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of pregnant women who were obese or anemic. Prochownik's table follows: Breakfast: A While his sole attention, at first, was directed small cup of black coffee containing not more toward the physical improvement of the pros. than 3.38 ounces, and not to exceed 5 ounces pectiv mother alone, he soon noted that the of zweiback, or bread and butter. Luncheon : nutrition of the embryo was also affected in Any kind of meat or fish, eggs, green vege

First, it was noted that the fetus tables, salad, and cheese. Dinner : Same as exercised somewhat the functions of a parasite the luncheon, with the addition of 1 to 134 in that it was able to secure nutriment enuf to ounces of bread and butter. The only fluid fulfil all the requirements of growth, metabol- allowed beyond this is 10 to 14 ounces of red ism, and vitality. And second, that the re- wine. Water, soup, potatoes, starchy food, striction in the diet of the mother resulted in a beer, and sugar are absolutely forbidden. lessened accumulation of fatty tissue and a He has tabulated the results in 62 cases as slower deposit of earthy material in the form- follows: ing bones of the child.

1. All the mothers bore the diet well after It was in 1889 that he first gave the results slight initial hardships, principally thirst (es. of his observations to the world, and in 1901 pecially in the corpulent), and repugnance to he again appeared in medical literature so much animal food. Both these difficulties with a definitly outlined diet table. In his were mitigated by increasing the allowance of second paper he discusses the vegetarian green vegetables. The weight of the women, theory, and calls attention to the fact that allowance being made for the growth of the among those races whose chief sustenance is embryo and uterus, remained practically the derived from fruit and vegetables, the ac- same. couchements are, as a rule, easy; and that

2. All the confinements were relativly easy European women who reside in such localities in comparison with previous labors, even in and whose diet is of necessity modified accord- those exceptional cases in which, despite the ing to their environment, pass the throes of diet, the fetus was large and fat at birth. labor with greater ease and celerity than when 3. All the children were born alive, altho in their nativ land.

the mothers, as a class, had experienced still Such theorizing, followed later by tests in births. The few cases of asphyxia neonapractise under widely different circumstances, torum were easily reanimated. As far as and in different quarters of the globe, has now known, all the children survived the accireduced the matter to a well known and ad- dents which produce secondary mortality. mitted principle in biology. It is therefore a 4. The great majority of the children were consistent and logical advance in the science lean at birth, there being a notable sub-develof obstetrics when this modified diet enters opment of the panniculus adiposus. The skin the scientific arena in competition with sym- of the head was noticeably lax, and the cranphyseotomy, prematurely induced labor, and ial bones exhibited a notable degree of motil. cesarean section; and the practician who ity one upon another. fails to use this method in cases where a his- 5. The children exhibited the essential intory of maternal dystocia is present, fails in signia of maturity (normal length, head meashis full duty and lays up a store of trouble for urements, etc.) himself.

6. The normal gain in weight took place in It will be noted that the widest variation the majority of children. exists in the diet prescribed by the strict veg- 7. The diet of the mother exerted no unetarian and the table of Prochownik; there favorable action upon lactation. is also a great difference in the amount of As soon as delivery is accomplisht the fluids allowed. Rombotham, the oldest ob- special diet is dropt, and an effort instituted server, allowed fluids ad libitum, and reduced to supply food especially rich in non-nitrogenthe amount of solids all along the line. The ous nutriment. vegetarians also place no limit on the fluids, The Prochownik diet is used only in the but insist upon the solids being non-nitrogen- last six weeks of pregnancy, and the benefits ous. Prochownik limits the fluids sharply and accruing to the mother are so evident that the cuts the carbo-hydrates down to the minimum. physician will find in her a willing patient It suffices to say that the utterances of Pro- when the facts are once explained to her. chownik are the only ones that have a scien- Complications are lessened ; accidents so comtific basis, and that they were the only ones mon in protracted and dystocic labors are recording the observations of learned and averted; maternal suffering is minimized; the skilled accoucheurs. Rombotham was a Lon- chances of the fetus are enhanced ; and the don druggist ; the author of “ Tokology” is a time of the physician is conserved by the homeopathic lady physician ; and the vegeta- shortened period of labor. rians are practically laymen.

