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Iron in some form is necessary. Blaud's NEW MEDICAL COLLEGE ORGANIZED. — mass freshly prepared is usually preferred. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Give one pill three times a day, after each Little Rock has been incorporated by Drs. meal, the first week of treatment; during the Joseph P. Runyan, William P. Illing, David second week two pills three times daily, and O. Walt, Arthur E. Sweatland, Charles C. during the third week three pills three times Stephenson, Joseph P. Sheppard, Beauredaily. The dose may be diminished, but the gard W. Flinn, Charles R. Shinault, S. Paul patient should bave some salt of iron for Vaughter, Edwin Meek, Thomas E. Hodge, three months at least. Not uncommonly, the George M. D, Cantrell, William B. Hughes, anemia will assume an obdurate persistency, W. B. Smith, Emmet N. Davis, Clinton P. and defy your best laid schemes.
Meriwether, Daniel R. Hardeman and Rezin Under these circumstances the patient W. Lindsey, with a capital stock of $100,000, should go to a chaly beate spring. The amount of which $55,000 has been subscribed, to of dilution is a matter of the greatest moment conduct a school for the teacbing of medicine in attempting to bring the system under the and surgery in all their branobes; of pharinfluence of chaly beates in many cases. Iron macy and dentistry; a training school for is more effective when taken with large nurses, and to maintain and operate a sani. draughts of water. Under certain conditions, tarium and bospital. The officers chosen are water is a benjatic. Not only does water as follows: Dr. Charles R. Shinault, presi. wash away the accumulated waste matter, but dent; Dr. George M. D. Cantrell, vice-presi. in doing so it paves the way for the growth dent; Dr. William P. Illing, secretary and of new material.
treasurer, and Drs. Charles Ř Sbinault, WilThe cheerful society and babits of others liam P. Illing, David C. Walt, Arthur E. at chaly beate springs form a great incentive Sweatland and Edward Meek, directors. The to invalids, who are inolined to be despon. board of directors, at a meeting, July 14, dept, to exert themselves, and so aid in their elected Dr. Jospeh P. Runyan, dean, and Dr. recovery.
William P. Illing, secretary of the college. These faots alone often make the difference The directors also elected the following between failure at home and success at a members of the faculty: Dr. Arthur E. Sweatspring.
land, professor of anatomy; Dr. Thomas E. The arsenate of iron, 1-6 gr. three times a Hodges, associate professor of anatomy and day, increased if necessary, is a powerful lecturer on osteology; Dr. S. Paul Vaughter, remedy in chlorosis.
associate professor and demonstrator of anatStrychnine, quassin, or some other equally omy; Dr. Beauregard W. Flinn, professor of good bitter tonio, may be given before meals physiology; Dr. Emmet N. Davis, professor if the appetite is poor.
of chemistry; Dr. Rezin W. Lindsey, proHydriatic measures, such as cold sponging fessor of clinical medicine; Dr. George M.D. over the spine, and inside and outside the Cantrell, professor of physical diangosis and thighs; general graduated cold baths with diseases of the chest; Dr. David C. Walt, probrisk rubbing, cold abdominal douche, and fessor of the theory and practice of medicine; general massage, will be found of great bene. Dr. Clinton P. Meriwether, professor of fit. Cold water properly applied is one of materia medica and therapeutics; Dr. Edwin the most valuable curative measures in Meek, professor of obstetrics; Dr. Daniel R. chlorosis.
Hardeman, professor of diseases of children; Quite often it will be found that the iron Dr. William P. Illing, professor of mental simply passes through the bowels and is and nervous diseases; Dr. C. Travis Drenejected, or else it accumulates in the liver, nen, professor of syphilology and dermatol. in both cases failing to be utilized and as ogy; Dr. Charles C. Stephenson, professor similated into a living part of the vitalized of disease of the eye. ear, nose and throat; organism. In this case it has been found Dr. Joseph P. Sheppard, professor of genitothat the addition of nuclein solution to the urinary diseases; professor of pathology, to prescription, in doses not exceeding a dracbm be supplied; Dr. Joseph P. Runyan, prodaily, preferably administered by being fessor of surgery; Dr. Charles R. Sbinault, dropped on the tongue, apparently causes professor of gynecology; W. B. Smith, prothe fixation of the iron in the blood and tis. fessor of medical jurisprudence and M. E. sues; and the gain will far exceed that ac. Dunaway, professor of English and literaoruing frum the use of either iron or nuclein ture. The adjunct professors and clinical alone.
assistants will be supplied later.
