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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 consenial and home-like surroundings before confinement, as well as providing efficient medica and hospital care during delivery and 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 suc. cessful 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 Nur. sery is modernly equipped and no reasonable expense is spared in the babies' care. When such 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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Compensation Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life.-Voltaire.
Maybe an Enema? It is pretty safe to say the kaiser will never swallow “world democracy" unless Uncle Sam resorts to forcible feeding!
His Weak Spot Jack: "Strange that a disease always attacks one in his weakest place."
Elsie: "Is that why you have a cold in the head?" - Judge.
Oft Repeated The lady next door says you are not trying as hard to save food as you were a few weeks ago. She says the president can't get you to do much unless he issues a new appeal every Monday.-K. C. Star.
Analogy Sister's Beau—“Lillian, if you'll come sit on my lap I'll give you a nice present."
Lillian (aged 5)—"Is that why you gave sister a diamond ring?"
Foreign Lady in Pharmacy "I vant some powder." “Mennen's ?" "No; vimmen's!” *Scented?" "No; I vill take it along."
| Browne saved a dog poisoned with strychnine by injecting lobeline sulphate. | He who first hollowed a tree trunk into a canoe was probably burned alive for the sacrilege. | The blood shows very high cholestein figures in cholelitiaries.--Ralph Webster, Chi. Med. Rec. | Acute tonsilitis in children is not infrequently complicated by acute endocarditis.-Hoskins, Ind Pls. M. J. 1 There are very few disease-producing bacteria that can not be found in the human mouth at times.Kohn, Pub. Health. 1 Every practitioner must find some urines of specific gravity too low for sugar, but nevertheless saccharin.--Buff. Med. Jour. I Surgeons used to associate cardia-contraction with a small stomach, pyloro-contraction with a small one. Often, but not always, true.-Buff. Med. Jour.
It is probably correct to ascribe the good effects of digitalis, before and after operation, to its constant development of leucocytosis, besides its effect on the heart muscle.-Fralick, Med. Times. | The Pessimist-Would you marry one?-Corwin, Chi. Med. Rec. (Don't marry the girl whose mouthcorners turn down. Most of your time will be spent trying to convince her that matters might be worse). | Tartar can be easily removed by using finely powdered sulphur as a tooth powder for a week. | 85 per cent of hay fever is caused by ragweed; the golden rod is innocent; the only real remedy is to scoot for a safe place. | Current suggestions as to treating pellagra—The Goldberger dietary; intestinal antisepsis, combat ankylostomiasis; saturate with calx sulphurata; cure pyorrhea; Dyer's quinine hydrochlorate; sodium cacodylate; picric acid locally. 1 During an epidemic any case that presents temperature, somnolence, irritability and alimentary disturbances as chief clinical characteristics, must be regarded as potentially one of abortive anterior poliomyelitis.-Lowenberg, Med World. s Cook (N. Y. M. J.), analyzing ten cases of psoriasis finds that when the underlying disease is cured the skin malady gets well. Pyorrhea, seminal vesiculitis, anal fistula, and infected tonsils were thus found and cured; but in a case of syphilis mixed treatment did not cure the psoriasis. | Early Tuberculosis-Disproportional fatigue, malaise persistent, anorexia, loss of energy and mental tone, indigestion, loss of weight, slight morning cough or hack, intrascapular pains, reflex hoarseness, pulse over 80, persistent subnormal morning temperature, slight fever after noon.-S. E. Thompson, Charlotte Med Jour. 1 Confusion may occur in diagnosing anterior poliomyelitis from infantile fevers, influenza, otitis media, meningeal pneumonias, pyelitis, pericarditis, ulcerative endocarditis, tonsilitis, rheumatism, typhoid, scurvy, rickets, injuries, summer complaint, meningismus, convulsions, bronchopneumonia, meningitis, any condition associated with fever and nervous symptoms.-Lowenberg, Med. World. refer to plant families, botanical and therapeutical tains a chronology of outstanding events ranging
The Limit Waiter (pleasantly)—"Wot will it be this morning, sir, for breakfast?"
Guest (irritated)-"Now why waste any time asking me foolish questions? Just bring me whatever the government allows today and be quick about it!”
A Chance for Further Ingenuity One recently vaccinated girl protects her sore arm from boisterous friends by having a V embroidered on her coat sleeve. This seems to be a very sensible plan--for those who were vaccinated on the arm.K. C. Star.
Vicarious Philanthropy Bessie had a new dime to invest in ice cream soda.
"Why don't you give your dime to missions ?" said the minister who was calling.
"I thought about that,” said Bessie, “but I think I'll buy the ice cream and let the druggist give it to the missions."
Finding the Balance Little Elsie—“Mamma, how much do you people pay a pound for babies?”
Mamma-“Babies are not sold by the pound, my dear."
Little Elsie-"Then why do they alwayî weigh them as soon as they are born?”
