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same style of stock-printed letters right thru, with the usual provision for our name, which was introduced at critical periods in the body of the letter to give it the semblance of good faith and genuinness.
They were now prepared to lose further in order to induce us to take immediate steps to prevent our untimely death. They would charge us now, not $5.98, as originally demanded, but $3.60! Just think of it! A two months' course of medicin for internal and external use, and a $28.00 Electro-Chemic Belt, all for $3.60. This they assured us was their last offer;
This offer," they said, " is final-it is our last offer." But we were not wrong in assuming that it was not their “ last offer."
We have been four times approacht by an emissary from the Express company's office, offering the case for $2.90. But we have also declined this offer, which we feel sure is not their bottom price. We declined this, and we have now told them, politely, to give us up as hopeless.
rivers, cascades, glaciers-the whole cosmos of natural beauty and grandeur of scenry in a few days' travel. This book sets it all forth in text and illustration. The country possesses a nativ population of fine physical perfection and intellectual vigor. This book describes them and gives the history of their gradual change under the influence of a still stronger race-the hardy English and Scotch-who sought there a broader free. dom than they could obtain at home or in any nation of long establisht precedents of socalled vested rights. This brings us up to the great value of this book-the history and full details of the political and industrial emancipation of an intelligent people, making them in the broadest sense free, prosperous and happy. The industrial evolution which began in 1870 and the political revolution which began in 1890 have lessons of great interest and value to citizens of other republics—for despite the fact of the slender tie that binds New Zealand with Great Britain, it is today the freest and most advanced republic on the face of the globe. Every citizen of the United States, and especially every young citizen, should read this book. Doctor, see that copies are secured at once for all the libraries you have access to. A philanthropist would do more good to his fellow-man by presenting copies of this book than by building monuments or endowing hospitals, scholarships or colleges.
[The above review is clipt from the February issue of The Medical Council, and it approaches nearer to “the perfect book review” than any review of any book we ever saw. We thank our contemporary, sincerely.-ED.)
The American Year-Book of Medicin and Surgery for 1904. A Yearly Digest of Scientific Progress and Author itativ Opinion in all branches of Medicin and Surgery, drawn from journals, monographs, and text-books of the leading American and foreign authors and investigators. Arranged, with critical editorial comments, by eminent American specialists, under the editorial charge of George M. Gould, A.M., M.D. In two volumes. Volume I, including General Medicin. Octavo, 673 pages, fully illustrated'; Volume II, General Surgery. Ocravo. 680 pages, fully illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co., 1904. Per volume : Cloth, $3 net; half morocco, $3.75 net.
This work is one of the best of its class. We know of no other which will so well enable the man with a limited library to keep abreast of the rapid strides in medicin.-A. L. R.
Fifth and Robert Streets
ST. PAUL MINN.
It has come to our turn now to endeavor to light the ignorant and the unwary out of the darkness into which hordes of unscrupulous harpies of this class inveigle those broken down in health, who are always too credulous and always too ready to be influenced by the flamboyant, stereotyped twaddle which these electric belt and patent medicin institutes introduce into their advertisements, circulars and “follow up system” of correspondence.
As for the belts themselves. We have known cases where the source of the “static current" was little pads of cayenne pepper, and also pads of mustard, which generated, not electricity, but painfully raw blisters when perspiration from the body came in contact with the pepper or the mustard.-GERALD KEATING, in Physical Culture for June, 1903.
After the above article was set up, another communication came to the writer's hands, offering the belt and medicin for 98 cents !
[The above has been in type for a number of months, but has been crowded out month after month until now.-ED. M. W.]
Dr. Joseph Leidy. A portrait etcht by James S. King, of Newark, N. J. Engraved surface is 132 x 16 inches. Edition is limited to 150 copies. Printed on imperial Japan vellum, and signed by the artist. Publisht by William J. Campbell, 1218'Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa., 1904. Price $15.
Truly a superb work of art; one of the finest portraitures we have ever seen. It is fit to grace any office or home, and will prove its possessor to be one of taste and judgment. The limited edition, with the author's autograph, will be exhausted early. Few medical men were more appreciated than Doctor Leidy, and it is with the greatest satisfaction that we realize that so magnificent a monument to so great a man is now within reach of his friends. The etching is carefully packt, and will reach any destination safely. We commend it to all friends of the Doctor as being all that could be desired in the way of an etching.
