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made a great improvement; it was still a wooden building but very much better than it was before.. . . 33. By Dr. Hedle.y.-Are you aware of the present construction of the day yard adjoining the new building ?-There were no lunatics taken into it while I was there; it was not occupied at the time the Asylum was taken out of my department. 34. Are the duties of the assistant-superintendent defined in any way?- Yes, I sent instructions from my office when he was appointed. 35. Have you those instruetions with you ?-No; but I can furnish a copy of them to the Committee. The witness witltdrew. Samuel Parker, Esq., examined. 36. B.Y Dr. Hedley-What is your profession ?-A civil engineer. I have been for a s. P.r~.r, Esq .• long time acquainted with Dr. Howie, I was living at the asylum with him for two years ;;ome 17th May,l$OI. time ago, and I have been staying there for a few days recently and am stopping there with him still. 37. Have you been in the habit of going round the wards with him ?-I went round with him one day this week, about ten o'clock, to one part of the Asylum, and about half-past two o'clock, round the wards of the upper cottages, and then again in the evening, and saw every patient in the lower part of the Asylum, that was merely for lily own curiosity ill seeing the patients; that was one day and I suppose would serye fairly for the routine of the other days. 1 am aware that at that time Dr. Bowie took notice of the condition of the patients, and I recollect he was absent in the evening, I enqnired were he was and I was told, "Oh, he is entering up his patients' book." So that I suppose he takes his notes and enters them up afterwards. 38. Have you had an opportunity of ascertaining. whether that which you saw is the daily routine ?-I have only been round the Asylum once with Dr. Bowie during my present visit, but I have seen him going in the same directions, at the same times and I believe that it is his daily routine, every o.ne seemed to be prepared fo1,' his visit at the time at which he went. 39. Do you know the Assistant· Superintendent ?-Yes. 40. Does he accompany Dr. Bowie in his rounds ?-No ; I have seen Dr. Callan several times. I generally go to bathe in the Yarra every morning and I have generally seen Dr. CaHall about half-past seven or eight down at the old part of the Asylum visiting the patients, I believe he resides in the new part, I know of an instance of two or three men having been very sick .during the last ten days and a report was always brought to Dr. Bowie by Dr. Callan between 10 and II in the evening as to t1W state of those patients, and also before breakfast in the morning. . 41. When you accompanied Dr. Bowie on his rounds, were the notes that you speak of made on a piece of paper, or in a book ?-A piece of paper; many that' were sick, he would take a note of; for instance, one man who had a very bad leg, he seemed to note the condition of that leg; another man, to whom he thought it necessary to apply !!omething to his chest, he took a note of that; but any person only not being very well, and lying in bed, he did not take

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