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vaseline. Snip off the wart ard treat the base with this ointment. Do not get any of it inside the eye, as it will prove painful.
In acute conjunctivitis, use a collyrium prepared of ergot half a dram and solution of borac acid half an ounce. It acts by contracting the blood vessels and allaying the attendant inflammation.
Hydrangea, combined with any other ind. cated remedy, is of great value in the acute nephritis of children.
In retention of urin due to stricture of the urethra, try gelsemium.
In quinsy, penciling the tonsils with veratrum will exercise a markt influence on the inflammation, and will sometimes ar rest it at once.
In apthous sore mouth, use small doses of aconite and phytolacca.
Gargle with baptisia in acute sore throat ; it may be combined with potassium chlorate or hydrastis.
6. Give a prescription for intense he: dache of acute remittent sever containing antisyrin and bromid of sodium.
QUESTIONS IN PATHOLOGY.
I. H. Goss, M D. 1. What pathological changes occur in cirrhosis of the liver ? 2. What is the difference between thrombosis ard embolism? 3. Describe the varieties cf repal tube casts, and state in what
forms of kidney disease they are found. 4. Describe the pathological changes present in the lung during
the consolidation stage of acute croupous or lobar pneu
monia, and include the characteristics of the exudate. 5. Designate which component part of the spinal cord is in
volved in locomotor ataxia, and describe the metamorphosis of structure characterizing the pathological process.
F. D. Patterson, M.D. 1. Give etiology, symptoms and treatment of membranous laryn
gitis. 2. What is the chief cause of chronic gastritis in children ? (a)
Give important. (6) Give treatment. 3. Give most common causes of cholelithiasis. (a) Give symp
toms. (6) Give treatment, 4. Give most distinguishing symptoms in typhoid fever. (a)
Give most important points in treatment. 5. What are the modes of syphilitic infection : (a) With judicial
QUESTIONS IN ANATOMY.
I, H. Goss, M.D. 1. Give origin, insertion and action of the pronator radii teres
muscle. 3. Mention a muscle (a) which moves the thumb outward; (6)
wbich moves the head forward; (c) which moves the foot
inward. 3. Give branches of internal iliac artery. 4. What would be the collateral circulation if the branchial artery
was ligated below its profunda branches ? 5. Name the bones and ligaments forming the ankle joint and
give their relations. 6. Name the bones of the head and describe either temporal or
sphenoid. 7. Bound axillary space and give contents. 6. Draw the triangles of the neck. 2. Name and describe the ductless glands. 10. Give origin and distribution of third division of the fifth pair of Derves.
E, R. Anthony, M.D. 1. Name the varieties of epithelium tissue and state where fourd. 2. What alimentary principles are found in milk? Briefly
describe the digestion of milk. 3. What causes the pulse? State what conditions other than dis
ease modify the pulse. 4. What is the size of an air cell and about how many constitute a
lobule? 3. What are the vaso-motor nerves and where are their centres ?
E. R. Anthony, M.D. 1. What five elements are gases in their natural state? 2. What is meant by atomic weight? Molecular weight? 3. What is double composition ! Illus rate. * What is the difference between fermentation and putrefaction ? 5. Select some abnormal body found in the urine; give its clinical significance and test for same. MATERIA MEDICA AND THERAPEUTICS.
E. A. Jelks, M.D. 1. (a) Source of arsenic (6) some of its preparations (c) doses of
same (d) therapeutics. (C) Diagnose a case of poisoning by arsenic and by strychnia. Give treatment of poison by
arsenic. 2. (a) Give the only known specific for malaria (6) its chief alka3. (a) Give the chief alkaloids of belladonna, hyoscyamus and
treatment, wbat is the general n le as regards its transmissiv power? (6) What is Colle's law ?
QUESTIONS IN DIAGNOSIS.
I. H. Goss, M.D. 1. Differentiate compression of the brain from injury and the
pbenomena of alcoholism, 2. Give the physical sign of the most usual valvular lesion of the
heart. 3. What is the significance of the patella reflex as a sign of dis
ease ? 4. Differentiate empyema from pulmonary abscess. 5. Give symptoms resulting from paralysis of the phrenic nerve.