The Story of New Zealand. By Frank Parsons, Ph.D., Director of Department of History in the Bureau of Research, Washington, D. C.; Lecturer in Boston University School of Law, etc. Edited and publisht by Dr. C. F. Taylor, Editor of THE MEDICAL WORLD, Member American Academy Political and Social Science, American Medical Association, etc. 1520 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa. $3.
This is indeed a great book; great in its conception and ideals, and great in its complete fulfillment.
New Zealand is a country about which there is at present a great deal of interest in the minds of the people of the world at large. This book is just the one to supply all one desires to know about this beautiful, wonderful and progressiv country, The natural beauties and wonders of New Zealand excel those of any other country on the face of the globe. In the small space of about twice the size of our New England States we have mountains grander than the Alps, deep fiords equal to those of Norway, hot springs and geysers equal to those of the United States, a climate more equable than that of California, the blue skies of Italy, vegetation green the year around, beautiful
A Few Comments on Our New Zealand Book.
“Whatever interpretation may be drawn from New Zealand's example, the record of her struggle and the showing of results made in this work are most valuable and interesting, and 'The Story of New Zealand' is bound to have a wide and far-reaching influence upon those who would apply the lessons to our own country.”—Philadelphia Public Ledger, January 31, 1904.
The subject, the wonderful progress of New Zealand, is one of which we know too little. I emphatically confess that if we possest a knowledge that can be obtained by reading this work so splendidly written, we would be better citizens, and our education would be
broader in every sense.-Dr. S. E. Earp, Indianapolis, inclose in your letters if you wish them. Say how many Ind.
you can use advantageously, but don't get the circu
lars and then fail to write the letters. Or, better than Dear Doctor TAYLOR :-"The Story of New Zea- nothing would be to write on postal cards simply: land” is well told. It is as interesting as a novel, in- Have you read “The Story of New Zealand ?" and structiv, educating, elevating. Its popularity,
then sign your name and address. After a congressproportion to its value, will be great.
man gets say a dozen of such postal cards from his J. D. ALBRIGHT. constituents, he will begin to inquire into the matter.
Every congressman ought to possess (either by pur“ The story is admirably told. While there is care- chase or gift) a copy of this book, and he ought to ful adherence to facts, however they may bear on
read it; and his constituents ought to read it, and theories, the sympathy of the writer
with the progessiv then ask him questions about the feasibility of adoptmovement he describes shows itself in many eloquent
ing certain measures in this country, out of the many and powerful passages, which make the book more
suggestiv measures that have been workt out and are fascinating than a novel. I like it much, and feel that in such successful operation in New Zealand. you and he have rendered the world an immeasur- Don't stop there. Every executiv officer of the able service. I know nothing else so well suited to the Government ought to know how they do things in New need of our times."-Rev. Alex. Kent, of Washington,
Zealand, for the eyes of the word are on that island D. C., in a letter to the Editor and Publisher.
commonwealth. That would include the President and members of the cabinet, every United States marshall and attorney, every post master, etc.
Also “ The aggressivness of the reform spirit in New Zealand has fastened upon that country the eyes of all
every judge, whether United States judge or county
judge, should be acquainted with these developments. progressiv people thruout the world, and I shall read
Every prospectiv candidate for Congress, or for any your book with great pleasure.”—Dr. I. K. Funk, of the Funk & Wagnalls Publishing Company, New York.
other public position, should be put on the rack and questioned as to his information concerning these de
velopments, which the people will soon demand a con“It is a noble work, and is shamefully cheap. Pos- sideration of, for our country. Then there are all the sess yourselves of this grand work and you will never state officers from the Governor down, Get after these regret it.”—Dr. Cooper, in The Medical Gleaner. and make them progressiv men. You need not do much
talking. The book will talk for you. A book can do
wonders, if it presents the right thing, in the right OUR MONTHLY TALK
way, at the right time, and if it is properly placed and vigorously pusht. This book presents the entire story,
from the beginning to the present time, of the most Do you know your representativ in Congress ? Do
wonderful and original political and industrial develyou know either or both of the United States senators
opments that the world has ever seen, with all the from your state? Whether you know them personally
principles and philosophy involved, not too soon-after or not, do you know the weight and influence with these men communications from their constituents
a sufficient number of years to prove the success of
the experiments, and not too late, for this is the first have? No difference about the party. They are and only adequate presentation of the subject, and there to serve the people, regardless of party, and as
here it comes now at this opportune time, just on the a rule they welcome and consider communications from their constituents, regardless of party.
