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When I read the following it caused me to and the physician himself, always so loud in denuncithink. Doctors, do you find anything in it to

ation of patent medicins, will be the most important make you think? It appears in Printers' Ink, a

medium of advertising at the command of the propri

etary manufacturer. In fact, he is that to-day.'' very bright weekly devoted to the interests of publishers. Are there not ways to get the advantages of the skill and facilities undoubtedly

Charge, and Get Your Pay. possest by manufacturing pharmacists, with- The public has no confidence in, nor respect out their disadvantages? We think so.

for, the doctor it can ride to death free of

charge. Worthy objects of charity should be The Patent Medicin of the Future.

waited upon with the distinct understanding Uncle Sam thru the Postoffice Department, is making a fight against certain forms of medical advertis.

that you charge nothing. All others should ing-chiefly that having to do with venereal diseases.

be given to understand in a smooth, easy way, Newspapers printing ads that are objectionable in the that you expect them to pay you—and pay you opinion of the Postoffice Department will be ordered to discontinue them or lose their mailing privileges.

promptly. This action has been made the basis of some wise mor

Adopt a few business principles in your alizing by daily papers and the medical press, and intercourse with the public, and notice how some writers hold that it is the beginning of the end for “patent" medicins of every kind. This, however,

your salutations change from “Hello, Doc," seems an extreme view. A New York druggist, who to “Good Morning, Doctor." is also an advertiser of a proprietary remedy, gave Printers' Ink some views on the proprietary medicin

It is quite a common thing for some people business that ought to be interesting not only to the

to work a doctor to the limit, and then smother moralist, but to the "patent” medicin advertiser as him in slander and abuse, the villifying process well. “This is not the first agitation against patent medi

being operated for the purpose of currying cins," said the Little Schoolmaster's informant. "Just favor with his colleague that they may do him now the papers are printing editorials and articles likewise. When people of this kind call upon calculated to hurt sales. The recent article in the Ladies' Home Journal particularly, calling attention

you, see that they find you covered with a nice, to the percentage of alcohol in certain well-adver: dignified frost.-Medical Owl. tized tonics, may be counted upon to hurt those reme. dies to the extent of many thousands of dollars. But I have watcht the progress of several such crusades, and find that in a few months the public forgets all

Deathrates per Million Living, from Different about them. Then the advertising again becomes

Infectious Diseases and from Cancer. quite effectiv. "The patent medicins sold to consumers will hold

In England and London in 1901, and in Germany and in Berlin, their own for a good many years to come, I believe.

Paris, Hamburg, and Munich in 1900. But the patent medicin of the future is the one that will be advertised only to doctors. Some of the most prof. itable remedies of the present time are of this class,

They are called proprietary remedies. The general
public never hears of them thru the daily press.
All of their publicity is secured thru the medical
press, by means of the manufacturer's literature, some-
times gotten out in the shape of a medical journal,

Smallpox .............

838 and thru samples to doctors. For one physician

Scarlet fever......

75 capable of prescribing the precise medicinal agents Whooping cough. needed by each individual patient there are at least Diphtheria


163 five who prescribe these proprietaries. They are the Cerebro-spinal chief standby of the country practician. I have a

meningitis.... Typhoid fever....

68 large prescription department here, with three men


Diarrheal diseas's who are graduates of German pharmacal institutions.

862 3,381 3,268 1,137 2

2,475 6.26 Puerperal lever ...,


58 They are highly skilled. But three-fourths of all the


1,333 1,384 1,413 1 1,790 1,206 prescriptions received are for these proprietary reme- Phthisis pul......... 1,264 dies, and the pharmacist simply opens the package Cancer...


710 1,992 1,151 / 1,100 1,190 and writes a label, 'A teaspoonful three times a day before meals.'

