presentation of timely subjects, thus giving Dr. J. F. Percy, of Galebsurg, Ill., the the opportunity for a full disoussion of prac. newly elected president of the society, is one tical and valuable phases of the varied dis of the wheel-borses of the society, and has eases selected for discussion. The society been ever since his election to memberwas honored by a very thorough and scien- ship. A man truly great in his qualities of tific address by Governor Cbas. S. Deneen manhood, devotion to the spirit and letter of on some features of Criminology derived from the profession and his professional acquirepersonal observations during his term of ser- ments. It is certainly a high commendation vice as prosecuting attorney of Cook county of the regard with which he is held in the soWe hope to present this address in full at a ciety by the fact, that he was elected by ac. later date. The president of the society Dr. olamation and with no opposing candidate in H.C. Mitchell, of Carbondale, delivered a very the field. exhaustive, earnest, helpful and suggestive We congratulate the Illinois State Medical address in the opening meeting, covering Society in its selection of this lovable, good many of the essential features of practice, and earnest man as its president, and we conshowing the relationship of the profession to gratulate Dr. Peroy on his selection to this the public, following along the lines which high office, the gift of his fellows, and we are Dr. McCormick has so zealously advocated sure he will make this year one of deserving in bis soul-stirring addresses throughout the honor to himself and the society. F.P.N. country. We congratulate Dr. Mitchell on the fulness of his address, and the true spirit of serve, which be exemplifies and so earnestly

which he esemplifies and so earnestly THE 1906 meeting of the Missouri State presented. It is from the living examples Medical Association made good all that had that ideals grow and from whom young men

been predicted for it, get their inspirations and for this reason we

The Meeting of

it was a delightfully believe such addresses as that of President

profitable occasion. Mitchell should be

the Missouri published in various

Jefferson City proved a

State Medical journals that the young men in medicine, es

most satisfactory meet

Association. pecially, may build for themselves realities in

ing place, true there was practice, which will make them earnest, ser.

a lack of hotel accomviceable and true followers of the nobler mo. modation, but the citizens of thu capital city tives of our profession.

opened their homes and comfortable quarters The House of Delegates in its sessions were found by all and many more might bave passed a number of resolutions which will been cared for. The division of the scienti. show to the world that prufessional dignity, fio work of the association in to sections true reform and earnestness of purpose is again emphasized the fitness of tbe selection of markedly in evidence in the Illinois State the meeting place, the legislative halls of the Medical Society. Among these are one urg. capitol serving most conveniently, and holding a law requiring the publication of the ing the integrity of the work as could not formula on the bottle of proprietary medi. bave been with the sections in different cines; one thanking Collier's and the Ladies buildings. Home Journal for their work in the proprie. The programs presented at both the surgi. tary medicine evil; one for the creation of law cal and medical sections were of pleasing exrequiring inspection of the eye sight and cellence. A surprising feature was the hearing of the pupils in the public schools; strength of the attendance at the medical secone for State work in the care of cases of tu- tion, which was at all times considerably berculosis; one requesting members of the so- larger than at the surgical, and is a healthful ciety not to make an examination for life in indication. The uniform excellence of the surance (old line companies) for less than five program makes it impossible to select feadollars. A number of other deserving meas- tures of exceptional interest. The discussion ures were discussed.

of abortion, wbich was introduced by Dr. The election of officers for the next year Lockwood, of Butler, showed the interest of resulted as follows:

the association in the present time of cleansPresident-J. F. Peroy, Galesburg. ing, it appears that tbe association is a unit

First vice-president-H. A. Nickerson, in favor of an end to this evil. Quinoy.

The annual address on Medicine by Dr.W. Second vice-president-J. H. Stowell, Chi. G. Moore, of St. Louis, and that on Surgery cago.

by Dr. C. H. Wallace, of St. Joseph, were Treasurer-E. J. Brown, Decatur.

scholarly and in keeping with the day's spirit Secretary-E. W. Weis, Ottawa.

of progress. Rockford was chosen as the place of meet. The social functions were well arranged ing in 1907.

