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ple to health without material aid is impossi. on the skin that are left by the sweat and ble. To keep them well without material aid tend to retard the evaporation and to emafter they bave been restored to health is barrass the excretion of heat. 3. Give plenty equally impossible. Most.cf them go under of cool boiled water to drink, thus replacing unless assisted. In other words, this prob. that lost by perspiration. 4. Pasteurize all lem is a sociological one and must be dealt food of well infants to retard decomposition. with as such. The cost of living in America 5. In close or muggy weather, or, if the and the average daily income of the class ap. humidity is bigb, dilute the food to one-half plying to such institutions for treatment do with boiled water. In very mild weather, with not balance. It is impossible for one making high temperature, stop milk and feed with the daily average income of these people to gruels till the humid spell is over. 6. On get well. One earning but $1.34 per day if warm, humid nights stop milk feeding, as healthy cannot remain healthy on such an the humidity is greater at night, though the income, and one suffering from a obrcnic ail. temperature may be lower. Feed gruels or ment, such as tuberculosis cannot get well. whey, which produce little heat. 7. For diarFood and housing are important factors in thea, give castor oil or calomel to eliminate the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. decomposing food. Stop milk feeding temBoth are bigb-priced.
porarily. If the air is hot but dry,milk may What good is acoomplished by all this be resumed with high humidity, feed gruels work. The good oomes, says Flick, from the or whey to starve out putrefactive bacteria prevention which is brought about.
and get back to milk very cautiously. 8. Treatment of these people and prolonga. Keep up a good air circulation, as stagnant tion of their lives give opportunity to teach air soon hecomes saturated, thus preventing those who have the disease, and those about perspiration and heat absorption. them metbods of prevention. All who bave not yet had an implantation can be protected against implantation; many of those who have already had implantation can be pre. A GOOD story comes from the City Dispen. vented from getting the full development of sary, which demonstrates the wisdom bebind the disease; of those who have the disease in
osteopathy. A lady a full developed state, most will have to die.
'phoned the dispensary The fruit of the labor is in saving those who
that she wished a phy. are still in health.
sician to call and examThe remainder of the report is a splendid
ine two "doctors' who monument to the workers who have compiled were suffering from a suspicious eruption. it. The institution is doing most creditable The dispensary, physician responded, and work, and the reading of this report should found two osteopaths with an eruption so inspire all medical men to join with them in obvious that it was quite beyond 'auspicthe great propaganda of prevention and the ion.". Questioning developed that they had saving of healthy human lives who have not been treating a child for suoh an eruption yet been infeoted.
R. B. H. G. whiob they had diagnosed as due to a luxa
tion of one of the dorsal vertebra." Investi.
gation showed that the child and its "doc. DR. G. R. PISEK, New York (Jour. A.M.A.), tore" had the smallpox, and they were sent calls attention to the importance of the to quarantine. It is safe to say that these
proper excretion of heat osteopaths will hereafter have a belief in
to infant health and something other than dislocation when they Hot Weather
how it is affected by Feeding of
see this form of eruption, but what of the diet, atmospherio hu. community wbile others are learning the Infants.
midity, etc. The tem- same lesson?
perature of the air, therefore, is not a safe guide to follow in judging summer conditions and the causes of ICHTHYOL.-So eminent an authority as digestive disturbances in infants. The need Dr. Bulkley, says that ichthyol stands very of care to prevent food infection still further bigh in importance among the newer addi. complicating the conditions is also pointed tions to the therapeutics of dermatology. In out. He sums up his conclusions, in sub. eczema in 10 per cent ointment, in dermatitis stance, as follows: 1. In warm weather keep herpetiformis in 5, 10 or even 20 per cent a light woolen garment over the abdomen to aqueous solution, in burns 6 to 10 per cent prevent sudden chilling and retention of heat ichttyol ointment, in pruritus api as ointby suppression of perspiration. 2. Bathe ment or wash, in chronio nlcers of the leg in the child twice daily to remove salts and fats stronger solutions.
THE REVIEWER'S TABLE the narrower and more strictly personal items Books, Reprints, and Instruments for this department, should of the teaching. Some teachers hold that be sent to the Editors, St. Louis.
