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to here, was the first to suggest the plan of placing a from, especially one who is familiar with the much fractured thigh upon the double inclined plane (see briefer time of homeopathic treatment of fractures. description and comparison of Bell and Pott's meth- He seems to be more at home with these reports than ods, Bell's “ Surgery": 1872; vol. 2d, p. 134), which with homeopathic statistics. We would advise him was improved upon in several ways by the American to look into the last named before he figures again, method, and is to be found of three different sizes and when he comes to peruse the balance of our essay, among the assortment of what is known as “ Day's containing the typical cases, he will learn something Carved Splints." Pott treated his cases of this class that he apparently never knew before. of fractures by placing the patient on the side corre- The question resolves itself here, in our mind: Is not sponding to the fractured limb (not to the extent of the gentleman an enemy in disguise ? His language semi-flexing), then applying only lateral splints se implies doubts as to his being a homeopath, as he cured with padding and bandaving. This surely is confines himself entirely to allopathic statistics, shownot even an apology for a double inclined plane such ing a woful ignorance of the superior advantages of as Sir Charles Bell claims.
homeopathy over her opponents. In regard to the theory of the extension of the foot, We did not take our diploma from the Hahnemann and so forth, all our obtuse friend has to do is to place Medical College. Here again the gentleman has erred his own limb in the attitude, and dress it in the man- in stating so. But, on the contrary, it was bestowed ner described in our paper, with the screw attachment upon us from the Pennsylvania Homeopathic Medical in proper position. Supposing the apparatus has been College, nearly ten years before the Hahnemann Mediproperly adjusted and the limb dressed, turn the cal College had any existence. We were appointed wooden screws attached to the foot piece simulta- among the original professors of the last named colneously in the proper direction and he will soon as- lege, which was organized by Dr. C. Hering, of Philacertain that extension will be made upon the leg as far delphia. It is nothing wonderful to have treated up as the knee; this joint being confined at the angle, successfully “one-third the number of cases," and thus fixed by means of the outer dressings. quoted from the Pennsylvania Hospital reports, as
We did not claim that raising the foot of the bed the mortality list does not show up very favorably was the entire source of gaining counter extension on there for the results of their method of treatment, the part of the trunk of the patient's body or thigh, but which is as varied as many of their prescriptions, simply an aid, which it is; and we have practiced this as we have personally observed in repeated instances. feature, as a common sense view, as far back as 1856, Most hospitals of this school of practice, not only in simply to prevent the patient settling toward the foot Philadelphia but elsewhere, have afforded striking of the bed, which it will do. We assigned as a reason illustrations of a lack of system, being merely confor placing the pillow under the head only that the venient mediums for the trial of experiments. After weight of the trunk of the patient's body is utilized centuries of experience they have never yet adopted more completely in aiding extension upon the thigh any one system or guiding principle, neither in the (the knee being the fixed point, as before remarked). selection of their remedies, nor the adoption of a This precaution is observed while the patient lies suitable apparatus for any one class of fractures, but horizontal only; when in the semi supine or in the fly from pillar to post, and have foundered around sitting position, his back and shoulders are supported, of in the dark, making themselves fit subjects for pity, course, while assuming either of these attitudes. The if not for condemnation, It would be a source of gentleman's faculties seem as dull and inaccurate as very deep regret if, after the years of practical exhis manner of quoting. We said nothing about an perience we have passed through, we had not proinclined plane, which he did, and don't wonder that he fited thereby as well as from their experiments and became muddled. We very much doubt whether he large mortalities. It is not only in this branch of knows anything about the splint we speak of. Again, surgery that we have excelled them before, but also the charge of "unscientific and unsurgical” recoils in many others. upon its author, and goes conclusively to prove his Another feature of homeopathy, we would remind ability to misconceive as well as misconstrue.
