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such facts as that of multitudes of the Japanese poor going without breakfasts in order to help the government with the two or three cents thus saved.

The sympathies of the medical profession will probably be upon the side which cares most scrupulously for the health and lives of the common soldier. Since modern medical science has arisen, the God of Bat. tles" is not" upon the side of the strongest battalions,'' but upon the side of those who attend most zealously to the laws of sanitation and the cure of disease. This is the new and all-controlling factor in national struggles.-Amer. Med.

Novel Treatment for Whooping Cough. Dr. G. A. Stephens, of Swansea, England, advocates a new method of treatment of whooping cough. . He syringes the ears night and morning with a warm solution of boric acid. The same antiseptic is sprayed in the throat. The "whoop" is said to subside in five days, tho the bronchitis persists some little time longer. The method has been used in a series of cases with universally good results. It is harmless and well worth a trial in any case. The spraying of the throat is not new, but this is the first time we have heard of like treatment being given the ears.

The Keeley Remedies. The Keeley tonics contained neither gold, double chlorid of gold, chlorid of gold and sodium nor gold in any form, but were composed for the most part of willow bark, hops and 25 percent of alcohol.

The Keely red hypo solution contained hyoscin hydro-bromate, glycerin and boracic acid.

The Keeley solution No. 2 contained plain sulfate of morphin, two grains to the dram.

The Keely solution No. 3 contained caffein.

The Keeley solution No. 4 contained pilocarpin, one grain to the dram.-Dr. Wm. Krauss, Analyst.

nerve.

Methods of Sharpers. The sharper having perfected his scheme of robbery and adopted a high-sounding and confidence inspiring name, advertises in the metropolitan and country newspapers. He also procures (if he does not already possess it as the result of a prior and equally villainous scheme) what is known among this class of rascals as a sucker list.” That is, a list of persons who have previously been caught by other schemes, or by reason of their opening correspondence with the operators of earlier schemes have indicated a desire to be caught.

These lists are interchangeable or purchasable. A possible victini, having written to one of these

fakirs,” will be surprised at his rise from obscurity to popularity in the course of a few months, as indi: cated by his increast mail and numerous offers of golden opportunities for acquiring a steady income or great wealth,

The following sent out in March, 1903, by a Philadelphian, is a mild example of an announcement that a “plan never before opened to you,” but which promises a large permanent income with absolute safety," is now open to those who will allow the kind gentleman to “handle their account":

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. As the result of my 35 years' experience as a professional trader in stocks listed upon the New York Stock Exchange, I have evolved a plan, which, if rigidly adhered to, brings large and regular profits. It is the plan adopted by all successful professional traders and is the only way to make continuous and large profits.

li is my intention to widen the scope of my business, and I now place before you an opportunity to speculate in the stock market thru a regular stock exchange house, and on a plan never before opened to you. This plan is the result of my 35 years of observation and experience as a professional trader, and if you want a large permanent income with absolute safety for your investment then write me for full details, references, etc.

Trusting to have the privilege of handling your account, I remain,

Sincerely yours, It requires from three to a dozen letters before the victim begins to give up his wealth. But having once succumbed to the blandisments of the accomplisht swindler, it is appalling to note the confidence and sense of security he displays in absolute strangers while the deal is on, and the surprise he manifests when he finally and inevitably awakens to the realization that he has been duped and robbed.

About 99 percent of the victims are ashamed to acknowledge their verdancy and very few of the balance care to go to the trouble and vexations of prosecuting. So that it makes this system of robbery comparativly safe.

The underlying object of every one of these swindles is to get possession of the victim's money, and then either to decamp or ostensibly to lose it for him, but in either event to convert it to the use of the swindler. -John Hill, Jr., in N. Y. Commercial.

Doctor, are you on anybody's “sucker list”? Many doctors are on such lists.

Indiana State Board Questions for July, 1904.

ANATOMY. 1. Give the origin, course, and distribution of the pneumogastric 2. What are the names of the groups of the spinal nerves, and the

number in each group? 3. Give a brief general description of the sympathetic nervous

system. 4. Describe the diaphragm. 5. Between what points on the anterior chest surface are the car.

diac valves ? 6. Describe and give the elements of a ginglymus joint. 7. Give the names and relation to each other of the tendons pass

ing over the wrist joint. 8. What muscles have attachment to the upper extremity of the

ulna? 9. Give the names and relation to the bones of blood vessels found

on cross section at the middle of the forearm. 10. What nerves are divided by cross section at the middle of the

leg? Submitted by W. A. Spurgeon, M.D.

