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The following volumes are in active preparation and will be issued almost immediately: Atlas of Internal Medicine and Clinical Diagnosis. By Dr. Chr. Jakob, of Er
langer. Edited by Augustus A. Eshner, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Philadelphia Polyclinic; Attending Physican to the Philadel
phia Hospital. 68 colored plates, and 64 illustrations in the text. Atlas of Legal Medicine. By Dr. E. R. von Hofmann, of Vienna. Edited by
Frederick Peterson, M.D., Clinical Professor of Mental Diseases, Woman's Medical College, New York; Chief of Clinic, Nervous Dept.
, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. With 120 colored figures on
56 plates, and 193 beautiful half-tone illustrations. Atlas of Operative Surgery. By Dr. O. Zuckerkandl, of Vienna. Edited by );
Chalmers Da Costa, M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Surgeon to the Philadelphia Hospital. With 24
colored plates and 217 illustrations in the text. Atlas of Laryngology. By Dr. L. Grünwald, of Munich. With 107 colored
figures on 44 plates; 25 black-and-white illustrations. Atlas of External Diseases of the Eye. By Dr. O. Haab, of Zurich. Edited by
G. E. de Schweinitz, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medi
cal College, Philadelphia.' With 100 colored illustrations. Atlas of Venereal Diseases. By Dr. Karl Kopp. of Munich. Edited by L. Bol
ton Bangs, M.D., late Professor of Genito-Urinary and Venereal Diseases, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. With 63 colored
Atlas of Skin Diseases. By Dr. Karl Kopp, of Munich. With go colored and
17 black-and-white illustrations.
E. B. Treat & Co. announce the International Medical Annuual for 1898. It will be copiously illustrated, including thirty-six fullpage plates, twelve of which are finely colored. $3.00.
Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia, announce a new work in Obstetrics by Professor Davis. A foremost place is confidently expected for it, both as a text book and as a work of reference. A Treatise on Obstetrics. For Students and Practitioners. By Edward P.
Davis, A.M., M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Infancy in the Medical College of Philadelphia. In one very handsome octavo volume of about 700 pages, with about 200 engravings and many full-page plates in colors and monochrome.
The Current Literature Publishing Co., of 52 Lafayette Place, N: Y., continues to prosper. The two periodicals published, Current Literature and Short Stories, are rapidly gaining a large circulation. The growth of the two magazines has been phenomenal and shows that merit and business enterprise combined always win. Current Literature and Short Stories should be in every doctor's office.
Surgical and Therapeutical Points.
John B. GARRISON, M.D.
A Powder containing a trituration of Kali mur, dusted over old ulcers will cause a decided change to come over these troublesome conditions.
Hot water will quench the thirst of a feverish patient quicker than cold water.
Oenanthe crocata will cause a decided decrease in the number of epileptic attacks.
Oleander nerium has vertigo which is characterized by an aggravation on looking fixedly at an object, or on rising in bed, or looking downward.
A seven per-cent, solution of Acetic acid is more effective as a germicide than Bichloride of Mercury; so says the Pacific Coast Journal of Homæopathy.
A short umbilical cord may be the cause of delayed or of hastened labor during any stage of birth, but delayed labor is more frequent in the second stage, and hastened labor often at the beginning. The symptoms of brevity are: 1. Secondary or dragging pains. 2. Localized tenderness of the womb. 3. An elastically retreating head.
Blisters on tip of tongue, with a stinging sensation, which comes on in the evening, indicates Natrum phos.
A prominent physician claims a record of two per cent. of failures in the treatment of alcoholism. His method of treatment is to administer a hot bath and a cathartic followed by a hypodermic injection of hydrastin, beginning with one-fiftieth of a grain, and gradually increasing the dose until one-twentieth of a grain is administered four times a day.
Milk may be kept sweet some time if fifteen grains of bicarbonate of soda and a little sugar be added to each quart.
The morphine habit has been cured in two months, it is said, by the use of sodium phosphate in glycerine and water, given subcutaneously in small and increasing doses as the morphine is as gradually decreased. When the morphia has been entirely discontinued the sodium phosphate is as gradually diminished until it can be stopped altogether.