the gentleman, of which he does not appear to know, In reply to his astonishment at the results, and so is, that we possess remedies that will overcome shock forth, together with the balance of his communica- that our benighted brethren ignore. We will also tion, we will state that the gentleman tries to “ blow take occasion to state here, for the edification of our hot and cold with the same breath,”and we wonder he friend, the doctor, that we have enjoyed at various cannot“ object " He still goes on and tries to impugn times, for years, a considerable experience with railour veracity by casting doubts upon our figures. Even road surgery, having had a number of cases, on several granting that they are somewhat astonishing, we occasions, in hand at one time, of fractured thigh bones; hope the doctor is aware that this is not the first in- also, during the Southern rebellion, from gunshot stance that results obtained under homeopathic treat-wounds, contusions, and other causes. The results ment have far exceeded those of the “self-styled regu- obtained in some of these cases were regarded by lars,” and have been astonisbing. Nor does he appear other surgeons, of longer experience than our own, as to know that we have medicinal agents within the hopeless ones, and were given 'over to die; but, by range of our remedies, that possess the power of aiding skillful surgical treatment and the properly selected nature in the reproduction of bone, and so forth, that remedies, both limbs and lives were saved notwithour opponents and would-be followers “wot not of.” standing. His is not the first instance that has come under our We desire to state, in conclusion, that we would observation. We will enlighten the gentleman a little advise our critic to peruse more carefully our language, by stating that our hospital practice has been more which he does not yet seem able to interpret properly; extensive than he has presumed to imply by his lan- otherwise he could not put such a construction as he guage. We would advise him for his own credit's has done upon it. There are also some errors throughsake to study his figures more carefully. We cannot | out our article, that should deservedly be accredited to see how, when we date our first practical experience the printer; and we note among the number that from 1856, as we did in our essay, and up to the time the word "extensor” was substituted for flexor;" of our writing, taking the gentleman's own figures, “cruralis” for “ crureæus," and so forth. “one case in every ten days" would nearly multiply four times the number of our cases reported.
STERILIZATION.—The plan consists in a radical We will also here state that the average time of two obliteration of the uterine orifices of the tubes. The or three months' treatment, which the gentleman galvano-caustic sound is the means employed. Time, quotes as the average period of allopathic treatment, 45 to 60 seconds for each tube, and little pain and dan. is no criterion for a homeopathic surgeon to judge'ger attends the operation.
Published on the First of each montb.
during the year was divided up, and the several parts were assigned to different members, all physiological tests were placed in his hands and those of
Dr. Sherman, of Milwaukee. (See announcement of A MONTHLY JOURNAL
the subject selected by the Bureau in another colOf Medicine, Surgery and Collateral Sciences, umn.) Drs. Allen and Sherman were requested to
supervise each other's plans, so far as safeguards Editors: EGBERT GUERNSEY, M), ALFRED K. HILLS, M.D. avgainst errors and fraud might be called for in any J. B. GILBERT, M. D.
For some reason Dr., Allen declined suggestions
from Dr. Sherman; and when still called upon by Office, 18 West Twenty-third Street, New York, the chairman of the Bureau to listen to his asso
ciate, he turned suddenly to Dr. Wilson, president NEW YORK, NOVEMBER, 1879.
elect of the Institute, asking him to appoint a special
commission to take charge of the preparations and " A regular medical education furnishes the only presumptive evidence of professional abilities and acquirements, and ought to papers called for by his test. His reason for thus and honors of his profession." –Code of Medical Ethics, Amer. deserting the Bureau was that his test might be Med. A88., Art. iv., Sec. 1.
more officially considered. Dr. Wilson at once ap
pointed Dr. Pemberton Dudley, of Philadelphia, DR. ALLEN'S LAKE GEORGE TEST,
Chairman of such a special commission, and was A few weeks ago Dr. Guernsey, one of the editors going on to designate the other members, when Dr. of this journal, was requested by Dr. Dake, chairman Allen was reminded that the action taken by Dr. of the Bureau of Materia Medica, Pharmacy, and Dake was strictly official, while the appointing power Provings in the American Institute, to act as chair- of Dr. Wilson would not mature before next January, man of a special committee, the other members being and no commission designated by him, before that Prof. Chandler, of the Columbia College School of time, could be official, and the matter was dropped ; Mines, and Prof. O'Connor, of the New York Home but not, however, before Dr. Dudley had drawn up opathic College, to take charge of the preparations and sent forward a system of safeguards for the exand records of the tests to be made by Dr. T. F. periments of Dr, Allen, more stringent, if possible, Allen, as proposed by him at Lake George.
than that already submitted by Dr. Sherman ; and Dr. Guernsey had signified his acceptance of the not before Dr. Ailen had concluded to abandon the appointment, and was waiting for instructions, when test for this year. he was notified by Dr. Dake that Dr. Allen had de
Upon a representation from Dr. Dake, that the clined to make the experiments.
