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THE MEDICAL FORTNIGHTLY dorsement of the association
THOS. A. HOPKINS,
JOHN MCHALE DEAN, Surgery.
W. H. VOGT, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
A. F. KOETTER, Otology.
T. A. HOPKINS, Genito-Urinary Diseases.
troduced into the legislature, with the endorsement of the association.
Every effort was then made to secure its Issued Tenth and Twenty-Fifth of Every Month. passage. Printed matter was sent to the press Under the Editorial Direction of
throughout the state, resulting in the publi. FRANK PARSONS NORBURY,
cation of many editorials in favor of the CARL E. BLACK.
measure. In duential men througbout the With the following staff of Department Editors
state wrote personal letters to their represen0. E. LADEMANN, Internal Medicine.
tatives, urging the claims of the bill. R. B. H. GRADWOHL. Pathology and Bacteriology.
Printed information as to the need and value of such an institution was sent to every
member of the legislature. Finally, a large W. T. HIRSCHI, Therapeutics.
delegation of physicians and others from Chi. HERMAN STOLTE, Laryngology and Rhinology. cago and the state at large went to SpringF. P. NORBURY, Nervous and Mental Diseases.
field to confer with the committees of the two houses to whom the bill had been ie. ferred.
“The bill, after certain amendments, EDITORIAL
passed both houses of the legislature,tliough the appropriation was reduced from $200,000
to $25,000 Owing, however, to the laok of ONE yegr ago there was organized in Illinois' funds with which to make all the appropriaan association for the dissemination of knowl. tions authorized by the legislature, Governor
edge concerning tuber. Deneen felt it necessary to veto this bill.
culosis, leading tu the "The association highly appreciated the aid The Illinois
study and prevention rendered in these efforts by many publicState
of this disease, and to spirited men, and also by the press throughAssociation for organize for its treat out the state. The educative influence of the Prevention ment by the establish the publicity given the subject by these of Tuberculosis. ment of a State sana. efforts will be of great value in the contest
torium. This associa. with tuberculosis in Illinois.
tion has, in the brief "Since the last annual meeting, the assoperiod of its existence, done good work, and ciation has assisted the establishing of local as its organization includes both professional organizations at Peoria and Streator, and and lay co-operation, it is destined to be of both have applied for affiliation. At Jackgreat assistance throughout the State, and to sonville the Morgan County Medical Society be a power in furthering State care and treat has appointed a committee of three on the ment of individuals afflicted with this disease. prevention of tuberculosis, to work in affilia.
The following report of the secretary, Dr. tion with this association. These three appli. Arnold C. Klebs, of the work for the past cations for affiliation will be presented to year is encouraging, and bespeaks a service. this meeting. able future in State organization:
“All of these societies are in close contact “A year ago, when this association began with this association. Speakers bave been work, the chief methods which commended sent to address public meetings at several themselves for immediate efforts were: towns. A folder used in the tuberculosis
"1. Work toward the provision of sana. work in Chicago, "How to Prevent and Cure toria.
Consumption''-has been adapted by this "2. Formation and assistance of local so. association, and a large quantity have been cieties in all the towns of the State
printed which are distributed at very low rates "3. Co-operation with the National Asso. to local societies. About 3,000 copies of this ciation for the study and prevention of tu. folder have so far been used. berculosis.
“At Decatur, organization against tuber. “The work for the establishment of a culosis is under way and will soon be com. sanatorinm for consumptives was begun at plete. At Belleville, Danville, East St. once. Representative Edward J. Glackin, Louis, Rockford, Aurora and Moline, plans of Chicago, had introduced into the state are being made for organization, and the legislature (then in session) a bill providing secretary's office is in correspondence with for the establishment of a state sanatorium. workers at each of these towns. Mr. Glackin had sent to the secretary of this "The association has kept close touch with association a copy of the bill, requesting the national organization, and with the work. suggestions as to amendment. Certain modo ers in all parts of the country. Assistance ifications were made, and tbe bill was re-in- has been given especially to those interested
e annunciar at Chern poition bas ork in
in the neighboring states of Michigan, Ken. The proposed amendment is not yet necestucky and lowa, where printed matter which sarily in its final form, except in the matter originated with this association has been of the subject matter presented, the wording helpful. At the International Congress on may be changed to obviate legal difficulties, Tuberculosis, at Paris, in Ootober, 1905, the as adopted by the St. Louis Medical Society, association was presented by its seoretary. it reads as follows:
"The association had an exhibit at the Tu. berculosis Exposition held in New York in
HOSPITAL AND OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT. November last. This exposition has been An Amendment of Section 5, Article XII, of shown at various eastern points, and will the City Charter, or Article – of a New eventually appear at Chicago.”
