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what is the purpose of a committee-to'report on the put into practice.
put into practice. Take one phase, psycommission evil? Either men shed their practice chotherapy, a very old subject dating back when they come to the medical society and don't split fees for these three days, or we are made up of a
to the very dawn of civilization, and reclot of hypocrites. Older men who have become suc- ognized every now and then by the great cesses through this practice are now the strenuous masters of medicine, coming into prominopponents of the practice. It grew up in the west,
ence frequently under some fanciful name, not in the east.
is simply the new discovery of a very old DR. W. O. HENRY, Omaha: It seems to have originated in Chicago. Do the older men try in un
land of practice. In reality it is literally fair ways to shut out competition and make it diffi- treating the mind as well as the body. It cult or impossible for a young man to get a foothold? is recognizing the power of the brain over
Dr. C. P. FALL, Beatrice, Nebr.: This thing was the organism and while giving physical started by Omaha physicians, and they would like
remedies to change the organism it is apto stop it. They built their business in that manner and now feel that they can stand on their reputatio. plying psychical means to the brain to corby reason of their experience. They are now the rect that and its disorders. active fellows in opposition to fee-splitting.
The Christian Science movement is the DR. SWENSON: I grant the speaker's statement last great empirical attempt to show that that the Omaha physicians started this and that they
the mind is superior to the body and to now wish to abolish it, but I do not believe the reason given is true.
show how far it can be used to correct menDR. MICK, Omaha: There is no · harm in having tal disorders. This is simply one extreme the facts known. Insinuation has been cast at of practice, ignoring everything that is Omaha surgeons. In their defense I have seen no physical, the other extreme is materialistic doctor who said the introducer of this bill ever split practice so dominant everywhere, in which a fee with him. DR. E. J. CLARK: The very men who have pushed physical measures alone, and the mind is
the organism is appealed to by drugs and this thing through have offered to split fees with me. Some speakers say they don't do it, but I know they neglected. do do it.
Osler said in a recent address, "There DR. SUMMERS, Omaha: I take great pleasure and are fields of practice in every community feel highly honored, now that this law has passed, and in every town in the country, open for in telling you that I am the author of it. I would like to see the man who would test its constitution
the trained physician if he could only know ality. We have plenty of fee-splitting everywhere; what they are and how to make use of they are here today, yesterday and the day before; them." Preventive medicine is one of we all know them. The punishment is ridiculous; those fields. The physician who is able to $100 fine and the patient's right to recover the full amount of his fees; but the PUBLICITY! Who wants
educate his patrons to avoid disease has a to defend himself in a suit of that kind? It is going far larger field of service than one who to do a great deal of good.
waits to have them sick before treating Drop by drop the little drops' imprint is
them. The colleges as usual, follow along made on the stone. It looks like Nebraska
in the old beaten paths, regardless of the means business. Would Kansas, Missouri changes and concerned in bacteriology and
other questions, that while very useful and and Oklahoma-and Texas-like an intro
valuable, are often very impractical. duction to Dr. Summers, a successful man, who did not win success on the fee-splitting principles and practice of psychotherapy,
Not a college in America teaches the route?
and to most medical men it is an unknown
region, except a few progressive men who PSYCHOTHERAPY.
observe the signs of the times, and read the
oncoming of the new era. The late Sir Andrew Clark in one of his While surgery is doing magnificent work, last lectures said "The fear of an over- already there are indications that its limits crowded medical profession is a stupid bug- are in sight. Bacteriology is a little wider bear, frightening narrow-minded ill-trained realm and greater researches are yet to men. There are a hundred different fields come from that field. Electricity, radiofor medical practice that have scarcely graphy, phototherapy, radium and other been touched yet. Charlatans are exploit- new forces that are just coming up the ing some of them on the frontiers, while horizon, all indicate a new and larger field, the regular profession has scarcely caught long before the century is past. sight of them. The pathies and the Psychotherapy is only a name for mental ologies and the childish efforts to dignify treatment, not the exclusion of any other the most empiric and absurd conceptions measures, but in conjunction with them. are simply hints and intimations of these Outside of all theories, speculations and untrodden fields."