J. B. S. Holmes, M.D. 1. How would you treat a fracture of the shaft of the femur? 2. Describe an amputation of the thigh. 3. Give symptoms and treatment of stone in the bladder of the
male. 4. How would you treat a hydrocele ? 5. Give method you would adopt for removing the kidney.
F. D. Patterson, M.D. 1. Define abortion, miscarriage and premature labor. (a) Give
indications for inducing abortion and premature labor ? 2. What are the inevitable signs of atortion. (a) How would
you manage a case ? 3. What are the indications for the use of forceps ? 4. How would you handle a case of head presentation ? 5. What is the danger in prolapsed funis ? (a) What are the indications as to treatment?
J. B. S. Holmes, M.D. 1. What is urethral caruncle, and how should it be treated ? 2. Give symptoms and treatment of uterin polypus. 3. Give best method of dealing with a stone in the bladder of the
female, 4. Describe operation for vesico-vaginal fistula, 5. When is Alexander's operation indicated and how would you
calabar bean; (6) doses and therapeutics 4. (a) Define hemostatics; (b) their mode of action ; (c) the
best local hemostatic; (d) therapeutics. 5. (a) Name two of the mosi drastic vegetable purgativs; (6)
doses of same,
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The value of tickling as an adjunct to the treatment for opium narcosis is thus summarized by Dr. W. H. Lyne : 1. Doctor has it handy. 2. Wide range of application. 3. Simplicity. 4. Leaves no marks of violence. 5. Efficacy.
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Disease. A great mass of material of practical everyday use has been incorporated. All the important diseases have their appropriate dietary appended; yet where diet is useless or has no effect, the fact is frankly stated. It is the most complete work on diet with which we are acquainted.-A. L. R.
A Text-Book of Clinical Anatomy. For Students and Practicians. By Daniel N. Eisendrath, A.B., M.D., Clinical Professor of Anatomy in the Medical Department of the University of Illinois (College of Physicians and Surgeons); Attending Surgeon to the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, etc. Handsome octavo of 515 pages, beautifully illustrated with 153 illustrations, a number in colors. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co., 1903. Cloth, $5.00 net; sheep or half morocco, $6.00 net.
In his preface the author states that the primary object of his work is to serve as a bridge for both the practician and student from descriptiv anatomy, as it is usually taught in the first two years of a medical course, to its daily application at the bedside, in the clinic, or in the operating room. The entire subject is discust with thoroness and precision. The method of illustrating the subject is novel, special attention having been given to surface anatomy.
A Text-Book of Operativ Surgery. Covering the Surgical Anatomy and Operativ Technic Involved in the Operations of General Surgery: Written for Students and Practicians. By Warren Stone Bickham, Phar, M., M.D., Assistant Instructor in Operativ Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York; Late Visiting Surgeon to Charity Hospital, New Orleans, etc. Handsome octavo of 984 pages, with 559 illustrations, entirely original. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co., 1903. Cloth, $6.00 net; sheep or half morocco, $7.00 pet.
This work completely covers the surgical anatomy and operativ technic involved in the operations of general surgery. It is constructed on new lines, the discussion of the subject being remarkably systematized and arranged in a manner entirely original. A feature of the work to which we would call especial attention is the wealth of magnificent illustrations. There are 559 of them, all entirely original. They depict the progressiv steps in the various operations detailed with unusual clearness, and at the same time represent the highest artistic excellence. Another feature distinguishing it from other works on operativ surgery, is the treatment of the anatomic side of the subject in connection with the operativ technic.
A Text-Book of Pathology. Fourth edition, thoroly revised and enlarged. By Alfred Stengel, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicin in the University of Pennsylvania. Octavo volume of 933 pages, with 394 text-illustrations, many in colors, and 7 full page colored plates. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co., 1903. Cloth, $5.00 net; sheep or half morocco, $6.00 net.
In this work the practical application of pathologic facts to clinical medicin is considered more fully than customary in works on pathology. In the second part of the work the pathology of individual organs and tissues is treated systematically. In this edition the section dealing with General Pathology has received the most extensiv revision. Several of the important chapters have been practically rewritten. Among the subjects that have received the greatest revision are : Ehrlich's Theory of Immunity and Allied Processes; Inflammation; "The Bacterial Diseases, Including Typhoid Fever, Tuberculosis, Yellow Fever, and Dysentery; and Diseases of the Blood. In the second part of the book that treating on Special Pathologythe revision has also been considerable, so that this part likewise represents the latest advances in the subject of Pathology.
