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it and read and study the entire work. This is a small manual which gives conOne of the greatest faults of physicians cise but sufficient directions for the exis almost total lack of directions given to amination of urine for clinical purposes. the mother concerning breast feeding. If All the tests given are such as the examthe mother gets any information at all it is iner can easily apply, and the materials likely to come from some other mother or for which are easily obtained. The work perhaps from a mother's column in some is not intended to take the place of more newspaper. This work gives a most prac- complete works on Urinary Analysis, but tical account of the details of breast feed- the aim of the author is to give to the gening, and the management of difficult eral practitioner a guide which will enable breast feeding when the milk is deficient him to make his clinical examinations of or wanting in some essential. The direc- urine in an accurate and complete manner tions as to mixed feeding are also fully without scanning a mass of material which given.

is ordinarily found in text books and which The subject of artificial feeding, and ali is of use only in research works. that pertains to it — principles of home MANUAL OF DISSECTION. (A) By Alfred W. modification and choosing of its formula to Hughes, M. B., M. R. C. S. (Edin.), late Procorrespond to the physiological needs and

fessor of Anatomy and Dean of Medical Fac

ulty, King's College, London, etc., and Arthur capacity of the baby are simple and com

Keith, M. D., Joint Lecturer on Anatomy, plete. Regarding sterilization of cow's London Hospital Medical College, etc. In milk the author says very tersely: “The

three parts with many colored and other il.

lustrations 1. Upper and Lower Extremideal cow's milk for an artificial food is ity. 38 colored plates and 116 figures in the clear raw milk.” Neither pasteurization

text. II. Abdomen. Pelvis. t colored

plates and 151 figures in the text. III. Peror sterilization add to its digestibility. He

ineum. Thorax. In the press. Per volume, mentions the work of Freudenreich, which cloth $3.00 net. P. Blakistone's Son & Co., shows that fresh raw milk possesses re

Philadelphia. markable germicidal powers.. The author MANUAL OF GYNECOLOGY FOR THE USE OF Stuagrees with A. Jacobi in his experience


By F. H. Davenport, A. B., M. D., Assistant with laboratory-milk. His experience is

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MORPHINISM AND NARCOMANIA –From Opification of milk are most simple and com um, Cocaine, Ether, Chloral, Chloroform and plete Regarding the prepared infants food

other Narcotic Drugs; also their Etiology,

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B. Saunders & Co., Philadelphia. and variaticns from mother's milk. The second part of the book deals with diseases PRACTICAL MANUAL OF INSANITY, (A). For

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A Text-book for Students and Practitioners to the management of infants and chil

of Dentistry. By William T. Eckley, M. D., dren in health as well as disease.

Professor of Anatomy in the Chicago College

of Physicians and Surgeons, ete., and Corinne LABORATORY MANUAL OF URINARY ANALYSIS, B. Eckley, M. D., Professor of Anatomy, THE. By Robert A. Hatcher, Ph. G., M. D.

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In one octavo volume of 240 pages, with 36 the Laboratory of Urinary Analysis in the engravings and 20 full page colored plates. Cleveland School of Pharmacy. Demon.

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Murray, M. D., F. R. C. P. (Lond.), Consult

is relatively uncommon, sporadic cases are often overlooked. The author emphasizes the following points:

First-Syphilis is not a veneral disease in all cases, and the absence of a history of sexual exposure should never throw one off his guard when there is reasonable evi. dence of the existence of the disease.

Second—Syphilis is often a very erratic disease, and it is sometimes difficult to get a satisfactory corroborative history.

Third—The diagnosis established, it is very important that the general profession and laity be thoroughly convinced of the necessity of careful and prolonged treatment to cure the disease, and avoid many of the late and often unrecognized lesions which are the result of imperfectly treated early syphilis.

We most heartily recommend this little book either to the general practitioner or specialist. It is a symposium-short, concise, interesting and valuable.

ing Physician Newcastle-on-Tyne Hospital for Sick Children. Fourth edition; enlarged. Crown 8yo.; cloth $1.25 net. P. Blakiston's

Son & Co., Philadelphia. ROENTGEN RAYS IN MEDICAL WORK. By

David Walsh, M. D., Edin., Physician Western Skin Hospital, London. Late Hon. Sec. Roentgen Society, London. Third edition. Octavo volume, 330 pages; illustrated by 5 plates and 109 engravings. Price, muslin

$2.50 net. Wm. Wood & Co., New York. Syphilis.' A SYMPOSIUM. Contributions by

Drs. Louis A. Duhring, G. Frank Lydston, L. Duncan Bulkley, Orrville Horwitz, Thos. G. Morton, Edward L. Keyes, William S. Gotthiel, A Robin, Eugene Fuller, Robert Holmes Greene, Norman B. Gwyn, E. B. Gleason, Follen Cabot, Jr., J. D. Thomas, D. J. McCarthy and Boardman Reed. 12mo. 125 pages; cloth $1.00 net. E. B. Treat & Co., New York.