-S. W. Abbott, Boston Med. and Surg. Journal. “Now, the doctor prescribes Fellows' Hypophosphites or Pepto-Mangan as a builder after an illness, or for slight debility. The original bottle is given to

A glance at the above table tells a surprising the patient. He sees that the remedy does him good, story as to the comparativ mortality from difand when he feels a trifle run down again he goes to a ferent diseases. See how low smallpox is, and drug store and buy's another bottle, not troubling the doctor. He meets a friend on the street who is not

then think of the dreadful scourge it was a looking well. 'I know exactly how you feel,' he says, century or two ago. Now it is far below 'Now, just go and buy a bottle of Pepto-Mangan. Best

measles or whooping cough. thing in the world. My doctor prescribed it for me, so it isn't a patent medicin. In this way the name of the remedies advertised only to physicians gets abroad to the general public, and I have no hesitancy An exchange states that powder stains may be rein saying that for every bottle sent out of our prescrip- moved by touching the skin over the powder stain tion department we sell six over the counter without pre- with a small drop of pure liquid carbolic acid from a scription. These remedies are all more or less good, wooden toothpick dipt in the acid. The minute drop understand, tho some of them should be taken only is allowed to remain on the skin without being dis under the direction of a physician. The proprietary turbed. The patient is instructed to be careful about medicin of the future, tho, will be advertised thru these disturbing the resulting sluf until it separates spontachannels. The medical papers will reap the harvest, neously. We have not tried the method.











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Importance of the Tongue in Diagnosis. water in doses of 12 grain, or by the mouth in

The old notion that the condition of the stomach daily doses of three grains. lining was reflected in the mucosa of the tongue has In the journal above quoted, in the March been long exploded and even the debris have been scattered to the winds by a communication in the

24, 1904 number, Dr. P. Lengemann reports Gazette des Hop. of September 17, 1903, in which success in two cases of Dupuytren's contracMatthieu and Roux discourse on the diagnostic value of the state of the tongue in affections of the digestiv

ture, and says that he has yet to hear of a tract. They establish that the mucous membrane of single failure of the drug where its employment the tongue is a false mucosa. It is not formed from was combined with the rational measures of the inner layer, but from the outer layer of the blastoderm. In structure it resembles the skin. The

massage and activ and passiv movements. Let coated tongue" is not due to an actual coating, but us hear of its further use, and above all, of any is, in effect, a grass plot of long and thick filiform papillae, and the white color is due to a superficial We believe the use of the drug hypodermically

failures with which it can be rightly blamed. subsides under the influence of external ana internal in some part close to the site of the lesions intoxications, like any cutaneous affection, with the would be more rational than to employ it by important difference that the tongue is more intensely sensitiv than the skin, owing to its wealth of nerves

the mouth; at least, until we know more of its and blood vessels. This lingual dermatitis is, there, therapeutics. fore, an extremely early and important sign of internal derangement, and thus the tongue retains all its old diagnostic value. The only difference is that the knowledge that this dermatitis may persist after the

The Country Doctor. cause has subsided should suggest that we must not

There's a gathering in the village, that has never been out-done

Since the soldiers took their muskets to the war of 'sixty-one; wait for the tongue to clear before instituting nourish

And a lot of lumber-wagons near the church upon the hill, ing feeding.-Jour. A. M. A.

And a crowd of country people, Sunday-drest and very still.
Now each window is preempted by a dozen heads or more,
Now the spacious pews are crowded from the pulpit to the door.

For with coverlet of blackness on his porily figure spread,

Lies the grim old country doctor, in a massiv oaken bed.

Lies the fierce old country doctor, Dr. A. Hartz, in Deut. Med. Woch., February 18,

Lies the kind old country doctor, 1904, writes regarding his success with thiosinamin in

Whom the populace considered with a mingled love and dread. stenosis of the pylorus: His patient was fifty-six

Maybe half the congregation, now of great or little worth, years of age and had been troubled with gastric dis

Found the watcher waiting for them, when they came upon the orders since twenty-eight years of age. He had had earth; sufficient fibrous stricture to cause secondary dilation

This undecorated soldier, of a hard, unequal strife, of the stomach for over a year, and motor insufficiency