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a good method. The pronunciation of techpractical work we are again impressed with
rical terms is so irregular, and many of them the remarkable progress which is being made
are so strange to students, that they are enin this special branch of science. These are
tered erroneously in the notes and serious days of applied chemistry, and today as never
errors may be inade and persist. The writ. before the student must leave his college
ten word is necessary to full knowledge; the with a thorough working knowledge of pby.
conipend affords this aid. The merit of any siological chemistry. This volume bas been
compend will depend on the correctness of the prepared with an aim of imparting accurate
statements and the clearness and conciseness knowledge through the student's own observ.
of the text.” ation, it purposes guiding his experiments
In this little volume Prof. Leffmann conthrough accurate and scientifio channels that
cisely considers organic and inorganic chem. the results may be in the highest degree prac. istry in so far as a knowledge thereof is nec. tical. The work has been arranged to re.
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ing the volume with practical discussions only such reagents as are easily obtainable.
of uranalysis, the obemistry of milk, blood The text has been made concise, yet explicit
tissues and secretions, eto. The book is ex. in matter of pecessary detail. Revision has
cellent in every sense, and will continue placed the instruction abreast with the
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W.C. Abbott, M.D., editor of the American Journal of Clin
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The remarkable enthusiasm of those who are using alkaloidal therapy has been so often
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The Iowa Euthanasia Proposition — The ZOROASTRIANISM TO-DAY.–Probably no Metro.Therapy or Metrotherapy of Neuras. man living today has been privileged to know thenia-Congressman Brownlaw's Billso much of the so-called fire-worshipers of Characteristic of tbe Doctors Charity and Yezd as A. V. Williams Jackson, professor Likewise of the Other Fellow-Terrible Rail. of Indu-Iranian languages at Columbia Uni. way Fatality-Pertinent Protest Against versity. On his recent visit to Yezd be was 'Overstudy-Lower Ceilings and Patent Fix. an honored guest of Dinyar Bahram, head tures-Remarkable Publio Press Statementof the Zoroastrian community there, met Hospital Provision for the Insane and Delir. many other notable Zoroastrians, visited one ious— Missouri's New Prison Hospital-A of the fire temples, and was allowed access to Negro Saved from Mob Becomes Insane-An interesting manuscripts. His account cf this American Institute for Psychological Revisit and of "A Religion Nearly Three Thous- search is Projeoted for America-Oklahoma and Years Old” will be a feature of the Sep. Insane Asylum Burned—The Moro Immolatem ber Century and promises to read like a tion Psychologically considered-Instances page out of the past of another world--for of Psychic Cause Blindness—The National this community of fire-worshipers is fifteen Druggist. hundred years more ancient than the Coptio monasteries. '
MORRIS' ANATOMY UNDER AMERICAN ED. THE summer number of The Quarterly
ITORSHIP.-A new edition of Morris' AnatJournal of Inebriety is a particularly nota.
omy is announced by P. Blakiston's Son &
Co., wbioh will shortly be in the bands of ble issue of this always interesting and valu. able publication. It has been greatly en.
the profession. It will contain two features larged and its typographical appearance is
which, aside from other considerations, must exceptionally attractive. Among the leading
appeal particularly to all teachers and stu. articles in this number are: “The Relation
dents of the subject who desire a text-book of Alcohol to Tuberculosis,''by J. W. Gros
embodying the best modern thought, methods venor, M. D.; "Physiological Action of Tea
of study and results of recent investigation. as a Beverage,” by Sir Lander Brunton, M.
These are, first, the fact that seven of the D.; "Morbid Predisposing Canses in Dipso
best known American anatomists bave been mania,” by W. L. Howard, M.D.; "Reflexes
prevailed upon to write, rewrite and revise from the Eye in Narcosomania," by T. H.
various sections. Second, the adoption of Evans, M.D.; "The Alcohol Cult,” by John
the new (B. N. A.) nomenclature. The ef. Madden, M.D.; “Comparison of the Effects
fort to systematize and regulate the anatomof Alcobol and Opium,” by W. H. Park, M.
ical nomenclature has received in no other D., and two articles by the editor, Dr. T. D.
country outside of Germany so much encour. Crothers, on “Unrecognized Toxic Insani.
agement as in the United States. There are ties" and "Farmfield Reformatory for Ine.
many reasons which favor its general adopbriate Women.” Many pages of sound edi.
tion and there have been no good arguments torials, entertaining abstracts, book reviews
advanced against it. It contains but few and comments complete an issue that will
terms not easily recognizable by those who prove of interest and value to every physi.
have been accustomed to the old, and its use cian. (Boston: $2.00 a year.)
renders the literature of other countries more
readily understandable by students who conTHE ALIENIST AND NEUROLOGIST for Au. tinue their studies in foreign tongues, and gust will contain, besides the usual number facilitates reference to the translations of sev.
