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On another occasion we hope to speak more at length of Dr. Hartwell's exceedingly valuable essay. A PARADISE FOR DOCTORS. De. Moeell Mackenzie, the well-known London laryngolo- gist, discusses the question "Is Medicine a Progressive Sci- ence?" in a recent number of the " Fortnightly Review." The article is lively and engaging, and it is pleasant to see how hopeful the author is as to the destined achievements of medi- cine, although he takes pains to disavow any share in Professor Huxley's expectation that sooner or later a remedy for nearly all forms of disease will be found in drugs. 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