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the observation of the 6th trit., that no further reduc- greatly in size, from the to mm. to almost toto mm. tion is effected, except perhaps of the coarsest particles, Trituration has no effect except to reduce the size of the which in the higher trits. are less prevalent than the coarser particles. medium sized particles. As a matter of fact, after the Conclusions. ---Viewing wholly objectively the results 1st trit. there is no change visible in the size and shape attained, we soon reach the conclusion that metals and of the particles : for, as in the Carbo trit., the interven- other hard insoluble substances do not, as has been gention of the Sac, lac. hinders the coinminution of the crally believed hitherto, attain a very extreme state of metallic particles.

subdivision by progressive trituration with suc. inc. If Aur. precipitat., says Mayrhofer, is much more casily suci substances are primarily in the condition of fine triturated than Aur. fol.

powder, they undergo no further subdivision by tritu In the first trit. the particles are co o to looo mm. or ration with Sac. lae.; nor, indeed, does this occur from at the utmost too m.

trituration without Sac. lac, in the case of the finest It is not to be forgotten that such particles are very mi- metallic powder. In other cases the metals suffer no nute, as a mm. is 100 of an inch. Nevertheless, such par- further comminution after the 1st trit. The attainable ticles are far from being the smallest, which are very tineness depends on the quantity of Sac. lac.; the less of plainly to be seen and measured under the microscope. that used the greater the subdivision attained. In tritu.

The ad trit. of Aur. precip. shows the particles with lations in the propor:ion of 1 to 100 the power of the perfect distinctness, but less numerous, there being 100 pestle is expended entirely upon the Sic. lac., the interpoto 130 at once in the field, and of exactly the same di- sition of which prevents the crushing of the other submensions as those of the 1st trit., i. e., doo to at the ut- stance. most Thor: this measurement being unchanged by the The idea, hitherto hypothetically assumed, that it was most careful repetition.

possible to dissolve in water and alcohol, metals, etc., The 3d trit. gives but three to five particles in a field, reduced to extreme tenuity, must be abandoned, since and this result is only attainable hy very patient search. no very considerable tenuity can be attained by the In many cases the gold in the 3d trit. is not to be found method of trit, hitherto in use, especially in view of the at all; still, when found, the particles did not vary in fact that the particles of matter so produced belong to size or shape from those of the two previous tritura- the coarser class of unicroscopic objects. Hence we are tions.

forced to the further conclusion that, as regards such soAfter these observations had been made, under the lutions, it is impossible that from them dilutions and preconceived opinion that the gold had been brought by so-called dynamizations should be obtained, not even by trituration to the degree of fineness observed, it occurred carrying the trituration far beyond the 3d. Further, as to subject the pure precipitated gold powder to observa- regards the practical application, the 3d cent. trit. is the tion without any admixture of Suc, lac.; Mirabile dictu limit to which any particles of matter reach. Triturathe particles were exactly the same in size as those in tion is an excellent and sure method of determining the the three triturations investigated; hence the trituration, size of the dose, of less account for obtaining any conthough conulucted in the best manner with Sic. lac., had siderable division of matter. Hence it is and remains not in the slightest degroe diminished in size, or othericis impossible to prepare dilutions from such triturations. altered the particles of precipitated gold.

The hypothesis, or, indeed, belief in respect to the It began to be evident that trituration with Sac, lac. transmission of the material force to an inert substance, does not commiuute metals and other substances beyond as e. 9., Suc. lac., water or alcohol, after the disappeara certain point; and further, that such substances un- ance of the matter itself, can have no weight with those dergo no change, either in form or substance, by this who have to deal, as physicians do, with matter and maprocess, when they are primarily in a state of very mi- terial organisms, and who have gained the conviction nute division.

that a force cannot be imagined independently of a ma

terial basis. Cuprum.--In this, just as with gold, it became evident that trituration did not alter in shape or size the

If this is the case, the question arises, to what extent particles of precipitated copper; the larger particles hav- are the profusely recorded pathogenetic and curative ing a diam. of too mm., the smallest of too mm. effects to be attributed to these insoluble substances ? These numbers are so stated that the largest are rather This question is most consistently answered in saying larger, the smallest certainly no smaller. Hence the av

that in accordance with the best hirman knowledge, and

the most indubitable experience, every pathogenetic or erage copper particle is about comm.