PhysioLOGY, 1. Define physiology. 2. Explain the mechanical effect of respiration upon the blood

pressure. 3. What are the principal conditions which influence secretion! 4. What are the constituents of milk? 5. Name five of the best fat-producing foods in the order of their

value as such, 6. Name five nitrogenous foods in order of their nutritiv value. 7. Name four non-nitrogenous foods in the order of their nutritiv

value. 8. What are the requisits of a normal diet? 9. What is meant by muscular co-ordination and upon what does

it depend? 10. How would you estimate the amount of sugar in a given

volume of saccharin urin. Submitted by W. A. Spurgeon, M.D.

CHEMISTRY. 1. What is an ion ? 5:2. What properties are common to all acids? 3. Give the chemical name and formula of “laughing gas." Write a formula showing the action of sulfuric acid on sodium

chlorid 5. Give (a) Specific gravity of healthy urin, (b) a reliable test

for albumin in the urin, (c) a reliable test for sugar in the

urin. 6. Give the definition and the graphic formula of a phenol. 7. What proteids are found in milk? 8. What is the formula for glycogen, where is it found, and what

is it converted into by dilute acids ? 9. Give the graphic formula of (a) ethyl alcohol, (6) acetic

acid, (c) benzine, (di salicylic acid. 10. What do you understand by the open and closed chain series? Submitted by J. M. Di nen, M.D.

HISTOLOGY. 1. Define histology. 2. Describe the histology of an artery, 3. Describe the histology of a vein. 4. Describe the histology of the skin. 5. Describe the histology of a pulmonary air cell. Submitted by J. C. Webster, M.D.

4.

Wives and daughters all remind us,

We must make our little pile; And, departing, leave behind us

Cash; so they can live in style.

Solution perchlorid of iron is one of the best local styptics.

4. What cerebral diseases are associated with disturbances of

hearing? 5. Give the physiology of the sound producing apparatus. . Submitted by M. S. Canfield, M.D.

GYNECOLOGY. 1. Define plastic operations as applied to gynecology. 2. Define kraurosis vulvae and give treatment. 3. Give etiology, pathology, and treatment of acute parametritis. 4. What are the indications for hysterectomy? Give technique of

vaginal hysterectomy. 5. Define the term ovariotomy. By whom was the operation first

performed 6. What are the symptomatic indications for curetage? Give

steps of operation. 7. Give differentiation between inflammation of Skene's glands

and caruncle of the urethra. 8. Give differential diagnosis of ascites and ovarian cysts. 9. Give differential diagnosis of impaction of the feces from pelvic

peritonitis 10. Stenosis of the cervix-give etiology, symptoms, and treata

Submitted by M. S. Canfield, M.D.

tract.

ment.

case.

MATERIA MEDICA AND THERAPEUTICS.

(Regular.) Answer briefly and concisely, in writing, the following questions: 1. Define the term synergistic and antagonistic, as applied to

therapeutic agents, and give illustration. 2. Define physiologic action as applied to the action of therapeutic

agents, and give illustration. 3. What is meant by the rapy of a medicinal agent? 4. What is meant by the term analgesic as applied to the action

of therapeutic agents? Give example. 5. Give the physiologic action of opium, its therapy, a synergist,

and an antagonist. 6. What is meant by the term eliminants as applied to therapeutic

agents? 7. Name some agents which increase cutaneous action. 8. Name some agents which increase renal action. 9. Name some agents indicated in a septic condition of the

alimentary tract. 10. Name some agents indicated in a septic conditon of the urinary Submitted by J. C. Webster, M.D.

BACTERIOLOGY. 1. Describe the leprosy bacillus. 2. Describe the method you would use to grow an anerobic

bacteria. 3. How would you proceed to find the number of bacteria, per

cubic centimeter, in water? 4. How would you demonstrate the presence of anthrax bacilli in

a kidney of an animal which had died of general anthrax

infection? 5. Describe Neisser's method of staining the bacillus diphtheriae. Submitted by W. A. Spurgeon, M.D.

