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opponent to lift him from the ground and literally throw him over their head. This is, of course, not altogether free from danger to limb, and even to life, so that the art of falling and the art of throwing are two of the most important things to be learned. The student of Ju-Jitsu is also a hygienist. He eats hardly any meat, and lives chiefly upon rice, fish, vegetables and fruit, while he drinks much water, on an average a gallon of water in twenty-four hours. Regular bathing is also one of the first principles of his physical training, in order that external impurities may be constantly removed. He goes out early in the morning and breathes in long draughts of fresh air. As the windows of Japanese houses consist of thin, porous, oiled parer, through which the air penetrates, arranged to slide back, and as these windows are open night and day, the ventilation is perfect. This system of physical training is begun at an early age, and is continued pretty well all through life, so that the student of Ju-Jitsu attains an extraordinary perfection of physique. As a consequence, long illnesses and bodily weakness are considered to belong to old age, and those wanting in strength are looked
upon as freaks.
Eberth’s Bacillus in the Urine of Typhoid Fever Patients -Dr. Albert Mahant, in a thesis published at Lyons, 1904, gives the results of his observations on the urine of typhoid fever patients. He found Eberth's bacillus in the urine of these patients during convalescence, as well as the febrile period of the disease in 38.5 per cent. of the cases.
The presence or absence of the Eberth bacillus does not seem to bear any relation to the gravity of the disease, to the albuminuria or the rosecolored spots. This bacilluria is explained by the presence of the Eberth bacillus in the blood of the general circulation, and the ease with which the bacillus vegetates in the bladder of the patient, as the author's experiments go to show. The Eberth bacillus appears in the patient's urine on the ninth day, and it may be discovered fifteen days after the commencement of the apyretic period. Internal antiseptics do not cause it to disappear. Lotions of permanganate of potassium bave given good results in this author's experience. He thinks that it is necessary to disinfect the urine of a typhoid fever patient, and also the water of his bath.
DR. E. HERBERT ADAMS and Dr. ARTHUR W. MAYBURRY have returned to Toronto after a mid-winter visit to Jamaica, where they were investigating for themselves the climatic and sanitary and other advantages of the West Indies as a winter health resort.
Our mutual friends, the Thomas Pharmacal Company, of New York, have moved from 50 West Broadway to the new Lilly Building at 203 Fulton St. This firm has, during their ten years of business life, become favorably known to the medical profession of America through their splendid preparation Eulexine, which is specially advertised for the treatment of diabetes. This firm purposes to add one or two new therapeutic specialties to their list during the coming year. We commend their preparations to our readers.
Dr. J. MacDonALD, JR., has severed his connection as manager and managing editor of the International Journal of Surgery, with which he has been associated for the past fourteen years. This move was made for the purpose of enabling him to publish an independent, practical, surgical journal under absolute professional control and along such lines as will best serve the interests of the general practitioner. . He has purchased all rights in the American Journal of Surgery and Gynecology, and with the April number this journal, thoroughly modernized and largely increased in circulation, will be issued from New York as the American Journal of Surgery. In this undertaking, Dr. MacDonald will have the contributory co-operation and support of such well-known surgeons and teachers as: Robt. T. Morris, Prof. of Surgery, N. Y. Post-Graduate School; Howard Lilienthal, Visiting Surgeon, Mt. Sinai Hospital, N.Y.; J. P. Tuttle, Prof. Rectal Diseases, N. Y. Polyclinic; Jas. T. McKernan, Prof. Nose and Throat, N. Y. Post-Graduate School; Sam'l G. Gant, Prof. Rectal Diseases, X. Y. Post-Graduate School;
N. Augustin II. Goelet, Prof. Gynecology, X. Y. Clinical School of Medicine; C. Wendell Phillips, Prof. Diseases of the Ear, N. Y. Post-Graduate School; Ferdinand C. Valentine, New York, who, with others, will assist him in making a practical surgical journal, which, in point of interest and usefulness will represent all that years of experience, backed by ample capital, can produce. We wish Dr. MacDonald every possible success, and feel, from our personal acquaintance with him and knowledge of his indomitable energy, that he will assuredly win out in his new venture.
A MEASLES HOSPITAL IN THE NEAR FUTURE POSSIBLE.
A HOSPITAL for the treatment of patients suffering from measles will in all probability be erected in the immediate future in the vicinity of the Isolation IIospital.
The question of hospital treatment for that class of patients was discussed recently at a conference in the Mayor's office, which was attended by his Worship the Mayor; Dr. Sheard, Medical Health Officer: Mr. J. W. Flavelle, Chairman of the General IIospital Board of Trustees; Dr. O'Reilly, Medical Superintendent, and others.
The question of hospital accommodation generally was discussed, particular attention being given to what should be done for the hospital treatment of patients suffering from measles, the General Hospital authorities having some time ago passed a resolution shutting out that class of patients. It was finally thought advisable to erect a building for that special purpose. The question will be further discussed at another meeting.
