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HE WILLOWS MATERNITY SANITARIUM is a modern and up-to-date Sanitarium and
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 congenial 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 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 guch 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.
| 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.
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?"
There are very few disease-producing bacteria that can not be found in the human mouth at times.Kohn, Pub. Health. | Every practitioner must find some urines of specific gravity too low for sugar, but nevertheless saccharin.-Buff. Med. Jour.
Surgeons used to associate cardia-contraction with a small stomach, pyloro-contraction with a small one. Often, but not always, true.-Buff. Med. Jour. s 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.
Foreign Lady in Pharmacy "I vant some powder." "Mennen's?" "No; vimmen's!” "Scented ?" “No; I vill take it along."
The Limit Waiter (pleasantly)—“Wot will it be this morning, sir, for breakfast?"
Guest (irritated)—"Now why waste any time ask ing 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.
1 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.
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."
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. | 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.
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 always weigh them as soon as they are born ?"
Notes on Reliable Remedies
“The Best Opaque Meal”—The success of “Horlick's," the original malted milk as a medium for the administration of Barium is owing to the following reasons: It is convenient, inexpensive, palatable, produces no constipation, and fills all crevices in the gastro-intestinal tract. The proportions commonly used are Horlick's Malted Milk 2 tablespoonfuls, Barium 2 tablespoonfuls, water 500 c.c.
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New War Booklet-A "War Cyclopedia," providing the public with information on the great war in the form of a handbook, is the latest publication issued by the Committee on Public Information. The sailent facts of the war are briefly stated in alphabetical form in 300 pages. The cyclopedia also contains a chronology of outstanding events ranging from the murder at Serajevo of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, June 28, 1914, to the British national labor conference's approval of President Wilson's war aims, December 29, 1917. The volume may be ob. tained by addressing the Committee on Public Information, 10 Jackson Place, Washington, D. C., and in closing 25 cents to cover cost of printing.
The Third Edition of Wright's Guide to the Or. ganic Drugs of the U. S. P. is just off the press and ready for distribution. This convenient reference book, now in its seventieth thousand, contains brief mention of the more important facts concerning the origin, properties and uses of official organic drugs, as well as those of the third revision of the National Formulary. Other information of useful character contained in its 220 pages, printed on thin paper, refer to plant families, botanical and therapeutical terms, index of plant names, poisons and antidotes, Centigrade and Fahrenheit thermometer scale comparisons, phrases and abbreviations in prescription writing, Latin genetive case endings, symbols and signs used in prescription writing, metric system of weights and measures and table of equivalents. This handy compendium is bound in leather and fits nicely in the vest pocket. It is one of those convenient references that becomes indispensable to both students of medicine and physicians in practice after its usefulness is demonstrated. Wright's Guide is published by Eli Lilly & Company and will be sent postpaid to our readers on requests accompanied by twenty-five cents in stamps or coin addressed to Eli Lilly & Company, Dept. F., Indianapolis, Indiana. This nominal cost, we are assured, barely covers the cost of printing, binding and postage.
A Safe Antiseptic-In view of the numerous reports of death and disaster following the use of bichloride of mercury and carbolic acid, it is a good thing to know that there is now available a germi. cidal agent which is even more efficient than these dangerous antiseptics, and which is safe. The medical profession owes much to the genius of Dr. H. D. Dakin, who has recently brought to its attention the great value of the chlorine-carrying compounds. The most convenient of the antiseptics which he has introduced is para-toluene-sodium-sulphochloramide, best known in this country under the name of "Chlorazene.” In Dakin and Dunham's "Handbook of Antiseptics,” we learn that this antiseptic is more powerful, when tested on blood-serum-muscle-extract cultures of the staphylococcus aureus, than mercuric chloride, silver nitrate, argyrol, zinc chloride, hydrogen peroxide, phenol, and other common antiseptics. In fact, a 2 per cent solution of this antiseptic will accomplish in five minutes what it requires 24 hours to accomplish with a 1:1000 solution of mercuric chloride. The most gratifying fact of all is that the Chlorazene is safe. There is little or no danger of poisoning. Some of the uses of Chlorazene are as follows: As a gargle or spray, in all forms of sore throat, and as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent in diphtheria, meningitis, measles, scarlet fever, tonsilitis, etc. In skin diseases—Eczema, acne, car buncles, boils, paronychia, felons, and other common skin infections. In wounds-Chlorazene may be used as a wash to infected areas, as an irrigant, on compresses, as a dusting powder (Chlorazene Surgical Powder), and as a paste (Chlorazene Surgical Cream). In genitourinary diseases-As an application to venereal sores (chancre and chancroid), as an injection in the treatment of gonorrheal urethritis and gonorrheal vaginitis. In obstetrics-Following delivery and to clean out the uterus in cases of sepsis. As a cleansing agent and deodorant in practically all diseases of women. In cancer and malignant sores as a deodorant and germicide. Samples of Chlorazene will be sent without charge to any physician, dentist, veterinarian or druggist in any part of the country applying to the home office of The Abbot Laboratories, Chicago. Complete literature of Chlorazene, Dichloramine-T, Chlorcosane, and other Dakin preparations, will be included.
A Useful Local Anesthetic–It is doubtful if any new remedial agent in many years has met with a readier acceptance by American physicians and surgeons than is being accorded to Apothesine, the synthetic local anesthetic recently announced by Parke, Davis & Co. The prompt appreciation which has marked the advent of this new product is gratifying for two reasons: Apothesine is an efficient and broadly useful local anesthetic; it is a fruit of American enterprise and research. Apothesine is described as the hydrochloride of gammadiethyl-amino-propy! cinnamate. It occurs in the form of small snow-white crystals, having a melting point of 137 degrees C. It is readily soluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in acetone and ether, and very soluble in water. If desired, it may be sterilized, in solution, by boiling, and it can be combined with any of the usual synergists. Clinical reports show that Apothesine is as potent as the popular synthetic local anesthetics, while it is less toxic than most of them. It is not a derivative of cocaine, and it does not induce "habit" formation. It is not subject to the narcotic law. Apothesine is suitable for use in any surgical procedure in which a local anesthetic is indicated. It has been employed with marked satisfaction by more than a hundred surgeons in over one thousand cases, including both major and minor operations. Apothesine is supplied in hypodermic-tablet form, as follows: H. T. No. 216 —Each tablet contains 114 grains of Apothesine. One tablet in 60 minims of water makes a 2 per cent solution. Vials of 20 and 100. H. T. No. 217—Each tablet contains 3-5 grain of Apothesine and 1-1600 grain of Adrenalin. One tablet in 60 minims of water makes a 1 per cent solution of Apothesine in Adrenalin 1:100,000. Vials of 25 and 100. Parke, Davis & Co. announce that they will be pleased to send literature on Apothesine to any physician or surgeon who 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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