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DR. BURNETT's NEW SANITARIUM. - It is extremely gratifying to us to note the completion of the addition to Dr. Burnett's private home for nervous diseases in Kansas City, an institution that stands as a tribute to the soientifio ability and energy of its founder. Dr. Burnett's many pro. fessional friends in the Missouri Valley are fully appreciative of his conscientious zeal and painstaking care in the line wbich he has chosen as his life work. This illustration shows the sanitarium as it appears with the new $10,000 addition. This gives this beautiful hume a capacity of 52 beds, and providing separate departments for the mental, nervous and inebriate classes, with absolutely no communioa. tion between male and female apartments. It is built of pressed brick with stone trimmings and has 13,330 square feet of beautifully polished floors. All interior finish is natural wood and every room is an outside room. Elegance and home comforts, free from hospital atmos. phere, has been the aim in its construction. The situation is high above the street, among the trees, ocoupying a whole block frontage
excepting 85 feet, being free from the dust and street disturbance, still enjoying all city comforts. A balf block to the south is the beautiful Linwood Boulevard. There are six well appointed water bath departments for cleansing and therapeutic uses. On each floor is a 1600 candle power electric light bath for treating drug and alcohol cases; they are luxuries, joys, and utilities unequaled by any other facility in treating these cases. A therapeutic electric room is fitted with the perfect machinery of Van Houten and Ten Broeck of New York for classical work. Elec. tric lights, bot and cold water and hot water heating plant are used. Dr. Burnett was trained in Neurology under the late Prof. Landon Carter Gray of New York. He has spent twenty-one years in his work and $50,000 in the building and equipment of his sanitarium, showing how futile and unscientific are the many attempted shortcuts to success in 80 difficult a specialty. Dr. Burnett is the pioneer teacher of Western Neurology and filled the first chair of Mental and Nervous Diseases, established in Kansas City in the old Kansas City Medical College, now united with the University of Kansas. We not only have access to Dr. Burnett's talents, but he has spent a small fortune in making his services more applicable to our needs, a guarantee of his good faith and good work. Dr. Burnett is an ex-president of the Medical Society of the Missouri Valley.
Diseases of the Intestines.—Carabana cures the catarrhal and congestive condi. tion of the small intestines by its reflex action, regularizes the biliary and pancreatic secretions and arrests putrefactive changes
Papers for the original department must be contributed ex- tific basis or foundation in medioine is, in clusively to th's magazine, and should be in hand at least one month in advance. French and German articles will be trans- the language of Virchow, "an objective pic. lated free of charge, if accepted
A liberal aumber of extra copies will be furnished authors, and ture of the nature of the vital processes, OI, reprints may be obtained at cost, if request accompanies the in other words, to see nature at work, and to proof.
Engravings from photographs or pen drawings will be fur- think of nature as nature operates the organic ashed when necessary to elucidate the text. Rejected manu
nhon script will be returned if stamps are enclosed for this purpose.
Organio processes and functions are not
operated, or "run,” by external factors of M. V. BALL, M. D., Warren, Pa.
any kind, the organism operates itself, it is FRANK BILLINGS, M. D., Chicago, Ill. CHARLES W. BURR, M. D., Philadelphia.
automatic. Its potentiality is inherent, it C. G. CHADDOCK, M. D., St. Louis, Mo.
has its own vis a tergo, and vis a fronte.
Vis medicatrix naturae is the sovereign po-
tentiality and active agency in all therapeu. FRANK R. FRY, M. D., St. Louis.
sis, nor does the organism share the onus or
any of the factors wbioh may play a part in
the comedy or tragedy enacted within the FRANKLIN H. MARTIN, M. D., Chicago.
vital domain-nature's forces being sole as E. E. MONTGOMERY, M. D., Philadelphia NICHOLAS SENN, M. D..
well as sovereign within ber own domain. FERD C. VALENTINE, M. D., New York.
All external things, wbatever part they play,
the organio furces and activities-nothing
endowment of the germ or seed, and is in LEADING ARTICLES active operation in physiologic respiration in
the earliest or incipiency of organio existence. ERRORS IN MEDICINE AS A SCIENCE. All the tissues and organs of the body, with
their activities and functions, come into en.
tity and into active operation by the poten. JOSEPH CLEMENTS, M, D.
cies and activities originating and proceedKANSAS CITY, MO.
ing, and having basis in the physiologio reMember of the American Association for the Advancement spiration of the germ. The initiation in of Science, etc.
