Death came last week to the Lord Privy Seal, Rt. Hon. Vernon Hartshorn, causing Londoners to count up the somewhat startling losses of the MacDonald Ministry.

In the R-101 disaster (TIME, Oct. 13), Air Minister Lord Thomson was burned to death.

Earl Russell, under Secretary of State for India, recently died in France.

Sir Oswald Mosley resigned from the Cabinet (TIME, June 2), and from the Labor Party (TIME, March 9) to found the New Party.

The Paymaster General, Lord Arnold, resigned, and so did President of the Board of Education Sir Charles Trevelyan (TIME, March 16).

To these six political casualties add the cystitis...

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