I have brought this subject to the attention

of the society because of its well establisht and scientific basis, and because of the almost complete silence of the text-books upon


Gonorrhea. The following is an efficient routine prescription for gonorrhea in the earlier stages: Zinc sulfate.

10 grains Lead acetate

15 grains Liquid hydrastis, colorless . 12 an ounce Water enuf to make .

4 ounces Mix and direct, inject a syringeful 3 or 4 times each day.

Berberin muriate, 10 grains to the pint of water, is a cheap and good alternate prescription. When the disease has progrest till but the morning drop remains, the following old formula comes into good place: Carbolic acid.

. 4 grains
Zinc sulfate
Powdered alum, of each

. 12 grains
Water, enuf to make

4 ounces
Another good formula at this stage is :
Zinc iodid
Zinc chlorid

.8 grains

16 ounces Strict injunctions regarding the use of any form of alcohol or indulgence in sexual intercourse should be given, and the practician may often do a world of good by making the limitation very indefinit, and implying dire penalties for infringement.

The old fashioned internal treatment, until recently much neglected, should be combined with the above local treatment.

• 4 grains

Minnesota Examination Questions.

Used April, 1904.


C. J. Ringnell, M.D. 1. Give pathology of kidney in chronic interstitial nephritis. s. How would you make a Widal test? What is its value in

diagnosis ? 3. Name varieties of tape worm found in man, and give usual

source of infection of each. 4. Name the different varieties of leukocytes, and give the pro

portion of each in normal blood. 5. Explain the difference between activ and passiv congestion.. 6. How would you make a bacteriological diagnosis of dipb

theria ? 7. What are the vital manifestations of a cell? 8. How does a peptic gland differ in structure from a pyloric

9. Describe a nerve cell. What is meant by a bipolar cell ?
16. What form of epithelium occurs in the following, organs ?

Lungs, urinary bladder, stomach, ureters, oviduct, vas
deferens, cornea,

A. B. Cole, Fergus Falls, Minn.
1. Define base, salt, acid.
2. Hydrochloric acid : Composition, physical properties.
3. Mercury: Physical properties, preparations of.
4. Arsenical poisoning : Symptoms, treatment, postmortem find-

ings. 5. Urinalysis : (a) Name causes of high specific gravity. (6) Name most important constituents of normal urin. MATERIA MEDICA AND THERAPEUTICS.

W. Davis. 1. What is the strength of arsenic in Fowler's solution ? of opium

in paregoric? of ipecac and of opium in Dover's powder ? 2. Prescribe salicylate of soda for an adult at the beginning of a

sharp attack of acute articular rheumatism. 3. Name the three principal antipyretics of the coal tar series

and the adult dose of each.
4. Write a formula for a laxativ pill containing aloes and podo-

phyllum for an adult.
s. Criticise ibis prescription :

Zinci sulfatis,
Plumbi acetatis, ad

*** ..... gr. XXX Aquæ rosæ........

...............oz. vj M. 6. How would you use antitoxin in the early stage of a severe

attack of diphtheria in a child six years old ! 7. Prescribe an ointment for a case of scabies. 8. Give the average adult dose of each of the following: Extract

of nux vomica ; bichlorid of mercury : oil of sandal wood;

extract of hyoscyamus; tincture of opium. 9. Prescribe iodid of potash for an adult suffering from a syph

ilitic ulcer of the leg. 10. What precautions are necessary in prescribing tincture of the chlorid of iron? Why?

Eclectic Materia Medica.

Charles M. Cannon, M.D. 1. Give the use of lobelia in eclampsia ; of veratrum; and dose

of each. 2. Give the indications for the use of bryonia and rhus tox.