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Nervous and Mental Diseases. By Archibald Church, M.D., Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases and Head of Neurological Department, Northwestern University Medical School: and Frederick Peterson, M.D., President New York State Commissioner in Ludacy; Chief of Clinic, Department of Nervous Diseases, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Fourth edition, thoroly revised and enlarged. Handsome octavo volume of 932 pages, with 338 illustrations. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co, 1903. Cloth, $5.00 net; sheep or half morocco, $6.00 net.
The revision has been thoro, all the latest knowledge on the subjects having been incorporated, including the recent work regarding the healing of nerves. The subject of intermittent limping, now definitly known to depend upon a lesion of the posterior root ganglia, and herpes zoster have been given a section each. Another addition is the discussion of that form of epilepsy marked by myoclonus, furnishing the socalled combination disease. Further importance has been given to symptomatology and symptomatic disturbances, and the diagnostic value of astereagnosis and of Kernig's sign has been elaborated. We also find that there have been added a number of new illustrations. A useful addition to the portion of the book devoted to insanity is a new section consisting of a critical review of the German schools which have recently made such important advances in psychiatry.
These are busy days with me, finishing New Zealand book, enlarging office force to take care of rapidly growing business, opening a new set of subscription books, larger than ever, made necessary by our rapidly growing subscription list—and all these things have kept me too busy to be disposed to "talk.” But there is always much in our complicated government problems and in the rapidly moving current of eve ts to talk about, so on this stormy Sunday afternoon let us have our little monthly chat together.
The Panama revolution and our almost immediate recognition of the new republic, were so sudden as to nearly take one's breath. We have a President that “ does things." I feared, however, that this act (the immediate recognition of the new republic) was rather precipitate and strenuous, tho I have much faith in the judgment of our Secretary of State, who I have grown to consider a great diplomatist. Severe criticisms were made at first by some high class papers, the opinions of which carry great weight, as the New York Evening Post, the Springfield (Mass.) Republican, etc., but as the underlying facts are becoming public, they seem to show that the Administration was not only alert, but that its acts have been justifiable and commendable.
The Isthmian canal is needed; it will be an important improvement. Many interesting pages could be given to a description of the changes and increase in commerce that the canal will bring about, and the
A System of Physiologie Therapeutics. Vol. VI. Dietotherapy and Food in Health. By Nathan S. Davis, Jr., A.M., M.D., Professor of the Principles and Practise of Medicin in Northwestern University Medical School; Physician to Mercy Hospital and Wellesley Hospital, Chicago, Ill. Édited by Solomon Solis Cohen, A.M., M.D., Professor of Medicin in the Philadelphia Polyclinic ; Lecturer on Clinical Medicin at Jefferson Medical College; Physician to the Philadelphia Hospital and to the Rush Hospital for Consumption, etc. Publisht by P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Contains 372 pages, and is one of the most valuable of the series. It is divided into two parts : General Principles of Diet and Diet in Health, and Diet in
“Yes, they might easily do as they please, and I couldn't help it, but they don't know their power."
That's the way with the people: they don't know their power. The railroad managers know that, just like the man with the team knew about his horses. The railroads work together to keep up the rate paid for hauling the mail. The people divide at the polls over trivial and inconsequential questions. Those of similar interests should be sealed together by such interests. The railroads, express companies, banks, etc. have known and practised this all along. When the people find out how to do this there will be some changes.
The masses of the people of New Zealand (the farmers, mechanics and working people in general) learned'it, and they have been practising it for about 13 years, with great benefit to the country. It is an interesting story, given in full in “The Story of New Zealand," (price $3.00, at this office). In brief it is this : In 1890 there occurred, what has always since been known as the great strike.” It failed. The workers-mechanics, farmers and producers of wealth in general-then united and struck at the polls. That succeeded. They put men in Parliament that would do their will and look after their interests, instead of the capitalistic interests that had, up to that time, been in control and had come so near wrecking the country. This strike succeeded so well that the united people have been striking at the polls ever since, and the marvelous results are now attracting the attention and gaining the admiration of the civilized world. The people learned their power, and decided to use it in their own service and interests. Now that they have learned it, do you suppose they will ever go back to the old system of dividing over little non-essentials, and thus allowing themselves to be exploited by corporation interests ? No, not any more than we would go back to a monarchical form of government. But they are still under a monarchy (New Zealand is an English province, just as this country used to be), but they have a more perfect democracy than we.