Fought in many stubborn battles with the foes that sought their was apparent. Deep massage had been tried without

life, avail and the patient refused operation. One-half cc. of

In the night-time or the day-time, he would rally brave and well,

Though the summer lark was fifing or the frozen lances fell; a 15 percent solution of thioşinamin in alcohol was in- Knowing if he won the battle, they would praise their Maker's jected into the subcutaneous tissue of the back, and this amount was increast until on the fourth day I cc. Knowing if he lost the battle, then the doctor was to blame. was being used. The next four injections were made

'Twas the brave old virtuous doctor, twice weekly and consisted of i cc. each. The next

'Twas the good old faulty doctor, injection was of 15 cc. but it produced distressing

'Twas the faithful country doctor-fighting stoutly all the same. symptoms and but I cc. was used thereafter. The When so many pined in sickness he had stood so strongly by, patient soon became easier, and the massage for- Hall the people felt a notion that the doctor couldn't die; merly necessary was discontinued. After the eleventh They must slowly learn the lesson how to live from day to day, injection the symptoms had practically disappeared And have somehow lost their bearings—now this landmark is and he ate food with a relish. . After the twenty-third injection the patient felt well and had no symptoms,

But perhaps it still is better that this busy life is done ;

He has seen old views and patients disappearing one by one; not even indigestion. Dr. Hartz does not think sugges- He has learned that Death is master both of Science and of Art; tion could have played any part in the cure, since the He has done his duty fairly, and has acted out his part. patient had been subjected to many forms of more

And the strong old country doctor, spectacular treatment previously. He makes the sug

And the weak old country doctor, gestion that thiosinamin might prove of benefit in cer

Is entitled to a furlough for his brain and for his heart.

-Will Carleton, tain gynecological conditions depending on formation.

This drug has been too little used. There Examination Questions of the Colorado State have been no harmful effects noted in the use of

Board of Medical Examiners, Decem

ber Meeting. moderate doses, and the reports are generally

ANATOMY. favorable as to its ability to absorb or destroy scar tissue situated about external parts.

George C. Stemen, M.D., Examiner. Hebra, Unna, Juliusberg, and Crocker, Pernet

1. Name the bones of the skull.

2. Give a brief description of the occipital bone. and others have recommended it in keloid, 3. Describe the internal mammary artery.

4. Describe the phrenic nerves. post-lupus scarring, scleroderma, and cica

5. Describe the duodenum. tricial strictures and deformities. Hebra says

ó. Describe the pancreas.

Describe the vena porta. the use of the drug is contraindicated in all X. Describe the spinal meninges.

9. Describe the colon. cases of partially healed tuberculous foci.

10. Describe the skin. Thiosinamin is a compound produced by

PHYSIOLOGY. the action of the volatil oil of mustard on am

D.A. Strickler, M.D., Examiner. monia, and occurs in colorless soluble crystals




1. What are the agents concerned in the circulation of blood ? of a bitterish taste and a garlicky odor. It 2. What is the immediate cause of blood


3. Describe dyspnea and physiological apnea ; assign cause to may be given hypodermically in glycerin and


10. Give symptoms, diagnosis and surgical treatment operativ and non-operativ) of tubercular coxitis(hip joint).


C. K. Fleming, M.D., Examiner. 1. Give the various diameters of the inlet and outlet of the pelvis. 2. Describe the uterus, its parts, cavity, openings and structure. 3. What are the different stages of labor. Describe each. 4. Give the various diameters of the fetal head. 5. In a contracted pelvis, how small a conjugate wiil allow the

birth of a living child ? What would you advise if cos

traction is greater? 6. Describe the formation of the placenta. 7. What are the indications and contra-indications for the use of

the obstetric forceps? 8. Give the indications for the induction of premature labor and

describe the best method. 9. What is post-partum hemorrhage? How averted ! 10. What is puerperal sepsis? Give the treatment, preventiv and



Diseases of the Nose and Throat. By D. Braden Kyle, M.D., Professor of Laryngology and Rhinology. Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia ; Consulting Laryngologist, Rhinologist and Otologist, St. Agnes' Hospital, Third edition, thoroly revised and enlarged. Octavo volume of one pagrs, with 175 lilus. trations, and 6 chromo-lithographic plates. Philadelphia, der York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co, 1904 Cloth, $4.00 net: sheep or half morocco, $5.00 net.

