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News of the Month

Concerning the Doctor

Doctors who fail to report communicable disLieut. Wm. L. Kenney, St. Joseph, has been or eases not only violate the law, but through their dered from Ft. Riley to Ft. Ontario, N. Y, for duty.

neglect help to spread disease.

Doctor, when you visit Kansas City, stop at the Dr. John P. Logan, 64 years old, who died recently

Coates House. Under new management. Rates reaat St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, was for forty-two

sonable. Take the New Broadway car direct from years a practicing physician at De Witt, Mo.

Union station to the hotel. Dr. Joseph H. H. Reser, Conway Mo.; Ensworth

The American Purple Cross Association is an un. Medical College, 1893; aged 67; a member of the Mis

dertakers' organization, its object being to furnish souri State Medical Association; died at his home, volunteer aid in recovering, caring for, preserving, Norember 8.

transporting and burying the bodies of those who die

in the military or naval service of the United States. Surgeon General Gorgas, U. S. A., spent a few hours in Kansas City last month enroute to Funston First Municipal Syphilis Clinic in the United and Ft. Sill on a tour of inspection. He was the · States—The health department of St. Louis will esguest of Major J. F. Binnie.

tablish a free syphilis clinic under municipal control,

where salvarsan will be administered free of charge. Dr. Katherine B. Davis, who was recently ap- A campaign of education will be a feature of the pointed head of the New York Parole board, has re

plan to eradicate syphilis from the community. signed to accept the general secretaryship of the Rockefeller Bureau of Social Hygiene.

To Rochester and the Mayo Clinic-With commendable enterprise the Chicago Great Western R.

R. Co, is running a through sleeper from Kansas City Georges Clemenceau, the man-of-the-hour in France, is a physician and the son of a physician. He prac

to Rochester, Minn., and is the only line giving this ticed medicine in Stamford. Conn., and in New York, service. Physicians sending patients to Rochester from 1865 to 1869, returning to France in 1870..

will be quick to take advantage of this accommoda

tion, knowing the comfort afforded and time saved Dr. Joseph A. Beebe announces that he has opened by such service. new offices in Kansas City, suite 320 Chambers build

A Minister of Public Health for Great Britaining, Twelfth and Walnut streets. Practice limited to

The first step in a movement for the nationalization genito-urinary diseases. Hours 11 to 5.

of the medical profession of England has been taken

in the appointment of Sir Christopher Addison, M. P. Dr. W. K. Fast, of Atchison, Kas., has been or

as minister of reconstruction. Sir Addison has occudered to Fort Riley for active service as first lieu

pied the Chair of Anatomy at St. Bartholomew's tenant in the Medical Reserve Corps. Dr. Charles

Hospital and is a member of the faculty of medicine, Robinson, county physician, has received his commis

editor of the Quarterly Medical Journal and author sion as first lieutenant.

of many scientific works. He has been a member

of parliament since 1910. Lieut. H. R. Coleman, assistant surgeon, is now stationed at the Mare Island Base Hospital, San New Officers-At the eleventh annual meeting of Francisco. He is a graduate of the University of the Southern Medical Association, held in Memphis, Kansas Medical School, Rosedale. Before joining Tenn., November 12 to 15, the following officers the navy, Lieutenant Coleman was house doctor at were elected: president, Dr. Lewellys F. Barker, the Swedish Hospital in Kansas City.

Baltimore; vice-presidents, Drs. William H. Dead.

erick, Hot Springs, Ark., and Thomas C. Holloway, Dr. R. S. Fillmore, Jr., of Corinth, Ia., has received Hazard, Ky., and secretary, Dr. Seale Harris, Birmlis commission as first lieutenant in the Medical Offi- ingham, Ala.; acting secretary, Dr. James R. Garber, ters' Reserve Corps, with orders to report at Fort Birmingham, Ala.; editor of the Southern Medical Riley. Lieutenant Fillmore is a graduate of Wash Journal, Dr. Marye Y. Dabney, Birmingham, Ala., ngton University, St. Louis. He is 28 years old and and chairman of the executive council, Dr. Henry married. He is a son of Dr. R. S. Fillmore of Blue H. Martin, Savannah, Ga. Asheville, N. C., was seRapids, Kas.

lected as the place of meeting for 1918. On Sunday,

the day before the opening of the convention, the Dr. R. H. Meade, Kansas City physician, now is a

pulpits of the city were filled by medical men. major in command of the regimental infirmary at Camp Funston. Doctor Meade received his captain's