Gonorrhoea with great irritations and chordee has a good remedy in Salix Nigra, given in 30 to 60 drop doses at night before retiring and repeated once during the night if need be.
When the eye is inflamed and red, and it feels as if there were grains of sand under the lid, and artificial light greatly aggravates the pain, you can confidently use ferrum phosphoricum.
Staphysagria is the remedy when the teeth turn black and crumble as soon as they appear; Kreosote, when they first become yellow and then dark and decay.
WILLIAM S. PEARSALL, M.D.
Readers of the Journal are cordially requested to send personals, removals, deaths and all items of general news to Dr. William S. Pearsall, 128 West 78th Street, New York City.
Secretaries of societies and institutions are invited to contribute reports of their proceedings, and as it is intended to make this department crisp and newsy reports should be complete but concise.
THE MEDICAL VisitoR.-.The editorial charge of this wellknown journal is now in the hands of Dr. Wilson A. Smith, 6548 Lexington a venue., Chicago, Ill. Communications may be addressed to the editor or to the Medical Visitor, 65 Washington street, Chicago, Ill.
Dr. E. V. VAN NORMAN would respectfully announce to his friends and patients, his removal from San Diego to 545 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. Office hours: 10 to 12 A. M., 1.30 to 3,30 P. M., and evenings. Residence, Hotel Westminster. Telephone, Main 768.
BABY CULTURE.-After many years of experiment it would seem that Dr. Lion, of Paris, has solved the problem of supplying the requisite temperature, pure air and protection to "prematures.” It is claimed that in the Lion Institution the mortality in these cases has been reduced from sixty to seventeen per cent.
ONE REASON.—Beer and ale contains i to 8 per cent. of alcohol, wine from 8 to 20, and whisky from 45 to 60 per cent. Recent analyses of the various widely-advertised "sarsaparillas," "nerve" and other so-called remedies reveal the fact that they contain 18 to 26 per cent. of alcohol.
This probably accounts for their great popularity.
Dr. T. M. STRONG, having resigned the position as resident physician of the Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, has removed to Hotel Ilkley, 176 Huntington avenue, and will devote himself exclusively to the medical and surgical diseases of the nose and throat. Office hours: Until 9.30 •A. M., and 2 to 4 P. M. Telephone,
Back Bay 504.
THE ENGAGEMENT is announced of Miss Genevieve Simmons, daughter of Dr. Daniel Simmons, chief of staff of the Brooklyn Homeopathic Hospital, to Dr. William L. Love, of 409 Classon avenue, Brooklyn. "Dr. Love graduated from the N. Y. H. M. C. and H., and represented his class with the coast at the alumni banquiet in 1894. The marriage, it is stated, will take place at Easter.
The MACHAON CLUB, of Jersey City, held its annual meeting at the Carteret Club House, on Wednesday evening, Feb. 2, 1898. A large attendance was present, and officers for the ensuing year were elected, as follows: President, J. M. Holloway, M. D., of Jersey City; Vice-President, James Hoffman, M. D., of Jersey City; Secretary and Treasurer, Z. P. Fletcher, M. D., of Jersey City.
CHICAGO MEDICAL SOCIETY.—A regular meeting of the Homeopathic Medical Society of Chicago was held at the Great Northern Hotel, Thursday evening, December 16, at 8.30 o'clock. Programme for the evening: "The Therapeutic Use of the Stomach Tube,” Prof. John R. Kippat, M. D.; “Bladder Diseases in Men,” E. M. Bruce, M. D.; "Impetigo Contagiosa,” W. S. White, M. D. W. S. White, M. D., Secretary, 70 State street; A. K. Crawford, M. D., President, 100 State street.
OBITUARY.—Dr. S. Amelia Barnett, formerly of Newark, died at her home, No. 261 West Twenty-third street, this city, Sunday. She was in her eighty-fourth year, unmarried, and a native of Newark. She was possessed of considerable property, and took her degree as doctor of medicine because of her interest in the subject and her wish to be of greater use to unfortunates more than any desire to obtain profit from the practice of medicine. She was for many years associated with Dr. Lozier, dean of the Women's Medical College.