What are their physiological actions ? 3. What is acetanilid ? Give physiological action. 4. Name some of the later alkaloids of opium and the dose of

eacb. 5. Give use and dose of Jamaica dog.wood; chloral hydrate :

trional ; sulfonal; cannabis indica. 6. Give physiological action of ergot ; digitalis ; gelsemium. 7. What are the specific indications for chamomile ; nux vom

ica; ipecac; hy drastis. 8. Name three reliable tonics; three stimulants; three sedativs. 9. What are the medicinal properties of turpentine, and how

would you give it? 10 Name some conditions calling for collinsonia ; sanguinaria and phytolacca. HOMEOPATHIC MATERIA Medica,

W. A, Beach. 1. Differentiate between aconite, belladonna and arsenic in severs. 2. Give prominent symptoms of baptisia ; rhus; bry, which indi.

cate them in typhoid fever. 3. Give characteristic symptoms of lycopodium. 4. Give characteristic symptoms of digitalis cactus and spigelia

in heart affections. 15. Give me a picture of child in whom calcarea carb. is indicated. 6. Give prominent symptoms of gels. 7. Name four remedies having special action on the female gen

erativ organs. 8. Give four remedies of use in diarrhea with their most charac

weristic differential symptoms. 9. Name three remedies of service in follicular tonsillitis. 10. What conditions indicate hypericum arnica; rhus tox in in

juries ?


Adele S. Hutchison, Examiner, 1. Describe the atlas. 2. Into what classes are articulations divided ? 3. Describe and give origin and insertion of the pronator radii

teres muscle. 4. Describe the abdominal aorta, giving its use and termination. 5. Name the principal veins of the head and neck. 6. Give characteristics of lymphatics; where are they not found? 7. Name the membranes of the brain. Give brief description of

each, 8. Give brief description of the spinal cord. Give only its gross

anatomy 9. Name the openings into the pharynx. 10. Give gross anatomy of the liver.

PHYSIOLOGY. A. G. Stoddard, M.D., Examiner, Fairfax, Minn. 1. Name one property common to all blood leukocytes, and give

some of their physiological uses. 2. What is lyinph, and its mode of reaching the lymphatic ves

sels and glands, and, finally, the venous circulation ? 3. Tell something concerning cerebral localization, describing

any three local centers, 4. Give origin and function of anterior and posterior roots of

spinal nerves. 5. What is the composition, reaction, and function of the pancre

atic juice? 6. Give normal constituents of arterial blood, and the process by

which venous is converted into arterial blood, and the physi

ological necessity therefor. 7. Give nature of function performed by kidney, and detail with

some minuteness the method of its performance, 8. What is the physiological difference between striated and non

striated muscular tissue, giving some examples of each. 9. Describe the portal circulation. 16. Give normal constituents of urin, and amount voided (approx.

imately, in ounces) in 24 hours.

3. What is the greatest possible duration of a pregnancy

that may result in the birth of a living child? 4. What conditions influence the time of appearance of rigor

mortis 5. What is the minimum fatal dose in an adult of arsenious acid ?

of sulfate of morphin?


E. O. Giere, M.D., Madison, Minnesota. r. Give physical signs of pleuritic effusion. 2. Describe sonorous, sibilant, crepitant and mucous rales. 3. Give causes and diagnosis of gastric ulcer. 4. Give etiology and symptoms of cerebral embolism. 5. Name the chronic diseases of the liver. 6. What do you understand by enteroptosis, and what are the

common pathologic conditions involved ! 7. Name six chronic diseases most likely to be associated with a

daily rise of temperature. 8. What is the difference between intermittent and remittent

fever? 9. Give differential diagnosis between chronic parenchymatous

nephritis and chronic interstitial nephritis. 10. Give the normal location of the apex beat of the heart, and give diagnostic significance of its various displacements.


Charles M. Cannon, M.D. 1. Give diagnosis and treatment of hip joint disease. 2. Diagnosis and treatment of gastric ulcer. 3. Give treatment of tubercular cervical glands. 4. Give treatment of hemorrhoids. 5. Diagnosis and treatment for strangulated inguinal hernia. 6. Treatment for gun shot wound of abdomen where bowel has

been penetrated. 7. Diagnosis and treatment for compound fracture of femur, 8. Treatment for fractured clavicle. 9. Give treatment for dislocation of knee joint. 10. Give treatment for lacerated and contused wounds in general.


W. A. Beach. 1. What are the anatomical differences between the male and

female pelvis! Give diameters of superior strait of female

pelvis. 2. How do you differentiate a vertex from a breech presentation ? 3. What are the dangers of a breech presentation? Describe

your method of management. 4. What is eclampsia? Causes ? Treatment? 5. What is the significance of ante-partum hemorrhage? Give

treatment. 6. How do you manage a face or brow presentation? 7. What means do you employ to guard against rupture of the

perineum. Treatment if ruptured ? 8. What other causes beside a non-contraction of uterus may give

hemorrhage following labor ? 9. What is " ophthalmia." Give treatment, preventiv and curativ. 10. Upon which side do you place the new born babe ? Is there any scientific reason for a choice of sides?