The most important alterations and additions have been made in the chapters on Keratosis, Epidemic Infuenza, Gersuny's Paraffin Method for the correction of Nasal Deformities, and in the one on the X-Rays in the treatment of Carcinoma. The etiology and treatment of Hay Fever have been partially rewritten and much enlarged, as has also the operativ treatment of Deformities of the Nasal Septum. In the chapter de voted to general considerations of Mucous Membranes and Hay Fever the author records the results of his experience in the chemistry of the saliva and nasal secretions in relation to diagnosis and treatment.

4. What are the iofluences necessary to increast urinary secre

tions? 5. Name the digestiv ferments, with character of food acted on

by each. 6. What changes does food undergo in the intestin? 7. Give phenomena involved in the cardiac cycle. 3. Describe the reflex arc. 9. What is electrotonus ? 10. What is inbibition ?


T. W. Miles, M.D., Examiner, 1. What is an acid! A base? A salt? Give examples of each. 2. What is an alkaloid? Give examples. 3. What would be the result is an acid and an alkalin carbonate

were mixed in a solution ? 4. What are the principal end products of combustion in an or.

dinary wood fire? Give their chemical formulae and show

how they are derived. 5. If baking powder consists of sodium bicarbonate and tartaric

acid, what would be the result of combining these substances

under the influences of moisture and heat in ordinary dough? 6. What is the source of iodin ? 7. (a) What is oxidation? Give examples. (b) What is reduc

tion? Give an example.
8. Complete the following formulae :

HC! +AgNO3=

H2SO4+Ba(OH)= 9. What is a soap ? 10. What are the principal elements occurring in the human body?


S. D. Van Meter, M.D., Examiner. 1. What is meant by an acute infectious disease? Give exam

ples. 2. What is the etiology and pathology of acute articular rheuma

tism? 3 What are some of the chief points of difference between acute

articular rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis ? 4. What are the main points of distinction between a typical case

of scarlatina and a typical case of measles ? 5. (a) What is the essential pathological change in a case of tabes

dorsalis ? (b) What are the typical clinical signs ? 6. Give a clinical picture of a typical case of lobar pneumonia. 7. What is meant by the terms, "typhoid pnenmonia" and

"typho-malaria"? To avoid ambiguity, what is the best

course in regard to these terms? 8. To prevent the spread of the disease, what precautions should

be taken in a case of typhoid fever? In a case of pulmonary

tuberculosis ? 9. Who, by his writings and early influence, has been commonly

designated “the Father of Medicin”! 10. Describe the clinical signs and appearances by which you

would diagnose a case of typhoid fever, giving the approximate time of appearance of each.


Sol G. Kahn, M.D., Examiner. 1. What pathologic changes may cause angina pectoris ? 2. What are the successiv pathologic stages of acule endocar

ditis? 3. How should sputum be examined for tubercle bacilli? De

scribe the tubercle bacillus. 4. Give the general pathologic lung changes in acute croupous

pneumonitis? 5. What is cellulitis ? Lymphangitis ? 6. What is aphasia? What pathologic condition gives rise to

aphasia ? 7. What is the pathology of alopecia ? 8. What constitutes malignancy in tumor? Mention the malig.

nant neoplasms. 9. Define anemia, hyperemia, leucemia. 10. Describe the process by which a blood clot is absorbed.


C. P. Stough, M.D., Examiner. 1. Describe your operativ treatment in a case of urinary infiltra

tion. What is a common cause? 2. Give diagnosis and surgical treatment of empyema thoracis.

