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News of the Month

Concerning the Doctor

Dr. Tuffier, associate professor Faculty of Medic Dr. E. H. Bullock, formerly superintendent of State cine, Paris, France, has been made commander of the Hospital No. 2, has removed from St. Joseph to KanLegion of Honor.

sas City. Beware, U. S. Girls!-In a letter to friends, a Kan Dr. Noah Hayes, Lincoln, Nebraska, was recently sas City soldier says the French girls are fond of the appointed assistant physician to the Hastings State American troops, and are so much impressed by the Hospital. Sammies' descriptions of the United States that they Dr. L. F. Sidwell of Engleside, Nebraska, has been are already planning to come to this country when transferred from the Hastings State Hospital to the peace comes.

Institution at Lincoln. ! Columbia University to Accommodate Women

Harry E. Holaday, D. D. S., prosthetist, announces Columbia University announces a gift of $50,000 from the removal of his offices to suite 806 Waldheim women physicians and $18,000 from other donors building, Kansas City, Missouri. which will provide for the erection of additional

Dr. William J. Mayo has received a medal from buildings in the medical department for the accom the National Institution on Social Science, awarded modation of women students.

for "notable service to mankind.” A Farewell Dinner-A farewell dinner was given

Dr. James A. Burford of Wilcox, Nebraska, has to the staff of Women's Overseas Hospital, which

been appointed assistant physician to the State Instisailed for France recently, at the Cosmopolitan Club,

tution for Feeble Minded, succeeding Dr. E. R. LawNew York, on the evening of February 11th. This

rence. unit was organized and will be supported by the

Dr. Henry Leland Akin, of Omaha, surgeon of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

35th Engineers, United States Army, has recently New Officers-At the annual meeting of the Elk

been promoted and has received his commission with horn Valley Medical Association held at Fremont,

rank of major. Neb., the following officers were elected: President, Dr. John D. Reid Pilger; vice-presidents, Drs. Hamil.

Dr. William F. Wild has been appointed chief

health officer of the state of Nebraska, succeeding ton N. Morrow and Hardy A. Skelton, Spencer; secretary, Dr. Anders P. Overgaard, Omaha, and treasurer,

Dr. Elmer S. Tenney, who has entered the service of

the United States Army. Dr. Sylvester A. Preston, Fremont. Public Health-The following committee on Pub

Dr. W. H. Coon, formerly health director of Kanlic Health has been appointed by Frank B. Fulkerson,

sas City, has been made health director of the chairman of the Civic Division of the St. Joseph Com

Sweeney Automobile School in Kansas City, the large merce Club: Joseph A. Corby, chairman; Dr. J. T.

est institution of its kind in the world. Stamey, Dr. H. DeLamater, Dr. E. A. Logan, Dr. O. G.

Dr. C. B. Hopkins, Kansas City, has been promoted Gleaves, James R. Noble, Rabbi Louis Bernstein, G. from first lieutenant to a captain in the medical L. Zwick.

officers' reserve corps. He is stationed at Camp Miss Mattie Peak, who left Kansas City in Octo

Lewis, Wash. Before his enlistment Doctor Hopkins' ber for France, recently has been taken into the of

office was at 2600 East Thirty-first street. fice of Mrs. Gertrude Austin, Paris, director general Dr. Benjamin H. Orndoff, Chicago, has been electof surgical dressings for France and the Allies. Miss ed president of the Western Roentgen Society. Other Peak will be in charge of the American Red Cross officers are, vice-presidents, Drs. N. H. Lowry, Chicorrespondence and will acknowledge American Red cago, and J. F. Wallace, Woodman, Colo.; secretaryCross shipments. Before sailing for France Miss treasurer, Dr. Bundy Allen, Iowa City, Iowa. Peak was inspector of surgical dressings for the

Dr. Frank Cohen, formerly attached to the attendKansas City chapter.

ing staff children's department of Lebanon Hospital, Soldiers' Insurance-Beneficiaries of the soldiers'

New York City, announces that he has opened offices. and sailors' insurance cannot be anyone other than

Suite 1225 Rialto building, Ninth and Grand, Kansas an actual dependent, such as husband and wife, child,

