluciit -eiitleiiiei) resident in k. rioneth s.h ire, may perhapsbc induced to sub- scribe to tlte projKMied Infirmary, as a few per- sons in this coiwvtry subscribe.to the infirmary at Chester.; but it seems difficult to believe, that those who look for a beneficial return for their money, andupou them must depend the ukimaue succcst. of any Institution, will contribute their assistance, when there is not a single public carriage to procured to con- vey the sick and the lame ever a vast tract of barren country, to an hospital established at a great-distance. As a majority of suhscriberll and patients will reside in the counties of Car- narvon ami Anglesey, in justice, their interest should be principally considered, and should It any time be the intention of the two comi- ties to establish an Infirmary, the most eligi- ble spot appears to be in Anglesey, upon, the banks of the Menai, opposite to BangorFen y. There a sheltered and dry situation may be found, the invalids may partake in their waiks of the benefit of a warm sun, which cannot be enjoyed in an equal degree upon the oppo- site side of the river. Various kinds of public carriages ivill pass by the door,, and bring; from all charters such invalids as are unable to travel without assistance. There will be the greatest facility of com- munication by water. The medical persons in both counties couid attend the Infirmary iu rotation. It would he situated in the neigh- '¡ bourhood of Beaumaris, Carnarvon, Bangor, Llangefni and Llannerchymedd, and most of the slate quarries, and of easy access from Holyhead and Conway. It would certainly bs at some distance from Pwllhely, but the eituation of that town is so peculiar, that no eligible spot near it could he fixed on for a general Inifrmary.âThe banks of the Menai are surrounded by the most populous parts of the country. Here many gentlemen reside, of independent fortune, whose habits and education adapt them for the superintendanee of such an Institution. An Infirmary so placed would have a tendency to increase the skill and reputation of the medical practitioners in both counties, and thus eventually it would become beneficial, to the affluent as well as the necessitous. The inhabitants of Carnar von, Beaumaris, Bangor, Usngefni, and Llannerchymedd, with their respective neigh- bourhoods, would have the satisfaction of being attended in the hour of sickness by per- sons who had the means of attaining to the highest eminence in their professions. It does not appear that the medical gentle- men at Carnarvon are sufficiently numerous to afford that constant attendance which an .Hospital requires. It will not be readily be- lieved, that the North Wales General Infirma- ry is to be confided to the care of one phy- sician. At Chester there are three, and the instances are very rare where there are only two physicians regularly attending. It may not hereafter be impossible to induce a phy- sician to reside at Beaumaris, or Bangor. A geniieman of eminence would probably meet with very great encouragement. And under «uch circumstances, by the united efforts of two physicians, an Infirmary might be esta- blished near Bangor Ferry, with a reasonable prospect of being well conducted. But at pre- sent the country does not seem to he sufficient- ly advanced for such an institution, and there is this danger in agitating the subject, that in endt avouring to grasp at toomllch nothing may be effected. -A fund is already sub- sc. ibed, and is daily increasing, which is to be devoted to the establishment of a Dispensa- ry at Ba-ngorj to this the charitably disposed are invited to contribute their friendly aid and thev are requested not to let local preju- dices operate to the disadvantage of a benefi- cial Institution, which from its nature must upon itsiirst; introduction have various diffi- culties to encounter. M.

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