Pleuritis with serous effusion. 3. Describe Pott's fracture and give exact treatment. What de

formity results from imperfect treatment? 4. Describe an aseptic operation in any region you wish. 5. Describe your treatment of deprest fracture of the vault of

the cranium. 6. Give diagnosis of strangulated femoral hernia and what must

it be difterentiated from? 7. Differentiate between a fracture of the anatomical neck of the

humerus and any dislocation at shoulder. 8. How would you treat a distended bladder from an impassible

urethral stricture? 9. Describe Colles' fracture, also the exact treatment,

Materia Medica for Nurses. By Emily A. M. Stoney, Superintendent of the Training School for Nurses in the Carney Hospital, South Boston, Mass. Beautiful 12 mo volume of 300 pages. Second edition, thoroly revised. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co., 1904. Cloth, $1.50 net.

The statements are not only clear and definit, but the information given can be relied upon as being accurate. All the new drugs which have been shown to be of actual therapeutic value have been included, their preparations, uses, and doses being clearly and fully described.

A Text-Book of Mechano-Therapy (Massage and Medical Gymnastics). For Medical Students, Tiained Nurses and Medical Gymnasts. By Axel V. Grafstrom, B.Sc., M.D., Atrending Physician to the Gustavus Adolphus Orphanage, Jamestown, N. Y. Second edition, revised, enlarged, and entirely reset. 12 mo of 200 pages, fully illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Co., 1904. Cloth, $1.25 Det.

Two chapters have been added-one on Massage of the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat, and the other on Pelvic Massage. Seventeen new illustrations have also been added. The author states that his object has been to present a work that would be useful as a text-book to students, trained nurses, and medical gymnasts, and as a reference book for the general practician, and in our opinion he has fully accomplisht his purpose.

The Clinical Study of Blood Pressure. A guide to the use of the Sphygmomanometer in Medical, Surgical and Obstetrical Practise, with a summary of the Experimental and Clinical Facts Relating to the Blood Pressure in Health and Disease, by Theo dore C. Janeway, M.D., Lecturer on Medical Diagnosis, Univer. sity and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and Visiting Physician to City Hospital, New York City. 75 illustrations in ibe text, many in colors.

Publisht by D. Appleton & Co., New York and London, 1904. Price, $3.

Interest in blood pressure has been aroused thruout the profession until many have adopted the sphygnomanometer for routine clinical use. Articles in journals have excited this interest, but there was no book

from which the practician might study the method and tions, and termination of the various diseases than is the various instruments. Janeway has given us such common to books of American authorship. In this a book; and he raises the very questions every prac: particular the book approaches closely a work on tician will ask : (1) Does the sphygmomanometer yield practise with the therapeutics left out. The style is accurate information not obtainable in any other way? occasionally heavy, due to the German habit; but (2) Is this information worth the time consumed in ob- there is much about the entire plan which might teach taining it? He has a prompt and emphatic affirmativ some of our best authors much. It is complete and up for the first, and answers the second by an equally to date, and possesses real merit in high degree.emphatic affirmativ, provided the practician is compe- A. L. R. tent to understand the physiological and pathological causes for alteration in blood pressure. He endeavors The Mother's Mapua). A month by (month guide for to aid this deficiency by collecting germane facts scat, young mothers. By Emelyn Lincoln Coolidge, M.D., Visiting tered thru the works on physiology, pathology, and

Physician of the Oui-Patient Department of the Baby's Hospital,

New York, etc. Publisht by A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, practise. Whatever one may think of the routine use

N. Y., 1904. Price, $1. of such an instrument, Janeway has given us an honest book, and there is no other like it. He gives cuts, This little book contains 253 pages, and is one of the prices, and addresses of dealers in every sphygmo- few we have seen written on this subject which was manometer manufactured, and instructs the clinician fit to place in the hands of the laity. Dr. Coolidge has how to purchase one fitted to his needs.-A. L. R. quite a reputation as a writer upon the baby and its

care, and she has done herself credit in this case. It

is just such a book as the physician can safely place Electro-Diagnosis and Electro-Therapeutics. By in the hands of his primiparous patients, confident that Dr. Toby Cohn, Nerve Specialist of Berlin. Translated from the there is not one line of error or foolish advice. It Second German Edition and edited by Francis A. Scratchley, would make a charming little gift to the expectant M.D., of New York. With 8 plates and 39 illustrations. Cloth 280 pages. Price, $2. Funk & Wagnalls Co., New York and

mother.--A. L. R. London.