curative effect after the use of a drug, arises from some Plumbum.- Various preparations of Plumb.,, with matter present. If this matter is not so finely divided varying proportions of Suc. lac., were made, with the as was assumed, in accordance with our reputed hypothegame or similar result as to divisibility, i. e., the limit sis, still, we know now the particles of matter in ques; of divisibility was reached in the first trit., and by di- tion must be small enough to reach the inner histological minishing the amount of milk sugar used in proportion structures, to act upon them and to set up reaction, and to the lead the comminution of the latter was facili- that they can reach wherever a blood corpuscle is able tated.

We may assume too, that those particles of matMercury.By treating metallic Mercury with Canada ter are soluble in the gastric juice and other secretions, balsam (a particle of Mercury the size of a pin-head to a but not that they are dissolved by water or alcohol from large drop of balsam) the Merc. could be obtained on the 3d trit, before they reach the organism. In this reto ooo mm., whereas rubbing by the hour, with a quan spect indeed, we are in great uncertainty, which only tity of Sac. lac. in a mortar, remained without other accurate experiment can settle. It were extremely dethan a coarse subdivision of the metal as the result. sirable, e. g., to know whether gold, copper, &c., as

Ferrum. -- Iron, investigated in many ways, shows af- such, must actually reach the circulation to develop its ter trituration almost the same characteristics as gold. pathogenetic effect? Further, are these metals injected In size the iron-particlesure like those of Aur. fol., and in the form of powder into the veins, to be found in the were unchanged in size or form in three triturations. urine and in what form ?

Silicea.-Sil., as the hardest of our common medi- This should and will soon be investigated, if, as is cinal substances, was likewise made a subject of inves. quite possible, it has not already been done. At present, tigation in respect of its imputed triturability and solu- our knowledge only permits the assumption that those bility. A detailed description of the result is to be substances cannot develop any action where they are uot found in the N. E. Med. Gaz., June, 1878.

actually present. Pure Silicea, as obtained from the pharmacies, appears But how far may we hold to the action of dilutions in the form of a moderately tine powder, obtained by which have been prepared from the 3d trit? Have they precipitation from a kali solution. The particles vary not produced good results ? Do we not possess nume

to go.

For my



rous proofs of their efficacy? Are not excellent cura- the profession. It is written in the free and easy style tive results ascribed to the 30th, the 200th and endless of the lecture-room; always readable, always fresh and higher potencies? Assumptions and hypotheses only vigorous, it is at the same time not a little rambling, last so long as there is no sufficient proof against them. discursive, and incomplete. It is as it claims to be, &

It is certain that in no dilution above the 5th, is there series of clinical lectures, in which the author draws any copper, gold, &c., present, as any one can easily his inspiration from the clinical cases brought before convince himself. This is just as certain as that I got him; treating no one subject exhaustively, but passing from sixteen healthy provers 919 symptoms, without with more or less rapidity from one to another, he investe any medicine at all, which certainly would have found all with the imprint of a well read practical mind full a place in the Mat. Med. had the proving been con- of just and vigorous thought, fully up to the times and ducted, like the Sepia proving of the year before, and entirely free from bigotry and intolerance. other provings in the old fashioned manner.

lu these days of shows and sometimes useless operapart, I am forced to the logical admission that we pos- tions which in the hands of modern specialists seem so sess no proof amounting to evidence of the activity of brilliant, it is refreshing in a work on diseases of women the dilutions aforesaid. Of effects which simply fol- to find proper attention given to uterine therapeutics and lowed the use of these preparations, it must first be that constitutional treatment which is often so much proven that they actually arose from that and no other needed. General treatment has been too much neglect

We are certainly justified in making use of the ed in the so-called "regular" school, while in ours it post hoc experiences, but must not forget that they can- has often been used to the neglect of the great help of. not be adduced as sure proofs.

fered by mechanical and local applications. The thorThis argument must, strictly speaking, be directed oughly practical common sense manner in which the and used against the ussumption that pathogenetic as author discusses these points is one great charm of his well as curative effects ascribed to the triturations and work. The book is by no means a complete treatise on dilutions of soluble substances, really proceed from Gynæcology, but it will form a very important addition them and nothing else. In this case, however, the as to the library, and occupy a useful place by the side of sumption has a basis of support in the indubitable pres- more elaborate and scientific treatises. ence of the substance, from which the effect may proceed, which the dilutions from triturations of insoluble ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY, INORGANIC AND ORGANIC. substances lack.