eve of a campaign. I have done my part, as explained
The in last issue (page 88); now won't you do yours? truth is, the people are too indifferent about this. Representativs like to hear from their constituents- What's the Matter with Uncle Sam ? they like to feel that they are serving their constituents. One enterprising constituent who knows his
Doctors know the importance of the circulationrights and his duties as a citizen can impress his ideas
that is, the circulation of the blood, lymph, etc., of on the law making powers more than a thousand, or the human body. Life would be impossible withmany thousand, passiv and indifferent constituents. out circulation. So would civilization be impossiWhich kind are WORLD readers ?
ble without circulation-that is, the exchange of If every WORLD reader would communicate his views and wishes to the congressman from his district,
the products of one section with another, and and to the United States senators from his state, in a
of one person or firm with another. Just as carefully composed, well worded letter, nicely written
in the body, certain organs, as the heart, arteries, -typewritten if possible-they would be surprised at veins, etc., are necessary for the circulation of the the weight they would have. The indifference of Con- blood, so in commerce certain agencies are necesgress to the interests of the people, and to progressiv sary for this function. Several years ago we conmeasures, is due to the indifference of the people them- sidered the money question in this relation. At selves. Have you obtained and read “The Story of New
present we will omit that, and give attention to Zealand?" If not, you have certainly read of it in
more tangible agencies, as messengers, horses and the February WORLD, pages 85 to 88, and particularly
wagons, railroads, our postal system, express comthe opinions given on page 87, and also in the present panies, etc. All this is commonplace to us, but issue. It is known by all who have read the book or not one man in ten thousand realizes the imporwho know of it, that it is eminently a statesman's tance of, or has any conception of the possibilities book. Not that it is beyond the average, general in these things. Every voter ought to know in full reader; it isn't. While it is attractiv, with many beautiful pictures, and as fascinating as a novel, it is a
about this important matter, in order to join in a book that particularly every statesman should own
demand on Congress for the proper development and read. Now, the thing to do is to let your member
of this function in our country. Every voter of Congress and your United States senators know should read the following article which I clip from this. The elegant thing to do would be to make them the February Cosmopolitan Magazine, by John a present of the book. You can send order here, and Brisben Walker : we will send book or books with your compliments, and also write a letter to the recipient of each book, THE AID WHICH THE POST-OFFICE DEPARTto go at same time each book would go, without extra MENT MIGHT RENDER TO COMMERCE. charge. Of course you know the price of the book$3., which includes delivery by mail or express.
BY JOHN BRISBEN WALKER. Or, if you don't feel financially able to do this, you How far the industries and commerce of the United can write to them about the book, and tell them how States are hampered by a postal system which, in, important it is that every statesman should possess many of its features, has come down to us from the and read this book. We will send circulars to you to beginning of government, and which has failed to keep
step with other advances in governmental organization, may be briefly shown by a presentation of the conditions which prevail in some other countries which we are accustomed to regard as the reverse of enterprising. Those conditions which prevail today in the United States are factors of the highest importance to our commercial development.
Commerce in its final analysis resolves itself into the delivery of packages. As civilization develops, commerce divides itself more and more into parcels; and the carrying of packages must play a constantly increasing part.
For years it has been the hope that, because every merchant and manufacturer in the country was vitally interested in the subject, Congress would take the matter in hand; but unquestionably, until the great losses annually incurred by our merchants come to be fully understood by the public, Congress will do nothing
One statement is sufficiently startling to arrest at, tention : namely, that the rate charged by the United States Post-Office for merchandise is six thousand percent greater than that charged by Germany.
Under the United States Post Office : First, the mer. chant must pay sixty-four cents for four pounds of merchandise known as fourth class matter.