resort to Dr. Wilson and the abandonment of the test Dr. Guernsey has since been furnished with the for this year, seemed like a studied indignity to the following items of history, considered due to him by Bureau of Materia Medica or a decided back-down the chairman of the Bureau of Materia Medica, Phar. from the offer, so exultingly made at Lake George, macy and Provings:
Dr. Allen again consented to go on, under the We need make no apology for laying the informa- auspices of the Bureau and asked Dr. Dake to aption thus received before our readers, inasmuch as point a committee to look after the preparations the offer of Dr. Allen was made in open session of for the test and the records of the same. Being the American Institute, and the medical profession, requested to name one member of such committee, he allopathic as well as homeopathic, bad been led to selected Prof. O'Connor; Dr. Sherman selected Prof. expect some decisive results from his experiments. Chandler, and Dr. Dake appointed Dr. Guernsey
The proposition made by him at Lake George was with the request that he act as Chairman. that, among ten bottles, exactly alike in appearance, one As already stated, before our committee had comof them being medicated with the thirtieth centesimal menced work, Dr. Allen notified Dr. Dake that the dilution of a drug, and the others containing pure state of his health and his many other engagements alcohol, he would designate the one containing the medic would not allow him to go on with the test procine by its effects upon persons in health.
posed ! As soon as made chairman of the Bureau of Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Provings, for the ensu INTRAVENOUS INJECTION OF AMMONIA. ing year, Dr. Dake notified Dr. Allen that his prop- Dr. Griswold, the house physician of Bellevue osition was accepted, and asked for a sketch of his Hospital, has recently made a number of interesting plan of procedure in applying the test, and received experiments upon dogs, with reference to the action it in outline.
of intravenous injections of ammonia, and confirmed Dr. Allen having accepted a place on the Bureau, the conclusion thus reached upon patients in the when the subject agreed upon for consideration hospital. The experiments upon dogs were made
where the viscera had been exposed for the pur- by arousing public opinion to the evils existing at poses of vivisection, where there was great exhaus- our doors and necessitating a change. The same tion from loss of blood and the entrance of cold paper has just offered a prize of five hundred dollars air into the cavities. He waited until the heart for a model public school house, and we sincerely had nearly ceased to beat, and then injected into a bope the discussion of this question, and the comconvenient vein half a drachm of a solution competition excited among architects, will bring into posed of equal parts of Aqua ammonia and water. clear light the miserable conditions of our public At this stage, it is probable a larger amount of school houses. If there can be found anywhere in ammonia taken into the stomach would have pro- the land public buildings in every way so poorly duced no perceptible effect, but injected into the adapted for the uses to which they are put as the vein its action was almost immediate. The heart great school houses of New York, where the majority had, a moment before, been dark and congested, its of our young receive their instruction, we have yet right cavities engorged, and the contraction of its to see them. With scarcely a single exception they fibres weak and uncertain. Suddenly the systole are miserably ventilated, and both teachers and acquired a new energy, which emptied the distended pupils are compelled to breathe the pestilential gases right ventricle into the lungs and filled the aorta of sewers, the stifling air of crowded school rooms, with fresh oxygenated blood. The heart itself be- or be exposed to currents of air which produce incame bright red again as the new supply flowed in flammatory conditions not unfrequently ending in through the coronary arteries. The circulation was death. Some of the worst forms of diphtheria and almost immediately re-established. Fifteen or cerebro-spinal meningitis we have ever seen, both twenty experiments upon dogs, with uniformly the among teachers and pupils, have been traced directly same result, prompted the doctor to repeat the ex- to the school house; and in scores of cases we have periment upon patients in the wards. In all cases been obliged to advise our friends to take their where it was possible to produce stimulating effects, children away, because their exposure was attended and where the most active stimulants administered with constant sickness. The people of New York, by the mouth failed, the intravenous injection with sorely taxed as they are, would willingly pay the hypodermic syringe, of one drachm of the solu- liberally for proper accoinmodations for their tion of ammonia was followed by marked results. children, and have a right to demand of a scientific In the many cases in which the experiment was tried departmeut something better than now exists. A no bad results followed.