By R. A. WITTHAUS, A.M., M.D. New York:

William Wood & Co. 1879. This small pocket volume, in the form of questions and answers, presents the essentials of chemistry in a very

concise manner. To the student, and also to the physi. LECTURES ON LOCALIZATION OF DISEASES OF THE BRAIN. cian who occasionally forgets an important cliincal

DELIVERED AT THE FACULTÉ DE MÉDICINE, PARIS, point, it will be invaluable.

GENERAL SURONCAL PATHOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS; This work consists of twelve lectures. One is devoted

FIFTY-ONE LECTURES. A TEXT-BOOK FOR to a general description of the anatomy of the brain; STUDENTS AND PHYSICIANS ; BY Dr. THEODORE two to the structure of the gray substance of the brain ; BILROTH, PROFESSOR OF SURGERY IN VIENNA. one to the parallel between spinal and cerebral lesions ; TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY CHARLES E. one to the arterial circulation of the brain ; one to the

HACKLEY, A. M., M. D. New York: D. Appleton circulation in the gray ganglia and the internal cap. & Co., 1879. sule; three to the central arteries-isolated lesions of

The work of the distinguished surgeon of Vienna has the gray ganglia--crossed amblyopia-lateral hemiopia ; one to the origin of the central portion of the optic and in passing through eight editions has so fully met

so long been a text-book in our leading medical schools, nerves; and one to secondary degeneration. The author starts with the proposition that the would be out of place. No department of our art has

the wants of the profession, that an extended notice encephalon does not represent a unit but rather a con. made such rapid advancement during the past few years federation composed of a certain number of diverse organg. To each of these organs belong distinct physio- this distinguished surgeon is fully up to the times. All

as surgical pathology and therapeutics. The work of logical properties, functions, and faculties. The physio- the new points which have come up within the last few logical properties of each one of these parts being known,

This edition contains sev. it becomes possible to deduce therefrom the conditions years are clearly discussed.

enty-four additional pages, including a chapter on ampu. of a pathological state ; this, of course, being but a

tations and resections. One great charm about the work greater or less modification of the normal state, and not is the peculiar beauty of its style. It is seldom that &

the result of an intervention of new laws. In carrying strictly scientific book presents such classic beauty of out his investigation, the author utilizes the varied

language. knowledge furnished by normal anatomy and experimental physiology, together with those classical obser. vations which have been rendered reliable by a method - LECTURES ON BRIGHT'S DISEASE OF THE KIDNEYS; ical and minute examination, microscopic and other- DELIVERED AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN PARIS. wise, of organic lesions, and thus endeavors to ascertain By J. M. CHARCOT. TRANSLATED BY HENRY B. upon what foundation his proposition rests.

MILLARD, A.M.,M.D., NEW YORK, WM. WOOD Those familiar with the writings of Charcot need not & Co., 1879, be told that the work is well done He has given us in The work consists of seven lectures, two on the nor. 3 compact form the mass of important facts known to mal anatomy of the kidney and the physiology of uri. science upon the subject which he discusses.

nary secretions ; one on tubular infarctus, urinary

casts, and a summary of views of Bright's disease ; two LECTURES ('LINICAL AND DIDACTIC ON THE DISEASES on interstitial nephritis ; one on parenchymatous nephri.

OF WOMEN, BY R. LUDLAM, M. D. FOURTH EDI. tis, and one on amyloid kidney. The author includes TION.