ENONYMIN is claimed to be an excellent JUGLANS is a good vermifuge and it is remedy for prostration with irritation of olaimed that it has destroyed tape-worms. nerve centers,
THE MEDICAL FORTNIGHTLY
F. P. NORBURY, Nervous and Mental Diseases.
V. H. VOGT, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
T. A. HOPKINS, Genito-Urinary Diseases.
and to the numerous entertainments offered by the Provincial organization.
A matter of not a little interest was the Issued Tenth and Twenty-Fifth of Every Month. wearing of Academic regalia by the officers, THOMAS A. HOPKINS,
speakers and invited guests at the general Managing Editor.
sessions. The impressiveness of ceremonial at Editorial Staff:
these sessions is a thing unusual in America 0. E. LADEMANN, Internal Medicine.
and might be advantageously copied by us. JOHN MCHALE DEAN, Surgery.
The principal addresses of the meeting were R. B. H GRADWOHL Pathology and Bacteriology. the Address in Medicine by Sir James Barr, WALDEMAR FISCHER, Ophthalmology.
M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.S.M., who spoke on A. LEVY, Pediatrics.
“The Circulation · Viewed from the Peri. W.T. HIRSCHI. Therapeutics. A. F. KOETTER, Otology.
pheral Standpoint;" the Address in Surgery HERMAN STOLTE, Laryngology and Rhinology.
by Sir Victor Horsley, M.B., F.R.C.S., F.R.
S., on "The Technique of Operations on the Editorial Rooms, Suite 319-321 Century Building, St. Louis.
Central Nervous System;" and the Address in Obstetrics by Walter Spencer Anderson
Griffith, M.D., F.R.C.S., on “The Teaching EDITORIAL
of Obstetrics." Each of these addresses was
a masterpiece, that of Sir Victor Horsley THE recent convention of the British Medi- was especially remarkable, and we regret cal Association in Toronto was easily the that every reader of the FORTNIGHTLY could
most important medical not bave heard it. Unfortunately it is of a
event of the year, for obaracter that we may not reproduce it. The Toronto the American continent, The work of the thirteen sections was upi. Meeting of the if not for the world, and formly excellent, the presence in each sec. British Medical it is a matter of con. tion of various celebrities from various cor. Association. gratulation to Ameri. ners of the British domain contributed materi.
cans that so many of ally to the interest for Canadians and Ameri
our physicians were able oans present. It was a great privilege to to be present. The Association convened on listen to such men as Drs. Norman Walker, the morning of the 21st, the general sessions J. Dundas Grant, Sir Thos. Barlow, Sir being held in Convocation Hall and the thir. Wm. Broadbent, Osler, Adami, Murdoch teen sections meeting in the neighboring Cameron, Sir Hector Clare Cameron, and buildings of Toronto University. As a others too numerous to mention. To us it meeting-place the University left nothing to was a little disappointing that so generous a be desired, the buildings are splendidly ar. place on the program was allowed the ranged for the purpose and the Campus, or American profession, flattering though the Queen's Park as it is called, made the sur. fact is, for we desired the British to buve roundings charming in the extreme. Unfor. the floor as much of the time as was possitunately the days of the meeting were so ex. ble. Among the papers read, by Americans tremely warm that life was a burden for those were three by men from St. Louis, Drs. Jas. who had gone North with an expectation of Moores Ball, Geo. Homan and H. W. Loeb finding a very different temperature; the doing the hovors for our city in this. beat to a degree affected the enthusiasm of Aside from the scientific entertainment of the gathering, but there being no other ad. the occasion the members of the Association verse condition no material lack of interest feasted and feted from their arrival to their was manifest, and meeting was ultimately departure. Various excursions were arranged, a tremendous success.