HYGIENE. Answer briefly and concisely, in writing, the following questions : 1. Define hygiene. 2. What hygienic measures should be observed by the operator, bis assistants,

in the preparation of the operating room and the patient for a surgical operation ? 3. Describe the technic of the hygienic measures to be observed

in the preparation of the physician, his assistants, the lying-in

room, and the patient, in the management of an obstetrical 4. Outline the hygienic management of pulmonary tuberculosis. 5. What hygienic measures should be observed in the management of croupous pneumonia ?

PATHOLOGY. 1. What is meant by immunity, and how is it produced ? 2. What is the pathology of croupous pneumonia ? 3. What do you understand by passiv hyperemia? 4. Mention the pathologic conditions in dyspepsia? 5. Give the pathologic characteristics in carcinoma ?

Medical JURISPRUDENCE. 1. Enumerate the causes of sudden death. 2. Give an example of criminal malpractise. 3. Give the characteristic postmortein findings in gas poisoning. 4. Give the difference between an incised wound made before and

one made after death. 5. On what findings would you testify that rape had been com

mitted? Submitted by J. M. Dinnen, M.D.

RHINOLOGY. 1. Give the treatment of ozena. 2. Give the etiology and treatment of nasal mucous polypi. 3. Give the cause of setid discharges from the nose. 4. Give the treatment of acute catarrhal rhinitis. 5. What acute infectious diseases are frequently ushered in by a cory za ?

LARYNGOLGY. 1. Describe the larynx. 2. Give treatment of subacute laryngitis. 3. Give etiology and treatment of edema of the larynx. 4. Describe tracheotomy. 5. Give the differential diagnosis of tuberculosis of the larynx.

OPHTHALMOLGY. 1. Define the range or power of accommodation. 2. Give etiology and treatment of blepharitis. 3. Give causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of interstitial

keratitis. 4. Give causes, symptoms, and treatment of purulent inflamma

tion of the vitreous. 5. Give pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of choroidal sarcoma.

OTOLOGY. 1. Give Politzer's method for effecting the permeability of the

eustachian tube. 2. Give diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of acute inflammation

of the middle ear. 3. Give diagnosis and treatment of hyperemia of the labyrinth.

THEORY AND PRACTISE.

(Regular.] Answer briefly and concisely, in writing, the following ques. tions : 1. Describe method of physical examination of the chest. 2. Define (a) subjectiv' and (6) objectiv symptoms. 3. Give location of normal apex beat of heart. 4. What is the pathologic significance of its displacement to the

(a) right, (6) left? 5. What are the subjectiv and objectiv symptoms of mitral re

gurgitation ? 6. Describe the normal respiratory sounds and movements. 7. Give objectiv and subjectiv symptoms of pulmonary. em.

physema. 8. How would you develop the patellar reflex and what is the

pathologic significance of its absence ? 9 Give etiology, symptoms, most common complication, and

treatment of scarlatina. 10. Give common cause, symptoms, and treatment of infantile

diarrhea. Submitted by J. C. Webster, M.D.

SURGERY. 1. What structures would be cut, and how would you identify

each in the usual muscle-splitting operation for appendicitis? 2. Give differential diagnosis between acute infectious osteo

myelitis and tubercular osteomyelitis involving one of the long

bones. 3. Name the differential clinical and pathological points between

a malignant and a benign neoplasm, 4. How would you treat a fracture of the neck of the femur in a

woman seventy years of age ? 5. Give the differential diagnosis between a stone in the kidney

and one in the urinary bladder. 6. Etiology and classification of goiters. 7. Give differential diagnosis between (a) concussion of the

brain, (6) fracture of the base of the skull, and (c) rupture

of the middle meningeal artery: 8. How would you treat a compound fracture of the lower third of

the leg in which the fragments of both tibia and fibula pro

trude? 9. What symptoms would lead you to think that a patient was

suffering from a concealed hemorrhage after a laparotomy? 10. What are the surgical landmarks of the elbow joini, and how

would their position aid you in making a diagnosis between a fracture of the lower end of the radius and a posterior dis

location of the ulna? Submitted by J. M. Dinnen, M.D.

OBSTETRICS. 1. Give name and number of the bones that constitute the human

pelvis. 2. Give differential description of the male and female pelvis. 3. Give the normal diameters of the superior and inferior straits of

the female pelvis 4. Describe the uterus and its appendages. 5. What treatment would you employ in recent laceration of the

os uteri? 6. Define lochia, and state the influences which modify it. 7. Name the causes of sterility in the female, and give treatment. 8. Describe the proper method of resuscitation of the newly born, 9. Give cause and treatment of colic in young babies. 10. Give the indication for the use of ergot in obstetric practise. Submitted by W. T. Gott, M.D.