Contributions to Practical Medicin. By James This is an authorized translation, with reproduc- Sawyer, Senior Consulting Physician to the Queen's Hospital, tions of the original plates, of the most popular Gor- Birmingham, Fourth edition, with many revisions and additions. man manual upon the kindred subjects of the diagno- Publisht by Cornish Brothers, Birmingham, England, 1904. Price sis of disease and its cure by the use of electricity.

not stated.

Contains 227 pages of good old-fashioned common Lessons in Vibratory Therapeutics: The Practical

sense. He does not attempt covering the whole doApplication of Mechanical Vibration in the Treat

main of medicin, but he tells you something new on ment of Disease. By Henry Weston Barnum, M.D., Pough

every subject he touches. It is a book worth getting ; keepsie, New York. Price not stated. Sold by the author. worth reading; worth keeping. The articles on in This little book contains but 26 pages of text, and 15

somnia, gastralgia, habitual constipation, hemorrhoids,

backache, eczema, diabetic diet, and ether as a menillustrations, but it is all “meat." He tells just what struum in medication by the skin are among the most diseases he has influenced by vibration, and how he

noteworthy. In this edition the subject matter has applied it. The lessons are brief, practical, and to

been carefully revised and brought right up to date.the point. It is but two years since vibration began

A. L. R. to attract attention in America, and there must be many who seek the information which this book gives.

The Hayfield Mower and Scythe of Progress. Vol. --A. L. R.

I, Numbers 1 to 26. Printed on beavy paper and substan

tially bound in boards For sale at the book stores. Diagnosis from the Eye. A new art of diagnosing with part of the world, by prepaid express or mail, on receipt of $1.40. perfect certainty from the iris of the eye the normal and abnormal The Hayfield Mower, P.O. Box 1765, Boston, Mass. conditions of the organism in general and of the different organs in particular. A scientific essay for the public and the medical

Contains 175 pages of humor. The author confesses profession. By Henry Edward Lane, M.D. With original illus- that he is known to book-reviewers and public, and irations. Publisht by the Kosmos Publishing Co., 765 N. Clark hence does not use his name. He asks no favors, but street, Chicago, Ill. Price, $a.

a fair field. He lampoons right and left at false reThis book contains 145 pages. The author claims to

ligion, personal vanity, public folly, the craze for be able to make an accurate diagnosis, from the eye

wealth, the winking at sins of men of wealth or in alone, of the existence of any disease, and also to tell

high positions, etc. There is much good reading in something of the state of health and the past history of

it that will make you think. It is a nice book for the

office table.-A. L, R. the patient. He claims to tell whether or not the patient has been vaccinated, and holds the Hahnemannian doctrin of the itch. He asserts that "secondary The Foundation of All Reform. A guide to health, and tertiary syphilis are nothing but the murderous wealth, and freedom. A popular treatise on the diet question by consequences of mercury poisoning." He touches Otto Carque. Publisht by Kosmos Publishing Company, 765 slightly upon first aid to the injured ; children's dis- North Clark street, Chicago, Ill. Price, 50c. eases; hydrotherapy; fruitarianism; magnetic heal- Contains 69 pages of an argument for a vegetarian ing, etc, and winds up with two pages of corrobora

diet. The author says: “Diet reform, which,-in a tion."-A, L. R.

larger sense-means the mental and physical regen

eration of the individual, must therefore be the founLeube's Special Medical Diagnosis-Salinger. А dation of all reforms tending to the universal happiness band-book for physicians and students. By Dr. Wilhelm v.

of mankind; and only by making the unit of society Leube, Professor of Medicin, and Physician-in-Chief to the Julius Hospital at Wurzburg. Authorized translation from the Sixth

healthy and self-providing shall we ever be able to German Edition, edited, with annotations, by Julius L. Salinger, successfully solve the social and economic problems M.D., Late Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicin in the Jefferson that disturb the world to-day.” Much similar logic " Medical College, and Physician to the Philadelphia Hospital. follows. On many points the author is all right; yet With 5 colored plates and 74 illustrations in the text. Publisht he sees no middle ground, and considers any indul. by D. Appleton & Co., New York and London, 1904. Price not

gence in alcohol, tea, coffee, etc., wrong.-A. L. R. stated.