to Niagara, to the Thousand Islands, to Mus. The organization of this Association at. koka, and to many other points, and members tracted considerable interest among the Amer of the Association generally availed themican visitors, the committees and subcom. selves of so much as their time would allow.' mittees, with their various ramifications Those Americans who were a little apprehenseemed complicated, and to some extent sive that our going was at a bad time, as the confusing, but the machinery worked with Canadian profession would bave its bands such smoothness as indicated absolute un- full with the entertainment of its guests from derstanding in every department, a matter across the ocean, and would bave little time which does not always so noticeably exist in for near neighbors, were given a demonstraour own larger gatherings. Visitors from tion of what genuine Canadian hospitality America were accorded all privileges of means, and none of us returned with any members for the time, wearing the member's doubt of what Canada can do when she in. button and being welcome at all meetings tends doing it.
The total registration up to noon, August cause another lacks our balance and commits 24, was 1,986, of whom 650 were from the excesses. Impartially weighing the evidence United States. Of these 1,390 were registered leaves no doubt that the lid is a good thing as members and 596 as visitors.
and should continue. The lid has spread Of those registered as mein bers, 1,078 were from Missouri to all sections of the conti. from the Dominion of Canada, 145 from nent and is, in some places, more strictly on England, 48 from Scotland, 19 from Ireland, than here, clcsing saloons in the evening, 4 from Wales, 17 from the British colonies, covering other lines of business in its Sun3 from Continental Europe, and 54 froin the day requirement and in places working a real United States, chiefly from the following hardship, but in spite of this we believe that states: New York, 9; Illinois, 7; Massachu. tbe lid works to the advantage of the vast setts, 5; Miobigan, 4, Missouri, 1, eto. majority of our people. In this connection
Of the 596 visitors, 8 registered from Eu. it was a matter of not a little interest that rope, 26 from Canada, and the remainder, 562 men of such scientific position as Sir Viotor from the United States.
Horsley and Professor Woodhead, of Cam. The following physicians from Missouri bridge, have lately declared before the British attended the meeting: Drs. W. B. Dorsett, Association that alcohol is worthless, or W. E. Fischel, Roland Hill, Geo. Homan, nearly so, as a medicine, and that milk and Jas. Moores Ball, Howard Carter, Jno. M. soda is a better tonic for the sick, and in Dean, Thos. A. Hopkins, Chas. H. Hughes, this they were upheld by many of our fore. J. Ellis Jennings, H. W. Loeb, Frank J. most physician as well as a number from Lutz, Mary H. McLean, K. C. Millican, E. abroad, when this can happen the man who W. Spooner, A. H. Meisen bach, A. J. Steele, make "medicine" an excuse for his daily St. Louis: 0. L. McKillip, C. A. Ritter, dram had better be looking for another exKansas City; Chas. Wood Fassett, St.Josepb. cuse, for he is losing his backing. We are not
quite ready to accept Sir Victor's belief as final, but we can agree that mighty little that
is good comes from it except when it is used It is now some months since the Governor as a medicine. inaugurated the enforcement of the law requiring that saloons be
Speaking of lids, the association journal closed on Sundays. no tells us that France is to have the real thing The Lid.