DUNCAN BROTHERS, PUBLISH- under the last three heads the various forms of Bright's ERS. 1879.

disease. The amyloid alteration he thinks has no autonThe fact that Dr. Ludlam's book has passed to its omous existance, but is always subordinate to a constifourth edition is of itself a proof of its popularity with tutional state—to a disease which at the same time, in



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addition to the kidney, affects different viscera—the liver, ton & Co. The number before us contains much valuaspleen, intestines, etc. He presents in a clear light the ble information, and the general appearance is excellent. marked distinction, both from a clinical and an anatomo- Cordial greetings to Dr. Mills on his return to editorial pathological point of view, of the small granular kidney work. and the large white kidney. He considers that scarlatinous nephritis belongs not to the parenchymatous form volume with a new dress of less dimensions, reduced in

The New England Medical Gazette appears for this but to the acute or subacute variety of interstitial nephri- price, and with Dr. H. C. Clapp as its editor. The numtis. The author presents in a concise but clear manner

Suc the well-established facts in relation to Bright's disease, bers thus far issued have been up to the times. but makes no mention of treatment. There are sixteen very excellent illustrations and two chromo-lithographs. TRANS. OF THE Mass. Hom. MED. SOCIETY, 1878,

contains proceedings of the thirty-eighth annual meet. THE MEDICINAL AND HYGIENIC TREATMENT OF Dis

ing, pp. 84. WOMEN, ESPECIALLY THOSE Causing THE YEAR'S PROGRESS.- Address delivered before the STERILITY. THE DISORDERS AND ACCIDENTS OF American Institute of Homeopathy by the Pres., J. C. PREGNANCY AND PAINFUL AND DIFFICULT LABOR. Burger. M. D. By Edwin M. Hale, M.D, Professor Materia Medica

SPECIAL REPORT of the Hom. Yellow Fever Comand Therapeutics, in the Chicago Hom. Med. College. Boericke & Tafel, New York and Philadelphia, 1878. mission, ordered by the American Institute of Homeo. In his preface, the author says, “This work contains pathy and presented to Congress, pp. 56. some of the results of observation, study and experience nosis, pathology and treatment, illustrated with numer.

DiPATHERIA.-. Its history, causes, symptoms, diag. of a quarter of a century of active practice." It also contains a large amount of quotation, too great to leave ous cases successfully treated by William Morgan, M. the author much claim to originality. Out of about two D., member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

&c., &c. Second edition, The Hom. Pub. Com., pp. hundred and ninety pages which the book contains, the first thirty-two pages are devoted to a reprint of Dr. reliable little monograph yet presented covering this

148, 1879. The most concisely written, readable and Jackson's article published in the American Journal of

subject. Obstetrics on the Ovulative Theory of Menstruation," viz, ; “That ovulation and · menstruation may each occur independently of each other,”—a position which

OUR COLLEGES. would be readily granted without any appeal to Dr. From the subjoined reports our readers will observe Jackson's article. The strongest positions in the book that our institutions of learuing have been doing good are taken in the language of Sims and Thomas. Again work the past year, their classes in respect to numbers the author introduces into the book a great deal of in- and quality exceeding any previous. formation that may be valuable, but certainly is not The number of graduates which have been turned out scientific, and supported by neither adequate data nor from distinctly homeopathic colleges has been about plausible theories.

300, and to these add a large number who have One hundred and forty pages are devoted to an ex. graduated from other institutions with the intention of amination and discussion of the causes of sterility,” practicing homeopathy, and we have a result that does following which are twenty pages on the general thera- not look much like a "critical period,” so far as sustainpeutics of the subject.

ing the school is concerned. The concluding ninety pages discuss the treatment of the disorders of pregnancy and of difficult labor, and are more colloquial than scientific.


NEW YORK HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE. CONTRIBUTIONS TO OPERATIVE SURSERY AND SURGICAL Chickering Hall was well fined on the evening of PATHOLOGY; BY J. M. CARNOCHAN, M. D. HAR- this Institution. The introductory address was given by

March 12, to witness the commencement exercises of PER & BROTHER.

the Dean, Dr. J. W. Dowling, and showed the instituThe third number of this important work includes tion to be in most successful operation. The degree of parts IV and V, and contains the discussion of Shock Doctor of Medicine was bestowed on the graduates by and Collapse, which will be completed in the next num. Hon. Salem H. Wales, President of the Board of Trus. ber, issued in about two months. This subject, here- tees; the address to the graduates was given by Rev. tofore but little noticed in our surgical works, is so Dr. Armitage, and the valedictory address by Dr. J. ably handled by our learned author, with such a wealth W. Candee, of the graduating class. of information and original thought, that we shall take Professor F. S. Bradford, Secretary of the Faculty, occasion to refer to it at length when it is fully before then awarded the following prizes: the public.