and not allowed to interfere with the real

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purpose of the meeting. Never have we ex. ington; 18th, Dr. G. Ettmueller, Jefferson perienced so well developed a spirit of fra. City; 20th, Dr. C. T. Ryland, Lexington; ternity within the association as at this meet. and 22d, Dr. J. R. Buchanan. Dr. W. F. ing, the three days were a continuous meeting Kohn was appointed orator in Medicine, and with good fellows and real friends, and that Dr. Paul Tupper, of St. Louis, orator in in itself made the going worth wbile. The Surgery, for the next annual meeting. dinner with brother Mat. Hall at the peni. Delegate to the A. M. A., Dr.W. J. Frick, tentiary, the reception given by Gov. Folk, of Kansas City; alternate, Dr. O. B. Campand the barbecue were generally enjoyed. bell, of St. Joseph. Jefferson City was

The attendance at this meeting was good, selected as the next place of meeting. The St. Louis was represented by some fifty registration was 348. It transpired later that members and a few friends who should be Dr. Frick was not a member of the A. M. A., members.

Dr. Campbell therefore went to Boston as The election of officers for the ensuing delegate. year resulted as follows: President, Dr. C. This deals liberally with St. Louis and H. Wallace, St. Joseph; vice-presidents, Dr. gives strong men to represent us. F. W. Allen, Callao, Dr. W. G. Cowan, Se. The association journal is to be hereafter dalia, Dr. C. J. Orr, St. Louis, Dr. E. H. more completely devoted to organization and

unifying the association; it is not to be the organ of any county society, and will serve the best interests of each and all. Dr. E. J. Goodwin, of St. Louis, will be its managing editor, a choice which assures conservative and wise conduot for a valuable organ.

The association voted to make Jefferson City its meeting place in 1907. The profession and people who made this occasion so enjoyable for us may take the fact that we wish to repeat as an expression of our appreciation.


President-elect Missouri State Medical Association.

DURING the meeting of the Illinois State
Medical Society held in Springfield, May

15, 16 and 17, a unique

entertainment was The Illinois given to those members State Medical interested in the eye, Society

ear, nose and tbroat. It Entertained by was called an authors'

an Authors' clinio, and lasted three DR. C. H. WALLACE,

Clinic on the days, commencing TuesEye, Ear, Nose day morning at the and Throat.

David Prince Sanitar. Tbrailkill, Kansas City, and Dr. H. L. Reid,

ium; Wednesday morn. Charleston. Dr. C. M. Nicholson was re

ing at the St. John's elected secretary, and Dr. G. Franklin Welch, Hospital, and later at the Springfield Hospi. Salisbury, treasurer. The committee on tal. The idea originated with an invitation scientific work was named to consist of Dr. extended to Dr.Otto Freer to demonstrate bis C. M. Nicholson (chairman) and Dr. J. C. operation of window resection for defleoted Morfit, both of St. Louis, with Dr. F. E. septum, and grew into the conception of in. Murphy, of Kansas City; that on public viting other available authors. health and legislation, of Dr. F. J. Lutz The clinical material was assigned to the (obairman) and Dr. G. Roman, of St. Louis, hospitals, and the individual operator was and Dr. H. E. Pearse, of Kansas City. notified of the time and place of his demon. Councillors: 1st Distriot, Dr. E. E. Parrish, stration. When possible, operations were Memphis, 3d, Dr. J. D. Brummall, Salis. conducted in adjoining rooms, and on two bury; 4th, Dr. C. R. Buren; 5th, Dr. E. H. occasions, three operations were conducted Miller, Liberty; 6th, Dr. W. E. McKinley simultaneously. Denver; 7th, Dr. W. T. Elam, St. Joseph; On Wednesday an automobile service was 8th, Dr. L. W. Dallas, Hupnewell; 9th, Dr. established between the hospitals and the C. W. Reason; 14th, Dr. W. F. Kuhn, Farm- place of meeting. All the physicians of

ated bout fortyeeting...ions wh

Springfield and the adjoining towns co-oper- various grades of arthritic trouble. This last ated to make the experiment a suocess. theory, perhaps, reconciles the view held by

About forty-five operations were performed those who believe in the specifio cocous with during the meeting.

that of those who regard the attenuated pus Authors of operations who were invited coccus as the casual agent. This, Frissell were:

believes, is strongly suggested by the results Dr. Otto Freer, Window Resection of Sep- of his own investigations. tum.

Dr. Frank Allport, Ptosis.

Dr. Casey Wood, Excision of the Tarsus DR. WILLIAM PORTER, St. Louis (Jour. A. for Intractable Trachoma.