Charter. At the annual meeting, held in Chicago, Section 1.- There is hereby created a hosJanuary 18th, 1906, the following officers pital and out-patient department of the City were elected for the ensuing year:
of St. Louis, wbich shall be managed, di. President-Professor Edmund J. James, rected and controlled as provided by this President University of Illinois, Urbana. oharter and by the ordinances of the City of
First Vice-President-Right Rev. John St. Louis by a Board of Trustees, as herein. Lancaster Spalding, Bishop of Peoria.
after provided, whose members shall possess Second Vice-President-Frank 0. Lowden. the same qualifications as the mayor, and Seoretary-Ernest P. Bicknell. Chicago. shall give bond in such sum as may be Treasurer-Mr. James H. Eokles, Chicago. ordained by the Assembly, with sufficient Members of Central Council (to fill vacan. sureties for the faithful performance of duty. cies)—Dr. Honer M. Thomas, Chicago; Dr. Sec. 2. The oontrol of said Board of Trus. Everett J. Brown, Decatur.
tees shall be exercised over the City Hospital This most representative and commendable and Associated Dispensaries, the female list of earnest workers is indicative of the Hospital, the Quarantine Hospital, the Inthoroughness of the association, and shows sane Asylum and the Poor House, as now to the people of the State that confidence in existing, and be'extended to branches that its future is assured.
may from time to time be established, or like This movement is in line with the trend of institutions that may be created. the times which is truly a campaign of edu. Sec. 3. Said Board of Trustees shall concation, teaching the people how to live so as sist of six residents of the City of St. Louis to avoid tuberculosis and how to live with of recognized capacity and fitness, together it in order to overoome the disease.
with the mayor, ex-officio. The members of F.P.N. said Board of Trustees shall be eleoted on a
general ticket and by the qualified voters of
the City of St. Louis. The term of office of SOMETHING like a year ago a movement was said trustees, so elected, shall be six years, inaugurated purposing a radical change in except that those first elected shall be classi
the management of the fied by lot, so that their terms shall expire
municipal hospitals of two in two years, two in four years and two Proposed
St. Louis, it being gen. in six years, respectively. All vacancies from Legislation
erally considered desir. any cause, sball be filled by the mayor until Affecting the
able that politics should the next succeeding election. Said trustees Management of
be eliminated in the shall receive no pecuniary compensation or Municipal
matter of medical con- be interested directly or indirectly in the Hospitals.
trol, this to be placed furnishing or performing of work, lubor or
on a basis of scientific services, materials or supplies of any kind to ability above any other consideration. The or for said hospitals, by contract or other. first step toward this was the appointment wise. No trustee shall hold any office of from the different organized bodies of physi. emolument under the city, state or national cians, from all the recognized schools, of rep- government, except the office of notary pubresentatives on a committee which was de lic. nominated the Charter Amendments Com. Sec. 4. Any trustee may be removed by due ittee. Representation on this committee was legal procedure prescribed by the city ordin. controlled by the numerical strength of the ances for removal of municipal offices upon various societies, and a working body of fif. proof of official misconduct or neglect of teen representative physicians was its result. duty, or for mental or physical disability. This committee has lately announced its re. Seo. 5. Said Board of Trustees shall or. commendation to the various societies by ganize as soon as practicable after said trus. which it was authorized, and these bodies tees are elected. It shall biennially choose bare approved the proposed amendment. from its members, at a regular meeting to
be held on the wontb of --- -, a president Dr. Elisha HALL GREGORY died at Orlando, and other officers for the term of two years. Florida, on February 11th and was buried It shall select and employ a competent sal.
in Calvary Cemetery, aried secretary. It sball establish rules and
St. Louis, on February regulations for the administration and gov.
