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NEWS IN BRIEF.

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

DROWNE1) ON \!ONKYMOON

.-.- - -"- -ACCIDENT TO WARSHIP.

SUNK BY GERMAN LINER.

BREAKDOWN ON DISTRICT RAILWAY,

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OSCAR SLATER'S CASE.

ATTEMPT TO BURN A CHURCH.

GENEVA BETTING FORBIDDEN.

DUBLIN. LABOUR TROUBLE.

A CHURCH FOR WOMEN.

"NOT A SOFT MAGISTRATE."

A NEW ANAESTHETIC.

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A NEW ANAESTHETIC. TO PREVENT HEART FAILURE. Some interesting experiments with a new anaesthetic, which it is believed may prove of great service, are at present being conducted on animals in a Cambridge laboratory. The  !s n substance which, says The anaesthetic ?s n substance which, says the Times, has for a considerable time been familiar to medical men and chemists under the name of urethane. This drug. which is obtained by combining urea with alcohol, is administered hypodermieally, like morphia, with a i\ ;inge. A short time after the injection has been made the animal be- comes drowsy and soon passes into a state of very deep unconsciousness. Insensibility to pain is eomplde alid any operation may be carried out with perfect, security. The animal remains in this insensible state for some hours, and then gradually regains consciousness. The great advantage of urethane is said to be the fact that heart failure never occurs when it is properly used. Should the drug he given in an overdose death will. of course, take place, but that is due primarily to failure of breathing. The importance of this is rot clear until one realises that the majority of deaths under chloroform occur as the result of heart, failure. When breathing steps. as it frequently do1- during the administration of an inhaled anaesthetic, it can usually be started again by artificial respiration, always provided that the heart, is still beating. Another advantage of the new aiimstliftic is the fact that its administration is not attended bv the choking sensation experienced \th ether and chloroform, which are given under a mask. Moreover, after urethane sickness does not take place. Thus the ever-present danger of stitches giving way and ligatures slipping off during the process of retching is avoided.

- p-SPRATS NOT SARDINES.

NEARLY BURIED ALIVE.

AIRMAN'S FATAL LOOP.

WIFE'S PAST LIFE.

THE WILL OF MR. FELS.

LORD CONGLETON FOR SOUTH POLE.

BRIGHT HUES AT A FUNERAL.…

BABY SMOTHERED BY A PET DOG.

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