City, Missouri. Practice limited to diseases of chilchild legally adopted before April 6, 1917, or more

dren. than six months before enlistment or entrance into actual service; step-child, if a member of the in

Dr. Donald F. Mosher announces to the dental and sured's household; illegitimate child, grandchild, par

medical professions that hereafter he will limit his ent, including father, mother, grandfather, grand

practice to the treatment and prevention of pyorrhea mother, stepfather and stepmother; brother or sister;

alveolaris and focal infections, using the most modern stepbrother and stepsister.

known methods in this special field of operation. 605

Bryant building, Kansas City, Mo.
Women Physicians in the War Surgeon General
Gorgas has informed us in aswer to many requests

Dr. Phillip A. Schaffer, dean of Washington Unilor information that there is no place at present in

versity Medical School, has been selected to take the military lines in which the services of women

charge of a branch of the food division which has physicians can be utilized to advantage. In the Red

recently been established as a part of the sanitary Cross work, however, there are being used a large

corps of the army with rank of major. He expects to number of women physicians. Another organization

leave very shortly for France. in which medical women may be of service is the

Dr. Robert E. Schlueter, president of the Missouri American Women's Hospital, which is organized by State Medical Association, has been ordered to Fort the war service committee of the American Women's Oglethorpe for service and has received commission National Association in which many avenues of use as captain. Dr. W. A. Clark of Jefferson City has ulness can be found for women physicians. Appli- been appointed to act as president for the society. calions should be addressed to Dr. Eliza M. Mosher. All of the vice-presidents have been called to the sery184 Jorlameon St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

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HE WILLOWS MATERNITY SANITARIUM is a modern and up-to-date Sanitarium and
Hospital devoted to the seclusion and care of unfortunate young women. It offers to the

medical fraternity an ethical and Christian solution to one of the difficult problems of the profession. The Sanitarium extends to these young women protection and seclusion in conFenjal and home-like surroundings before confinement, as. well as providing efficient medica and hospital care during deliveryoand convalescence.

The Willows has been located, planned and especially equipped for seclusion maternity work. It is strictly modern, having steam heat, electric lights, gas and baths with hot and cold water. The patients' rooms are light, airy and furnished for home-like comfort as well as hospital convenience. The dining service has been especially planned for the work and wholesome, nourishing and well cooked meals are served.

The Hospital equipment is complete and modern, having been installed for this particular work. It includes two specially fitted Confinement Chambers, sterilizing rooms, massage room, diet kitchen and necessary drug and linen rooms.

'The Sanitarium is open to any reputable physician to handle his own high-grade cases in it. When the physician is not accessible to The Willows or finds it otherwise impractical to care for his case, Dr. John W. Kepner, House Obstetrician, will handle it. The mothers and babies are attended by a corps of efficient, specially trained nurses.

Entering early in gestation is important for preparing the patient for accouchement through systematic, hygienic methods and massage. Patients may enter as early as they desire. A special system of abdominal and perineal massage has been devised and has proven very successful in the prevention of Striae Gravidarum and as an aid to labor.

The care of the babies is one of the important features of The Willows' work. The Nursery is modernly equipped and no reasonable expense is spared in the babies' care. When queñ arrangements are made the institution assumes the entire responsibility of the child, keeping it until a good home can be found where the child will be legally adopted.

The willows Maternity Sanitarium has accommodations meeting the requirements of the most fastidious as well as others for those patients whose means are limited. But, notwithtanding the many advantages of its services, the charges are reasonable.

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The Doctor's Funnybone

Poems the Doctor Should Know

Matter of Taste The small boy is hoping that the scarcity of fats may soon include castor oil.

Friend Husband Again Do not feed your husband; but husband your food. --Hooverized item (not official),

IN FRANCE A Southern home there knit one day, A woman sweet with hair of gray; . A service flag with one blue star, With its bright blaze of white and red, Within the window proudly hung"Some loved one's over there," I said; She bowed her head in proud assent, And smiled upon the star of blue, The white hands, knitting, dropped a stitchTears glistened in her eyes like dew; Then softly kissed the star, and said: "My son is now in France and dead."

Definition Appendicitis: Operation upon a man rolling in wealth for removal of the roll-Lay Press Humor.