A Most EXCELLENT APPOINTMENT has been made by the faculty of the Southwestern Homeopathic Medical College in the election of Dr. J. E. Mann, formerly of Omaha, Neb., to the chair of eye, ear, nose and throat. The election of Dr. Mann to this important chair in the Southwestern is all the indorsement necessary to introduce him to the homæopathic profession and laity of Louisville, the State and the South. The faculty takes pleasure in soliciting for him the hearty support of both profession and laity. Dr. Mann is located at 41-42 Fonda Block. Residence, 754 Fifth street.
MICHIGAN STATE SOCIETY.-The officers of the Michigan State Homeopathic Society are busily engaged in the preparation of what promises to be the best programme ever presented to the society, and they are desirous of having it enjoyed by the largest attendance ever known in this State. The differences of opinion having been put aside, it is proposed to unite the homoeopaths of this State in a purely scientific meeting, which will be helpful to both the specialist and the general practitioner. The sessions will be held in a commodious hall in Grand Rapids on May 17 and 18, 1898.
THE EASTERN DISTRICT HOMEOPATHIC DISPENSARY, of Brooklyn, has recently opened, in conjunction with the regular dispensary, an addition with hospital facilities. Seven beds have been furnished, with an operating room. This is partly to supply the demand for such conveniences arising from the dispensary clinics, and partly to offer to the profession in general a place where private patients may be operated upon and treated as in a private hospital. The new addition has been christened the Hahnemann Hospital of Brooklyn, and its existence is due to the energetic efforts of a board of lady supervisors. We wish it success.
COLUMBUS HOMEOPATHS.-A dozen leading homeopathic physicians of Columbus met at the office of Dr. A. B. Nelles, on East State street last evening and formed the Columbus Homæpathic Medical Society. The meeting was very enthusiastic and a constitution and by-laws were at once adopted. The officers are as follows: Dr. M. P. Hunt, President; Secretary and Treasurer, Dr. A. B. Nelles; Board of Censors, Drs. W. B. Carpenter, C. H. Schultze and M. F. Cole.
The society will meet semi-monthly for the discussion of papers and clinical cases presented. Physicians throughout central Ohio will be invited to membership, and an active policy will be pursued toward the advancement of the interests of the homeopathic profession in the city of Columbus and surrounding territory.
WESTERN NEW YORK.- The Winter meeting of the Western New York Homeopathic Medical Society was held in Rochester, N. Y., on January 14, 1898, at the Rochester Homæopathic Hospital, 224 Alexander street. 1. “Clinical Report of Some Cases of Orifical Surgery,” H. L. Towner, Buffalo; 2. "The Opium Habit as Affecting Delivery in Confinement” (a case), G. R. Stearns, Buffalo; 3. "A Case of Catalepsy," J. E. Slaught, Warsaw; 4. “Acute Softening of the Brain," P. W. Neefus, Rochester; 5. "Report of a Case of Cæsarean Section,” W. H. Marcy, Buffalo; 6. "The Heart in Pneumonia,” W. A. Keegan, Rochester; 7. "Care of Infants' and Children's Eyes," G. M. Haywood, Rochester; 8. "Operations with the Aid of the X-Ray and Fluorometer,” M. E. Graham, Rochester; 9. "Suggestive Ophthalmic Tests,” E. J. Bissell, Rochester; 10. “Psorinum," W. D. Young, Buffalo.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE NOTES.—The Millard Hotel, of Omaha, has been designated by the local committee of arrangements as headquarters for the American Institute of Homeopathy at its meeting next June. This is a magnificent hotel, covering nearly a block of ground in the heart of the city, at the corner of Thirteenth and Douglas streets. It is a modern and elegantly arranged hotel, six stories in height, with elevators, gas, electricity and baths, and magnificent parlors and dining rooms. Its proprietor, Mr. J. E. Markell, is an enthusiastic supporter of homeopathy and genial gentleman. The hotel has about three hundred elegantly furnished rooms, arranging in prices from $5.00 per day down to $2.50. The hotel will be near the halls, theatres, churches and all places of meeting. All of the street railways in the city either pass its doors or go within a short distance of the hotel. Those wishing suites of
adjoining rooms should write early to its proprietor, Mr. J.