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CONTENTS.

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Why Is New Bread Indigestible?...
Milk Flour in Sweden. Victor E. Nelson ....
Medical Excerpt. T. P. Corbally, A. M., M. D.:
The Physiological Action of Guaco, M. le Docteur Butte; Faits

Nouvaux, M. Hellendall................. ............. 520
Serotherapy and Diphtheria—Conclusions of M. Senester on re-
port of MM. Netter, Bourges and Bergeron...........

521
The Plague. MM. Laveran and Roux, et al. ......
Toxic Action of Carbonic and Sulphurous Acid on Rats and Fleas.
M. Chantemesse; Ecthol..............

522
New Light on Phagocytosis and Chemiotaxis........

523
He'll Be Here Presently..................

524
Athleticism and the Rhodes Standards.................
Henry Dunant, the Founder of the Red Cross Society....

526
Progressive Puddukkottai .....

528
Editor's Table.
The Martinique Volcano and Calamitous Mortality....

529
The Truth About the Plague in San Francisco—Special Action of

the State Health Authorities...............................
Pure Food and Pure Drugs—More About....................... 535
The Use of Borax and Boric Acid as Food Preservatives ; Postage

Stamp Danger-Lick the Letter; To Investigate the Army
Canteen .................

536
Pathological Exhibit, American Medical Association..
Mortality and Morbidity Reports and Reviews.........
Spitting on the Sidewalks Forbidden....

539
Richmond's New Health Officer-Dr. John T. Sprague. ...
Public Baths for Washington....

544
Recent Sanitary Patents...

Book Reviews.
Hydrography, Part IV., U. S. Geological Survey, New Key to Re-

ports; Report of the Bureau of Animal Industry, Department
Agriculture; Metabolism of Matter and Energy in the Human
Body, W. O. Atwater, Ph.D., et al., Bulletin 461, U. S. De-
partment of Agriculture; Principles of Sanitary Science and
the Public Health, with Special Reference to the Causation and
Prevention of Infectious Diseases, W. T. Sedgwick; The Diag-
noses of Surgical Diseases, Albert; Morphinism and Narco-
manias from Other Drugs, T. D. Crothers; Sajous Annual. . 552-556

Contemporary Literature.
The King of Spain, General Woodford, “Outlook” for May; Lon-

gevity Dependent on Personal Habits, Dr. Roger S. Tracy, in
May “Century”; The Franchise in Virginia, from “The Prog-
ress of the World” ; “American Monthly Review of Reviews":
for May; "Captains of Industry,” “Cosmopolitan" for May; “A
Model School," from "Club Women and Club Life,” Helen M.
Winslow, in the “Delineator” for May ; Contented Submission;
The Planting of a Tree, Marion Couthony Smith, in May “St.
Nicholas................

................. 556-560
Concerning Proctor's Theatres.......
Sanitary Science—Synoptical Index of THE SANITARIAN, 47 vol-
umes, by the Editor.......

............... 561
Index to Volume xlviii...

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Happily the world grows wiser as it grows older, and early as errors serve merely as illustrations of the narrowness which has.. been broadened by time intermixed with brains and knowledge. There has recently appeared a timely and exhaustive work entitled, "Peru: History of Coca, the Divine Piant of the Incas," published by J. H. Vail & Co., New York City, in which Dr. W. Golden Mortimer, of New York, has traced the early errors of ignorance and prejudice which have surrounded Coca. The author has told in a way that is charmingly entertaining to the reader the associations and use of this marvelous plant from the earliest period of its history to the present time, and has fully explained the marked difference between the properties of the whole coca leaf and merely one of its alkaloids, such as cocaine. For, as is shown, coca contains several alkaloids, each differing in physiological action, and potent as may be cocaine as ü remedy, it can in no instance represent the qualities of the whole coca. This is one reason why imitations of our original preparations of coca fail to fulfill what the true coca should do, as is properly represented in Vin Mariani, which was the pioneer of all coca preparations, and has really served to popularize the use of coca and at the same time stimulating respiration and giving the muscular system more strength, rendering breathing fulier, deeper, and slower. Sexually, coca has long been regarded as a tonic by the natives who use it. Scientific reason for this is found in a study of its physiological action through its influence on mind, nerves, muscles, heart and circulation.

The nutrient value of coca, which we have long advocated, is undoubted for support in emergency. This is further shown in the report, previously referred to (p. 506), by seventy-seven physicians, representing more than twenty per cent. of the observers who employed coca in wasting diseases in the absence of all other foods, during periods ranging from three days to several months. The favorite preparations of coca employed, as testified by two hundred and seventy-six physicians, is shown to be: Tincture, 4; infusion, 7; solid extract, 15; leaves, 20; fluid extract, 104; and wine, 229). More than eiglity per cent. of all the reports received advocating the use of wine, and win a majority of instances the wine prepared by Mariani has been particularly referred to as embodying the true qualities of coca" (p. 507). In fact, if coca as fully represented of superior excellence in Vin Mariani, which has stood the test of time, is used understandingly, it will be found the staunchest of allies in the time of need; that this is so has been emphasized by the unsoliciteci written testimony of more than eight thousand physicians during its career of nearly half a century.

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