The Faculty prize of $100 for highest standing in scholarship was given to Edgar V. Moffat, of Brooklyn,

whose average standing was 98.7, out of a possible 100. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 182 FIFTH AVENUE, announce Honorable mention was made of Drs. Candee, Brewster, the publication of a bi-monthly journal, entitled Ar: Hoffman, Banker, Howe, Morgan and Vehslage. chives of Medicine, edited by Dr. E. C. Seguin, who will The Wales prize, awarded for proficiency in junior be aided by able associate-editors and colaboraters. The studies, was given to James E. Lilienthal, of New York, same house also announce two quarterlies, I, Archives of whose standing was 99.9. Honorable mention was made Ophthalmology, edited by Dr. H. Knapp, in New York, of Carroll Dunham. and Dr. I. Herschberg, in Berlin; II, Archives of Otology, The prize for excellence in Anatomy was given to edited by Dr. H. Knapp and D. B. St. John Roosa, Edgar Ù. Moffat. of New York, and Prof. Mco3, in Heidelberg. The sub

The prize for skill in obstetrics was also awarded to E. scription is four and three colars a year.

V. Moffat.

The prize for the best thesis on mental diseases was

presented to C. S. Kinney. THE BUREAU OF MEDICAL STATISTICS has to record the The prize for proficiency in electro-therapeuties was birth in Chicago of a new journal, and its name is The given to H. C. Blauvelt. Medical Counselor," its editor, Dr. J. P. Mills, late of the The prize for the best thesis on Fevers was awarded Mumeopath, and the publishers, Messrs. W. A. Chatter- I to W. M. Decker.

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The prize for the best thesis on nervous diseases was Waldo Roberts. Charles Rufus Rogers, Clara Hannah given to E. V. Moffat.

Rogers, Orren Burnham Sanders, Charles Samuel Sar.

gent, Herbert Elwyn Small, Edmund Burnard Squire, P. A. Banker, F. L. Benedict, H. C. Blauvelt, F. D. John Preston Sutherland, Carrie Helen West, Sarah Brewster, L. S. Brown, W. G. Brownell, J. W. Can. Elizabeth Wilder. dee, A. B. Cole, G. R. Davis, W M. Decker, C. J. F. Ellis, E. Everitt, E. D. Franklin, J. F. Goodell, R. C. Grant, A. M. Haight, C. H. Hofmann, J. M. Howe, W. THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL EXERCISES OF HAHNEMANN K. Ingersoll, C. S. Kinney, M. Leal, A. H. Lloyd, H. MEDICAL COLLEGE, CHICAGO. L. Lockwood, R. A. Martin, B. E. Mead, E. V. Moffat, G. S. Morgan, E. S. Northrop, 1. L. Ninamaker, W. M. occurred Feb. 27th, at Hershey Hall, in the presence: Pettit, E. M. Swift, c. A. Tinker, T. S. Turner, S. of a large attendance. Professor A. E. Small presiding. Vehslage, F. D. Vreeland, S. H. Vincent, J. T. Van his annual report. It represented the college as on a

Professor R. Ludlain, Dean of the Faculty, presented sant, W. S. White, H. A. Whitmarsh, L. F. Wood.

sound financial basis, and said the hospital had lately

paid off a mortgage on its property. THE THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF THE President A. E. Small delivered an address, Prof. T.

HAHNEMANN MEDICAL COLLEGE OF PHILADEL 8. Hoyne the valedictory on the part of the Faculty, and PHIA, AT THE ACADEMY OF Music, March 10th, Dr. Geo. L. Bailey responded for the class. 1879.

Professor Vilas announced that the “D. S. Smith” The valedictory on the part of the Faculty was deliv. prize of $25 for the best final examination had been ered by Prof. Pemberton Dudley.

awarded to Dr. E. W. Bradley. Dr. Smith presented GRADUATING CLASS.