eral German Atlases now used extensively in REPORTS ON PROGRESS this country. The literature of anatomy, comprising the Regular Contributions of the Fortnightly Deembryology and histology has been enriched by recent investigations of Americans, and the work accomplished in the laboratories
INTERNAL MEDICINE. of American medical schools has been recognized throughout the scientific world. It
0. E. LADEMANN, M. D. is eminently proper that in a new edition of Estimation of Uric Acid in the Urine.a book such as Morris, American students Kowarske (Deutsche Med. Wochenschrift, and American work should be recognized. No. 25, 1906) proposes a modification of Those who have taken this burden upon Hopkin's method, whiob, in addition to its their shoulders are men who have had ex- acuraoy posessses the following advantages: perience as teachers and investigators, men (1) Comparatively little time is consumed in who are acquainted with the trend of mod. its performance; (2) No especially con. ern thought, with recent literature and with structed apparatus is necessary; a centrifuge, the best methods presenting and teaching pipette and hurette is all that is required; (3) the subjeots which they discuss. The pub.. The analysis requires but a small amount of lisbers have spared no outlay to forward the urine; the method, therefore, is equally appli. aims and wishes of all contributors; many cable for scientifio investigation on metabo. illustrations wbich appeared in previous edi. lism in small animals; (4) Several uric acid tions have been omitted, others have been estimations can be simultaneously made with improved, a large number of new figures but little additional time. The estimation is have been made from drawings specially pre made as follows: Ten co. of urine, measured pared for the purpose, and pictures from other in a pipette, are placed into a thin centrifugal books have been inoluded where they served tube, with a capacity of 15 cc., add to this the desired purpose.
two or three drops of ammonia and three
grams of ammonium chloride; cork the tube ALFRED BEIT, the South African multi
with a well fitting rubber stopper and shake · millionaire, died the other day. His estate is the contents until the ammonium obloride is estimated at $500,000,000. He did not take all dissolved. The urates of ammonia separ. it with him!
ate in the form of a flocculent sediment, the
separation being complete after standing two LOBELIN.--In spasmodio retention of urine
hours. A two minute centrifugation will due to strioture, give gr. 1-13, every ten min.
suffice to precipitate the sediment firmly to utes, after atropine gr. 1-250, in a little hot
the bottom so that the supernatant fluid can water. Dissolve gr. 1.67 lobelin in twenty
be decanted by gently tilting the tube. In drops of hot water and inject into the deep
deoanting care should be taken not to disturb urethra. - Candler, American Jour, of Clin
Five drops of concentrated ical Medicine.
hydrochloric acid are now added to the sedi. An English traveler once met a companion ment and the whole gently heated over a small sitting in a state of the most, woeful despair, flame, whereupon the ammonium urate disand apparently near the last agonies, by tbe solves and uric acid appears in the form of a side of one of the mountain lakes of Switzer. fine crystaline sediment. One hours standland. He inquired the cause of his suffer. ing is required to effect a complete uric acid ings. “Oh,” said the latter, “I was very hot separation. Two oc. of distilled water is then and thirsty and took a large draught of the added and the whole again centrifugated unclear water of the lake, and then sat down on til sedimentation is complete and the fluid this stone to consult my guide-book. To my above poured off. The sediment is now astonishment I found that the water of this slightly shaken with two or three co. lake is very poisonous ! Ob, I am a gone man of alcohol centrifugated and decanted. -I feel it running all over me. I have only The latter step is repeated two or three a few minutes to live! Remember me to~" times until the alcohol reacts neutral to “Let me see the guide-book,” said his friend. litmus paper. The entire process of washing Turning to the passage, he found, "L'eau should not require more than three or ove du lao est bien poissoneux (“The water of minutes. After the final alcoholio washing and this lake abounds in fish”). "Is that the decantation the sediment is slightly agitated meaning of it?" "Certainly." The dying with about two co. of hot distilled water to man looked up with radiant countenance. which is added several drops of the indicator “What would have become of you,” said his phenolphthalein and the hot solution titrated friend, "if I had not met you?” “I should with a one-fiftieth normal piperidin solution have died of imperfect knowledge of the in the ordinary manner until the rose color of Frenob language.”—Modern Eloquence. the solution remains permanent. The simple mathematical calculation of multiplying the trophy of the hypophyses be observed som. number of cubio centimeters of the piperidin nolence, while the same is equally true in con. solution used in titrating by 3.36 gives us the ditions where the secretion of the gland is number of milligrams of uric acid in 10 cc. augmented, as in slight pilocarpine intoxi. of urine. For instance we use 1.5 oc. pip. cation, in affections with an associated by. eridin we will then have in the 10 co. of peremia of the pituitary body, as drunkndoss, urine, 3.36x1.5=5.04 mg. of uric acid; 100 injury to the head and the like. Insomnia, cc. of urine 5.04x10=50.4 mg, or 0.0504 on the other hand, is noted wbere there is a grams, that is 0.0504 per cent of uric acid. hyposecretion of the gland as in destructive