This is an extraordinary array of communications concerning syphilis, from seventeen different writers, all of whom are syphilographers of prominence, and may of whom have an international reputation as authorities upon the subject. It is gratifying, especially as syphilis is not exclusively a venereal disease with victims among the dissoluto only, to note that a majority of these authors, who are preeminently qualified to pass judgment on the subject, agree that it is a curable disease, with certain rather infrequent exepttions. Syphilitic parents can, except in unusual malignant cases, be so thoroughly cured in from two to five years, as to procreate and bear healthy offspring. These are the clinical facts stated, yet these writers doubt whether it is good policy for a physician ever to promise such a result unqualified, since in rare exceptional cases, the patient does not escape the danger of a later out-cropping of the poison in himself or his children.

The chapter devoted to “Unrecognized Syphilis in General Practice'' is of particular interest to the general practitioner. In cities, where the disease is a frequent one, physicians are keen to discover evidences of it, but in smaller towns, where it

Boericke & Runyon, New York, have in press, to be ready about May 1st, a book on “Diseases of the Skin," by Dr. Henry M. Dearborn. This will be a very extensive treatise on the subject, and will be profusely illustrated. It will be a valuable addition to Homeopathic literature.

The same publishing house announces that there will be a 3rd edition, enlarged and revised, of Dr. Carleton's book on "Uropoietic Diseases,” ready about May 1st. The book will be thoroughly up-todate on diseases of the Kidney and Bladder, and with their latest Surgical, General Medical, and Homeopathic treatment. The book consists of 400 pages. Price $3.50.

Dr. Ch. Gatchell has a new work in press on “Diseases of the Lungs; their Pathology, Symptomatology Diagnosis, and Treatment." The book will be issued in a few weeks.

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Vol. 10.

MAY 1902.

No. 5



OPATHY. “Whereas, a majority of the allopathic physicians continue to deride and oppose the contributions to the materia medica that have been made by the homeopathic school, and whereas, the state of the materia medica in both schools is such as to imperatively demand a more satisfactory arrangement and greater purity of observation, which can only be obtained by associate action on the part of those who seek diligently for the truth alone; and inasmuch as the state of the public information respecting the principles and practice of Homeopathy is so defective as to make it easy for mere pretenders to this very difficult branch of the healing art, to acquire credit as proficients in the same; therefore, . .

Resolved, That it is deemed expedient to establish a society, entitled the 'American Institute of Homeopathy," and the following are declared to be the essential purposes of said society:

"First. The reformation and augmentation of the Materia Medica.

"Second. The restraining of physicians from pretending to be competent to prac tice Homeopathy, who have not studied it in a careful and skillful manner.”

Hahnemann was eighty-nine years old when the above words announced the birth of this organization. The date was April 10th, 1844, the place “The Lyceum of Natural History," New York City, and the "Father of Homeopathy in America,” Constantine Hering, of Philadelphia, was chairman of the convention. Fifty-eight years have been added. Need we say anything of the progress of our beloved Institute, of the triumphant march of Homeopathy? This is written in the records of the world. The monument at Washington adds emphasis.

* * * The growth of the Institute has been steady, it numbers to-day in its membership about twenty-three hundred Homeopathic physicians. For more than half a century, with the exception of the war period in the sixties, have annual meetings been held. Here have gathered a fair percentage of the membership--all intent on building up the Institute and furthering the cause of Homeopathy.

* * * “Furthering the cause of Homoeopathy" — that bears repeating. Of late years a suspicion has been aroused that part of its attending membership have

been active in furthering the cause of the we should imitate the unity typified by individual. Do not misunderstand us, the blazing fire, and thus maintain ourAt no time has the Cause of Homeopathy selves against the danger of destruction been entirely submerged. It has merely and premature extinguishment of our been standing back in the shadow. As a powers." body, the Institute to-day stands united Let it not be said of us in the record of for Homeopathy — and when needed, the ages that internal dissensions were every man and every woman will come rife. Surely men may have differences of promptly to the front — sinking personal opinion-surely each may strive for that ambitions, likes and dislikes. But there is which he thinks best—but why should no denying the fact that in striving for these differences, that strife be carried to preferment men (and not women) have such a point as to leave behind wounds used methods which savored very much of which may not 'heal, which may drain the political. Politicall-how we hate to strength-even vitality to the lowest ebb. use that word in connection with our In- Harmony is a good word, it should be our stitute. And yet when the word fits it motto. Let each man so conduct his conshould be used. There is no reason in the test that in the end all may rejoice - and world why members should stoop to the not one be "wounded unto death." methods of the Ward Boss. “When the