thorough education, such as can be obtained in our Ammonia is undoubtedly one of the most active public schools, is oftentimes purchased at the exdiffusible stimulants we bave. There are times when pense of life or health, and it is quite time the pub. & few moments' consciousness are all-important, or lic attention is aroused to the grave evils, the fearful where, as in laryngotomy and tracheotomy, done in dangers, to which the children of the city are concases of croup, etc., there is sufficient latent strength stantly exposed. We know of no better agent to for recovery if the circulation can only be kept up inaugurate the necessary reform than the Sanitary for a few moments. Possibly, in intravenous injec- i Engineer. It has already proved a vast power for tions of ammonia, we have a remedy to produce good in bringing to light the festering sores and just these results. It is not easy to perform the fruitful causes of disease, and we have the satisoperation through the skin, as the vein collapses faction of knowing that whatever abuse it takes under the necessary pressure. The only safe method hold of it pursues with unflagging power and reto pursue is to dissect down upon the vein and lentless hand until the work is accomplished. expose it; the needle may then be carefully introduced until the point is felt free in the interior
CIRCULATION OF BLOOD VISIBLE. of the vessel,
By means of a simple arrangement invented by
Dr. C. Hüter, the actual flow of the blood in the blood PUBLIC SCHOOL HOUSES.
vessels can be distinctly seen. The patient's head is About a year ago the Sanitary Engineer gave a fixed in a frame, something like a photographer's, on prize for the best design for a tenant house. This which is a contrivance for supporting a microscope led to a careful investigation of the tenement houses and a lamp. The lower lip is drawn out and fixed of New York, and an active discussion of them in by means of clips on the stage of the microscope, the papers and in public meetings. It was seen how with its inner surface upward; a strong light is badly constructed many of them were, and what thrown on this surface by a condenser, and the breeders of pestilence existed in our very midst. microscope, provided with a low power objective, is The discussion of this subject, in which the Sanitary brought to bear upon the delicate net-work of vesEngineer so abiy and practically led the way, has sels which can be seen in the position indicated with been of untold benefit to the poor and to the city, the naked eye. The appearance is at first as if the vessels were filled with red injection. By focussing on puerperal pelvi-peritonitis, puerperal pneumonia, a small superficial vessel, the observer is soon able to vaginismus, and pelvic hematocele.
The work will be one of very great interest to the distinguish the movement of the blood stream, rer- profession and to students, embodying as it does about dered evident by the speck-like red corpuscles, the forty years of experience on the part of the author, flow of which in the cork-screw like capillaries is said and that of nearly thirty years by the translator."
The above quotation from the prospectus is amply to be very beautiful. The colorless corpuscles are borne out by a careful perusal of its pages, distinguished as minute white specks occuring now It is refreshing to read an author who discusses his and again in the course of the red stream. Besides subjects with such clearness, and who deals with facts
as they exist, with no attempt to distort them to suit the phenomena of the circulation, the cells of pare- his own theoretical notions. Jousset is a good reprement epithelium lining the lip and their nuclei can sentative of the modern homeopathist. While he readily be distinguished, as well as the apertures of does not discard any fact which has descended to us
from the illustrious Hahnemann, at the same time he the mucus glands.
does not lie down in the furrow, proclaim infallibility, Besides the normal circulation, various patholog- and assert that all discovery and progress must have ical conditions can be observed. By a pressure quite ended with Hahnemann, and lie buried in his grave.
Hahnemann was a discoverer, a progressive man, and insufficient to cause pain, the phenomena of blood philosopher; one who would not countenance indostagnation—the stoppage of the flow and the grad- lence, and was always looking for facts. ual change in the color of the blood from bright red
With his theories we have nothing to do any farther to purple-are seen. A momentary stoppage is also liable experience.
than they are borne out by the clean-cut results of reproduced by touching the lips with ice, and a more It is to the clinique that we must look for the deenduring stasis by certain reagents, such as glycerine monstration of therapeutic facts, but we cannot expeet
these to develop without a full and correct knowledge or ammonia. We do not share in Hüter 's enthusi of pathogenesy, as well as of true pathology, which asm of the great benefit of cheiloangioscopy, as he must include the subjective as well as the objective calls the new process, in medical practice. As a
symptomatology; and the cases here reported are of physiological study it is of course interesting, but the stated, and the remedy properly adapted.
the class met with in every-day practice, intelligently great nicety and precision required will prevent its The WONDERS OF LIGHT AND COLOR ; INCLUDING use except in chronic cases.
CROMOPATHY, OR THE NEW SCIENCE OF COLOR
HEALING. By Edwin D. Babbitt.
Very pleasant reading, from which can be gleaned BIBLIOGRAPHICAL.
a great many valuable scientific facts.
THE PATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF HEREDITARY LECTURES ON CLINICAL MEDICINE: Delivered in the SYPHILIS: A Monograph in Six Letters. By H.