or degenerative processes, in exophthalmic Tubercular Disposition of the Apices of the
goiter, where the gland has been found hard Lungs.-Hofbauer (Zeitschrift f. klin Medi. and small, those conditions with diminished zin, Bd. LIX., Heft. 1, 1906) discusses why glandular secretion resulting from nutritional the apices are more subjeot to the invasion of disturbances, as old age, inanition, neuras. the tubercle bacillus than other portions of thenia, eto., atropin by its glandular inhibitthe lungs. He believes this predisposition ing effect, and, finally, emotional influences is essentially due to differences in the physio- cause sleeplessness through a byposecretion. logical relationship. The respiratory variations in pressure are most marked in the cau. Angina pectoris as an Early Symptom of dal portions of the lungs, while in the remain Aneurism of the Aorta.–Osler (Med. Chron. ing parenchyma this pressure is less and in ioal, May, 1906) remarks tbat poin is one of the apices almost entirely wanting. This the earliest and most constant symptoms in pressure difference favors botb the blood and aneurism of the aorta, having observed it in Jymph supply, consequently its diminution 104 cases out of 132. The pain may have the or absence in the apices means a deficient character of true angina. This anginal type blood supply. Limited apical expansion, cocurred in 22 cases. A second type of pain therefore, favors the development of the tu. is sharp and neuralgic in character, often exbercle bacillus, not however, on account of tending along the course of the nerves. This the more firm lodgment of the inhaled parti. type, due to pressure of the aneurism on the cles as was formerly supposed but the result nerve, may also be paroxysmal and very greatly of poor nutrition.
in intensity. A third type of pain is dull
and boring'in character and is most common The Origin of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.— in erosion of the chest wall or spine. It is Schlossmann and St. Engel's (Deutsche Med. not always easy to distinguish this from the Wochenschrift, No. 27, 1906) research work second variety, but patients say they can ap. is a corroboration of Bebrings view and preciate the difference and it is this form that proves incontestably that pulmonary tuber is most severe. A fourth type of pain is reculosis may result from intestinal infection ferred to the nerves of the arm or to the with the tubercle bacillus. Their experi- skin in the precordial region, or to the pecments consisted in injecting into the ex. toral or sternocleido mastoid muscles. Pain posed stomach of guinea-pigs, under the down the left arm was a marked sympton strictest precautions, an emulsion of equal in 22 cases. Osler details the bistory of · parts of pure culture of tubercle bacilli and
Onges in which typical symptoms of angina
coges in which tvnical sum milk or cream. Tuberole bacilli find their pectoris preceded by a year or two the de. way into the lungs shortly after the injec. velopment of an aneurism. tion, as the authors demonstrated in a
Is Neuralgia a Functional Disease?-Gorguinea-pig four days old which had been subjected to the above experiment. This
don (New York Medical Journal, July 21, animal was killed six hours after the injec
1906) bases the following conclusions on a tion of the bacilli emulsion and particles of
study of the pathological findings of eight lung tissue were implanted intraperitoneally
cases of neuralgia, together with those of into a series of other guinea-pigs. These
other investigators: 1. The occurrence of animals, without excepton, all succumbed to
degeneration of the peripheral nerve is fre
quent if not constant in neuralgia. 2. That tuberculosis.
this nerve degeneration is very probably a priThe Origin of Sleep.-Salmon (Revue de mary condition, which as a neuritis assumes Medecine, vol. XXVI, No. 4, 1906) discusses an ascending course and involves secondarily at length the physiology of sleep, promulgat. the Gasserian ganglion. Although this coning the theory that it is due to some internal tention is still debatable, there is great prob. secretion of the pituitary body. He supports ability in favor of the above view. 3. The this view by presenting the following argu- blood vessels undoubtedly play a certain role ments. In eight cases of acromegaly and in in the causation of a degenerative state of other affections in which there is a hyper- the peripheral nerve. 4. That it is difficult