dreams, there is a great land of practice Today the prediction of Sir. Andrew awaiting the capable physician; the physiClark is recognized as a reality yet to be cian above the average man of today, with a larger, clearer insight, is the one who is Over eighty persons were registered on the wanted and will be welcomed and employed programme to deliver addresses and papers. constantly, whether he is in a small village Nearly 2,000 delegates and visitors were or in a crowded city.
Evidently the subject has become very
prominent. The titles of the papers show WHO KNOWS ?
the medical side is being recognized and According to Dr. J. Leon Williams of attracting a great deal of attention. ReLondon, quoted authority on anthropology formers, teachers and clergymen are at and geology, man as a racial being is at present studying these subjects with great least a half million years old. Dr. Williams enthusiasm. Literally they are furnishing is said to possess fifteen skulls of prehistoric material for more exact studies in the fumen. One of these, by some method un- ture. familiar to the average reader, is estimated This is one of the subjects which the to be 500,000 years old. Folkstone, England, physician should take up, because he is is claimed to have turned up this primordial most competent, by training and acquaintantique. This being true from an anthro- ance, with the great principles of sex life, pologic and geologic viewpoint does it tend to speak with authority. There is a conto affirm, deny, modify or reverse the teach- sciousness abroad everywhere that is growings of evolution? A distinctive or differ- ing with more intensity than ever that the ential claim is said to be that the teeth are diseases which grow out of sexual excesses those of man and not belonging to the an- are increasing, and should be suppressed thropoid ape. This would seem to put the and treated. ape in bad so far as being the original papa The whole subject is invested with so of our present aristocracy, notwithstanding much theory, speculation and antique conthe almost indisputable evidence of in- clusions, that a long time must elapse beherited character traits as reflected in the fore a correct public sentiment will call for varied shadings of our civilized activities. the equal responsibility of both sexes. Men
And thereby seems to hang a tale or tail; and women should be made accountable and did the ape lose a tail and become a man punished alike. The fact that over 1,000,and smoke a pipe, or did man grow a tail 000 prostitutes are registered in this counand become an ape and quit his pipe? This try brings out the startling fact that at is a long told tale that still seems to be least 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 men are promixed in the solution of the problem: Who moters and supporters of this terrible evil. lost or gained a tail? Or, was there an The time is coming when public sentioriginal tail in the beginning, to be lost in ment will hold men responsible for this the end specie, man, and regained again in traffic the same as the women, and these the cocoanut forests of Africa, making great gatherings of enthusiastic men and man the missing link between, tails and women will help on that day, when the perverting the tale of theory?
social evil will come under scientific recogDr. Williams is quoted as believing that nition and be eliminated with the same certhis little cocoanut faced animalcule is our tainty as typhoid or yellow fever is now. own long lost child and not our daddy.
T.D.C. Would this tale explain how two shakes of a tail made a palm tree forest give up its
The Injured Finger. fruit? It would seem that the tale of his- One of the most human, artistic and aptorical theory must be rewritten to eluci- pealing pictures we have seen is “The Indate the tail of the age and all just because jured Finger," published by the Surgery some fellow of 500,000 years ago unwitting- Publishing Company of New York. This ly showed his teeth in Folkestone, Eng- depicts a representative type of the present land, recently. It would seem almost like a day physician treating an injured finger of predestined fate that such a little thing a street urchin, while his two "pals” are could so upset the very foundation principle intently and sympathetically watching the of Darwin's whole life's work, and so utter- operation. ly route his theories as adopted by world We are sure that you would prize, and thinkers--and Mark Twain! S.G.B. your patients and friends would enjoy, this
beautiful reproduction, which is so much THE INTERNATIONAL PURITY CONGRESS
more natural, more appealing and more
human and so different from most of the The seventh annual meeting of this Con- familiar office and library pictures depicting gress, which occurred at Minneapolis from gruesome scenes. A copy will be sent free November 7th to the 12th, deserves notice. to any physician.