Hospital Saint-Jacques, of Paris. By M. le Dr. C. Jessen, M. D.
It contains nothing new, is a mere compilation, as thor of “The Elements of Practical Medicine,
though it were an effort to accustom the writer to the etc. Translated, with copious notes and additions, labors of authorship. In fact, it seems to have been by R. Ludlam, M. D., Professor of the medical written with no expectation of its being read, and and surgical diseases of women and of clinical rather as an exercise in evidence of the compiler's midwifery in the Hahnemann Medical College and ability to quote authors. In scarcely any point is it Hospital of Chicago; author of “ Clinical Lectures otherwise than superficial. A reader unfamiliar with on the Diseases of Women,” and “Clinical Lec- the subject would be only mystified ; a well-informed tures on Diphtheria;” member of the Illinois reader would find nothing profitable in the reading. State Board of Health, etc., etc,
It is styled “ Pathology and Treatment;" there is no ". The work sets forth the best and freshest patho- description of the pathology of the disease attempted, logical views; the most practical application of the and for the treatment the reader is referred to the homeopathic method of treating disease; and a clear standard works on teria medica and therapeutics. and forcible bed-side analysis of the cases that are A GUIDE TO HomeopathIC PRACTICE ; designed for presented. It is a book for the busy practitioner who does not wish to be troubled with theories, nor to de
the use of families and private individuals. By pend upon remedies that have been advised without
I. D. Johnson, M. D., New York and Philadelphia. experience.
Boericke & Tafel, Publishers. 1880. "The author discusses briefly, and from a very enabling individuals to relieve the trifling maladies of
Family guides are often of great service, not only in tenuation, dose and repetition, and of individualiza- such frequent occurrence in every family, but in the tion and aggravation. The subjects embraced in these graver forms of disease by prompt action to prepare lectures include: asthma, emphysema, rheumatic en- The work under notice seems to have been carefully
the way for the riper intelligence of the physician. docarditis, articular rheumatism, bronchitis, pneumonia, croup, diphtheria, typhoid fever, nephritis, albu- prepared by an intelligent physician, and is one of the minuria, hemoptysis, hemorrhoids, chronic gastritis, from the house of Boericke & Tafel, its publishers.
handsomest specimens of book-making we have seen scrofulous ophthalmia, hydrarthrosis, pelvi-peritonitis, vaginismus, menorrhagia, etc., etc.
TESTING THE VALUE OF GUNS BY FIRING UNDER WA* The translation is flowing and easy, and the notes
By Henry A. Mott, Jr., Ph. D., E. M. and additions are exceedingly useful. This is especial- A careful course of scientific experiments are dely true of the additions made to such of the lectures tailed, from which the author concludes that the most as treat of the diseases of women, to which Dr. Lud-correct way to test an arm is to fire it under water lam has also added some extracts from his own clinics instead of into the air.
AN EXAMINATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE MINI- preparation. Thus — Abies nigra, Nat. Order, Coni
MUM DOSE AND THE THEORY OF DYNAMIZATION fera. Syn., Pinus nigra vulg., black or double spruce. PROMULGATED BY DR. HAHNEMANN. By H. M. | Tinct. of the gum. We have in this little volume, conPaine, M. D., of Albany. Reprinted from the densed in a small space for ready reference, the in. American Observer, May and July, 1879.
formation for which we should otherwise be obliged DISEASES OF WOMEN. By Lawson Tait, F. R. C. s. to turn over the pages of Botanies and large DispenSecond edition; revised and enlarged Specially
satories. prepared for Woods' Library. New York: Wm. Woods & Co. 1879.
OBITUARY. The author presents as his chief object in his book, to offer the results of his own experience in as condensed a form as possible. He has therefore avoided
CHARLES J. HEMPEL, M. D. long quotations, needless references, and detailed accounts of cases. As the author has for many years ity at a very low ebb, that the announcement of his
Dr. Hempel has so long been an invalid, with vitaltaken a front rank among the many able gynecologists death will cause no surprise, although no particularly of Great Britain, a work on his specialty, the out- unfavorable turn in his condition had been reported. growth of his large and varied experience, is most ac- He expired at his residence on East Bridge Street, ceptable to the profession Many of his views, both Grand Rapids, September 24th, shortly before midof the pathology and ti eatment of disease, are original, night, at the age of sixty-eight years. but are now generally accepted as correct.
