5 JUNE 1830, Page 5

THE KING'S ArrnIcTioer.—We have received several letters, some from very respectable subscribers, residing in the country, re

questing us to give them some further information respecting his Majesty's indisposition than the bulletins of his medical attendants convey. One correspondent, a gentleman residing in South Wales, says, that his malady is termed in his neighbourhood, " The Symptoms," and as it is not relieved by a "good night," or aggravated by a bad one, it is considered a most extraordinary affliction. The fact is, it would puzzle his medical attendants to give the malady any other name, to embrace all the symptoms, than morbus din:edemas ; or, in vulgar language, "breaking up of the system." Those who have been in regular attendance on his Majesty for the last four years, are sensible that his general health has been gradually declining for that period. For many years he has been steering between apoplexy and gout. To keep off the former, he has frequently had recourse to copious abstraction of blood, by cup. ping; and to assuage the pain and hasten the termination of the pa roxysm of the latter, be has been in the habit of taking" Wilson's Gout Tincture," and that, too, With the consent of oneof his medical attend ants. About five or six years ago, he suffered from a complaint which rendered the use of the catheter necessary. That affliction shook his. system, and the complaint has continued occasionally to be a source of some inconvenience to him. About three years ago, his legs became slightly edematous, indicating a declining state of the vital powers, and to check the progress of which, bandages were employed. The general debility continued to increase ; and his Majesty, some months ago, oc casionally experienced a slight difficulty of breathing, with irregular action of the heart, particularly on taking much bodily exercise. These fresh symptoms were by some attributed to effusion of serum, either in the pericardium or cavity of the chest, or both. Others supposed that some organic or structural mischief had taken place, as ossification, en largement, or obesity of the heart. Every means were adopted to arrest the progress of debility and relieve the symptoms. At length, the cellular substance of the legs became so overloaded with serum, and the chest so oppressed, that it was deemed necessary to puncture the legs, so as to drain the cellular substance not only of the extremities but of the whole body, which was more or less loaded. This operation had, in some degree, the desired effect. The escape of serum Was so abuud

ant as to afford considerable relief, and indeed, to some, a prospect of recovery. To allay the spasms and pain in the chest, sedatives with

ether have been administered. As to the possibility of a favourable termination of the malady, we shall not hazard an opinion. If any reader be desirous to obtain information on this point, we advise him to

take into consideration his habits for the last fifty years, the progress of his present affliction, apd the probable state of his stamina, or his re. cruitimsg powers, and then ask himself; what tonic medicine or tonic

treatment can possibly bring his vital powers into action ? We are fully satisfied that every thing that art could possibly do, has been done, to prolong the truly valuable life of his Majesty, and restore him to health.—Monthly Gazette of Health.

CHOPPING AND ClIANGING..--It is stated, in well-informed quarters, that Sir Henry Hartlinge is going to Ireland, as Secretary ; and that Lord Leveson Gower will take Sir Henry's office of Secretary at War.— Times.

It is said that bets have been offered, and as freely taken, that under no circumstances will the present Administration be in office a month hence.—Herald.

{In this event, it will hardly be worth while for Sir Henry and Lord Leveson to take each other's places, since no change will keep the Cabinet afloat above a month.]