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Dr. Rutherford and his Assistant Medical Officer

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We have deferred commenting on the unhappy incident which has occurred at the Institution at Dumfries, of which Dr. Rutherford is the esteemed Superintendent, until in possession of the official Report upon the charges made against the management of one of the houses of the asylum by the Junior Medical Assistant, Dr. David Lennox. It may be briefly stated that on June 11th, 1886, this officer resigned after seven months' service. When Dr. Rutherford became aware, a week afterwards, of this fact, he at once suspended him, a proceeding which was confirmed by the Board of Direction. The result was an official inquiry into the above charges by the Scotch Lunacy Board. The following is the memorandum made by this Board for the Trustees and Directors of the Crichton Royal Institution as to the inquiry by the Board, under section 11 of 20 and 21 Vic., Cap. 71, into the charges brought against the management of the second house of the institution by the late Junior Medical Assistant in a letter to Sir Alexander Jardine, Bart., dated 11th June, 1886, a copy of which letter was on the same day transmitted by the said Junior Medical Assistant to the Board:—

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