Dr. Hempel was a native of Rhenish Prussia, born Yellow Fever A NauticaL DISEASE: Its Origin at Solingen, a manufacturing town near Cologne,
and Prevention. By John Gamgee. New York: Having received a collegiate education, he availed D. Appleton & Co. . 1879.
himself of the privilege afforded to all young Prussians The author discusses, with a vast array of clear and at that time, of passing a military examination. Young well digested facts, the nature and prevention of yel- being entitled to postpone entering the military service
men who passed through this ordeal successlully low fever. Its permanent home is in ships sailing in of Prussia until the completion of their twenty.third West Indian seas. These communicate to ocean harbors, which cherish and retain the infection in direct year, the doctor profited by this interval to go to Paris relation to prevalent heat and moisture. It never has then filled the chairs in the University and College de
and attend the lectures of the distinguished men who existed permanently on land; it is simply accidental,
France. and promptly extinguished the farther from shore or the higher the ascent up hills and mountains. The Michelet, who succeeded Guizot as Professor of His
In Paris he made the acquaintance of the celebrated work is admirably written, and the author's theories plausible, and well sustained by logical deductions tory in the College de France, and whom the doctor from established facts.
assisted in the publication of bis “ History of France."
The six months he resided in the Professor's family as CONDENSED MATERIA MEDICA. By C. Hering. Sec- his co-laborer in this great work, constituted one of
ond edition; more condensed, revised, enlarged, the most profitable and agreeable periods in . he doc
and improved. Boericke & Tafel: New York. 1879. tor's life. While attending the lectures of Baron The great favor with which this work has been re- he became intinate with American families residing.
Thenard, Gay-Lussac, Dulong, Broussais, and others, ceived has rendered a second edition necessary in a in Paris, and was induced by them to emigrate too year from the issue of the first. The changes in this
America. edition are so few as to call for no special comment in addition to our notice of the first edition. We have 1835, the twenty-fourth anniversary of his birth. He
He landed in New York on the 5th of September, no doubt in time the work will find a place in the always regarded this circumstance as a remarkable office of almost every homeopathic physician.
coincidence, for he dated the higher intellectual activ. LARYNGEAL PHTHISIS: A Paper Read before the N. ity of which he speedily became conscious, from the
Y. S. Homeopathic Medical Society. By Charles day when he landed on the shores of America. He C. Jones, A M, M. D.
al once applied himself to a thorough acquisition of Dr. Jones has given in his paper a very clear and the English language, read the English and American excellent condensation of the best literature of laryn- classics with a passionate fondness, at the same time geal phthisis, together with hints as it regards treat- pursuing the study of the Italian language and literament. He very correctly says: In all our local treat- ture with great zeal and enthusiasm. Very soon after ment we must bear in mind that the affected parts are his arrival in New York he became intimately very irritable, and should therefore exercise great cau- Silvio Pellico, and with the other members of the
acquainted with Signor Maroncelli, the friend of tion in our manipulations
Society of the Carbonari who had been released from A TEXT-Book of ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS AND ELEC- the dungeons of the Spielberg, and had taken refuge
TRO-SURGERY: For the Use of Students and Gen in the United States. He resided two years in Signor eral Practitioners. By John Butler, M, D. Sec. Maroncelli's family, where he imbibed an ardent love ond edition; revised and corrected. New York: for music, Italian literature and erudition, and for the Boericke & Tafel. 1880.
great and exalted ideas of social, political, and religWe have nothing to add, in hearty commendation ious liberty which the members of the Carbonari enof this work, to our notice of the first edition. The tertained, and for which they had suffered martyrdom. second edition follows the first in but little over a year,
While enjoying the society of these gentlemen, and and, notwithstanding it has been carefully revised, the cultivating his taste for the
classical literature of forfirst was so complete the author finds but little need of eign nations, he attended medical lectures of the then change and improvement. It is undoubtedly the best recently organized Medical Department of the Univerbook on uterine sursery, and the only really scientific sity of New York, of which he became one of the first one on uterine therapeutics now before the public.
graduates. Among bis intimate friends and associ
ates at that period he numbered John Manesca, author SMITH'S LIST OF MEDICINES.
of a new system of studying the French language, and This list contains all the remedies mentioned in otherwise å gentleman of vast intellect and scientific homeopathic literature, with all the authorized syno- attainments; Parke Godwin, editor of the Evening nyms, together with the common name and officinal Post; Charles A. Dana, co editor of the Tribune ; Mr.