community has felt the in this line:
effect of this more than "A bill has been before the French parSt. Louis, for here the requirement bas been liament for fifteen years and has finally been enforced and continuously effective longer passed which imposes Sunday rest. Compul. than at any other point. It would seem tbat sory closing of shops on Sunday is now rethe benefit or detriment of the law must by quired, and cessation of week-day work is imthis time be generally recognized, though perative on all employes or workmen in a there is really no concerted sentiment on the manufacturing or commercial establishment subject. Our coroner tells us that there has or its dependencies, whatever its nature, pub. been a material decrease in homicide; from lic or private, lay or clerical, even if it has a the dispensaries we learn of a largely de. character of professional instruction or benev. oreased number of stabbings, shootings, eto, olence There are numerous exceptions proand from the police department comes a def. vided for. Whenever it is evident that the inite statement that arrests are fewer from the Sunday rest for all the personnel of an estaboffences of intoxication, fighting, beatings lishment would be prejudical to the public and the interference with the rights of others or would compromise the normal function in ways which call for police interference; ing of the establishment, the day of rest can the citizens of St. Louis appreciate the un. be given on some other day than on the Sun. questionable fact that we have a more or day or divided among several days, or the perderly city than we had when we were “wide sonnel of the establishment may take turns open.” Whether there will be demonstrated in the Sunday rest. A special permit is better health conditions later, which may be necessary to have a right to these excepa result, it is still too early to predict, but it tional privileges of remaining open all or would appear possible. On the other side, we part of Sunday, except in the case of bosbave our ideas of inherent liberty of action, pitals, dispensaries, drug stores and saloons. and our dislike for anything which may even The Semaine Medicale laments this special in a slight degree interfere with the catering favor granted to saloons, stating that there to our individual appetites, and we do not is one saloon in France for every fifteen like to be held responsible for the errors of adult males, and their closing on Sunday others, or to be deprived of something be- would be a national blessing."
DR. John W. STEVENS cally attention to this ORGANIZATION MEETING.-The Committee subjeot as one of much importance to the on Organization of the proposed "Medical
general practitioner who Association of the Southwest,” has oulled a
first sees these cases meeting at Oklahoma City, for Ootober 30 The Insane
(Med. Record, Aug. 18). and 31, at which time joint sessions will be Lovers.
They are not uncom. beld with the Tri-State Medical Society of
mon in asylums and in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Dr. F. H. neurological practice. The patient may seem Clark, temporary secretary, El Reno, Okla. clear and rational on all other subjects, so that for some time she is considered entirely
SLEEPING SICKNESS. -For the sleeping sane. The maniacal insane lovers differ in
sickness there is no remedy, declared Pro. certain prominent features from those of the
fessor Koch in a recent lecture on his return paranoid class. In the former group the ori.
from a journey of investigation in Africa.
He hoped, however, that the infection might gin of this love is always to be traced to
be ended by the extermation of the insect the abnormal sexual excitement, inoreased sus.
(which propagates slowly), by burning the ceptibility to stimuli, facilitated release of impulses, and the lack of the restraining in undergrowth at its favorite home. fluence of the ethical sensibilities in the pres. THE GERMAN BIRTH-RATE..-A statistical reence of the elation and sense of well-being. port recently presented to the German im perAt the beginning of this condition delusions
ial chancellor is said to show that the birthand hallucinations are nearly always absent.
rate Germany is receding rapidly at any rate In the paranoid case this love is only a part
in in the towns. In 1904 the birth-rate was of progressive and systematized delusional
30.5 per 10,000 inhabitants against 30.9 in state. A strangely erotio element is not
1903, 32.1 in 1902, 33.4 in 1901, and 33.7 in necessarily present. The maniacal patient
1900. The decrease, therefore, is continuous, often recognizes the abnormal nature of
and has begun to cause anxiety. her impulses, while the paranoiac never does. The paranoiao is practically always monoga- MISSISSIPPI VALLEY MEDICAL ASSOCIAmous, the maniacal often polygamous. In TION.—The next meeting of the Mississippi the latter the lore disappears with the sub. Valley Medical Association will be held at sidence of the active symptoms of the indi. Hot Springs, Arkansas, November 6, 7 and vidual attack, while in the former it remains 8, under the presidency of Dr. J. H. Carthroughout life. These patients should be stens, of Detroit, Mich. The annual ad. carefully looked out for, not only for their dresses will be delivered by Dr. Frank Parown sake, but for the sake of their victims. sons Norbury, Jacksonville, Ill., in Medicine,
and by Dr Florus F. Lawrence, of Colum
bus, Ohio, in Surgery. Dr. Norbury bas TRI-STATE MEETING.–The Tri-State Med.