Contains over 1000 pages of text and a 50-page index; an immense amount of matter when it is considered 1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described. how much space is occupied by very small type. The

Edited, with introduction, by Edward Ellis, M.A. Publisht by

Hinds & Noble, 31 West 15th street, New York, N. Y. Price editor has faithfully reproduced from the German, and

postpaid, 75 cents. has made comparativly few and brief annotations. The work is plain, practical, and lucid thruout. In All medical men are frequently confronted with Germany it ran thru six editions in twelve years. names and references to mythology. It is embarrassRather more attention is paid to the course, complica- ing and annoying to be ignorant of the characters of

Sent to any

ancient mythology. This little book will acquaint one with all one needs know to converse intelligently upon the subject or to understand and appreciate any reference. It has 146 pages and numerous illustrations.

valuable, the material is put in small type; thus the book contains as much material as larger works. The greatest changes have been made in infectious diseases. The author's well-known conservatism has not prevented his putting his work up to the very latest researches. It is one of the best and safest guides to the timid pratician that our language furnishes. The illustrations are mainly diagrammatical, referring to the blood and nerves and temperature ranges; yet it is much better illustrated than most works on practise. A. L. R.

1000 Classical Characters Briefly Described, being a concise account of every name of any importance with classical history with an introduction by Ivory Franklin Frisbee, Ph.D. Publisht by Hinds & Noble, 31 West 15th street, New York City, N. Y. Price, $1, postpaid.

Contains 300 pages and a number of illustrations. The references are brief, but sufficient for all practical purposes of the professional man. It is annoying to have any historical character confront you in your reading and find yourself unable to recall the connections.

Simon's Clinical Diagnosis. A Manual of Diagnosis by Microscopic and Chemical Methods. For Students and Prac. ticians. By Charles E. Simon, M.D., Late Assistant Resident Physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. New (fifth) edition, thoroly revised and much enlarged. Octavo, 695 pages, 150 engravings, 22 colored plates. Cloth, $4 net. Lea Brothers & Co., publishers, Philadelphia and New York, 1904.

The value of a book is well gauged by its popularity with the profession. Five editions have been de manded. *Six new colored plates have been added, and the entire work thoroly revised to date. The chapter on the blood has been rewritten and is enlarged by sixty pages. A new section takes up kryoscopic examination of the blood. Material changes and additions have been made on the urin, feces, sputum, exudates and transudates, paratyphoid fever, septicemia, spotted fever plague, gonococcus, etc. The illustrations are superb. This book will simplify the practician's labor and will increase his accuracy and efficiency by enabling him to eliminate doubt in diagnosis.

Von Bergmann's Surgery. A System of Practical Surgery. By Drs. E. von Bergmann, of Berlin, P. von Bruns, of Tübingen and J. von Mikulicz, of Breslau. Edited by William T. Bull, M.D., Professor of Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), New York To be complete in five imperial octavo volumes, containing over 4,000 pages, 1,600 engravings and 110 full page plates in colors and monochrome. Sold by subscription only. Per volume, cloth, $6; leather, $7: half morocco, $8.50, net. Volume I just ready. 936 pages, 361 engravings, 18 plates.

The second edition of the work of von Bergmann, von Bruns, and von Mikulicz, which proved so popular in Europe, has been made the basis of this translation. The translators, themselves eminent in surgery, have been tireless and enthusiastic; the result is a masterpiece that will stand as a monument to their erudition and skill. The work is cyclopedic in character, and the translators have taken advantage of this fact to embody those lines of treatment which find special favor by American and English surgeons. The aim has been to keep it mainly clinical in character, yet the pathology and statistics are not second to any modern work. This volume treats of the surgery of the head, and the others will follow rapidly until the issue is complete.