A. F. Groves, M.D., Brainerd, Minn, 1. Movable kidney : Define and give etiology, symptomatology,

The Oath of Hippocrates. I swear by Apollo, by Esculapius, by Hygea and Panacea, and by all the Gods and Goddesses, to keep this promise to the best of my power and knowledge. I will regard him as my father who instructs me in medicin, will divide with him my possessions if need be, and will care for his children as if they were my brothers, and will, if they desire, instruct them in medicin without pay.

I will do the same for those who bind themselves to me by a similar oath. I will prescribe for the sick the regimen most likely to suppress all injurious influences. I will resist all solicitations to give poison or induce abortion. I will preserve my life pure and exercise my art for the good of mankind. I will not cut for stone, but leave that operation for those whose office it is.

Whatever I do shall be for the good of the sick, keeping myself pure from all iniquity, abstaining from the seduction of women, and from debauch with either freemen or slaves. That which I may see or hear in the exercise of my art, I will preserve as a secret under no circumstances to be divulged. If I keep this, my vow, I feel that my life will be happy and contented both in the present and the future; if not, may the evil consequences of perjury fall upon me.


A special and unique feature of the Interstate Medical journal (monthly, $2 per year, publisht at St. Louis, Mo.) is that the January issue of each year is devoted to a scholarly review of the progress during the previous year in the various branches of medicin, as Internal Medicin, Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, etc. The Annual Medical Progress * number for this year is particularly good. It would pay for you to send 25 cents for it.

prognosis and treatment, 2. Neoplasms of the ovaries: Give two classes and the varieties

in each class. 3. Describe Emmet's operation for restoration of the pelvic floor

in incomplete laceration of the perineum. 4. Cysts of Bartholini's gland: Etiology, symptomatology and

treatment. 5. Pudendal hematocele : Causes, symptoms, treatment.


A. F. Groves, M.D., Brainerd, Minn. I, Scorbutus: Etiology, lesions, symptomatology and treatment. 2. Chronic intestinal indigestion : Etiology, symptomatology,

diagnosis and treatment. 3. Anuria : Etiology, symptomatology and treatment. 4. Acute diffuse nephritis : Etiology, symptomatology diagnosis

and treatment. 5. Epilepsy: Symptoms and treatment.

EYE AND EAR, A. B. Cole, M.D., Fergus Falls, Minn. 1. Otitis media : Pathology, symptoms, treatment. 2. Primary glaucoma: symptomatology, treatment, 3. Surgical removal of eye: When? How? 4. Discuss: (a) Care of eyes of new born. (6) Care of eyes

of school children. 5. What eye and car complications would you be on the lookout

for, and what prophylactic measures would you accordingly take, in the following diseases : (a) Measles. (6) Scarlet fever. (c) Diphtheria.


W. Davis. 1. Before beginning an autopsy in a medico-legal case, what

points are to be noted ? 2. State the principal differences between the adult male and the

adult female skeleton. From the skeleton alone can a positiv opinion be formed as to the sex!

State Board Examination Series: Surgery.-Bv. R. J. E. Scott, A.M., M.D. Publisht by Lea Bros & Co., Philadelphia.

This is a compilation of the questions that have been askt by the New York State Board, with an answer to each question, or a reference to where the answer may be found.

A Compend of Pathology, General and Special. A students' manual in one volume. By Alfred Edward Thayer, M D., Professor of Pathology, University of Texas. Second edi. tion, containing 131 illustrations. Publisht by P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

This volume is really a combination of the two compends by the same author publisht in 1902, but the text has been thoroly revised, and some new illustra. tions have been added. It is sensibly bound in flexible morocco, and the type page is beautiful. Disputed and technical points find no place. It is a plain, safe and concise guide for the student or general practician. The cuts of bacteria and of the various tumors are especially good. The directions for the preservation of tissues and organs constitutes a valuable feature of the work, and is thoroly up to date. It will satisfy all except those who wish to go into details and minutia.-A. L. R.