15th, 1906. Dr. Gregory ernment of said institutions, subjeot to gen.
was the patriarch of the eral and specific legislation. Said board
St. Louis profession, shall have the power to appoint and remove and was so widely known, and bad filled so such superintendents, medical officers, sub- important a place in the growth of American ordinate officers, and other employees, as may medicine, that in his death the whole Ameri. be necessary for the efficient management and can profession is conduct of said institutions. The Board shall bereaved. He was keep accurate and detailed aocounts, in a form born in 1824, took approved by the comptroller, of all moneys his doctorate dereceived and expended by it, detailing sources gree in medicine and purposes. It shall during the month of in 1849, and con
-- in each year, transmit to the mayor tinued actively ina report of the condition of the institutions terested in his prounder its care and management.
fession, and conSec. 6. Said Board shall appoint a medi. tinued certain fea. cal staff, representative, as far as feasible, of tures of his medi. the several schools of medical practice, for cal work to the day each and every institution under its control. of bis death. His The staff shall consist of attending and con. sulting physicians and surgeons, who sball serve, as directed by the Board, without pe was identified with cuniary compensation, and sball hold office St. Louis Medical so long as they shall perform their duties in College and the a manner satisfactory to the said Board of medical depart. Trustees. This medical staff shall be made ment of Washing. up of residents of the City of St. Louis, mem. ton University for bers of the profession and of respectable better than a half century. His life was character and of good standing and of reo. characterized by the many positions of honor ognized ability. They shall deliver clinical and responsibility which be filled, chiefest lectures and devise methods of bedside among these were is election to the presi. teaching. Vacancies occurring in said staff denoy of the St. Louis Medical Society in shall be filled by the said Board of Trustees. 1871; the Missouri State Board of Health in
The said medical staff shall be advisory to 1883; the Missouri State Medical Associathe Board of Trustees in all matters pertain. tion in 1883; the American Medical Associaing to the fullest accomplishment of the hu. tion in 1887, and the St. Louis Surgical So. mane purposes of the named institutions. ciety in 1892. In all these positions he preAll appointments for medical and surgical sided with a dignity which was charming, house-officers, of said institutions and out. and an eagerness for scientific advancement patient departments, shall be made by the which made his term of administration note. Board of Trustees only on nomination by the worthy. He fathered the work of Mullanpby said medical staff, after competitive examin. Hospital in the beginning of that institution, ations conducted by said staff.
and it was his privilege to live to see that inSeo. 7. Said Board shall annually, at a stitution for years the foremost among regular meeting in the month of ---, elect the charitable institutions of the West. by ballot a superintendent for each of the His students were many, and they are scat. vamed institutions. The duties of the su. tered to the four corners of the world, but perintendents shall be prescribed by the wherever they are there will be sadness when Board and shall be of a general administra. the report of his death is received. While tive and executive but non-medical character. bis advanced age had made his friends ap
prehensive that be could not long be with us, his death came as a surprise and leaves us
with a keen sense of bereavement. Though Ohio JOINS THE LIST. —Ohio is not to be aged and enfeebled bis walk among us dur. outdone in the way of freak legislation by ing these last later years has been an inher neighbors, Indiana and Wisconsin, and spiration to all with whom he met. a bill has been introduced forbidding the The St. Louis Medical Society held mem. sale of cigarettes.
orial service to the memory of Dr. Gregory
Tv Surgerypresident of ochester, c. Hal Associatent of Golowa Starostatis
at the Y. M. C. A. building on the afternoon N. S. Davis, Jr., Chicago, Oration on of Sunday, February 18th, at which the fol. Medicine. lowing addresses were given:
L. L. McArthur, Chicago, Oration on Sur. Introductory remarks by the president, Dr. gery—“Surgery of Intestinal Tuberculosis." Geo. Homan.
C. H. Mayo (President of Minnesota State Invocation-By His Grace, the Most Rev. Medical Association), Rochester, Mion., erend J. J. Glennon, Archbishop of St. “Surgical Treatment of Goitre." Louis.
Wm. Jepson (President Iowa State Medi. By His Grace—Remarks on the Life and cal Association), Sioux City, Ia., “Prostatism Character of Dr. Gregory.
and Its Management. Address by Dr. David C. Gore, President D. C. Gore, (President Missouri State of the Missouri State Medical Association- Medical Association Marshall Me State Dr. Gregory as a Physioian and Surgeon. Medicine.