evolution of the given organism takes rise THESE errors are to be seen both in the in response to the causal factorship of the basio principles, and in the nomenclature environments in the primal activities, being used in general medical literature, the later, dominated and governed by the hereditary bowever, unnecessarily exaggerating the potentialtiies of the organic germ. Organio former, thereby tending to their perpetuits. life, the organic phenomenon, originates de This is a serious bar to medical progress. novo as to external things, yet is dependent
It is certainly a disquieting fact that medi. upon factors external to itself, these being cine as a science does not keep pace with the conditions in initiation of activities and other branches of general science in the functions, influencing and modifying their advancement which distinguishes the last processes, and, as already said being adju. two decades, for instance, astronomy, pbyg. vant and ancillary in their role and part. ios, and obemistry. In the art of medioine, Now, it is the province of medicine as a surgery in particular, brilliant strides have science to distinguish these facts in the ulti. been taken and marked progress aobieved, mate and primal of the organio phenomenon, wbile in the science of medicine, that is, in establishing the principles of its science and the basio principles giving knowledge of art on this as its foundation. All conception diseases, and on wbioh principles and proced. of disease, all diagnosis of present conditions, ure in therapeusis are founded, in this medi. and institution of measures in interest of cine is in the background, and the cult not threa peusis must arise in view of these basal in the highest repute. Permit the evidence and primal facts, and in non-recognition of of the above as a statement of the facts in these we surely err and stray. Not having the case.
this picture of the nature of the vital proThe only, and therefore correot and scien. cesses limned and clear attempt to manipu.
late these vital processes in medical interfer. relationship. The uniformity is not perence one is working in the twilight if not in fectly constant, in many instances no results 'the dark.
follow the exposure, but enough to maintain I bave endeavored to make it apparent that the autonomy of the vital organism. Some the operative potentiality and ageucy are in dootors and nurses serve in contagious cona sole and sovereign sense those of the organ ditions and never respond, while others yield ism itself. Yet while it is automatio, self- at once, or soon. And in those wbo yield or operative, its phenomena are not without succumb the response is varied. The cause no cause, and in a very practical and external way varying, yet the results of the sense. Organic processes and functions may to the infection are as varied as the viotims only be said to originate de novo in a special vary. and relative sense. Organic life and evolution There is a very interesting article in Amer. are only possible under certain conditions, ican Medicine for August, by Prof. Willis P. and suitable temperature, nutrient supply, King, whiob both illustrates and points the with other environmental factors are the con matters discussed in this paper. The doctor ditions and causes of organio processes in cites seven cases of "syphilis," all doctors, tbis evolution. These are, however, only which he had treated. The malady was idenoonditions and casual factors, being adju- tical in all the cases, with primary lesion, sec. vant and ancillary to the sovereign operative ondary irruptive stage, and followed by the agency the organic processes and functions 80-called "tertiary” lesions and stage or phe. themselves.
nomenon. In two of the cases meroury was There can, therefore, be no “germ” of dis. used in the second stage, and these recovered, ease, scientifically speaking, nor "remedies" no meroury was employed in the other five therefore. The remedy is witbin. These and tbey died. The notable thing is that terms, used as they are by the thoughtful none of the seven dootors bad been exposed physician in a general sense of aocommo- to the infection of syphilis, Dr. King being dation are, nevertheless, unscientifc because one of them, and all had been exposed to the inexact and also misleading. Strictly and infection of cancer. Five of the men refused scientifically speaking, and acoording to the to take mercury because of their non-exposfacts in the primal processes, the organism ure, the five that died. originates its own diseases, for disease is Now, if there is a "germ” of cancer all not an entity, it is a process, a oongeries of these should have bad cancer! They each organic activities wbich are an aberration, responded to the cancer infection by means a departure from and perversion of the nor- of an abrasion of their fingers wbile treating mal operations and funotions. No external cases of cancer, and there was the "primary factor can be other than conditionally causal, sore.” or secondarily contributory to the organio Also if there is a "germ'' of syphilis these factors, processes and functions. The or- doctors could not have bad the disease they ganism originates and operates its own fao. suffered and died of, for all were “classical" tors and funotions, utilizing the external en cases of sypbilis. As we have seen, five revironmental factors in its activities to this sented being considered and treated as syph.. end.
ilitics, and I suppose died martrys to their First and foremost, tben, it depends prim. faith and sense of honor. arily upon the organism itself wbether it And here we reach the point of special in. may be put into the conditions and activities terest. Dr. King says: “I have always beld designated disease. A dead person will not that all of the contagious or infectious dis. respond, and no disease phenomena may be eases originate de novo, etc.," and I believe induced. To a patient "too far gone," may the doctor is correot in the position taken, be called the great physician, wbo may have and think this discussion may afford some all skill and never failing remedy, but he light on the perhaps necessary proviso or stands powerless, and admits that he was explanation. called a day too late.” The organism is It is a fact tbat with a degree of uniformity supreme! it is sole and sovereign here and the administration of mercury is followed by in this, and equally in disease as in its response in therapeusis that is, a degree of "oure."
certainty in response, and of uniformity of Certain environments and causal factors sameness in tbe general character of the reare known to be followed by disease in per- sults--a more or less return to health. Howsons exposed to their influence, and the ever, there are limitations here. The rerational inference is that a casual relation ex. sponse is varied as the characteristics of the ists between them, the malady was so caused patient vary, but enough of uniformity and and induced. These facts are observed with constancy is found to constitute the drug in a degree of uniformity so as to establish the the nature of a specifio. There are a few other