chosen for the subject of his address, "Clinical Association held its thirty-third annual
ical Psychology," and Dr. Lawrence will meeting at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, July 31 and
discuss in his address, "Surgical Principles August 1 and 2. Dr. Charles D. Aaron, De.
and Theories.” In addition to these ad.
dresses tbere will be the annual address of troit, Mich., was elected president; Dr. Theo.
the President, Dr. Carstens. Elaborate ar. dore F. Wood, Angola, Ind., vice-president; Dr. William F. Shumaker, Butler, Ind, sec.
rangements have been made by the local proretary, and Dr. Joseph A. Weitz, Montpe
fession of Hot Springs to entertain the vis. lier, Ohio, treasurer.
iting doctors and their wives, the meeting
being held at the “Eastman” hotel, which THE AMERICAN ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATION. will be specially opened in advance of the -The twentieth annual meeting of the Amer season to accommodate the Association. A ican Orthopedic Society was held in Toronto, cordial invitation is extended to every physi. Ontario, August 20.23. The Association cian in the valley to attend this meeting for elected the following officers for the coming which a large number of interesting and valyear: President, Dr. Joel E. Goldthwait, uable papers have been promised. The Boston; vice-presidents, Dr. Henry Ling headquarters will be at the beautiful “ArTaylor, New York; and Dr. Ansel G. Cook, lington," where reduced rates will be in efHartford, Conn.; secretary, Dr. Robert B. fect for the occasion. We would urge our Osgood, Boston; treasurer, Dr. E. G. Brack- readers to make early reservation of rooms, ett, Boston; executive committee, Dr. John and avoid the risk of being crowded out, as Ridlon, Chicago; Dr. D. R. Townsend, New the attendance is sure to be large. CommuniYork; Dr. H. Augustus Wilson, Philadel. cations regarding papers should be addressed pbia; Dr. Goldthwait and Dr. Osgood, ex. to the secretary, Dr. Henry E. Tuley, 111 officio.
W. Kentucky street, Louisville, Ky.
liety, and. Shuma, Ind., dent; Dr.
A NON-SURGICAL TREATISE ON DISEASES OF THE PROSTATE AND ADNEXA. By Geo. W. Overall.
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“RUNNING WATER.”— The This little booklet should be elaburated
September into a book of greater size and detail. There
chapters of A. E. W. Mason's new novel in
The Century, "Running Water,” a tale is a definite call for books dealing with medi. cal history; these are days of increasing in.
whose scenes so far are set chiefly in the terest in the historical aspeot of things gen.
Alps, bring a bint as to the title. Sylvia erally and medicine is feeling the drift.
Tbesiger, the girl of elusive charm and
doubtful antecedents, is on her way to her Dr. Kemper has given us an admirable
first mountain ascent, and there is a chance book, full of interest and artistically gotten
meeting with Chayne, the fine, strong char. up, and the only suggestion that occurs to
acter whose love of the Alps and Alpine us for its improvement is that it is too condensed for a work of its character.
climbing is his one passion. “I shall hardly know whether I sleep or wake, with the noise of that stream rising through my window,”
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of Anne Warner's mirthful “Seeing France largely devises his own instruments and they with Uncle John," and short stories from appear to be good if we may trust the illus Edgar Jepson, Grace S. H. Tytus, Alice B. tration and description; however, from the Morrison, Dorothea Deaking and Maurice contour of the bladder, as shown in these il. Francis Egan, who contributes another lustrations, we are not certain that the instru. “Sexton Maginnis'' tale. ments are at all what they are pictured, the bladders though supposedly normal in con. tour, show an artistically perfect uraohus
MEDICINES BEST GIVEN ALONE.—Acetate
of lead, nitrate of silver, iodide of potassium, widely patulous to its apex at the umbilicus. If discriminatingly read in connection with
and bichloride of mercury are all best prelarger treatises on these subjects, a vast deal
scribed alone, being incompatible, or at least
ineligible, with almost everything, the aceof practical information which is available for immediate (ise will be found in the volume.
tate of lead and nitrate of silver may be prescribed with opium, and iodide of potassium and bichloride of mercury with sarsaparilla, or with each other.
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