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BARRY AND THE OPHTHALMIA CASES.

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BARRY AND THE OPHTHALMIA CASES. DR. TREHARNE TAKES ALDERMAN JACOBS TO TASK. AND GIVES HIM A LESSON IN ELEMENTARY PATHOLOGY. To the Editor of the BARRY DOCK NEW. DEAR SIR,—I have read a report of certain remarks made by Alderman Jacobs at a meeting of the Cardiff Guardians last Saturday, with reference to the proposal to send a number of ophthalmia. cases to Barry. I was interviewed on the subject by a local pressman, and, as member of the local board, health committee, and school board at Barry, I was naturally greatly concerned. at the attempt alleged to have been made to so seriously jeopardise the public health of the district. I, therefore, felt it1 my duty to protest against the intentions of the guardians unless proper provision were made to isolate the cases. This, judging from the endeavour to secure premises in the centre of population, it was evident they did not intend doing, and I consider the local Press has been the means of doing genuine public service for Barry by its timely and active interference in the matter. I am accused by Alderman Jacobs of having declared ophthalmia to be an infectious disease. I am quite willing to be fairly criticised, but I must object to my opinion being wilfully misconstrued. What I said was that ophthalmia is a contagious disease, and if Alderman Jacoba possesses even an. elementary knowledge of pathology he will, of Ily course, readily concur with me.—Yours, fee., EDWARD TREHARNE. Cadoxton, April 5, 1894.

MR. J. H. WILSON, M.P., AND…