* * * Institute wants you, the Institute will let “The importance of an association, its you know." There is no more uncomfort. standing among kindred associations, its able situation than that which finds a man worth, its power to disseminate the prinin a place where he has forced himself in ciples which are responsible for its existspite of the fact that he is not wanted. ence, its very existence is dependent not Once offices were bestowed by unanimous so much upon its numerical strength, its vote, and while we realize that such an intellectual weight, as upon its growth.ideal is in the present day impossible, it And that's a fact. To the end that we would be possible to strike a golden mean continue to grow it is not enough that we which would rule out political manipula- solicit new members each year, though tions, trading and things much worse. that is of vital importance. New members Let every man keep his own skirts clean. do not as a rule come without such solici* * *

tation-and that good work must go on. What is there to prevent united, concen. There are other elements which, however, trated effort—the “long pull, the strong must be considered. The most important pull, the pull all together ?! Verily, it is is the College. There are to-day twentyso, “United we stand, divided we fall.” one colleges which are under the care of The silver-tongued orator from the Empire the Institute. Each one sends out physiState, the gifted Talcott, said in his presi- cians every year. These physicians are dential address:

later found in almost every quarter of the “An old man called his sons about him, globe. It goes without saying that not and built a huge fire whose flames shot up one of them ever forgets the alma mater till they illumined the heavens. He then —but does he realize that back of that pulled the blazing pile apart, and made alma mater is an organization which seven small fires. These flamed up bright- watches over her, which guides her, whose ly for a time, then flickered feebly, and every effort is directed towards perfecting were soon extinguished. He then com- her methods of instruction and her currimanded his sons to unite their forces and culum of study? It is essential that the work always together, thus preserving Institute should so act as to impress on and increasing the fortune which he gave every student of every college the fact them.

that the prime instrument in their educa"In all medical work, where we enter- tion is the Institute — that through its tain the same general therapeutic beliefs, Intercollegiate Committee a powerful force is set free which finally results in his ogy several papers relating to the field of emerging from the college doors a “finished medicine in that branch of the work as product.” Hence it follows, does it not, opposed to operative procedures. And the that he will be impelled to join the Insti- Materia Medica Bureau is filled to repletion tute to the end that he may have a voice with good, sound papers. Then, too, the in what shall be outlined for the work of work of Dr. Bellows and his associates future generations of students and physi- comes in for a goodly share of commendacians ? Guard the Colleges. Cultivate them tion. Verily the world does move. It so that they shall grow and in their growth seems as though we were getting back to the greatness of the Institute must in the time when our school was essentially crease.

a school of therapeutics, only different

from that time in this that we have surAnd the Journals—they are our tower geons of the best and most skillful. Maof strength-not a single one of them but teria Medica is the cornerstone of Homeshould receive the countenance and sup- opathy-neglect that and down will come port of the members of the Institute. Yes, the structure. The warning has been of course, there are good ones and there sounded to good effect, the surgeons do are those not so good. Not all of the books not dwell so much on the efficacy of the of the Bible are the best, some one is bet- knife as upon the means by which the ter than another, but each fills an import- knife may be avoided, they are writing ant place. So with the Journals. Not paper after paper on medical treatment every one is beyond criticism, possibly not vs. surgical interference, and the balance any one (you see we are modest), but is often in favor of the former. Let our each one has a place, and its editor strives surgeons be physicians before they are to do his duty and do all he can to make surgeons. his efforts tell not only for the good of

* * * himself and his journal, but for the good A word as to this particular meeting of of homeopathy. To a large extent jour- the Institute. You know, don't you, that nals are moulders of opinion, they place in one hundred and twenty-six years there before their readers subjects which are have been only, is it nineteen amendments current topics and upon which all ought to the Constitution of the United States ? to be informed and, commenting on these Be careful how you, ye Institute members, subjects, they influence the opinion of the

tamper with the fundamental laws which reader. That remark applies to all jour- for fifty-eight years have governed this nals. The journals of the Homeopathic Institute, and upon whose integrity the sort aim to increase the strength of that

very life of the Institute depends. No, we school of medicine, and so are integral are not preaching, we are only counselfactors in its success or failure. There

ling caution in law-making and law-changfore the Institute, if it would strengthen ing—that's all. its foundations, must uphold the journals.

Another thing. Does the outgoing PreThere are not too many journals. There

sident of the United States appoint the are not enough, the more there are the Cabinet of his successor? Why should the more is Homeopathy presented to the

outgoing president of the Institute appoint world. Long live the Homeopathic Me

the Bureau chairmen for his successor ? dical Journal. May its kind increase.

Yes, the situations are parallel, of course

they are. The incoming president of the Now more about the Institute itself – Institute should by all right have the apwhat is needed? One thing is sure, more pointment of the Bureau chairmen who attention to Materia Medica. And right are to serve during his administration. here we call attention to a feature of the They are his cabinet and upon their efforts program--only four papers in the Bureau Gepends much of the success of his adof Surgery, and in the Bureau of Gynecol. ministration. This should have been ob

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