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MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTHWEST. When the State associations of Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, , Oklahoma and Indian Territory met this summer, each one endorsed a movement looking toward the consummation of the idea expressed at a late meeting of the American Medical Association, which was to divide the United States into groups or districts and organize in each a district association which would stand in the relation of an ally to the A. M. A. Each state appointed a committee of five to act on tbis committee. Mon. day, July 16th, at 10 a.m., the committee met in parlor S, Midland Hotel, Kansas City and organized by electing Dr. F. J. Lutz, of St. Louis, tem. porary chairman, and Dr. F. H. Clark, of El Reno, Okla., temporary sec. retary. A lengthy discussion regarding the necessity for such an organi. zation was taken part in by every one present.
The following members were present: Drs. J. E. Giloreest, Gainesville, Tex.; T. È. Holland, Hot Springs, Ark.; J. A. Lightfoot, Texarkana, Ark.; J. B. Bolton, Eureka Springs, Ark. ; C. E. Bowers, Wichita, Kus.; Geo. M. Gray, Kansas City, Kas., M. F.Jarrett, Fort Scott, Kas.; H. L. Alkire, Topeka, Kas.; Frank J. Lutz, St. Louis, Mo.; Chas. Wood Fassett, St. Joseph, Mo.; Jabez N. Jackson, Kansas City, Mo.; B. F. Fortner, Vinita, Ind. Ter.; A. L. Blesh, Guthrie, Okla. ; and F. H. Clark, El Reno, Okla.
A large amount of routine business was attended to, the name chosen being “The Medical Association of the Southwest." The meeting is to be an annual one, to be held in the fall, and the initial meeting at Oklahoma City early in October. The exaot date is to be fixed as soon as possible. The Committee on Constitution, which consists of Drs. Jackson, Bowers, Gilcreest, Lightfoot and Blesh, were instructed to draw up declaration of principles to be presented to the committee and a constitution to be presented to the general meeting of the association. The fol. lowing is the declaration: To the Medical Profession of the Southwest:
By virtue of the authority delegated to us by our several state asso. ciations, to consider the advisability of the organization of a medical asso. ciation of the Southwest and to define its purposes, scope and sphere of action, we your committee in pursuance of such instruction, this day met, and beg leave to submit the following conclusions: that the time is now opportune for the formation of a medioal association of the Southwest, and respectfully urge that in consideration of the fact that in the territory oomprised by the states of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Texas are engaged in the active practice of the profession of medicine, between 15,000 and 20,000 of as bright and intelligent physi. cians as can be found anywhere; who, because of the patural limitations of the state association on the one hand and the magnitude of the American Medical Association on the other, lack the proper opportunity for the full development of their powers, that the formation of an association of the above mentioned states will materially aid in developing this latent talent, and thus advance the standard of scientific medicine in the whole Nation.
We believe that the membership of this association should be limited to those members of the profession who are in good standing in their respective state associations.
We believe that an association of this kind will satisfactorily fill the present existing hiatus between the state association on the one hand and the A. M. A. on the other, ocoupying a field peculiarly its own, adding increased effectiveness to the work of the one and at the same time training talent to adorn the other.
We would respectfully call the attention of the profession of the great Southwest to the fact that this step is in harmony with the idea expressed
at the late meeting of the A. M. A., and in its constitution (Sec. 7) of di · viding the United States into districts, so as to make its work more effective and more truly representative of the whole body of the profession of the United States.
We would especially call the attention of the profession to the fact that this association is not to be organized in opposition to, but rather in harmony with all existing regular associations.
We reccmmend that the name of this organization be The Medical Association of the Southwest.
We invite the careful consideration of the medical profession of the states above mentioned, to the reasons given herein, and if they meet with their approval, extend a cordial invitation to them to join with us in mak. ing this, as it of right should be, one of the strongest working medical bodies in the United States.
A. L. BLESH,
Committee. After the adoption of the Declaration of Principles, which was unanimous, the committee completed the temporary organization by electing Drs. J. T. Wilson, Sherman, Tex.; Marion King, Texarkana, Ark.; P. S. Mitchell, Iola, Kas., and C. S. Bobo, Norman, Okla., temporary vice-presidents, and Dr. H. C. Todd, Oklahoma City, chairman of Committee of Arrangements.