NEW WING OF THE WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL.
The new wing of Woodstock Hospital was opened on February 14th, with appropriate ceremonies. There was a large attendance, the medical profession of the district being well represented. Mr. George C. Eden, President of the Hospital Trust, presided, and the building was formally declared open by Mr. J. W. Flavelle, of Toronto, who spoke in high terms of praise of the generosity and enterprise of the citizens of Woodstock and Oxford. Dr. O'Reilly, Superintendent of the Toronto General Hospital, also offered his congratulations, and expressed the hope that before long the institution of which he was the head might have as good an operating room as that which Woodstock Hospital had now to offer. It could have no better. Other congratulatory speeches were delivered by Mayor Scarff, ex-Mayor White and County Councillor Virtue.
The new wing, which doubles the capacity of the hospital, has been erected at a cost of $16,000, to which the city, county and township councils, as well as individual citizens, have contributed. The surgical ward has been fitted up by Mr. John D. Patterson, of Woodstock, and is as complete as that in any hospital on the continent. A ward has been furnished by Miss S. S. Patterson, in memory of her brother, the late Alfred Patterson, and another by Mr. John Whicher, of Caledonia, to be known as the Lilian Whicher ward, after his daughter.
During the afternoon it was announced that Mr. Chester D. Massey, of Toronto, had subscribed $1,000 to the building fund.
The members of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the hospital, who have been very active in connection with the enterprise, served refreshments at the close of the proceedings. The hospital has been in existence since 1895, and since that time its usefulness to the city and district has become each year more generally recognized. Under its present efficient superintendent, Miss Francis Sharpe, its work has been brought to a high state of efficiency.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
The “Grand Prix” Awarded E. Merck, Darmstadt.--It will interest our readers to know that E. Merck, of Darmstadt, Germany, has won, not only the Grand Prix, but, in addition, a gold medal at St. Louis Exhibition, 1904.
Cape Town International Industrial Exhibition.--A Grand Prix (highest award) has been conferred upon Burroughs Wellcome & Co. for the pharmaceutical and other fine products exhibited by them at the Cape Town International Exhibition.
The Denver Chemical Co.'s New Booklet.-We have just received an exceedingly neat booklet from the Denver Chemical Mnfg. Co., of New York City, the manufacturers of Antiphlygistine, which goes into the details of this preparation and its varied uses. It is a credit to the printer's craft, and worth sending for.
The Proposed Dinner to Professor Osler.-It has been thought wise, for the present, at least, to postpone indefinitely the dinner proposed in honor of Dr. Wm. Osler ere he sails for England. Dr. Osler finds that he will only be able to spend about a day in Toronto, and that, as far as he can now see, it will be a Sunday. The banquet, therefore, has been called off, though the committee hope that at some future date the Toronto profession may be enabled to do honor to so worthy a confrere.
Gold Medal at the Cape Town International Exposition, 190 1-5.-- The well-known firm of C. J. Hewlett & Son, 35 to 42 Charlotte St., London, E.C., have had the honor of having awarded them a gold medal for their standardized tinctures, drugs and pharmaceutical preparations at the Cape Town International Exhibition, 1904-5.
New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital.-The President of the Faculty of the New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital, on Tuesday, December 20th, gave a recep tion to the members of the teaching staff, the board of trustees, and many of their friends, to celebrate the event of the liquidation of a second mortgage of about $10,000, which was accomplished by the personal donations of the members of the staff. This action was applauded by a member of the board of trustees in a material way by a personal donation of $20,000. It is hoped that this generous contribution will be productive of other donations, and that the new building fund will soon be of substantial size.
Venereal Diseases.--Geo. M. Kober, Washington, D.C. (Journal A M.A., March 11th), points out the terrible prevalence of venereal diseases among the general population.
He statistics showing that in large cities from 12 to 15 per cent of the population are afflicted with syphilis, and a still larger proportion with gonorrhea. While he does not think that public regulation of the evil is advisable in this country, he maintains that the state should enforce laws against solicitation and seduction, and that health boards should recommend the enactment of sanitary regulation of all occupations by which extragenital syphilis may be conveyed, and special examinations should be made of wet nurses, etc. He believes that these measures would be of great educational value and suggests that a general educational campaign be instituted against these disorders. tunate omission of one letter from a paragraph appearing on page
A Typographical Error in our March Issue.- By an un for189 of our March number (an issue for which we have had a cially large demand), attention was called to page xxxi in place of lxxxi, where ronto, addressed to The Lactoglobulin Co., of Montreal, and which
appeared a letter from Dr. Murray McFarlane, of Toexplains itself. In order that no further misunderstanding occur, we reprint here a copy of the communication in question: “The LACTOGLOBULIN Co.-Gentlemen,—It is with great pleas. ure that I give unsolicited testimony to the merits of Lactoglobulin as a food product for invalids. In several cases it given such satisfaction that I feel it should be accorded a a tended trial by all physicians. In cases of tubercular laryngitis,