18 FEBRUARY 1888, Page 3

The bulletins from San Remo tell the public as little

as ever, their whole meaning being that the Crown Prince has not suffered greatly from the operation of tracheotomy. It was not expected that he would suffer from that, the true cause for apprehension not being a trifling wound most skilfully in- flicted, but the progress of the disease in the larynx. That is not affected by the use of the canula, and about that there is no information whatever, except that the constitution of the Prince, which must be magnificent, is still strong, and that his pluck is as admirable as ever. Sir Morell Mackenzie's report to the Emperor has been published, but it does not throw much light on the subject. The great English specialist says he has always admitted that the Prince's symptoms were not inconsistent with cancer, his position being only that there is no proof of the presence of that disease. In rare cases inspection will not reveal the truth, and, "unfortu- nately," this is the case with his Imperial Highness. " At this moment medical science does not permit me to affirm that any other disease is present than chronic interstitial inflammation of the larynx, combined with perichondritis." That is, under the circumstances, a depressing statement, and we scarcely wonder at the discord reported by telegraph to exist among the doctors at San Remo.