Table Manners A traveling “cancer doctor" advertises that he "does not use the knife." We hope as much can be said for the doctor's table manners.

I saw her dear one lying there,
Upon the battlefield afar,
Her mighty sacrifice for all-
With awe, I humbly touched the star.

-Williams Ellsworth Fowler.

Waste of Material What a pity that all of that red tape at Washing. ton cannot be utilized in the making of Red Cross bandages!

Coal Stringency If the stringency in coal continues much longer, We may expect an order from the government to dealers to “Furnish fuel only on physicians' prescription."

THE GAIN What can be worth this cost of gold and tears,

These lands laid desolate with fire and blood, This ruin past the mending of our years,

These generations blighted in the bud? To seek until we find reality;

To know ourselves, our brothers, and our Lord;

In our own hearts to feel the searching sword That kills the false, however dear it be. O God! give us to know

The holy heart of suffering, and kneel

To give thee solemn thanks that we can feel A little of the pain that these have borne Who for thy sake the crown of thorns have worn! We dare not say, “Be ours as Belgium's heart;

Ours as the heart of France!” We only pray, Help us to do our part,

And to the children of a brighter day

Give an enduring peace that shall not stray From thy dear law of Love, whate'er befallGod, that were worth it all.

--Amelia Josephine Burr in Everybody's.

Do (Unto) Others The great drawback to the food conservation movement seems to be that every one is trying to induce the other fellow to eat less than he does.

A Girl at Last!

"Life" has at last conceded woman suffrage. In a recent issue is shown a picture illustrating the advent of the new year. A little female cupid wearing the label "1918” is seen approaching, accompanied by a Red Cross nurse, who makes the startling announcement to an astonished. Old Father Time, "It's a girl!"

We'll fill a Provence bowl and pledge us deep

The memory of the far ones, and between
The soothing pipes in heavy-lidded sleep,

Perhaps we'll dream the things that once had been. 'Tis only noon, and yet too soon to die, Yet we are growing old, my heart and I.

Supply and Demand When one contemplates the tremendous demand made by Uncle Sam upon the broom-stick industries of our country in order to supply the army training camps, it becomes easy to understand why friend wife is required to pay one dollar for the broom, which prior to the war could be obtained for a quar

A hundred books are ready in my head

To open out where Beauty bent a leaf. What do we want with Beauty? We are wed,

Like ancient Proserpine, to dismal grief, And we are changing with the hours that fly, And growing odd and old, my heart and I.


Wet Money "Strange," said the sad-eyed M. D.. glancing over 18 list of unpaid accounts. "but all the pay I get nowadays is 'wet money.'

What do you mean by that term," asked the inquisitive patient.

"Why," replied the M. D., “money due in the morning is mist in the evening."

Across a bed of bells the river flows,

And roses dawn, but not for us, we want The new thing ever as the old thing grows

Spectral and weary on the hills we haunt, And that is why we feast, and that is why We're growing odd and old, my heart and I.

-Francis E. Ledwidge, the young Irish poet, killed while fighting at the front for England.

Special Sale of Slightly Damaged Goods-On the

morning of February 3 fire broke out in the Missouri Notes on Reliable Remedies

building, Kansas City, which destroyed the salesroom and stock of the Physicians' Supply Co., 1021

Grand Avenue. The company secured temporary "I have used Tongaline constantly since I began quarters at the northwest corner of Tenth and McGee to practice medicine and it has proved one of the

streets, and is doing business as usual, new goods most reliable remedies with which I have had any

having been secured on telegraphic orders. The experience, 'At this place where thousands of syphi company his also opened a salesroom at Nos. 1012-14 litic and rheumatics come each year, I prescribe Ton

McGee street, second floor, over Shackelford's Wall galine every day, because it combines so perfectly Paper Co., where will be conducted a sale of goods with most any drug and it is especially useful as a

which were slightly damaged by smoke and water. vehicle for potassium iodide, rendering the stomach

The list includes all staples pertaining to the surmore tolerant and furnishing a valuable adjuvant to gical supply line, instruments, leather goods, sutures, the effects of the iodide."