A committee on program was appointed, consisting of Drs. J. E. Giloreest, H, K. Alkire, J. D. Bolton, F. J. Lutz and F. H. Clark.
The program committee was instructed to provide a program for two days, and to divide the work into sections. Dr. H. L. Alkire, chairman of the Section on Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; Dr. J. E. Giloreest on Surgery, and Dr. J. D. Bolton on General Medicine.
A Committee on Publication was appointed, as follows: Dr. Chas. Wood Fassett, St. Joseph; Dr. T. E. Holland, Hot Springs; Dr. M. F. Jarrett, Fort Scott; Dr. M. M. Smith, Austin; Dr. A. L. Blesh, Guthrie. This committee will make a report at the first meeting, and a recom. mendation as to the best method of publishing the transactions of the assooiation.
The secretary was instructed to send a copy of the Declaration of Principles to every physician eligible to membership in the states comprising this district, and to urge them to attend the initial meeting.
A rising vote of thanks was tendered Dr. Jabez N. Jackson for his efforts in bebalf of the new organization and for his generous entertain. ment of the committee, after which the committee adjourned to meet on the evening preceding the first meeting of the association at Oklahoma City.
F. H. CLARK, Secretary-Treasurer.
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LEADING ARTICLES A CASE OF CAMPHOR POISONING.*
0. M. RHODES, B. S., M. D.
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. On August 25, 1905, just at the noon bour, I was called by phone to come three miles into the country. A woman was pboning,
ing, and as she was excited and crying, I was un able to get the details, but managed to infer that something serious bad happened her husband. I was there in about fifteen min. utes. Several neighbor men who were help. ing on the farm were rubbing and doing such things as seemed to them best to relieve the victim, whom I found sitting in a chair, fear. ing to lie down and being unable to stand. Respirations 60-70 per minute; pulse 130 and weak, but regular. Face bore an anxious expression and was very pale; lips cyanotio; pupils practically normal and equally dilated. Cold perspiration on forehead and face; extremities cold and trembling. Patient was thorougbly conscious but was unable to speak above a wbisper, and then but a few words and with much difficulty.
On inquiry I suoceeded in gathering from the patient himself that he had taken a dose
*Read before the Brainard District Medical Society, at Bloomington, Ill., October 26, 1905.
have a case either of wood alcohol or camphor poisoning, but on smelling the bottle I de. cided it must be camphor.
Immediately gave 1.250 gr. of glonoin by the mouth and 1-30 gr. of strychnia nitrate bypodermically. Within a very few minutes there was a cessation of difficult breathing, but it was soon followed by another wavelike attaok which began, as the patient afterwards told me, in the feet and swept up the limbs and arms to the back, and finally to the top of the head. This be complained of as being a very peculiar feeling, as if the top of his bead were lifting off, or as if he were swinging in the air. Marked dyspnea ao. companied each wave-like attack, wbiob was increasing in frequency, duration and sever. ity until tbe glonoin and stryobnia were given.
Shortly after giving the above I gave a pint of warm water, to which a little salt had been added, to precipitate any camphor remaining in the stomach, and also to promote vomiting, the patient at this time being suffciently recovered to objeot strenuously to the passage of the stomach tube. The warm salt water produced free epmeses. The vomited matter consisted of material resembling the precipitate formed by placing camphor in water and smelled strongly of camphor. Sev. eral pints of the warm salt solution were repeated and vomited until the stomach was apparently pretty well cleansed.
“From this time on the improvement was rapid, but there was slight dyspnea for a day or so, and from the continuance of a few doses of glonoin and stryobnia no further attention was given. As expressed by the patient after the attack there was no pain at all, at any time. There was a tingling and numbness of the whole body, beginning in the toes and extending upwards, and for the time being a paralysis of the legs. There was a feeling of swinging in the air and a sense of impending death from inability to breathe.
There was no nausea before the warm salt solution was given, no cramps or diarrhea.
By way of explanation I will say that the mixture taken (sample exbibited) was said to be made up of two ounces of gum camphor dissolved in one pint of alcohol, or sixty grains of camphor to one ounce of solution or seven and one-half grains to the drachm of solution.