The Perverts. By William Lee Howard, M.D. Second edition. Sold by the author, 1126 North Calvert street, Baltimore, Md. Price, $1.50.

There are very few books written by competent medical men which are at the same time readable fiction and psychological studies. Dr. Howard has given us such a book. One may read it lightly, and find it as a novel, interesting; or he may study and re-read it and see in it many good moral points and considerable evidence of deep study of the subject. Every character is well portrayed, and the medical reader can almost imagin the notes have been taken from his case book. In such a highly tinted plot, only a skilful pen could glide thru with só few blunders. When he speaks of the hero "pulling at her befouzled hair, and off came a greasy wig, exposing the rotting skull, and beneath it the pulsating brain tissues," he slightly overreaches himself, for the medical reader at least. The inconsistencies are few, and the book is intensly interesting.-A. L. R.

Practioal Gynecology. A comprehensiv text-book for students and physicians. By E. E. Montgomery, M.D., LL.D., Professor of Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College; Gynecologist to the Jefferson Medical College Hospital and St. John's Hospital : Consulting Gynecologist to the Philadelphia Lying-in Charity and the Kensington Hospital for Women. Second revised edition, with 539 illustrations, the greater number of which have been drawn and engraved specially for this work, for the most part from original sources. Publisht by P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Price, $5.

Contains 900 pages. The illustrations are an im. portant feature of the work. . Every operation and procedure of practical merit is fully described and illustrated. Thirty-six pages are devoted to ectopic gestation, and 96 pages to deviations of the pelvic organs. Malformations and inflammations have full attention. This work will prove valuable to any practician interested in gynecology, no matter how many others he may have. It has, besides the stereotyped material common to all books of its class, much information not given elsewhere, both in 'illustration and text.-A. L. R.

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Revolutions are usually bloody. Their results are sometimes temporary, and sometimes permanent. Evolution is peaceful, because it is a gradual yielding to new forces and adjustment to new conditions, and the results are usually permanent. If it were not for the constant operation of peaceful evolution, revolutions of force would necessarily frequently occur. Thus those who defend existing evils are courting possible revolution ; while those who discover and expose existing evils in order that they may be peacefully corrected are assisting orderly progress to better conditions—the normal and proper evolution of society.

These thoughts (and other thoughts too voluminous to record here) are suggested by a recent book * by Mr. B. O. Flower, the talented editor of The Arena. A realistic and thrilling picture is given of the fearful industrial conditions in England in the 30's and early 40's. A prominent factor in the social condition there at that time was the tariff upon food stuffs (called corn laws”), which greatly enhanced the price of food to the masses of the people. This tariff was in the interest of the then all powerful landed aristocracy of England, their object being to keep the price of food (the product of their landed estates) high, in order to avoid the competition of cheaper food from other parts of the world, particularly from agricultural America. The struggle was between the opulent and arrogant rich, and the starving poor. I will not attempt to outline the book here except to say that the conservativs had the grace and good sense to yield in time to avert a bloody revolution. I cannot understand why novel reading is so general among our people, to the comparativ popular neglect of such books as this. No work of fiction could be more thrilling, or more absorbingly interesting. "Truth is stranger than fic. tion"; and when equally thrilling and entertaining, it should be more attractiv. When will the masses of our people learn, not only the importance of sociologic studies, but also how deeply interesting they are ? Progress in this direction is encouraging, but it should be faster.

“How England Averted a Revolution of Force;" by B.O. Flower. Publisht by Albert Brandt, Trenton, N. J. Cloth'bound, 288 pages, price $1.25 net ; postage to cents.

We usually accomplish what we devote our minds and energy to. Certainly we cannot expect to accomplish what we do not put our minds and energies to. As long as we devote our whole time and attention to private interests, and allow public interests to drift along, or leave them entirely in the hands of professional politicians, how can we expect to make any surprising advance? Here some one will say, Well, I read the papers." What of that? What would you think of a man who prepares himself for practising medicin by reading the almanac, and the domestic medicin department in our magazines, and newspapers? Newspapers are for the purpose of giving the news; and in doing this they perform a useful function. But the science of government cannot be gotten from that source. Newspapers do not make such a claim. You get your medical education chiefly from books. And if you are keeping abreast of progress in your profession, you are still a reader of books, written by men who have devoted special attention, with special facilities, to special subjects. When it comes to an understanding of public questions, should you be satisfied with a smattering gained from here and there, and nothing reliable or authoritativ?