M. A., May 26, 1906), discusses some of the Dr. B. L. Ballinger, Enucleation of Tonsil

phenomena of tubercu. in its Capsule.


losis infeotion and Dr. Chas. Robertson, Tonsil Excision.

makes a few therapeutic

Infection. Dr. F. C. Hotz, Entropion.

suggestions. The bac. Dr. Wilder, Symblepharon.

illus is the central point Dr. Baird, Advancement of the Rectus.

in most of the experiments and investigaDr. E. Fletober Ingals, Intranasal Method tions concerning tuberculosis, and Porter for Frontal Sinusitis.

says that though almost two decades of study Dr. Ostrum, Septum Deflection.

have been devoted to this organism, he be. Dr. A. E. Prince, Strabismus and Nasal

lieves that we are only in the beginning of Obstruction.

our lesson and that so far as specific antagon. Dr. A. E. Prince demonstrated his ad.

ism is concerned we await the dawn. He devancement operation, excision of the rectus

scribes in some detail the routes of invasion for paralytio squint, and exercised a general and

a general and states that at present the respiratory tract management of the olipio.

is considered by many observers the main channel, though he is convinced that mpany more pulmonary cases are directly

infected through DR. LEWIS Fox FRISSELL declares that the

the lymphatio and

blood obannels than are recognized by idea that the disease known as rbeumatio

the average physician. He also states that fever or acute articular

in nearly all cases of advanced pulmonary rheumatism is of baoThe Etiology

pbthisis the faucial tonsils become inocu. terial origin is no new of Acute

lated and that in about 5 per cent of byone. After disoussing Rheumatism.

pertrophied pharyngeal tonsils some form this subject in scme de

of primary tuberculosis will be found. He tail in the Medical Rec

discusses the danger of autoinfection, and ord, he conoludes that as a result of a careful

states that constipation with intermittent clinical analysis of the pathology and symp

diarrhea is found in most cases of pulmonary tumatology of rheumatism one is forced to

tuberoulosis. He deals briefly with the early look beyond the common joint affection to

signs of infection and refers to tuberoulin and gain a clear idea of such a protean disease at

the X-ray as diagnostic aids. He states that tacking the joints oftenest, to be sure, but

the cases most diffioult to control in his extoo frequently the skin, pleura and heart.

perience have been those in which tbe physi. Granted a point of entry, probably the ton

cal evidence was most marked in the upper sil, as the frequenoy of tonsillitus in rheu.

dorsal region and calls attention to the fact matism would suggest, the various conditions

that the extent of the local lesion is not alvaguely called rheumatic, as well as the out

ways a criterion of the general condition of and-out attack of acute articular rheumatism,

the patient. In regard to the relation of seem best explained by considering the essen. tial condition to be a blood infection. As.

pleurisy to tuberculous pulmonary infection

he says that no man bas a right to speak suming this hematogenous origin, the local.

dogmatically. He declares that he has seen ization of the symptoms he says is readily

cases of pleurisy with effusions that were not accounted for by the bacterial em bolus or lo.

tuberculous and that never became tuberou. cal toxin action. In regard to the nature of

lous, but admits that these may have been the organism at fault he presents five possi.

exceptions. The majority of tuberculosis bilities: An infection caused by the ordin.

cases have pleuritic extension and infection. ary streptocooci or staphylococoi with their virulence in some way decreased. Infeotion by a specifio bacillus. A mixed infection Dr. D. L. HARRIS bas been appointed oity with bacilli and cocoi. An infection caused bacteriologist, and Dr. D. M. Shoemaker by one of a group closely allied organisms, his assistant by Mayor Wells. These 'ap. probably diplo- or streptococoi, which cause pointments are pleasing to the profession.