Hospital Unit Mobilizes—Hospital Unit K, Countommission April 7 and entered the Medical Officers'

cil Bluffs, was mobilized at Fort Porter, N. Y., NoTraining Camp at Fort Riley June 12. At the end of vem ber 14, and is being equipped for service. This is training, September 11, he was appointed regi.

unit consists of twelve medical officers, one head Dental surgeon for the Three Hundred and Fifty- nurse, twenty female nurses and fifty enlisted men. ourth Infantry. Last week came his promotion to

The medical personnel consists of the following re. he rank of major.

serve officers: Major Donald Macrae, Jr., director,

Council Bluffs; Capts. F. Earl Bellinger, general Ramon Guiteras, New York City; Harvard Medic surgery, Council Bluffs; John W. Shuman, chief 2 School, 1883; aged 57; a Fellow of the American medical officer, Sioux City; Louis L. Henninger, eye, Medical Association; well known as a neurologist; a ear, nose and throat, Council Bluffs, and Chalmers tember of the American Association of Genito-Urin. A. Hill, orthopedic surgery, Council Bluffs; Lieuts. ty Surgeons, and American Urological Association; John S. McAtee, genito-urinary surgery, Robert S. Tofessor of venereal and genito-urinary surgery, New Moth, adjutant, medical, and Louis E. Hanisch, genTork Post-Graduate Medical School; well known in- eral surgery, Council Bluffs; Aldis A. Johnson, pathoLernationally as a surgeon and big game hunter; died logist and bacteriologist, and George P. Pratt, medh the French Hospital, New York City, December 13, ical, Omaha; Robert C. Crumpton, medical, Webster from meningitis.

City, and Albert E. Sabin, medical, Kirkman.

nd speedily eon

The Melting Pot

| Falconer describes a fatal form of malaria charac

terized by dysentery, the stools containing neither Will the great war send our surgeons home to hun

blood nor mucus.-Lancet. ger for bloody operations, or will they be sick of the Healthy kidneys secrete exactly the same amount sight and smell of blood ?

of urea; if one is diseased its excretion is diminished | Percussion over an aneurysm is very local--punc

-H. H. Morton, Medical Times. tate; the tumor being rounded and more or less cov. Intussusception: The tumor felt by rectum could ered with lung.--Medical Times.

well be omitted for many early cases slip by because Narcomania: After we straighten up the physical of not finding it, and lives are lost.-Kimpton. man and straighten out the crooked mind, what will Pregnancy: The Abderhalden test is subject to we have to build on in the future?-C. B. Towns, Medi possibilities of error that render it too uncertain to cal Review of Reviews.

become practical.-Rittenhouse, Am. Jour. Clin. Med | Inequality of the pupils with absence of light re | Strophulus, an urticaria, is the expression of auto flex is very common in fatal cases of fractured skull, intoxication from ferments produced by some disturb. while comparatively rare in cases that recover. ance in the gastro-intestinal tract.-Fischkin, Am. M. Cohen, Amer. Jour. Surgery.

Jour. Clin. Med. In pneumonia the cause of death is very frequently | The symptoms of various brain lesions and the acidosis, and the value of the fresh-air treatment may numerous functional disturbances causing psychoses be partly in improved oxidation and prevention of re- may have the same syndromes.-S. C. Gibson, West: breathing.--N. E. Medical Gazette.

ern Med. Times. SA pathognomonic phenomenon of vagotonia is, Obstruction of the pyloric end of the stomach has great increase in eosinophiles, relative increase of vomiting as its commonest symptom, and dilatation of lymphocytes and relative decrease of polynuclear

the stomach as its most frequent sign.-Schorer, cells.—Von Dziembowski, Am. Jour. Clin. Med. Medicine and Surgery. 1 We have through insufficiency of the pancreas and An obstinate localized crepitus is always suspicious. adrenals one of the most marked early symptoms of Have the patient stoop forward, pulling the shoulders tuberculous infection, loss of strength.-Sajous, N. Y. forward so as to uncover the region usually covered M. J. (How about the early debility of carcinoma?) by the scapula, and listen there for a rale too slight

Acute cardiac diseases, as endocarditis and dilata to be detected otherwise. tion from strain, are associated with low blood pres. Incision through the unbroken skin for the sake sure; as are diarrhea, dysentery, exhausting purga- of diagnosis is seldom admissible. No more effication and vomiting.-A. G. Brown, Charlotte Med. Jour. cious way of favoring metastasis and We are told that N. S. Davis never deigned to use a

verting an operable into an inoperable cancer, could clinical thermometer. It is difficult to believe that so

have been thought of.-American Medicine. great clinician could be so backward—but how about Bacillary dysentery: Incubation within 48 hours: those of us who do not utilize the X-ray and the cysto- onset sudden, fever, abdominal pain; frequent stools scope?