the prize. Clarence G. Abbott, Clarence Bartlett, Archibald

The second prize for final examination, of a handsome Bayne, Edward W. Brown, Francis Buchman, Harry buggy medicine case, was awarded to Dr. J. W. WhidM. Bunting, Willard B. Carpenter, Frank F. Casseday, den ; prize for best report of the woman's clinic, H. H. John P. Cheesman, Theodore F. Conover, John Cooper, Bolter : surgical instruments for best tinal examination, Wm. L. Craddock, Arthur M. Eastman, Mark Edger- Dr. J. W. Whidden; pocket medicine case for best preton, John L. Ferson, James G. Fickel, Lemuel E. scriptions in medical clinic, Dr. D. W. Heath ; office Finch, William H. Gardiner, Wilfred Gerhart, Samuel medical case, for the best essay on amaurosis, Dr. G. J. T. Gilbert, Manuel G. Gonzalez, E. Hadley Green, M. Russel. D., H. Henry Groth, Joseph M. Hartranft, Walter E. Harvey, F. Pierce Hoy, Florace F. Ivins, Russell B.

Jno. G. Achenback, Jno. Abmanson, Wilson Adol. Kirby, John S. Kistler, George M. Lamb, J. Robert phus Allen, Geo. L. Bailey, M. S., Marcus Y. Baker, Mansfield, Robert D. Matchan, John B. McClelland, W. A. Barker, James W. Barrett, Ellen Olds Beebe, Andrew L. Monroe, Byron D. Mosher, Frederick D. Ernest W. Bradley, Warren S. Briggs, B. S., E. Z. Cole, Mount, Sheppard A. Mullen, William Peacock, William Isaac N. Coleman, Jr., Caspar L. Crandall, P. G. DenC. Powell, Jr., Ferris T. Price, Max J. Reinhold, N. ninger, Chas. W. Eaton, Geo. Edens, W. H. Fanning, Henley Riddick, J. Harmer Rile, Nelson C. Scudder, H. Þ. Fitch, Sumner C. French, S. E. H. Gannon, M.D., Samuel F. Shannon, Parker D. Shemp, Marshall c. ad eund, Chns. E. Geiger, Emma Gerlach, Alden GifBlocum, Henry L. Stambach, J. Wilmer Strong, J. Ross ford, Geo. C. Greene, Evan Edmiston Gwynne, Helen S. Swartz, James D. Tantum, M, D., J. Sperry Thomas, Harris, Sarah C. Harris, J. DeWitt Heath, Jno. Wm. J. Marshall Thompson, Eli Tullis, William B. Turner, Heath, Seymour C. Hood, F. M. Hinz, Osmond Nason M. D., Clark H. Twinn, Chandler Weaver, Frank P. Hoyt, Daniel C. Jerald, Solomon D. Johnson, Robert W. Webster, M. D., F. E. Williams, M. D., Abram F. Lance, David L. Livermore, Mrs. Fidele Gray MacomZeigenfuss, Wm. E. Leonard. --Total, 01.

ber, H. W. Marsh, L. D. Marvin, Marshall C. McIntire, PRIZES AWARDED.

Francis E. McNamara, Edwy Clinton Ogden, E. H. Par: 1. John L. Ferson, gold medal.

ker, Jno. P. Parmely, Dan'l H. Patchen, Cassius C. 2. J. R. Mansfield, silver

Pillsbury, Geo. E. Richards, Gardner J. Russel, Addi. 3. W. B. Carpenter, bronze medal.

son E. Sanders, Fred. L. Santway, Chas. Sumner Sears, Franklin B. Smith, ad eund Martin S. Spaulding, T. F.

H. Spreng, Byron Taylor, L. W. Todd, Jr., Jno. C. THE SIXTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT BOSTON UNI-Tucker, Thos. Voice, Mrs. Lucy Washington, Mary VERSITY,

Pearce Weeks, J. W. Whidden, Wm. Fletcher Wilson, was held March 5th at Tremont Temple.

W. A. Whippy, ad eund, D. L. Woods, M. D., J. B.

Robinson. The Dean, Dr. I. T. Talbot, made an address embodying his annual report, which showed the institution to

Banquet at the Tremont House in the evening. be in a flourishing condition, and Clara E. Aldrich the salutatory.

President Warren conferred the degrees, Dr. John P. TWENTIETH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF THE Home: Sutherland delivered the valedictory on the part of the OPATHIC MEDICAL COLLEGE OF MISSOURI. class, and Prof. Mary J. S. Blake responded in behalf of the Faculty

Dr. L. E. Whitney delivered the valedictory on the The following are the

part of the class, and Prof. J. M. Kersh:w responded

for the Faculty. GRADUATES OF THE CLASS OF 1879.