Second. He has had refused any package which by chance was sent to the post-office and found to be of more than four pounds in weight;
Third. He has had refused registration of packages without an extra price. This registration, if carried out, would have involved a visit to the Post-Office De. partment and much valuable time lost;
Fourth. He has had delivery of parcels to the home refused by the Post-Office Department if consigned to any town in which there is no free-delivery system;
Fifth. He has had all insurance on the package refused by the government.
Yet, because of the superior acumen of those who have legislated for the English Post-Office Department, the same package might have been posted in Edinburgh, carried across the Atlantic, taken in United States' postal-cars across the entire American continent, and delivered in the remotest suburb of SeattleFor how much, think you ?
For one-fourth less than what it would have cost to send it from Rochester to Buffalo.
But that is not all Instead of being limited to four pounds, at sixteen cents a pound, as between Rochester and Buffalo, one could send eleven pounds from Edinburgh to Seattle for three-fourths of the price that would be paid from Rochester to Buffalo, and, in addition, could have it insured at a nominal cost.
You ask how the people of the United States, who usually are so quick to perceive advantage, can permit this state of affairs to exist ?
This query is answered by the reply which John Wanamaker made to a somewhat similar question which I put to him when he was Postmaster-General:
"It is true," he said, "that parcels could be carried at about one-twelfth their present cost by the PostOffice Department, but you do not seem to be aware that there are four insuperable obstacles to the carrying of parcels by the United States Post-Office Department.
Then without waiting for a show of surprise, he continued :
" The first of these is the Adams Express Company; the second is the American Express Company ; the third, the Wells-Fargo Express Company; and the fourth, the Southern Express Company." There could be no further argument.
Does this seem like an exceptional case ? On the contrary, Great Britain goes much further in her liber. ality, She carries a package from Edinburgh thru London to Egypt, thru the Suez Canal to India, from India to Hong Kong, from Hong Kong to Shanghai, and there delivers it to the home of the receiver for twelve cents per pound, or three-fourths of what the United States charges 'from Rochester to Buffalo-a distance of fifty-one miles. Is Great Britain exceptional in her postal liberality? On the contrary, Mr. Henniker Heaton, a member
of Parliament who has made postal reform his especial study, claims that Great Britain is as far behind Germany and Austria in her postal system, as the “benighted” United States is behind Great Britain.
Certainly, while we give England and Germany the privilege of sending a package from Berlin across the American continent to Seattle for twelve cents a pound, and at the same time charge the merchant of Rochester sixteen cents a pound from Rochester to Buffalo, the word “benighted” scarcely covers the case.
Perhaps it may be described more nearly as paralysis of the governmental nerves produced by conflicting private interests.
If a Rochester manufacturer sends a package of shoes weighing four pounds a distance of ten miles out, he pays sixty-four cents, or sixteen cents a pound. If the shoes happened to weigh four and one half pounds, his messenger would be compelled, as I have stated, to carry them back from the post-office, refused. But if,'instead of being in the United States, this manufacturer had lived in Germany, he could have sent a box of shoes, weighing up to twenty-five pounds, the same distance of ten miles for six cents, or less than one-fourth of a cent a pound.
Because we are foolish enuf in this country to give representation to our private interests in Congress, our merchants and manufacturers pay a tariff for par. cels by post six thousand percent greater than in Germany!
While we absolutely refuse to accept a package greater than four pounds in weight, Germany has found it good business to extend the limit to one hundred and ten pounds These one hundred and ten pounds will
be sent by the German government from one end of Germany the other for thirty cents, or about one-fourth of a cent a pound.
But even that is not all. When it arrives at its destination, the one-hundred-and-ten-pound package is delivered at the home.
And that is not all. For from two to six cents extra, the government insures the package and guarantees its safe delivery.
And, again, even this much is not all. If, instead of to Germany, a merchant in a city of North Germany wishes to ship a package of one hundred and ten pounds to a city in the southern most part of Austria, he may do even this for thirty cents, about one-fourth of a cent a pound—that is, the merchants of Rochester pay six thousand percent more to the United States government for sending parcels from Rochester to Buffalo, than do the Germans even to the extreme limits of a foreign country.
Of course, one large package may be shipt for less than many small packages. Anyone who handles material knows that. But the officials of the PostOffice Department, lest they should be tempted into also discovering this fact, have carefully limited this greatest of all conveniences for the manufacturer and merchant to the insignificant weight of four poundsequivalent in effect to nullifying the carrying of parcels at all.