Address by Hon. A. M. Dookery, former Fenton B. Turck, Chicago, subject not Governor of Missouri-Dr. Gregory in his announced. . Civio Capacity.
A. F. Jonas (President Nebraska State Address by Hon. O'Neil Ryan, of the St. Medical Association), Omaha, Neb., subject Louis Circuit Bench-Dr. Gregory as a St. not announced. Louisian.
S. Grover Burnett, Kansas City, “Some Address by Dr. Frank J. Lutz, Professor Pathology of the Morphine Habit, and My of Surgery Medical Department St. Louis Preferred Method of Treatment." University-Dr. Gregory as a Medical Prince E. Sawyer, Sioux City, Ia., “Cu. Teacher.
rettage of the Uterus; Its Dangers.” Brief Remarks—By guests and friends of
Bernard A. McDermott, Omaha, "Some the family.
Principles in the Treatment of Rupture of Report of the Committee on Memorial and
the Male Urethra." Resolutions.
C. O. Thienhaus, Milwaukee, Wis., subject
not announced. MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE MISSOURI Wm. F. Waugh, Chicago, subject not an. VALLEY.
Palmer Findley, Chicago, subject not anThis progressive body, now in its nine.
nounced. teenth year, has forged its way to the front,
Chas. E. Bowers (President Kansas State and bas become one of the best, if not
Medical Association), Topeka, Kas., subject the largest, independent organization in
not announced. the United States. Composed of able, ac
A. E. King, Blockton, Ia., “Rachitis." tive men, and drawing from seven of the Wm. Frick, Kansas City, “Blarto-Mycetio largest states in the middle West, this as
Dermatitis, with reports of cases." sociation bas become a factor in the medical .
• F. E. Coulter, Omaha, “Tumors of the affairs west of the great Missisippi river. The sessions of this society are devoted en
Cerebellum, with report of a case.” tirely to scientifio work, and the papers read D. W. Basham, Witchita, Kas, Simulbefore it are both entertaining and instruc. taneous Existence of Extra- and Intra-Uterine tive. Its sessions are beld in the spring
held in the spring Pregnancy.” and fall. The good work accomplished by
J. C. Waterman, Council Bluffs, “Functhis body of earnest men is a matter of his
tional Disorders of the Stomach, accompanied tory, and a most commendable feature of
by Hypersecretion.” these meetings is that no time is devoted to
M. M. Edmonson, Kansas City, “Club ethica), political, or personal debate, and Foot, with special reference to Post-operative "society politics' is an unknown quantity Treatment. in its ranks.
Maro Ray Hughes, St. Louis, “Some For the above reasons, as well as many
Notes on Pathology of Epilepsy.” others we would recommend this society to W. F. Milroy, Omaha, “Indirect Effects our readers. If you want a real intellectual of Valvular Lesions.” feast and a season of social intercourse with Frank Parsons Norbury, Jacksonville, Ill., a congenial body of scientifio men, attend the “Individual Treatment of Borderline Cases next meeting at St. Joseph, March 22 and of Mental Diseases." 23. A pleasant feature of this meeting will T. C. Witherspoon, St. Louis, “Removal be the attendance of all the presidents of the of the Uterus in Certain Inflammatory ConState associations within the province of the ditions." Missouri Valley. Following is the prelimin. R. D. Mason, Omaha, “Some Advances ary program:
in the Office Treatment of Rectal Diseases."
macology and Therapeutics : The Action of Drugs in Health and Disease. By Arthur R. Cushny, M.A., M.D., Aberd.. Professor of Pharmacology in the University College, London: formerly Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the University of Michigan. In one handsome octavo volume of 752 pages, with 52 illustrations. Philadelphia and
A. H. Cordier, Kansas City, subject notics includes electrolysis and the ionic theannounoed.
ory, subjects which play an important role L. J. Dandurant, St. Joseph, “Ligation in modern medicine. Analytic, organic and of Common Femural Artery for Large physiologio chemistry deal with the most imAneurism in Scarpa's Triangle; recovery; portant substances under these headings, and presentation of patient.”
furnish the student with an excellent guide The officers of the association are as fol. to study them thoroughly. Every page bas lows:
been scrutinized and whole chapters rePresident-J. E. Summers, Jr., Omaha. written and re-arranged to conforin with the
First Vice-President-C. H. DeWitt, Glen. most modern views. The ingenious series wood, Ia.
of colored plates have always proved great Second Vice-President-0 B. Hardin, favorites. They show the actual colors and Kansas City.
color-changes of 64 of the most important Treasurer-Donald Macrae, Council Bluffs. tests used in inorganic and organic chemistry, Seoretary-Chas Wood Fassett, St. Joseph. poisoning, urinary examinations, eto., etc.