Kansas City Academy of Medicine
Meeting every Saturday evening at the Rialto Building
Censor, C. B. Francisco, M. D.
Treasurer, B. H. Zwart, M. D.
MEMORIAL TO DR. C. B. HARDIN. ated by self-answered question, always Tonight we do honor to one who, by his
showing thought upon the subject in hand geniality, amiability and urbanity, has won
and bringing forth fruit in the minds of the respect and love of all his associates.
his hearers. The fact of his having been As a man he was clean and noble; as a
president of this and other societies speaks citizen a model; as a husband and father he
of his popularity with physicians. did full well his duty, and as a physician
In the death of Dr. Hardin we have sushe so labored as to keep abreast of the times tained a loss, an individual one because he and earn that exhibition of love and vener
loved every true physician; as a soceity, for ation we now pay to his memory.
he loved the Academy, as a citizen, for he possessed all the attributes of a deserving one and in a virile Christian-like way did that work laid out for him.
In his illness of three years he was optimistic and hopeful, and by his cheer lightened the woe of those who painfully saw the reaper approach.
We older members of the Academy the better know our loss and the more fully realize it for in our hearts there is a void which none can fill. In youth we live in the future, ambition goading our energies, events transpire quickly and friends are quickly made and soon forgot; but to us in our ripened years, who have only to harvest the fruit sown in our youth and grown and matured in the years of our prime, to us whose hearts are not easily set aflame, to us to whom the past in our life and our friends are those associated with its memories, memories of the day of our prime, memories which electrify the wellsprings of joy, to us, friends lost are lost
C. B HARDIN, M. D.
In our slackened pace now directed away from the meridian of life the cheering,
hopeful voice of Hardin served to keep fresh Dr. Hardin was one of the founders of the beauties of the past; his geniality the Academy of Medicine and to the last helped to make us realize that this was a preserved that affection for it which char- beautiful world and the companionship of acterized all of its founders.
friends drew a veil before our eyes as we Whether the Academy was a rostrum trod the way to the not distant valley of from which scientific facts were promul- death. gated, a stage from which comedy might Who had thought that of that throng he, entertain its fellows, or a school in which of all, was nearest the valley, what he saw we might learn, and it was this and more, he interpreted as a mirage of a far distant C. B. Hardin was there actively to take or land--its people were his friends its joys play his part. Always fond of argument he were to be the fruition of his labors and was, nevertheless, not combative and his even as he contemplated it his mind was discussion was always vitalized by an unique enveloped in the mystery of it all. logic and a train of reasoning peculiar to As was meet for such an one, the troubled himself. All his discussions were punctu- river was stilled by his unconscious mind WHO ARE THE BRAVEST? that he might not be wakened till, having
G. HENRI BOGART, M. D., Paris, Ill. crossed it, his eyes in opening might behold the wonder of the new land and his soul be
To joy in the forefront of battle,
Where keen blades, hot heart blood are drinkingstirred by the welcome of those who had
To stand on the deck while the rattle gone before.
Of davits, sends women from sinking
To climb where the fire fiend is sweeping God grant that when this life is o'er
And reaches the helpless, unshrinkingIn the life to come we may meet once more. To nurse when the plague brings wild weeping
B. H. ZWART. And
And gaze on its horrors, unblinking
With plaudits of fellows full ringing, At a regular meeting of the Kansas City Bright badges of bravery bringing ; Academy of Medicine, held October 4th, All these win the glory of men. 1913, the foregoing memorial was ordered To toil for the good of the masses spread upon the minutes of the meeting, Who answer by cursing the workingpublished in the Medical Herald, and a copy
To drag from the gutter grimed lasses
While slander stands smilingly smirkingthereof sent to the family of Dr. Hardin.