If Marshall Field or John Wanamaker or any one of twenty able organizers known to the American people could be put in charge of the United States Post-Office with a free hand, he could so adapt the conveniences of the department to the necessities of the American merchants that there would be an annual saving to the American people of a sum which may be represen. ted by two hundred millions of dollars and still be within bounds.
How far we are hampered by a lack of advanced post-office organization is illustrated in some measure hy these facts. But these, tho striking, embrace only a small part.
Here is another phase of the subject. If a merchant wishes to make his shipments C. 0. D.-a thing impossible under our postal system and possible only by express at a payment of a fee of at least twenty-five cents-he may do so in Germany by a small additional fee of a few cents. In Austro-Hungary this idea has been elaborated into an almost perfect system, by which both merchant and purchaser may, at a most trifling cost conduct, the one a collection, the other a payment of account. A depositor purchases from the
interests are opposed to those of the general public. There ought to be a way to ferret out all members of both Houses of Congress who have interests opposed to those of the general public. For example, Senator Platt, of New York, has large interests in an express company. Is he in a position to serve the interests of the people when they conflict with those of his company?
There is in New York a Postal Progress League, and Colonel Albert A. Pope, of bicycle fame, is the president of it, and he has proposed a bill to Congress, which provides for :
The consolidation of second and third class postal matter, including authors manuscripts, commercial papers, etc., and the extension of the present weight limit to eleven pounds, with the rates as follows: On parcels up to three ounces, ic.; over three up to six ounces, 2c.; over six up to nine ounces, 3c.; over nine to twelve ounces, 4c.; over twelve ounces to one pound, 5c.; on larger parcels for each additional pound or fraction thereof, 2c.; on eleven pound parcels, 25c.; this with house to house collections and delivery and with insurance up to the value of the parcel. On unregistered parcels the ordinary rates carry insurance up to $10. On registered parcels the 8c. registration fee insures up to $25. On more valuable parcels the rate proposed is 2c. for each additional $50 insurance.
When you see or write to your congressman, call attention to this matter.
Have you tried Hydrozone on that troublesome disease-Acne? If not, send to Mr. Charles Marchand, 57 Prince St., New York, N. Y., for his book “The Therapeutical Applications of Hydrozone and Glycozone. See adv. on page 16.
Post-Office Department a cheque-book, for which a charge of one dollar per hundred cheques is made, and a book of deposit blanks, costing thirty cents per hundred blanks, the name and number and address of each depositor being printed on each cheque and deposit blank. In addition to this, he receives one hundred special envelopes for one-tenth of a cent each on which is printed the address of the government. These cost about ten cents per hundred.
Wishing to pay a debt, the depositor fills out a postal cheque to the order of his creditor with the address, date and amount. He incloses it in one of the special envelopes addrest to the Post-Office Department. The post office authorities find the payee, pay the amount and take his receipt for the same. Within a short time the depositor receives thru the post-office a statement showing the transaction. It contains the date, name of depositor, number of the cheque, amount, name of the post-office where it has been paid and the cash balance of the depositor. The whole cost of this transaction has been one and four-tenths cents. The cheque of the depositor, forwarded in this way, becomes a post-office order, without incurring the trouble, time and expense which our system involves. The remitter has had all the advantage of a post-office money order without going to the postoffice, without spending a moment's time except that required for drawing a cheque, and the government has become responsible for its proper payment.
Here is still another phase of the subject. In New York city, if you will stand in any block, you will witness all day long a procession of wagons arriving and delivering parcels. Mr. Wanamaker's wagon arrives and delivers a package at one house, then two at another, and goes out of the block. Then Mr. Altman's wagon comes. Then Macy's wagon delivers another parcel. Then Stern, then Saks, then the postman, then the telegraph boy, then the postman again, then the Booklover's Library, and so one after another the long, costly and laborious procession moves into and out of that street, each wagon delivering its one, two or three packages—and the householders paying for it all.
And thruout the three thousand miles of streets of Greater New York this same stupid, disorganized, wasteful and extravagant system goes on hour after hour, day after day and year after year. It would not be too much to estimate the loss annually in New York city alone at four millions of dollars.