We don't like theory when we can get fact. One fact, when demonstrated, can knock down structure after structure built upon theory. Years ago I feared that these Talks might be considered theoretical, so I searcht the world for sociologic, economic and political facts, and have in this department presented many of them. I found that in New Zealand there were facts sufficient to revolutionize the civilized world (peacefully), if made known. I have spent much time and money in having them attractivly presented, having the readers of THE MEDICAL WORLD in view all the time. Many WORLD readers have pur. chast the book (“The Story of New Zealand," $3, MEDICAL WORLD office-money refunded if not satisfied), and are now reading it or circulating it among their friends; but not half enuf have yet done so. We keep a record here of every book sent out; so we know just how many have ordered the book, and just who they are.

I am not a revolutionist. Many have been the gloomy prognostications I have heard in recent years, and sometimes from well balanced men of good judgment; but I have always discouraged such sentiments. However, let us all realize that safety is in knowledge. Such expressions always stimulate me to further efforts to spread the light, and show how our social and political condition can be vastly improved, in peaceful ways. That's the way to prevent revolutions of force." If that had always been done, in time and in the right way, perhaps there would never have been any of the bloody revolutions that we read about. But it won't be done without an effort. The advanced government that New Zealand is now enjoying did not come without an effort-persistent and intelligent. What shall we do? Let things drift along hap-hazard? or shall we put our minds to public questions ? New Zealanders had only theory to guide them, in most instances, while we have the theory workt out into demonstrated, practical fact by New Zealand. Shall we not at least look and see what New Zealand has done, and how she has done it? Surely we ought to do that much. Those who do so will be able to see how shallow and inadequate to our needs are the platforms of our dominant political parties, and how unfit for leader-ship is our average statesman."

The Right Kind of a Missionary. C. F. TAYLOR, M.D.; Dear Doctor :-Inclosed find certified check for $3, for which please send me another copy of “The Story of New Zealand." I have, with a great deal of interest, carefully read the book from title page to index. I regret that every intelligent man in the United States can not do likewise. I want this copy for another friend. You remember I bought two copies in December. My own I keep loaned out, and will, in a short time, have to buy another to replace it.

P. D. SIMS, M.D. Chattanooga, Tenn. (Let me here give you a family secret: The preparation and publication of this book cost me a little over $5,000. I didn't intend it, but the expense grew and grew, for I wanted to do it right. But it would be worth many, many times that much to the country to have the voters of this country thoroly acquainted with what has been done in New Zealand, and how it was done. Now that I have told the above secret, will not every member of the family buy at least one copy of the book and read it and circulate it among friends? Is not that little enuf for you to do, compared to what I have done? Some will do what Dr. Sims is doing. May his kind increase.-ED.]

of history. This book tells the story of this wonderful evolution-how this “ideal republic" has been built into its present state of economic advancement, a century ahead of the rest of the world, by the earnest and unselfish efforts of a group of true statesmen, whose names are hardly known, if known at all, in this country. The work is both historical and economic; it sketches briefly the history of the country, but most of its space is devoted to the careful description of the economic peculiarities of government which made New Zealand the ultima thule of the reformer.

New Zealand today is a land without strikes, without lockouts, without panics, without sweat-shops, without railroad rebates. It has state insurance, state mines, railroads, telegraphs and banks. It has adopted a modified single tax, the income tax, exemption to small holders and the taxation of mortgages. It has introduced woman's suffrage, compulsory voting, the eight-hour day, old age pensions and other reforms too numerous to mention.

New Zealand is the land of tomorrow, a country of prophecy! Every student of the social conditions in our own country should read this book, even tho he is unable to endorse the multiple reforms which have given that country its peculiarly interesting position in the world.-Alkaloidal Clinic.

It is a monumental volume. Well done. I hope it will be read by millions, for it will usefully clear away superstitions which clog the progress of economic legislation in the United States.-Pres. E. B. Andrews.