Arrangement Committee-Jacob Geiger, It is a work which the student will carry with O. B. Campbell, C. R. Woodson, St. Joseph. him into practice and which pharmacists, Headquarters, Hotel Metropole.
dentists and physicians will find most con
venient for reference. THE St. Louis MEDICAL Society at its CUSHNY'S PHARMACOLOGY. A Text-Book of Phar. February election added the following to its membership: Drs. Floyd W. Bennett, 2828a · St. Vincent ave.; O. H. Brown, corner Grand and Caroline streets; Jos. W. Charles, Hum. New York: Lea Brothers & Co., Publishers, 1906. (Cloth, boldt building; George S. Drake, Jr., Hum. 83.75 net.) boldt building; Wm. Engelbach, Mermod. The author treats his subject chiefly from Jaccard building: J. L. Evans, 1600 Califor an experimental standpoint derived from nia avenue: Walter Fischel, City hospital: laboratory investigations, many conducted M. Geo. Gorin. 4225 West Belle place: Fred. under his observations, but also quoting exB. Hall, 2917 Washington ave.; E. E. Holt,
tensively from other investigators. An ex1532 Franklin avenue; F. C. E. Kuhlmann, tensive bibliography is appended to almost 2135 St. Louis avenue; Harry M. Loewen. every chapter, affording the reader the op. stein, 2615 N. Taylor ave.; A. P. Munsch,
portunity to read the original, or at least 1504 Wagoner place; S. E. Newman, 465 determine the source of information. The N. Taylor ave.; E. T. Senseney, 2829 Wash. action of the various drugs in health and ington ave.; E. H. Skinner, 2313 Washing. disease is given in a very thorcugh and ton ave.; Waldemar Ude, 3531 S.Grand ave.; clear way, and enables the physician to Wm. J. Wills, 1600 California ave.; N. W. better understand their therapeutic uses. Amos. 3001 Olive street; W. J. Miller, 3014 The book contains the changes and additions Park ave.; L. N. Temm, 3514, N. Market of the latest pharmacopeia and is thorstreet.
QUIZ-COMPENDS. Medical Latin. By St. Clair Second Edition, Revised. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Sons & Co. (Price, $1.00 net.)
This book is intended for the medical THE REVIEWER'S TABLE
student, and contains the fundamental prinBooks, Reprints, and Instruments for this department, should be sent to the Editors, St. Louis.
ciples of the medical latin language. It will help him trace the origin and meaning
of latin words, thereby making the subjects Lectures and Laboratory work for Beginners in Chemistry. more easily understood.
SIMON'S MANUAL OF CHEMISTRY. A Guide to
A Text-Book especially adapted for Students of Medicine. Pharmacy and Dentistry. By William Simon, Ph.D.M.D.. Professor of Chemistry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore, and in the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, etc. New (8th) Edition, thoroughly revised to conform with the eighth decennial revision of the U.S. Pharmacopeia. In one octavo volume of 643 pages, with 66 engravings, 8 colored plates representing 64 important chemical reactions, and one colored spectra plate. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Co., Publishers. (Cloth, 83.00 net.)
FOOD AND DIET IN HEALTH AND DISEASE. By Robert T. Williams, A.M., M.D. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Co., 1906.
This book treats of a most important subject, and the author presents the different food substances and the methods of preparation in such a clear and concise way that the physician will find it a valuable guide in the diet of health and disease. The writer quotes liberally from reliable works on dietetios and the experimental stations of the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
The eighth edition of this well known and extensively used manual contains the changes and additions of the last Pharmacopeia, and has been revised and rewritten to a large extent. The chapter devoted to chemical phys