The patient bad been in the babit of tak. soul, are quite numerous, from the represening a teaspoonful of this solution at fre. tation of the infant, to that of the old man or quent intervals with no ill-effect, but this woman, from the fat to the lean, and with time took without measuring, probably twice every expression of physiognomy, tbe sad the that amount or two teaspoonful of solution. joyous, the angry, etc. Many are shown
As the ordinary so-called teaspoon holds with musical instruments in their bands. considerably more than one dram, it is fair Curator Chas. W. Mead of the Department to suppose tbat the individual had been in of Archeology, in the American Museum of the habit of taking about 10 grs. of camphor Natural History, New York, has fully studied cr the maximum dose, but this time, probably the question of the musical instruments of took between 20 and 30 grains.
the Incas of old Peru. He has published a According to Potter as many as 2 grs. of plate, showing an ancient Peruvian dance campbor have been taken without fatal re. around the wine or water bottles of old Peru sults, yet li or 7 grs., bave produced extreme placed upon the ground. One of the dancers drowsiness and weakness of the pulse. Twenty is represented with a square block for a grs. laid an Alpine guide up for a day. foot, evidently he was a cripple. The musi
It was about one-half bour after the cal instruments represonted at the dance, are dose had been taken that I saw the case, being played. There is a newly born cbild and I was not with him more than one hour. shown tied to the back of a woman. The
plate is a reproduction of the decoration on a pottery vessel of old Peru. Drums which are
represented in the hands of some of the huTHE HUACOS (MUMMY-GRAVE) POT- man shaped grave potteries of Peru
TERIES OF OLD PERU (A STUDY IN found buried with the mummies, only their PRE-COLUMBIAN PATHOLOGY).
representations in the clay of the vessels.
The skins of some of the old Peruvian ALBERT S. ASHMEAD, M. D.
drums were obtained from the human skin of an enemy. The drum idea, therefore, was
not consonant with the idea of the soul's On digging up the graves of the cemeteries peaceful passage to Paradise. Wine and of ancient Peru, we find by the side of the water bottles, as we find them in the graves, mummified body certain objects of use to are conneoted with the sick or dying, the him. His pious bands always have placed thirsty, and those needing medical care, or within reach somethings thought to be nec. administration of liquid medicine. The essary for his eternal voyage. In so dry a drums were beaten only to ward off sickness. climate as Peru is, drink especially was These wine or water bottle dances of old thought to be indispensable. Hence the Peru were in reality "sick dances." The greatest care was taken that tbe departed participants auted around the wine or water loved one shuuld have at hand a number of bottles, which at the death of patients, clay vessels or bottles, filled with wine or would be buried, us the image of the diswater, so that thirst might be appeased. eased one, as his "double,” or representative
These vases are of human sbape. And as of his soul, in the grave with him. in the case of those little statuettes cf the The musical instruments then in the bands Egyptians, or of the earthern glasses of the of so many siok or mutilated persons in sup. Greeks in the tombs of Tanagras, these huacos plicant attitudes represented in clay, on the pots of the old Peruvians, commard our mummy-grave pots, does not mean in my greatest admiration.
opinion, that the individuals represented as Historians agree in recognizing in those holding them were really beggars, because of Grecian and Egyptian images the double or their mutilations, but rather that they were soul which survives the departed one. Death sick persons, and were applying superstitious was believed to be only definitive, when the medical care, the best they knew; they were statuetttes had disappeared.
trying to frighten away the evil spirit of This belief in a soul, so widespread in all their diseased condition. It was, like their peoples, also existed in old Peru. To more dances were, a medical performance or treatcompletely satisfy it, these people, of the an- ment. They perhaps supplicated some god, cient Inoan civilization, found it convenient in this superstitious manner of praying to to transform their drinking vessels into the cure themselves of their diseases. image of the deceased. The potteries thus There are other interesting and character. had a pleasing reality also to the artist, who istic vases representative of mutilations of evidently took keen delight in depicting this the nose, lips and legs on the anthropomor. belief, to make it more real. The variations phous olay figures. These more particularly in form and manner of exhibition of the have given rise, for several years past, to es.