of mucus, blood later; coated tongue, tenesmus;

colon tender, abdominal radiating cramps; pulse fast, 1 Renal tuberculoses come to the doctor for persistent

feeble, thready; urine scanty, albuminous; painfully bladder distress, frequent and painful urination.McClaren. The diagnosis is made by finding T. B.

and seriously ill.-G. M. Niles, Medical Fortnightly. in the urine. by sediment or guinea pig test.-F. S. . | Chest pains may be due to neuralgia, fascial rheu: Crockett, Ur. and Cutan. Review.

matism, neuritis, pleurisy, neuroma, aneurism, cancer, 1 Appendices have been removed, gall stones and

ataxia, spinal disease, bronchitis, mitral disease, my: ureteral colics diagnosed, gastric conditions seen, all

algia, aortic disease, dyspepsia, diabetes, herpes zos:

ter, angina pectoris, pseudoangina, tuberculosis, gout due to referred pains from diseased seminal vesi. cles and cured by seminal massage, instillations, rec

or syphilis.-Medical Summary. Add mediastinal tal douches, sitz baths, etc.-E. W. White, Ur. and

abscess. Cutan. Review.

| Hemorrhage from the venous sinuses may be so It is less than 25 years since Garretson, the father

rapid as to render the latent period too short for

notice or even absent. Compression symptoms be of oral surgery, was in his prime; yet he did not

come rapidly pronounced. The patient becomes un accept the "germ theory" or believe in surgic cleanliness; every operative contracted erysipelas—and he

conscious, with full pulse and stertorous breathing cured every last one of them, even after resections of

soon to develop the rapid feeble pulse and Cheyene

Stokes respiration and paralytic symptoms, precus the superior maxillary.

ors of death if not operated.-T. A. Davis, Illinois 1 A new sign of life has been discovered by Tashiro. Medical Journal. By a method elaborated by himself he was able to

| Despite a negative Wassermann, Earp diagnosed a detect the escape of carbon dioxide from a bit of

glycosuria as of syphilitic origin and placed the pa: nerve tissue, and to show that no such emanation

tient on potassium iodide in full doses. One week occurs from dead nerve tissue.-Medical Review of

later the Wassermann was positive. Mercury ben: Reviews.

zoate hypodermically was added, and the glycosuria Senile nephritis: The first symptom will often be

subsided.--Western Medical Times. (Possibly the languor, then mental depression, evidences of tox-' iodide attacked som

iodide attacked some old specific indurations and set emia, face flushed at night, tongue coated, breath

free into the blood enough of the toxic bodies to af: malodorous, temporal artery tortuous and visibly pul. ford the positive reaction. If this hypothesis is sating, cramps in calves, dead fingers, cold legs, short plausible we might with advantage employ this treat breath, drowsiness, sleepy by day, not at night; irri ment in cases where the clinical evidences warrant table, uncleanly.-M. W. Thewlis, Medical Review of

a strong suspicion of syphilis but the Wassermann is Reviews.


Kohiyar finds a sign of leprosy in hypertrophy of Scabies and pediculosis are the only two itching the nipple; 89 per cent of cases.

diseases that may be "caught." Simultaneous sterility and amenorrhea in married | Bandage a swelled testicle with a rubber bandage women are rather of rare occurrence.-S. Brothers, and you will never apply adhesive straps to one again. American Medicine.

Inequality of pupils with absence of light reflex is Renal tuberculosis is at - first unilateral-early very common in fatal cases of skull fracture, rare in symptoms are, renal pain, emaciation, debility, turbid cases that recover.-M. Cohen, Am. Jour. Surgery. urine, cystitis.-Rousing.

| He must be indeed an erudite physician who can not The college graduate has arrived. Even in farm

gather from Ellingwood's work on Therapeutics ing he now beats the practical but illiterate practician

enough to repay him amply for its cost.-Med Sum. out of his boots.—Waugh.

mary. There are ten ways of spreading diseases—the ten

| The chief site of the protective and healing prinfingers. Typhoid fever--fingers in the mouth are

ciples--immunity principles—is the very place where responsible for much of it.—Goler.

the blood corpuscles are formed.-A. E. Campbell, Smithies says there is no one dependable clinical Chi. Med. Rec. sign of gastric cancer. The X-ray is of distinct value

| A careful estimate places the percentage of alin detecting early carcinoma.-N. Y. M. J.

truists in the community at about 99 per cent for * Atropine enables us to distinguish between true and women and 1 per cent for males. Bryan please copy false slow pulse; in the former no change follows in -and heed. jection of a full dose.—Le Monde Medical.

