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PHILADELPHIA:
COLLINS, PRINTER, 705 JAYNE STREET.

1878.

By a Resolution adopted at the Session of 1853, the Committee of Publication was instructed to prefix to each volume of the Transactions a vote, or statement, to the effect that the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania does not indorse or sanction, by its authority, the facts or opinions contained in any address or report made to it, or which is directed to be inserted in its published

Transactions.

CONTENTS.

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Minutes

President's Address

39

Treasurer's Report

51

Address in Obstetrics

53

Address in Surgery

67

Report on the Care of the Insane

80

Iritis-a Clinical Study

98

Anästhesia in Parturition

110

Rosacea

116

On Sympathetic Ophthalmia

124

On the Adoption of the Metric System in Medicine

133

The Local Origin of Constitutional Diseases

138

History of a Case of Dislocation of the Hip, Complicated with Fracture of

the Femur; with Remarks

144

Use of the Plaster of Paris Jacket in the Treatment of Fractures of the Spine 152

Preparatory Education

155

Psoas Abscess Simulating Nervous Affections

161

Report on the Propriety of having an Assistant Female Superintendent for

the Female Department of every Hospital for the Insane under the Control

of the State .

167

History and Treatment of Two Ovariotomies

180

A Contribution to the Clinical Study of Catarrhal Inflammation of the Bile-

ducts, with Remarks on the Use of Nitrate of Silver in its Treatment 185

Three Cases of Disease of the Mastoid Process; tbeir Diagnosis, Pathology,

and Treatment

209

Experiments and Observations on the Physiological Properties of Hydro-

bromic Ether

220

Report of Committee of Revision of the United States Pharmacopæia, of the

Philadelphia County Medical Society

226

Some Remarks upon the Descent of the Testes, and the Formation of Oblique

Inguinal Hernin and Hydrocele

236

Excision (Primary) of Elbow.joint for Gunshot Injury

245

On the Puerperal Diseases of the Shenango Valley

250

The Address in Hygiene

267

REPORTS FROM COUNTY Medical SOCIETIES:-

Form of County Reports to the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania 279

Report of the Allegheny County Medical Society

281

Beaver County Medical Society

290

Butler County Medical Society

292

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