President C. W. Spalding conferred degrees upon the Clara Elizabeth Aldrich, Francis Lester Babcock, | following graduating class. Judson Lee Beck, Ada Bingham, James Edward Blais- J. P. Barrenburgh, Susette Dunlevy, F. K. Dabney, dell, Edward Alison Butler, Adaline Barnard Church, J. N. Dubois, F. K. Goodman, H. L. Poulson, W. H. Laura Worthington Copp. Jane Kendrick Culver, Maria Steele, A. H. Scott, L. E. Whitney, John Weaver, Edw. Louisa Cummings, Edward Harvey Ellis, Clement How- W. Deweese, Mrs. M. B. Pearman, Mrs. E. A. Scott, P. ard Hallowell, Webster Oliver Hardy, Francis Wayland A. Terry, C. E. Tennant, E. R. Wingate, and Dr. J. P. Hartwell, Henry Jefferson Hascall, Manuel Scott Holmes, Dake, Honorary. Freeland David Leslie, Anna Mary Marshall, Nelson Prof. J. D. Foulon awarded the prizes as follows: Cobleigh Parker, Luman Boyden Parkhurst, John How. For the best and next best knowledge of materia med ca: ard Payne, George Emery Percy, Robert Ernest Pierce, first prize, the Eccle gold medal, to E. W. Wingate ; Charles Sumner Pratt, Frank Chase Richardson, Oscar second prize, two copies of Dunham's “ Materia Medica,'


to L. E. Whitney; for the best theoretical and practical Prof. Cowperthwaite delivered the address of the ocknowledge the Valentine silver medal was given to L. casion, Dr. Jas. H. Thompson the valedictory on the E. Whitneg; for the best knowledge of diseases of part of the class. the spine, the Kershaw medal was awarded to H. M. Byers; the obstetrical prize, a pair of Comstock’s forceps, was handed to Mrs. M. B. Pearman.


ED. TIMES : Last October the Homeopathic fratermencement Feb. 26th. The Dean, Prof. P. W. Harts- i nity in Detroit conceived the idea of founding a medical horn, made his annual report, Dr. Geo. E. Blackburn, society, under the above title, which it was hoped would delivered the class valedictory and the degrees were con- foster and encourage more thorough medical work than ferred by Hon. J. E. Bell.

anything we had in this part of the country. The insti

tution was born, and has prospered: it is fully incorporChapman Ayer, Geo. W. Bernard, G. E. Blackburn, ated and has the right to confer its degree of F. C. P. 8. J. F. Beckner, Levi Burris, E. F. Chase, J. M. Craw: We hope to have a good library, museum, and laboraford, R. D. Connell, F. J. Dickey, F. E. Downey, W. tories of various kinds, and contidently appeal to the C. Emrey, J. C. Flynn, E. L. Fristoe, C. H. Gilbert, o. profession to help us in the two former particulars by A. Hubbs, J. R. Huss, W. M. Haffner, Chas. Hoyt, liberal contributions. We have received a generous reS H. Jackson, P. H. Lindley, C. M. Lukins, E. E. Lov sponse from most of our honorary members, and hope Geo. A. Ross, A. G. Smith, J. G. Strode. J, E. Stude that all of them will help furnish our library by donabaker, A. C. Smith, A. S. Short, Eben Thompson, L. tions of their own works at least. Our meetings are M. Whistler, W. P. Williamson, A. C. Williamson.

weekly, on Monday evening: the whole business done

by a Board of Control, and the time is thus entirely ocThe University of Michigan graduated twenty-five. cupied by proper scientific work. Thus far we have had whose names have not been received.