rubber goods, furniture, etc., most of which is in

good condition same as new. The discounts vary A Double Function—In appropriate dosage, de from 25 per cent to 50 per cent and it will be to our pendent on the age and condition of the patient,

readers' advantage to inspect this merchandise and Abilena Water will perform the double service select such items as may be needed. of eliminating waste matter from the intestinal canal and of stimulating the secretion of bile, thus in Camphor in Oil in Pneumonia - Camphor when suring the antiseptic action and the lubricating and added to culture media even in the proportion of 1 protective service of that fluid. Clinical results prove to 10,000 inhibits the growth of pneumococci. A therapeutic claims, and The Abilen A Company wants series of experiments on rabbits in which an emul you to appreciate the merits of Abilena-let them sion of pneumococci was injected intravenously, send you free a liberal supply for trial purposes.

showed that infection of camphorated oil retarded

death from two to five days in all and in 50 per Anemia—The condition recognized as anemia is cent of the cases prevented it. Clinical experience one that represents many different clinical pictures has demonstrated that hypodermatic injections of and cannot be satisfactorily treated by any single camphor are not toxic. A prominent physician of remedy. Iron does well in one case and fails in an New York City has given over four thousand injecother. Arsenic likewise. Combined, these two often tions of camphor in oil, sometimes giving as high as succeed where either one alone fails. Patients come one hundred and fifty grains daily to one patient for treatment in whom, even after careful examina- without any symptoms of poisoning. Camphor hypotion by modern diagnostic methods, it is impossible dermically exerts an inhibitory action on the pneuto lay the finger upon exactly what is at fault. Em mococci in the blood stream and appears to have an pirically such cases respond to what is recognized as antitoxic effect analogous to diphtheria antitoxin. It reconstructive and tonic treatment. After recovery is recommended that a dose of 10 units be injected as from the acute stage of many diseases, the patient soon as possible after the initial chill and repeated does not promptly return to a normal state of health, every eight hours except in bilateral pneumonia, and strength or vigor. In such cases, something in the in cases with severe toxemia in which injections of way of a general builder and tonic is indicated, and fifteen to twenty mils should be given every six to usually succeeds. It is for these reasons that the eight hours. When temperature, pulse and respira. combination of hematinic, antihemolytic, reconstruct. tion become normal, injections can be made every ive, nutrient and tonic agents, marketed under the twenty-four hours until the lungs begin to clear up. name of Hemaboloids-Arseniated (with strychnia), Eli Lilly & Company supplies ampoules No. 28 Camhas come into such general use and become justly phor in Oil.. Each ampoule contains 10 mils of solupopular. It not only supplies iron in the most easily tion representing 36 grains of camphor. The fine assimilable form, insomeric practically with hemo- reputation for quality enjoyed by Eli Lilly & Comglobin itself, and derived from natural, i. e., food pany, known as THE Ampoule House, is assurance sources, but at the same time provides for the stimu- to the physician that in specifying Lilly ampoules lation of the production of more red blood corpuscles, there can be no doubt of the therapeutic activity of the protective effect of arsenic against disintegration the preparation. Our readers are referred to Eli of the corpuscular elements of the blood, the tissue Lilly & Company for further information on this or building and metabolic stimulating effect of predi other subjects pertaining to ampoule medication. It gested nutrient (protein), together with the tonic is said that this concern offers the most complete effect of strychnia. Write to the Arlington Chemical line of American-made ampoules to be found in this Co., Yonkers, N. Y.


"It is an apparent paradox, but a great truth, that the present war, the most de-
structive to mankind, has given us more constructive knowledge in medicine and surgery
than could have been acquired by years of research under normal conditions. It is not
inconceivable to believe that during the next generation more lives will be saved through
what the war has taught us than will be lost in the entire conflict.

“Wholesale destruction has taught us how to save; from unnumbered wounds and
injuries we have procured a wider knowledge of healing; from the great loss of life
we have discovered new methods of preserving it. Every physician and surgeon owes it
to himself and the profession to utilize this newly acquired knowledge in his own work."


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The most important causes of consti-
Infant's Diet

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upon the diet, and it follows that in attempting to correct this condition a readjustment of the diet should be the first consideration.

Suggestions for preparing food mixtures that will assist in establishing normal elimination of waste products of digestion are contained in a pamphlet which will be sent to physicians upon application to Mellin's Food Company

Boston, Mass.

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