DERMATOLOGY. 1. Describe erysipelas and give treatment. 2. Define equinia and,give a synonym. 3. What is anthrax? Give treatment. 4. Give symptoms, etiology, and treatment of impetigo con.

tagiosa. 5. Give treatment and etiology of hyperidrosis. Submitted by W. T. Gott, M.D.

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Ithaca, N. Y., July 29, 1904. cluded. The second edition is carefully revised thru

MY DEAR DOCTOR TAYLOR :-I do not wish out, and new matter has been added.

the sun to set before I express my hearty sympathy with practically every word you have written on the platforms of the four polit

ical parties, in the issue of The Medical American Edition of Nothnagel's Practise: Dis

World received this morning. It is good to eases of the Intestins and Peritoneum. By Dr. Hermann Nothnagel, of Vienna. The entire volume edited,

find, for once, the questions put so simply with additions, by Humphrey D. Rolleston, M.D., F.R.C.P.,

and sanely. I shall go this fall to the East, Physician to Śt. George's Hospital, London, England. Octavo losing my chance to vote in November with volume of 1032 pages, fully illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, less regret than I ever felt thru a similar London: W. B. Saunders & Co., 1904. Cloth, $500 net ; deprivation. I do not know when I ever found Half Morocco, $6.00 net.

a fellow citizen with whose views on political This, one of the most valuable volumes in the series, questions I am in so hearty accord. It gives is by the famous clinican Dr. Hermann Nothnagel

me additional pleasure to know that he is my himself, and is as exhaustiv as it is practical. The

NATHANIEL SCHMIDT. distinguisht editor, Dr. Humphrey D. Rolleston, It seems that the good Professor did not seriously of London, England, has used his pen most profusely, consider the alternativ of voting for the Springfield almost every page giving generous evidence of his platform. The ticket which is placed on that platform careful editing. The editorial additions include sec- will, of course, not be elected, but many will vote for tions on Intestinal Sand, Sprue, Ulcerativ Colitis, and it as a protest against the platforms of the two dominant Idiopathic Dilatation of the Colon. Appendicitis and parties, and as a means of indicating to the dominant Peritonitis have been given unusual space. The sec- parties what the people want. In 1892 about a million tion on Intussusception has been greatly enlarged by and a half voters voted for Weaver, on the Omaha the invaluable additions of D'Arcy Power, of England, platform, a noble instrument, but I must here confess

warm friend.

that I did not then have my eyes open wide enuf to see its excellencies. In 1896 the democratic party became progressiv, and took the wind out of the sails of the other progressiv party and stopt its growth. If the Chicago convention of that year had not taken the progressiv stand that it did, and had put up a conservativ ticket, consisting of democrats of the Cleve. land stripe, Bryan and his hosts would have gone to St. Louis where the populists were soon to be in session, and the united progressiv forces there would have nominated a ticket, doubtless headed by Bryan, which would have very probably been elected, because of a divided enemy, just as Lincoln was elected in 1860, because he was opposed by a divided democracy: However, as it was, Bryan was not really defeated in 1896, unless you consider wholesale corruption of the ballot a legitimate means of victory. As an indication of the extent of this corruption, read the following paragraph from T. W. Lawson's articles entitled“ Frenzied Finance" running in Everybody's Magazine :

I shall deal with a bit of the nation's history in which within a few days of the national election of 1896 a hurry.up call for additional funds to the extent of $5,000,000 was so promptly met as to overturn the people in five states and thereby preserve the destinies of the republican party, of which I am and have always been a member.

This paragraph is from the July number. The August number fulfills every expectation justified by the Foreword” in the July number. I suggest that every WORLD reader send for these two numbers, 10 cents each, or $1. for a whole year. Address Everybody's Magazine, Union Square, New York City. This is the magazine, you know, that doesn't accept quack medicin advertisements.

But now the democratic party has gone back into its old ruts, and the people and institutions that contributed so much money to defeat Bryan in 1896 are now supporting Parker.

to the politicians and party managers. The corporations, trusts, and privileged classes generally are very well pleased with things as they are. They don't want anything to disturb their "cinch." They have control of both parties again, and they will play the old game of see saw with them, allowing one to stay in awhile, and then change to the other, to keep them both encouraged and "good.” If one party is kept out too long it might get obstreperous," like the democratic party did in 1896, and that is very undesirable. It shocks the nerves of the precious privileged classes, and it costs too much money to defeat the wayward party.