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means toward the end of systematic case THE EXAMINATION OF THE FUNCTION OF THE records and study leading to diagnosis and INTESTINES BY MEANS OF THE TEST-DIET. Its AP

treatment. The author presents in regular plication in Medical Practice and its Diagnostic and Therapeutic Value. By Prof. Dr. Adolf Schmidt, Physician-in-chief of the City Hospital Friedrichstadt in Dresden. Authorized translation from the latest German edition, by Charles

tual cases reported, and then he teaches how D. Aaron, M. D., Professor of Diseases of the Stomach and to draw deductions from wbat has been ob. Intestines in the Detroit Post-Graduate School of Medicine, etc With a frontispiece plate in colors. Crown octavo, 91 served; how to think clearly, cogently and pages, extra cloth. Philadelphia: F A. Davis Company, Pub. îishers, 19.4-16 Cherry street. (Price, $1.00, net,)

sensibly about the data gathered by physical In this day of painstaking study of disease,

examination. wherein laboratory methods have become of

This book is of special value to the student such great aids in diagnosis, this book will and is the exposition of the method of case find a valuable place in the physician's

teaching, which should be used by all olini. library. It is written to teach the methods cal teachers. It presents facts actual met of examination applicable in the study of the

with in practice; it teaches order in obtain. functions of the intestines in every day ing facts and in their arrangement and to practice, and thus to study the diseases of the group isolated symptoms in “well-knit diag. intestines in a more comprehensive manner. noses.” The busy physician will profit by a The diseases of the intestines will be better study of tbis book, and the young practitioner understood by following the methods advo. will find help in bringing order out of the cated by the author, and a decided step in chaos in which he will find himself when he advanced diagnosis and therapeutics taken, meets actual cases in practice. F.P.N. if physicians will follow the methods of the author.


ber 1, 190, Edited by Hobart Amory Hare, M. D., assisted by THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF INFANTS AND H. R. M. Landis, M D. Diseases of the Digestive Tract and YOUNG CHILDREN. Theodore Wendell Kilmer, M. D., Allied Organs; Anesthetics, Fractures, Dislocations, AmpuNew York. Illustrated with 69 half-tone engravings. Phila tations: Surgery of the Extremities and Orthopedics; Gendelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1906.

ito-Urinary Diseases; Diseases of the Kidney ; Practical This book is one wbioh should meet with

Therapeutic Referendum. Philadelphia: Lea Brothers &

Company. much favor, as it is along the line of more

The contents of this volume are up to comprehensive and detailed study of disease the standard of previous issues. The authurs from the staud point of physical examination, are J, D. Steele, W. T. Belfield, J C. Blooda subject, by tbe way, wbich author empha. good, H. R. M. Landis, J. R. Bradford, who sizes is not fully considered in text-books on in a careful manner have gone over the literapediatrics. Again, the apt and full graphic ture of the year of their departments and pre. method of presenting the subject gives great sented that which of service to the phyiscian, value to its practical usage, and leads to a as indicating advancement in the art and systematic investigation of cases and a more science of medicine and surgery. detailed record of observations. This book We again commend tbis work to physicians teaches how to examine children, showing as a necessity in order to keep in touch with fully the fact that methods applicable to the progress and to have for ready reference when adult are entirely different when applied to reviewing the best in literature on special the child, making it necessary, therefore, to subiects. evolve a system of examination wholly and in.

PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE. Volume VIII, No. 1, March, dividually useful in the study of children and 19 6. Edited by Hobart Amory Hare, M. D., assisted by H. R. their diseases.

M. Landis, M. D. Philadelphia ; Lea Brothers & Co. The author has accomplished his object This volume, No. 1, series of 1906, bas for with great credit to himself and his cause its contributors Dr. Charles H. Frawbich he advocates. The publisbers likewise zier, on the Surgery of the Head, Neck and bave with great credit to then selves per. Thorax; Dr. Robert B. Preble on the Infecformed their part in the printing and ex. tious Diseases, including Acute Rbeumacellent illustrations. We unhesitatingly com tism, Croupous Pneumonia and Influenza; mend the book as one of great value to the Dr. Floyd M. Crandall on the Diseases of physician and student.

F.P.N. Children; Dr. D. Braden Kyle on Rbinology

and Laryngology; Dr. B. Alexander Randall

on Otology. CASE TEACHING IN MEDICINE. A series of graduated exercises in the differential diagnosis, prognosis and treat

The authors are recognized specialists in ment of actual cases of disease. By Richard C. Cabot. A.B.. M.D., Instructor in Haward Medical School, etc., Boston.

their several fields of work, and bence, their Boston: D. C. Heath & Co., 906.

selection of the best out of the voluminous Every teacher of medicine will recognize literature of the year, is tbat which is practhe value of this book at once, and every stu. tical and serviceable to the physician in

of out of the bich is


INTERNATIONAL CLINICS. Vol III. Fifteenth Series, 1905. Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Company,

general practice. Herein lies the value of THERE are 228, 234 registered dootors in Progressive Medicine, and which makes it the civilized world, according to statistics a desirable work for the physician's library. compiled in Paris. Of these, 162,333 are in

F.P.N. Europe. Great Britain has more doctors

than any other country in the world.