To wrest from the plague germ its story
To strive for the altruist's glory
And meet dire disdain without shirkingAMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS. Full faithed that futurity's favor
Shall feast from his efforts with savor; At the meeting in Washington when the All these call for earnest, brave men. American College of Surgeons was founded, To smile when the numbed heart is breaking the question was asked whether the college And love unrequited droops dying would positively exclude surgeons who were To laugh when the soul's depth is aching
For soul that shall answer its cryingsuspected of fee-splitting or paying com
The missions in any form whatsoever.
To jest when frowned fates, dear hopes shatter
Their furies of torment defyingpresident declared that no one should be To sing when dreamed ideals scatter admitted who was suspected of being guilty Like song birds from wintry blasts flyingof this pernicious practice. This declara
When none even guess cause for sorrow
Close linking each day with tomorrow ; tion was received with universal and most
All these need the bravest of men. enthusiastic applause.
All I ask of you, doctor, is that you anIt does not seem possible that many men
alyze the three types of bravery, as outlined who would otherwise be eligible can belong
in the three stanzas. to the class of fee-splitters, but the fact
In the first we find physical courage, the that the matter was so much emphasized battle's charge, a Titanic's sinking deck, has induced the Committee on Credentials
the fireman's rescue, a Nightingale, all to prepare the following positive declara: stimulated by an admiring populace, all tion, which will be filed in connection with fed with glory as the petrol flows into the the credentials of each fellow.
engines of your motor. If the college succeds in eliminating this
After these, and to my way of thinking, evil, the public will be enormously bene
greater are the reformers, such as Lindsey fited. Very respectfully,
of Denver; the Salvation Army; the simple Committee of Credentials.
surgeons who purified Havana and Panama, DECLARATION.
until to have to name them were profana
tion; the Jane Addams, all of whom strove "I hereby promise upon my honor as a
for humanity, knowing a niche was secure gentleman that I will not, sc long as I am
for their future fame. a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, practice division of fees in any form; is higher than the first.
The courage of these of the second rank neither will I collect fees for others refer
But the third, those who hug a sorrow ring patients to me; nor will I permit them
that it may not engulf others; those who to collect my fees for me; nor will I make laugh loudest that the rattle of the hidden joint fees with physicians or surgeons re
skeletop tell not of the tale of shame or disferring patients to me for operation or con
honor of another; the courage of the Sparsultation; neither will I in any way, di
tan youth who smiled as the hidden fox rectly or indirectly, compensate any one referring patients to me; nor will I utilize gnawed his vitals; courage that goes on ang man as an assistant as a subterfuge when the very knowledge that would bring
and up, serene and suffering until the end for this purpose.'
sympathy and applause, would prove its
own defeat, this is the acme of courage; The only man who can truthfully say his the courage that comes from within and wife is an angel is the widower.
which builds solely upon nobility of soul.
HE DOUBLE CROSS which, for ten years or
more, anti-tuberculosis societies and institutions have been using as a symbol or emblem
of their fight against tuberculosis, has recently been standardized by the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. In this use it was, formally adopted by the International Anti-Tuberculosis Association in Berlin in 1902, when it was proposed by Dr. C. Sersiron of Paris. He took the shape of the cross from the common Croix de Lorraine and the cross of the Greek Catholic Church. The emblem is being used today by anti-tuberculosis workers in every part of the world.
In the standardized emblem, the width of the cross is the unit of measurement and all angles in the points are of forty-five degrees. The same proportions are maintained in all sizes varying in lengths from 12 inch to 672 inches or more.
Anti-tuberculosis societies may obtain these cuts from the Missouri Association for the Relief and Control of Tuberculosis, Columbia, Missouri, for use on stationery and literature, at cost price.