many people and interests that will be affected thereby. But that is not my purpose at present. I just wish to call your attention to this: How easy it is to get the people's attention centered on an outside matter, while inside matters of vastly greater importance to a much greater number of people, are rarely thought of, and it is exceedingly difficult to stimulate the people to think of them. For example, a package post system like that of England or Germany would serve the daily needs and convenience of our people vastly more than an inter-oceanic canal; yet we can't get the people to realize it. The chief thing in the way is the excessiv charge that the railroads make for hauling the mail. It seems that it ought to be an easy matter to adjust that, but when you realize that such adjustment would have to be made by Congress, and that almost all our congressmen, of both houses, accept free railroad passes, and many of them are the paid or salaried attorneys of railroads, you see the difficulty of getting anything thru Congress in the interest of the people as against that of the railroads. Our foes at home are much more difficult to deal with than external foes. So easy is it to get the people cemented together against an external foe, or in regard to an external question, that many a tottering, throne has been saved by a foreign war. I do not wish to intimate that President Roosevelt's purpose is to popularize his administration unduly by strenuous action on an external question, but I do wish to emphasize the difference above referred to. The man who fights external foes is a popular hero; the men who fight those at home who are foes to the best interests of all the people, are unpopular cranks. Why cannot the masses of the people recognize their interests-and their friends ? Perhaps they don't know how. They are too busy with their little personal, selfish interests to look up and see their greater interests.
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These are two little illustrations of what we could and should do for ourselves. Why don't we? In the first place, the people don't know their power. When I was a small boy I saw a man plowing sod in a stumpy field with a span of powerful horses. He made the horses do his will, by gentle means when possible, and by harsh means when necessary. After watching him awhile, I said: “Mr. Brown, why is it that you can manage those horses so well; they are a great deal stronger than you ; why don't they do as they please?” He lookt at the horses and then at me and said:
New Zealand has put such a heavy tax on the money bet on horse races that it has put a check upon that business. The reformers in this country might well follow that example. Betting on the races is the ruin of more young men, and some women, too, for that matter, than it is pleasant to think about.-Neb. Independent,
It would be a good thing to tax money bet on our elections in this country so heavily as to put a stop to this iniquitous and demoralizing business. Nothing is more important than purity of elections; and gambling on elections is a prolific source of corruption, besides being immoral in itself. What state will lead out with a tax upon money bet on elections, and rigidly inforce the law? In some places now there is a law against betting on elections, but it is totally disregarded.
Texas Negroes. The Texas Farmers' Improvement Society is a cooperativ body composed of 3,000 negro farmers owning 50,000 acres of land. 8, co head of horned cattle, and 7,000 horses and mules.. Robert L. Smith, who is styled the " Texas Bocker Washington," is at its head. It recently held its seventh annual convention. The society is waging an aggressiv warfare against the crop-mortgage system, is introducing improved methods of farming, takes care of its sick, and buries its dead, and is altogether a useful and progressiv organization.-American Cooperator.
(This is an important item to our southern patrons, for the crop-mortgage system is the curse of many portions of the South.-ED.]
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Now comes the season when your prescriptions for Cod-Liver Oil increase. This excellent remedy may be what your patient needs, but you will not make him love you by prescribing it, especially if he is at all sensitiv in his taste. But why prescribe the foultasting stuff? Are you not acquainted with Marshmallow Cream ?" See adv. on page 16.
In the treatment of five cases of sciatica with iodipin, five gm. (75 min.) was injected along the course of the nerve. In three the result was striking; the pains rapidly subsided, and the free use of the limb was speedily restored. Sometimes four injections were given at one seance. In the three psoriasis cases, some of years' standing, warm baths containing some creolin, inunctions with green soap, and injections of iodipin 25 percent, soon brought about a markt improvement, so that the cure could be readily completed by an ointment of white precipitate, green soap, and vaseline. Where the patient refuses injections, the iodipin was given per os, up to 30 gm. (1 oz.) per day ; rectal administration is considered superfluous. - Dermat. Ztschr., 1902, No.9.
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