Tonsils should not be removed unless there is some " Persistent unilateral pyelitis may be kept up by a special indication, before four years of age. “Why calculus partially obstructing the ureter but giving remove them at all if there is no special indication?" do other symptoms.-E. M. Watson, Buffalo, N. M. J. -Med. Summary. * The value of the teeth as an aid in the diagnosis Every wise man after fifty ought to begin to lessen of certain morbid states, notably bone and joint at least the quantity of his food, particularly meat, at lesions, is very much underrated.-P. W. Roberts, last descending even into a child's diet.-A. E. CampN. Y, M. J.

bell, Chi. Med. Rec. Gastric cancer: It is wisest to suspect cancer in | Do no surgery during pregnancy that can possibly every patient over 35 years of age in whom symptoms be avoided; but do not omit any surgery that is genuhave persisted for a few weeks.--A. Bassler, N. Y. inely necessary.-Ochsner. Medical Journal.

| Pyelitis occurs more often in women at or near the Tubercular is distinguished from syphilitic testis

1S age of 24 years, and at the fifth month of pregnancy. by the seat in the epididymia, purulent disintegration

-R. A. Scott, ill. Med. Jour. of the focus and presence of tubercle bacilli.-Ravogli, Jour.-Rec. Med.

| A mental diagnosis should be made to represent

disease entities rather than pure symptomatic pheThe majority of our diagnostic errors are sins of

nomena.-M. A. Bahr, West. Med. Times. omission, the results of insufficient study or incomplete physical examinations.-W. B. Thorning, Jour f Clinical histories strongly suggest that gastric cannal-Record of Medicine.

cers most frequently arise from chronic, calloused,

gastric ulcer, clinically benign.-F. Smithies, Ill. Med. Cancer: A well schooled clinician recognizes an

Jour. elasticity in diseases not progressive to fatality, a something that can be built upon to restore health. | Exploratory excisions through the skin to diagnose A. Bassler, N. Y. Medical Journal.

cancer are very risky and should be done cautiously

and in a strictly scientific manner if at all.-W. S. Acute osteomyelitis: Frequently we find that two

Bainbridge, Medical Record. or three weeks previously there has been influenza, tonsilitis, bronchitis, or perhaps an ingrowing toe. | Bromidrosis: Sol. ferri chlor, gm. 30, glycerin gm. nail.-W. B. Thorning, Jour.-Rec. Med.

10, ol. bergamot gm. 20; M. S. , Bathe feet in warm

water, dry thoroughly and apply to soles and beMany physicians adopt some one ointment and

tween toes.-Zwightman, Med Summary. apply it whenever they use any ointment-for everything that appears. Less consideration is given to Roosevelt is everlastingly right-the way, the only this class of remedies than to any other.

way—to prevent war is to be so thoroughly prepared

for it that the other fellows will think twice before { In osteomyelitis but one locality is usually involved

commencing the fight and then not do it. and the leucocytosis, 25,000 to 40,000, is higher than in rheumatism. Correct diagnosis very largely de- Renal pain may indicate renal disease, or come pends on correct observation in physical examination from the appendix, gall-bladder, hepatic and splenic -W. B. Thorning, Jour.-Rec. Med.

colon flexures, retroperitoneal growths or an oC

casional psoas abscess.-E. M. Watson, Buffalo Med. Clinical symptoms of early diphtheria: Gradual

Journal. onset; low temperature at first and often so throughout; nasal discharge. ichorous or bloody: swelling of When an anal fistula runs too far up for safe seccervical lymphatic glands; albuminuria; early per tion, run a rubber cord through it, draw tightly and sistent croup with fever.-J. S. Ragan, Medical World. clamp; it will cut through painlessly in a few days

and heal behind the cut. Gastric ulcer: Pain is gnawing or burning, felt a lew moments after eating, in paroxyms; or regularly 1 We believe that like produces like, and that society recur within an hour after meals; with nausea, re- must at all hazards protect its breeding stock. Sogurgitation or vomiting. Hyperchlorhydria is almost ciety must look at germ plasms as belonging to soinvariable. Hemorrhage in 50 per cent.-Woldert, ciety, and not alone to the individual who carries it.X. Y. M. J.

C. B. McNairy, Charlotte Med. Jour.

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