"THE American Hero of Kimberley,” the

subject of a sketch by T. J. Gordon Gardiner 1905. This quarterly of clinical lectures and es.

in the June Century, was George F. Labram, pecially prepared articles on medicine and

of Detruit. Although a citizen of the surgery and the specialties, contributed by

United States and a non-combatant, Mr. leading members of the profession through

Labram holds a unique, position in the out the world, and edited by A. O. J. Kelly,

military history of great Britain. His serA. M., M.D., with a staff of collaborators,

vices during the siege of Kimberley received continues to grow in favor with the profes

the thanks of the British Government and sion. This is largely due to the growth of

were publicly referred to by Lord Roberts clinical methods of teaching and a desire to

as not only among the most momentous in study actual cases.

the South African campaign, but in their The presentation of clinical cases with dis

way unparalleled in modern warfare. Under cussion of their special features and the com.

the most adverse conditions, Mr. Labram parative studies of the literature gives a broad

helped besieged Kimberley to water, food working basis for physicians and students.

and light, to telephone service, cannon and This quarterly therefore in each issue ap

ammunition. He was killed by a "goodproaches the value of a post-graduate clinical

night" shell, in his own room, just at the school in that each oontributed article is care

end of the siege. This story of American fully prepared and edited, and therefore, em.

enterprise and resource in strange and drabraces all that is new and valuable on the

the matic surroundings makes inspiring readsubject under discussion. This present vol. 198. ume includes among other valuable contribu. DON'T NEGLECT CONSUMPTION.—“It is tions, one by George C. Johnston on The news, in a way, to know that the Great Therapeutio Uses of the Roentgen Rays or White Plague is enormously more curable Radio-therapy; one by Henry Huchard, of when it is taken in its very earliest stages Paris, on The Musculo-Tonio and Diuretio than when it is allowed to run on a little Action of Formic Acid and the Formites; while," says Eugene Wood, in his article one on Renal Insufficiency by Prof. Teissier "The Campaign Against Consumption," in of Lyons, France; one or Mucous Colic or the June Everybody's. Don't lose time Membranous Colitis, by Alexander McPhe. about it. When you don't come right back to dran, of Toronto, Canada; one on Addison's par after having had pneumonia, or the Disease, by Edward F. Walls, of Chicago; grippe, or an extra hard cold; when you feel one on Fractures of the Patella, by J. S. lassitude after any kind of lung trouble (and Wright, of Brooklyn, New York; one on the best men are coming to look at pleurisy Acute Anterior Poliomyeliiis, by Sauger as something a good deal ‘more serious than Brown, of Chioago, and Notes on Hay Fever a mere stitch in the side; they are pretty and Asthma, by Charles H. Knight of New sure it a tuberculous affection); when your

afternoon temperature, taken at different INTERNATIONAL CLINICS. Vol. Iv. Fifteenth

hours, four, five, six and eight o’olock, is Series, 1906.

higher than it ought to be, don't imagine that This volume contains twenty-five well pre, you will save time by waiting. You will pared contributions by such well known be a long time dead. Worse than that, you writers and teachers as Wm. S. Gottheil of will be a long time dying. Consumption New York, on The Treatment of Psoriasis; is a reasonably comfortably death, but an J. N. Hall, of Denver, on Empyema; Sir expensive one, since you hang on for so long Dyce Duokworth on the Later Stages of without being able to earn anything. Find Cirrhosis of the Liver; Charles F. Craig on out if you have the least little touch of it. the Malta Fever; John B. Deaver on Surgi. Then drop everything, except the business cal Diseases of the Stomach; Edward M. of getting well. You for the outdoor life, Corner on Post-operative Surgical Neuras. twenty-four hours out of the twenty-four! thenia; J. F. Birnie on Cysts of the Lesser You for eggs and milk to the limit of your Peritoneal Cavity; Thos. A. Ashby on Study digestive capacity! You for rest, and the of Ectopic Pregnancy; Reynold W. Wilcox, careless mind, and gentle exercise under the Medical Treatment of the Menopause, medical supervision. (Easy to say, isn't and others.

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