Will the merchants and manufacturers of the United States permit such disorganization of their most important interests to continue ?
Is there a remedy? Only one. The United States government must buy out the private interests vested in the great express companies which today so paralyze the problem of transportation. Pay full value, even for watered stock. Take the price of express companies' stocks on the ist of January, 1904, as a criterion, if you will.
Pay the full price. Almost any price would be cheap to get out of the way of commerce these strong companies, which are today so intrencht in the Post-Office Department and in Congress, and which have such a paralyzing effect upon industrial processes. Give the American merchants and manufacturers a clear field. They have a right to every facility for doing business expeditiously, economically, efficiently and with a safeguard of insurance.
I do not agree with Mr. Walker that we ought to buy out the express companies, watered stock and all. They have been getting the cream long enuf --by our consent, or by our stupidity, rather. We should enlarge the functions of the post-office (which we have a perfect right to do at any time), and let the express companies look out for themselves.
As to the representation of the express companies in Congress, it is a regretable fact that they are strongly intrencht there. When a man is elected to Congress, he ought to be required to devote himself exclusivly to the interests of the people, and not become an attorney for any corporation whose
Every physician having a case of tuberculosis on hand will be interested in the advertisement of Thiocol on page 29. Also see other advertisements of Merck & Co.'s on pages 2, 4, 6, 13, 19, 22 and 25.
LONDON, England. I have used Valentine's Meat-Juice with admirable results in severe cases of Pneumonia and aggravated Dyspepsia. I quite regard it as a sheet-anchor in my practise.
GEO. M. BIRD,
M. R. C. S., L. S. A.
Do not fail to write to Frederick Stearns & Co., Detroit for a sample of their new germicide and antiseptic, Alphozone, which they send to any physician on application. Stearns & Co. present this as one of the most potent germicides known; non-toxic and with many other valuable physical properties which render its use convenient and satisfactory. See adv. on last page.
A physician in speaking of Glyco-Thymoline imitations, remarkt that they reminded him of oleomargarin “which might be used when it was impossible to get butter." “Imitations are at best poor substitutes and I never use them. I want the results that invariably follow the use of Glyco-Thymolinegenuin,” See adv. on page 9.
Four Pretty Books of Secrets, each of them different, and containing conundrums, signs and omens, will be mailed, free of all cost, to anyone who writes for them
Address, PABST BREWING CO., The“ Best” Tonic Dep't.
The Pomeroy Co. are so well known as the makers of the “Master” elastic stocking (the one with side stays-that "pulls on like a boot”) that no doubt many physicians lose sight of the fact that they make a complete line of belts, trusses, orthopedic instruments, etc. See adv. on page 19 and send for their catalog.
(Continued over next page.)
While salicylic acid is one of the very best antiseptics, it disagrees with the stomach and deranges digestion. This true not only of salicylic acid, but also of the salicylates, is as salicylate of soda.
We also know that formaldehyde is the king of antiseptics, and as a uric acid solvent it stands only second to salicylic acid; but the trouble is to place it where we want it. To do this it must be combined in such a way that the combination will split up at the right time and place, and set formaldehyde free slowly and safely where needed.
Dr. S. Lewis Summers condenses salicylic acid with formaldehyde, and then acetylizes this union, thus forming the well defined organic chemical compound Acetyl Methylene Disalicylic Acid which has the structural form
During the past fifteen or twenty years various forms of pain, as neuralgia, headache, dysmenorrhea, sciatica, etc., and high temperature from various causes, have been controlled in an almost magical manner by a few class of remedies : The synthetic chemicals, or coal-tar derivatives, chiefly of German manufacture. Antipyrin, and acetanilid are prominent members of this class of preparations. But, as is well known, the magical relief from this class of remedies carries with it a grave danger: That of heart depression, with cyanosis and profuse sweating. Cases of sudden death from this cause have been many, but the greatest harm, which has become very wide-spread, is the insidious injury wrought by occasional doses of these remedies.
It was thought that European countries contained all the talent and scientific attainments for the production of remedial chemicals. But at last Yankee inventive genius has come to our aid, and the result is, a group of chemicals far more efficacious than the aniline products (sometimes called dye-house chemicals), and what is, still better, they are absolutely safe, being free from the depressing qualities of the foreign drugs.