“The Best Opaque Meal"-The success of “Hor
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administration of Barium is owing to the following reasons: It is convenient, inexpensive, palatable,
produces no constipation, and fills all crevices in the Need an Office Assistant?-If you want an assist- gastro-intestinal tract. The proportions commonly ant in your office, doctor, one that is competent and used are Horlick's Malted Milk 2 tablespoonfuls, willing; one that will make money for you from the Barium 2 tablespoonfuls, water 500 c.c. start, read over carefully the offer of the ThompsonPlaster Co., on adv. page 58, this issue. It is the best
The Third Edition of Wright's Guide to the Or. thing we know of in the whole realm of office assist- ganic Drugs of the U. S. P. is just off the press and ants.
ready for distribution. This convenient reference
book, now in its seventieth thousand, contains brief New War Booklet-A "War Cyclopedia,” providing mention of the more important facts concerning the the public with information on the great war in the origin, properties and uses of official organic drugs, form of a handbook, is the latest publication issued
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terms, index of plant names, poisons and antidotes, from the murder at Serajevo of the Archduke Francis Centigrade and Fahrenheit thermometer scale comFerdinand, June 28, 1914, to the British national labor parisons, phrases and abbreviations in prescription conference's approval of President Wilson's war writing, Latin genetive case endings, symbols and aims, December 29, 1917. The volume may be ob- signs used in prescription writing, metric system of tained by addressing the Committee on Public Infor- weights and measures and table of equivalents. This mation, 10 Jackson Place, Washington, D. C., and in- handy compendium is bound in leather and fits nicely closing 25 cents to cover cost of printing.
in the vest pocket. It is one of those convenient
references that becomes indispensable to both stuA Safe Antiseptic-In view of the numerous re
dents of medicine and physicians in practice after its ports of death and disaster following the use of bi- usefulness is demonstrated. Wright's Guide is pubchloride of mercury and carbolic acid, it is a good lished by Eli Lilly & Company and will be sent postthing to know that there is now available a germi. paid to our readers on requests accompanied by twencidal agent which is even more efficient than these ty-five cents in stamps or coin addressed to Eli Lilly dangerous antiseptics, and which is safe. The medi- & Company, Dept. F., Indianapolis, Indiana. This cal profession owes much to the genius of Dr. H. D. nominal cost, we are assured, barely covers the cost Dakin, who has recently brought to its attention the of printing, binding and postage. great value of the chlorine-carrying compounds. The most convenient of the antiseptics which he has in- A Useful Local Anesthetic-It is doubtful if any troduced is para-toluene-sodium-sulphochloramide, new remedial agent in many years has met with a best known in this country under the name of “Chlo- readier acceptance by American physicians and surrazene.” In Dakin and Dunham's "Handbook of geons than is being accorded to Apothesine, the synAntiseptics," we learn that this antiseptic is more thetic local anesthetic recently announced by Parke, powerful, when tested on blood-serum-muscle-extract Davis & Co. The prompt appreciation which has cultures of the staphylococcus aureus, than mercuric
marked the advent of this new product is gratifying chloride, silver nitrate, argyrol, zinc chloride, hydro- for two reasons: Apothesine is an efficient and gen peroxide, phenol, and other common antiseptics. broadly useful local anesthetic; it is a fruit of AmerIn fact, a 2 per cent solution of this antiseptic will ican enterprise and research. Apothesine is described accomplish in five minutes what it requires 24 hours as the hydrochloride of gammadiethyl-amino-propy! to accomplish with a 1:1000 solution of mercuric cinnamate. It occurs in the form of small snow-white chloride. The most gratifying fact of all is that the crystals, having a melting point of 137 degrees C. It Chlorazene is safe. There is little or no danger of is readily soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in acepoisoning. Some of the uses of Chlorazene are as fol- tone and ether, and very soluble in water. If desired, lows: As a gargle or spray, in all forms of sore it may be sterilized, in solution, by boiling, and it can throat, and as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent in be combined with any of the usual synergists. Clindiphtheria, meningitis, measles, scarlet fever, ton- ical reports show that Apothesine is as potent as the silitis, etc. In skin diseases-Eczema, acne, car- popular synthetic local anesthetics, while it is less buncles, boils, paronychia, felons, and other common toxic than most of them. It is not a derivative of skin infections. In wounds-Chlorazene may be used cocaine, and it does not induce "habit” formation. It as a wash to infected areas, as an irrigant, on com- is not subject to the narcotic law. Apothesine is presses, as a dusting powder (Chlorazene Surgical suitable for use in any surgical procedure in which Powder), and as a paste (Chlorazene Surgical Cream). a local anesthetic is indicated. It has been employed In genitourinary diseases-As an application to ve- with marked satisfaction by more than a hundred nereal sores (chancre and chancroid), as an injection surgeons in over one thousand cases, including both in the treatment of gonorrheal urethritis and gonor- major and minor operations. Apothesine is supplied rheal vaginitis. In obstetrics-Following delivery in hypodermic-tablet form, as follows: H. T. No. 216 and to clean out the uterus in cases of sepsis. As a -Each tablet contains 114 grains of Apothesine. cleansing agent and deodorant in practically all dis- One tablet in 60 minims of water makes a 2 per cent eases of women. In cancer and malignant sores as a solution. Vials of 20 and 100. H. T. No. 217—Each deodorant and germicide. Samples of Chlorazene tablet contains 3-5 grain of Apothesine and 1-1600 will be sent without charge to any physician, dentist, grain of Adrenalin. One tablet in 60 minims of water veterinarian or druggist in any part of the country makes a 1 per cent solution of Apothesine in Adrenapplying to the home office of The Abbot Labora- alin 1:100,000. Vials of 25 and 100. Parke, Davis & tories, Chicago. Complete literature of Chlorazene, Co. announce that they will be pleased to send literaDichloramine-T, Chlorcosane, and other Dakin prepa- ture on Apothesine to any physician or surgeon who rations, will be included.
is interested in the product.
Constipation in infancy is a symptom that
should not be passed over lightly, for deferred elim-
disorders difficult to correct. Loss of appetite, dis-
It is interesting and well worth while to study the effect of different
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