A Manual of General Pathology for Students. By Sidney Martin, M.D., FR.S., F.R.C.P., Professor of Pathology at University College; Physician to University College Hospital, London. With numerous wood cuts from micro-photographs and other illustrations, including many in colors. Publisht by P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Price, $4.

Contains 494 pages, divided into 19 chapters; pyrexia, infection, immunity, degeneration and regeneration. and changes in the blood being especially well treated, The entire subject is handled in a clear manner, and the book is thus suited to practicians who have not had the advantages of a complete grounding in pathology, or who do not care for the more voluminous work.

Anatomy. A manual for students and practicians. By Henry E. Hale, A.M., M.D. Series edited by V. C. Pederson, M.D. Illustrated with 71 engravings. Publishi by Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia and New York. Price, $1.

Contains 371 pages and an index. Each article is followed by a list of questions intended to bring out clearly the salient points in the subject in hand. If anatomical knowledge can be gleaned from anything but the larger text-books, this little work is surely fitted to be an invaluable aid to the elementary student and to the practician who wishes to "brush up."A. L. R.

The Acid Autointoxication. Part iv in the Clinical Treatises on the Pathology and Therapy of Disorders of Metab. olism and Nutrition; By Prof. Dr. Carl von Noorden, Physician in Chief to the City Hospital, Frankfort, a.M. Translated under the direction of Boardman Reed, M.D., Professor of Diseases of the Gastroiotestinal Tract, Hygiene and 'Climatology, Department of Medicin, Temple College, Philadelphia, Pa. Publisht by E. B. Treat & Co., New York, N. Y. Price, 50 cents.

Contains 80 pages, and is one of the most interesting of the series. Dr. von Noorden has positiv ideas which do not always coincide with the popular medical tenets ; yet he holds his position masterly. It is worth the perusal and study of every practician.

Text-book of Diseases of the Eye. For practicians and students. By Howard F. Hansell, A.M., M.D., Clinical Profes. sor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College: Professor of Diseases of the Eye, Philadelphia Polyclinic: Ophthalmologist, Philadelphia Hospital; Consulting Ophthalmologist, Chester County Hospital, etc. and William R. Sweet, M.D., Demonstrator of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College; Assistant Ophthalmologist, Jefferson Medical College Hospital; Associate in Ophthalmology, Philadelphia Polyclinic; Consulting Ophthalmologist, Phoenixville Hospital, etc. With chapters by Christian R. Holmes, M.D.; Casey A. Wood, M.D., D.C.L.; and Wendell Reber, M.D. With 256 illustrations including, colored plates, Publisht by P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia, Pa, Price, 84

The authors declare their intention of presenting the subject matter of ophthalmology, tersely, practically, and comprehensivly. They have accomplisht the ob. ject admirably. By cutting, short the articles on theoretical subjects and on refraction, more space is devoted to the more common and practical matters that confront the practician. The illustrations are clean and distinct and the type is admirable. The standard works of the larger size have been drawn upon freely. Diseases recognized by the profession as incurable are given scant space. The book contains 532 pages, and perfectly fulfils its avowed mission. It has nothing of the compend or manual style about it.A. L. R.

The Practise of Medicin. A text-book for practicians and students with special reference to diagnosis and treatment. By James Tyson, M.D., Professor of Medicin in the University of Pennsylvania and Physician to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital. Third edition, thoroly revised and in parts re-written. With 134 illustrations, including colored plates. Publisht by P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Price not stated,

Contains 1240 pages. There are a few annoying typographical errors, such as when speaking of the immunizing dose of antipest serum directions are given to “use 5 to c. c. every 15 days.” In the main, the book is well edited and the typographical work good. History and etiology have full attention, and the subject matter is admirably arranged. When it is desirable that matter be incorporated, yet space is

The Self-Cure of Consumption Without Medicin, with a chapter on the prevention of consumption and other diseases. By Chas. H. Stanley Davis, M.D., Ph.D. Publisht by E. B. Treat & Co., 241-243 West Twenty-third street, New York, N. Y., 1904. Price, 75 cents.

Contains 172 pages; for circulation among the laity

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