The first preparation perfected, was one intended to cover the wide field involved by the two leading symptoms met in the practise of medicine, namely, Pain and Fever. The mode of manufacturing it is very complicated, involving many chemical actions and reactions that cannot be entered into here, but those interested in this phase of the subject may obtain full details by writing us. In brief outline: We begin with carbolic acid, then add nitric acid, producing nitro-phenol; then ethylate it through the influence of bromide of ethyl; then it is reduced to the anide group, and afterwards condensed with the two acid radicals, acetic and salicylic acids, the product being a white, crystalline powder.
It is the therapeutic value of any medicine that the practical physician is interested in. Here is the strong point of this preparation, the object sought in its preparation being therapeutic efficiency combined with safety. This preparation is practically tasteless, and does not disturb the most delicate stomach. Its action is that of a sedative to the nerve centers, particularly the thermocenter, thus controlling heat at the point of physiological control. It assists elimination by way of the kidneys and the sweat glands, by means of gentle relaxation of those parts. At the same time it is antiseptic, inhibiting bacterial growth wherever it goes in the system. The combined result of all these actions is the elimination of fever and pain. Thus sleep is invited, delightful rest is obtained, and Nature returns to her task of repair and rejuvenation.
This remarkable preparation is called Thermol, and its therapeutic application is almost endless. As a temporary remedy, it gives speedy and safe relief, without depression, in headaches, neuralgias, sciatica, painful menstruation, and all painful conditions. As a leading feature in the treatment of serious and protracted cases, it is invaluable in typhoid fever, pneumonia, peritonitis, rheumatism, remittent fever, etc., etc., also in all meningeal inflammations. It has been on the market now for about four years, and has been thoroughly tried, tested and approved by the medical profession in all parts of the country. The above mentioned claims have been more than fulfilled. Wherever known, the demand for Thermol becomes steady and increases rapidly. Sales are rapidly increasing, both through the trade and direct with physicians, as many physicians seem to prefer to order direct from us, again and again, as our books amply show,
It is nonirritating to the mucous membranes.
As it is not absorbed till it reaches the bowels, it is a valuable antiseptic for the alimentary tract.
But in the blood is where it does its chief work, for there it breaks up, and its constltuents, as explained above, exert their great powers.
It is the eliminator of eliminators. It increases the peristaltic action of the bowels, the diaphoretic action of the skin, the diuretic
action or the kidneys, the solvent action on the uric acid salts as well as restoring the normal fluidity of the blood, and stimulates the respiratory tract through the incorporated properties of acetic acid.
Do not the therapeutic applications suggest themselves readily and abundantly? Wherever there are bacteria to overcome-typhoid fever, scarlet fever-in fact, allfevers, pneumonia, pyemia, septicemia, etc., etc. But its particular application is in the uric acid diathesis, as mani. fested by the many forms of rheumatism, lithemia, gout, sciatica, etc.
But its application does not stop with its many uses as a hematic antiseptic and uric acid solvent. It is excreted in the urine, and hence as an antiseptic to the urinary tract it is of very great value. The urine remains normally acid. Decomposing and ammoniacal urine is speedily corrected, and all inflammations of the tract are benefici. ally influenced. Try it in gonorrhea.
The most frequent use of ur-a-sol is as an anti-rheumatic and as an eliminator of the uric acid salts. When sufficiently large doses are given to meet the requirements, the removal of the pain and the reduction of the temperature to normal are quite promptly obtained. Whilst it increases the quantity of the urinary fluid with an augmentation of the solids of the same, it is steadily removing the excessive presence from the blood of the salts of uric acid through elimination by combination. Thus the system is rid of the toxins of the disease and other effete substances from the blood.
Ur-a-sol has now been in successful use for several years, and its use is extending because of its inberent merits. It is truly a remarkable chemical. One notable result of its use (say 10 grains with or after each meal) is increase of the appetite. The explanation is supposed to be this: The elimination of uric acid creates a demand for more nutriment; hence, hunger, and a stimulation of digestion, and assimilation. Usually increased buoyancy and cheerfulness come with the increased appetite. It is now attracting the attention of medical college professors and other leaders of the professionthey are seeking it for investigation, because they have heard of its remarkable usefulness.
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