a course of four lectures on “Lithiasis," one of a like

number on Cleveland Homeopathic Hospital College held its

Errors of Accommodation and Refrac. Commencement March 12th. Prof. N. Schneider pre

tion," and on Fevers” in general, from a pathological sided, B. A. Hinsdale. Esq., delivered an address, and standpoint. Any of your readers passing through DeJudge Barber conferred the degrees upon the follow-troit will always meet with a hearty welcome on Mon. ing :

day nights if they call upon us. I will send you in a few

weeks a copy of our Constitution," etc., now in the R. Bartell, J. W. Covert, D. W. Clausen, J. S. Pale, hands of the printer, and you can then see at a glance J. W. Dailey, C. V. Emery, C. ll. Fisher, J. B. ller- our full objects and aims. Again let me ask authors, shey, Jr., M. P. Hunt, M. E. Kortz, J. J. A. Morgan, societies, and perhaps publishers, to assist us in stocking H. Pomeroy, H. W. Pringle, F. B. Putnam, W. B. Put- l our library, and all friends of advanced medical science to nam, W. H. Palmer, F. II. Spence, J. G. Sutton, E. W. bear our museum in mind. We hope soon to be in a posi: Soutball, A. W. Saxton, A. Salls, W. S. Thompson, E. tion to publish our papers, etc., and will then return all D. Warner, C. L. Williams.

such compliments. Our ('urator, Dr. G. B. Foster, 29 Prizes : Surgical case to Dr. C. V. Emery, clinical Lafayette avenue, will promptly acknowledge receipt of prize to J. A. Stevens, books to R. L. Hariks.

anything for us. Truly yours, A fine hospital has just been completed, which will be

J. G. GILCHRIST, Recorder, of great service in clinical instruction.

DOCTORES MEDICINE. —Six hundred young men pass

out of the six medical Colleges of this city this Spring Chicago HOMEOPATIUC MEDICAL COLLEGE, APRIL 3. full fledged doctors of medicine. In this country we

Prof. Danforth delivered the valedictory on the part of have one doctor to every 600 inhabitants ; in Canada one the Faculty, and Dr. W. F. Knoll spoke for the class. to every 1,200 ; in France there is one to every 1,814 ;

in Great Britain one to every 1,672 : in Germany one to

every 3,000 inhabitants. Ii is safe to say that the proDaniel Bartlett, Frank G. Legg, C. F. Bassett, Louis fession in this country is more practical than any other Lewenthal, Victorine D. Boyle, Frank H. Newman, Rob- country in the world. ert W. Conant, W. L. Northway, Julius K. Elms, Jared

A REUNION OF THE CLASS OF 1874 of the New York D. Purdy, Carl Faber, D. R. Richardson, I. W. Fisher, Medical College and Hospital for Women was held at Solen D. Ross, Willis Glidden, Margt. L. Sabin, Wm. the house of Mrs. J. G. Brinkman, M.D., 172 West 23d H. Hauchett, Fredk Scheureman, Charles Harbach, street, New York city, March 17th, 1879. Greetings Jennie E. Smith, A. W. Henman, Harriet E. Stansbury, were exchanged between members who had not clasped Walter F. Knoll, Harry L. Toroner, Wm. Bartlett Kri- hands since the evening on which they received their der, Edward D. Woodruff, W. D. Lawrence, G. D. degree of Doctor of Medicine five years ago. The disYokom, Ludwig Pauly, S. F. Welling, Jno. A. Camp- cussion of the bill of fare occupied two hours. bell. · Next year this college will either go into a new build the toasts, which were responded to in the following

After welcoming her guests, Dr. Brinkman announced ing put up especially for it, or so entirely refit and en

order. large present quarters as to make them essentially new. It is safe to say new quarters in any event much en- * The Class, responded to by Mrs. M. H. C. Woodruff, larged. It contemplates a practical microscopical labor. M.D., of Boonton, N. J. atory next year where first year men or others are to do The College, by Emma Onderdonk, M.D., of Brookactual microscopical work. Six splendid instruments lyn, L. I. are already secured. The Chemical Laboratory is a live The Future of Woman, hy Anna Griffith, M.D, of fact now, and is to be enlarged and kept running steadily. Camden, N. J. The Dispensary Clinique makes about an average of

The Medical Profession as represented by Women, by H. 100 prescriptions daily, from which clinical lecturers have Amelia Wright, M.D., of New York city. to select for illustration of particular subjects."

The Alumni Association of the Nero York College and Hospital for Women, by Mrs. M. H. C. Woodruff, M.D.,

of Boonton. N. J., on behalf of an absent member to UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.

whom it had been assigned. Class numbered 32, and graduated three-S. F. Davis, The class separated at a late hour to meet again, R. C. Newell and Jas. H. Thompson.

March 17th, 1884.


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