Review of Reviews,  16 (1897), 219–30.

The Progress of the World



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Imperialism, Sex, Hygiene, Public Health

    Reflects that 'August, as usual, was a great month for Congresses. The British Association for the Advancement of Science, the greatest of all the autumnal assemblies, met this year in Toronto. There also the British Medical Association has held its meeting. It is well to see great scientific associations treating the Empire as a whole and considering Toronto to be as much a British town as Liverpool or Leeds' (227). Also prints a photograph of John Evans, the President of the British Association, and an engraving of the University of Toronto (228–29). Reports that a 'petition signed by more than 60,000 women has been presented to the Government, protesting against any return to the regulation system dealing with contagious diseases in India', and also notes 'the insolence, to use no milder word, with which the military authorities in India' have treated George F Hamilton's attempts to interdict any 'attempt to return to the evil system of past days'. Advises that the '60,000 women memorialists will probably find their best line of action in supporting Lord George Hamilton's veto against the insubordination of Indian authority'. (228)

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