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Thc Itrisltnuc Hospital.
TO THE KDITOK Ol-- THU 1I1IISI1ANI5 COUIUKIl.
Slit,?Iii referenco to tho letter in your issue of this day ('25th July), frornMr. Alfred Hub bard, a member of tho committee. Tho "inac- curacies " contained in this seem to havo arisen from tho confusion in his mind of tho circum- stances, for I believe ho is too worthy a person
to have otherwise made them.
Tn my letter lo tho committee of tho 20th July, published in tho Courier of tho 21th instant, I mado an exact statement of facts,
Tho report Mr. Hubbnrd speaks of, dated Dili July, signed by tho medical stall', and road at tho committee meeting on the 13th instant, and, ns he says, with my signature attached, I concur in. Tho propositions (recommendations) of Hie Hiib-committeo inado to tho committee on the same day (13th) I lind no opportunity of con- sidering, mid theso havo never been submitted to
tho medical stall'.
My letter in referenco tn this matter, sent lo tho committee on the 20th July, was unanswered up to tho 21th instant; 1 therefore hud no alter- native but to publish it. I was sorry to do this, as 1 boliovo the committco have had an earnest desiro to promoto tho welfare of tho Hospital, but wero latoly somewhat hurl led in their action hy tho criticisms in tho Press.
As tu my signing myself "Senior Visiting Surgeon," this is a moro fact, mid nou an nssninp tion,os I havo boon a visitingsiirgenn much longer than any of tho oilier present visiting surgeons, and it is a reason for my moving in this mutter.
Brisbane, July 2(i. HUGH BELL.
J'.S.?Since writing tho above I havo seen Mr. Alfred Hubbard's letter in the Telegraph .nf to- day. As it docs not koop to tho point, mid con. tains insinuations more or less puraonal, 1 seo no necessity to notice it further.?[Huon Dhu..]