Do you see how it goes-how it has been going? Do you "get onto the game?" It is interesting, isn't it ? Now read about New Zealand, and about the Referendum in Switzerland, and of the package post and government telegraph all over Europe, etc., etc., etc., and conclude if you do not think these things worth voting for.

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While the last issue was on press, a thought struck me one day and I wrote the following. I imagined that some one had askt me how he should vote. What do you think about it?

How shall you vote? Well, if I may suggest, how does this strike you ? Suppose you are a Roosevelt man. You have a good friend who is a Parker man. * You are both honest, and each wants to see his man (or rather, his party) get in. But you have both been reading “ The Story of New Zealand,” and perhaps some 'crank" literature. At any rate you have both been thinking, and you both want to do what is best for our common country. You both know that the corporations and aggregations of capital now as previous to 1896, control both the republican and democratic parties. You both know that these parties are struggling for the control of the government and that the trusts, corporations and banks are contributing funds to both of these parties, and that they will still be “in the saddle” whichever way the election may go. You both know that both these dominant parties are avoiding modern needs and issues, as postal savings banks, package post, government telegraph, etc., which other countries have had in successful operation for many years. You both know and feel these things, but what ought you to do? Well, my suggestion is this: Say to your friend, “Jim, I want Roosevelt and you want Parker. We both know that, but we have both been thinking, and we have talkt things over several times together. I don't want to throw my vote away,' and neither do you. I don't want to help you to elect Parker, and you don't want to help me to elect Roosevelt. Let us do this : let us trade off and both vote for the platform with the live wires' in it, as publisht in the August issue of THE MEDICAL WORLD, page 365. This won't affect the strength of either Parker or Roosevelt in our state, one way nor the other, and it will be a protest against the avoidance of modern issues and needs of the day in the platforms and conduct of the two dominant parties."

Under pressure of his Wall street friends in New York City, Parker the sphynx spoke to the extent of a telegram to the St. Louis convention just at its close. No power could induce him to give an opinion on any public question previous to that date, but it is generally believed that the great financial and trust magnates, who do not like Roosevelt, had satisfactory private information concerning Parker's opinions and position in general a year or two ago Yesterday (August 10) Parker spoke again, formally and deliberately, in response to the formal notification of his nomination. And what did he say? His speech was a very nice, dignified essay, consisting chiefly of platitudes and generalities. It was not full of virility like Roosevelt's notification speech. This sentence from the Philadelphia Press characterizes it better than any I have seen : “The speech suggests nothing above decorous and respectable mediocrity." He favors “a reasonable reduction of the tariff." The re publican platform advocates "readjusting rates of duty when the public interest demands their altera. tion,” says that “the measure of protection should always at least equal the difference in the cost of production at home and abroad,” and it advocates reciprocity. Is there any essential difference between the two ? Parker also frankly admits that even if his party should be successful this fall in electing both President and a majority of the House of Representativs, " we cannot hope to secure a majority in the Senate during the next four years, and hence we shall be unable to secure any modi. fication in the tarrff save that to which the republican majority in the Senate may consent."

What encouragement is there here for the ardent tariff reformer? Anyway, are we willing again to close our eyes to all other needs and fight another campaign out, as we have many others in the past, on the tweedledee or tweedledum of a little higher or a little lower tariff ? Is it not time that we were making it manifest that “there are other things in our philosophy?"

MR. BRYAN.

Mr. Bryan gives the Philippine question as one of the chief reasons why he will support Parker. If we compare the treatment of this question in the two notitication speeches, we will find as little difference as on the tariff question. Besides, we have no war now in the Philippines, and I believe that conscientious efforts are being made to make the civil government there as good as it can be made under existing circumstances, and that efforts are being made to train the Filipinos in government service perhaps as fast as they are ready for it.

Some will say--some have said-"if Parker is good enuf for Bryan he is good enuf for me." Mr. Bryan is an honest man and a great man. I confess to great admiration for him. He was not“ eternally squelcht" at St. Louis. Those who were present have told me that he added to his laurels there, and towered head and shoulders above the other leaders there. I have read his speeches before the convention and I consider them admirable. I have been told that his

Put some intelligent thought and study to these things, and then put votes behind them, and we will be surprised how rapidly they will come. Don't leave it

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