Contains a great deal of most interesting informa. tion. I shall order a copy for our library. ** I have great interest in every project which has for its purpose the instalment of an equitable balance between public and private control, so far as industrial conditions are concerned, and this I understand to be the essence of the New Zealand experiment.-Prof. Henry C. Adams, Michigan University.

Altho familiar with the writings of Lloyd and Reeves, and several reports of our Government on the same subject, I have found your book the most comprehensiv and up-to-date treatment of what a progressiv American wants to know, of any book I have seen in this country. The book aims to give a historical survey of the development of economic and social legislation in that most interesting and instructiv country. In all this you have succeeded so admirably that I wish your book could be read by every American citizen.-Prof. E. W. Bemis.

It is a book that should be closely studied by every patriotic citizen of this country, for it would inspire him with a reformatory zeal that would express itself in all his public relationships, and it would make him one of the millions who would vote right in peoples' conventions, and at the polls. The book deserves much praise. It is a noble work, and should be in the library of every one.-Charlotte Medical Journal.

I have read “ The Story of New Zealand.” The book is a remarkable one, and treats of a remarkable subject. In fact it is the story of a wonderful revolution where the rights of man have triumphed and equality of opportunity is establisht among people of the English race. Every person interested in the great social questions, which are now being workt out in this country, should read this book. learn that there is a way for justice to be bestowed upon those who produce the wealth, and that the greed of man can be curbed, and the interests of the toilers protected.

* I consider the book invaluable.- Ér. U. S. Senator R. F. Pettigrew.

This is one of the most interesting and instructiv books which we have seen for some time. It is a very complete treatise on New Zealand, the land of government railroads, government coal mines, compulsory arbitration, old age pensions, the eight-hour day, and many, many other good things.

The book should be read by every citizen of the United States, as a general knowledge of it would result in desirable changes in this country. New Zealand has settled the many questions which threaten so much trouble in this country. Every private and public library in the land should have the work. The book is beautifully printed and bound and contains excellent illustrations.-Wisconsin Medical Recorder.

A genuin contribution to the cause of industrial freedom. *** It seems strange that we should find a better example of democracy in the government of New Zealand than is presented in our own. *** The attractiv and interesting way in which you have set forth what has been done in this wonderful country will be, I am sure, a great help to all students of the democratic equality that we are striving to obtain in America.-Samuel M. Jones, The Golden Rule Mayor of Toledo.

In all the wide conflict between Man and Market, Brotherhood and Bargainhood, nothing that I know of in all the literature of today compares with “The Story of New Zealand." *** The manner, method, matter and masterfulness of the book all delight me. No one is up-to-date until he reads it.- Pres. George M. Miller.

From New Zealand's Labor Secretary. To Edw. Tregear, Secretary for Labor in New Zealand, and one of the colony's most distinguisht literary and scientific men, a copy of “The Story of New Zealand” was sent, with a letter from Prof. Parsons asking for criticism and suggestions. The following extracts are from Secretary Tregear's most interesting and instructiv reply :

"It is difficult to speak of the book except in terms that would seem like flattery. Short as the history of the colony has been, it has been full enuf of incident and excitement to make it no easy task to grasp the subject strongly, and yet in a way in which the ordinary mind can take pleasure. You have succeeded in this difficult task, and have covered the historical ‘dry bones' with a very charming living body that will, I hope, become familiar to the eyes of many citizens of your great nation. * # * You have managed to avoid repetition of other people's work to any extent, and have properly dwelt on the points sometimes not brought out clearly. ** * But as you put it, I see how great the advance has been. *

I am glad to find that you understand the inwardness? of our progressiv legislation. Really it may be condensed into the phrase 'public education. It is the effort for national culture, especially on the line of (economic) ethics.

Where I can see no fault, what could criticism be but praise ? * Reading your book is over; it will now be a work of reference, often lookt up and consulted, for we have no volume condensing so thoroly so much information."

I think very highly of your pains-taking work upon New Zealand. It will prove very useful to thinking men.- John Wanamaker.

No one can read this book without amazement. The development of New Zealand, which in a little more than sixty years has arisen from cannibalism to a civilization of the highest type, is one of the marvels

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