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Hahnemann, of Philadelphia, lost an- opathic Medical Society. It is clipped other of its alumni when Dr. O. C. Brick from the Philadelphia North American: ley, of York, Pa., died. It was the father Reference to the committee on legislaof Dr. Brickley who introduced homeo- tion was responsible for the introduction

of politics. Dr. A. P. Bowie wanted to pathy into York County. The Doctor

know what was being done to secure repgraduated from Habnemann in 1855. He

resentation on the State Pharmaceutical has a son, an eye and ear specialist, who Examining Board, a recognition the school is in practice at York.

of homeopathy enjoyed until Governor

Stone ousted its only representative in that * * *

body. The chair, in the usual fashion,

"reported progress" from the committee. The opening session of the new Hering

Bowie was in for vigorous action. Dunham College, of Chicago, took place “Well, what can we do to enforce this September 16th, under the most favorable recognition we justly deserve ?" was the auspices. Reports show that the enthu.

“What can we do p" repeated Dr. W. J. siasm thus far in evidence points to the

Martin, of Pittsburg, as he addressed the most prosperous year in the history of chairman. “I'll give you a remedy. Elect either College. The affiliation of Dunham Pattison Governor. He will give you fair with Midland University is claimed to be treatment.” The reference to Pattison a very potent factor. The chair of materia

was greeted by pronounced applause.

"I think we should stand up stronger for medica will comprise Drs. Kent, Allen, our theory of practice," added Dr. Thomas Tomhagen, Taylor and Farrington. The Welsh, of Pittsburg. “We allow the felopening reception was held Tuesday, lows of the other school to gather in all September 23rd. The new College has

the ward appointments. We should do

work at home as well as in the State. I our best wishes for its great success.

give the politicians in my district in Pitts* * *

burg to understand that the homeopathist

is as good at making votes as the allopath. The first meeting of Vertebra Tertia, a I don't care for the remuneration, but the branch of the Ustion Fraternity connected recognition of our school of medicine is

imperative." with our College, took the form of an an

Some of the members favored a resolunual reception to new students at their tion condemning Governor Stone. This, rooms in the Pythian Temple, September one member declared, would be practicing 27th. About seventy-five were present. allopathy, so it was decided to treat the

Governor by the application of homeoAddresses were given by Worthy Encepha

pathic doses. The convention resolved lon W. H. Phillips, Profs. Kimmel, Jewitt,

that its legislative committee endeavor to Schneider , Horner and others. A very secure the reappointment of a homeopath enjoyable evening was spent.

on the State Pharmaceutical Examining

Board. * * *

“Now let us drop politics and get back The following is a rather interesting

to medicine," said a member, or the

8 next thing we know we will be voting to addition to our report concerning the endorse one of the candidates for Govermeeting of the Pennsylvania State Home- nor." This ended the political sideplay.

NOTICE! The books, surgical instruments, medicines, office furniture and all apparatus belonging to the estate of the late Dr. Charles E. House are for sale at reasonable figures. Intending buyers will communicate directly with Mrs. Chas. E. House, Tuscarawas Ave., Canton, Ohio.

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Vol. X.


No. 12.


THE SUCCESS OF THE REPORTER. tention to the advertisement on the fourth With this issue the Reporter completes page of the cover in this issue. You may its first year in its new form and it is a wonder why it is necessary to offer such pertinent question to ask, “What has been an inducement for the purpose of securits success from a financial standpoint?" ing a new subscriber. The truth of the We are going to be honest with our read- matter is that the securing of subscripers and tell them that it has not paid for tions is the principal and hardest part in itself but also want to say that we did not the management of a journal. Other expect it to do so. We started out at the journals may take up this statement and beginning of the year with the determina- try to make capital out of it but it is a tion to make the Reporter the best fact nevertheless and the journal which Homeopathic journal in the country and is not making special effort to secure new with the hope that if we succeeded in do- subscribers is sure to be a dead journal ing this we should be in a position to se- and does not have one-third of the circucure a large part of the profession as sub- lation claimed. If the actual circulation scribers. We do not hesitate to say that of some of our leading journals were we have succeeded in giving our readers known by the profession it would occaa fine and valuable journal. Each num- sion no little surprise. The policy ber has been an improvement over the we have adopted of pushing the circulapreceding one and in a literary and me- tion of the Reporter will be continued and chanical way we have set a standard for we expect to devote to this end, every most of our contemporaries to follow, and · dollar received for subscriptions during we believe that before the end of the the coming year. coming year we shall have a right to We make this special mention of circuclaim the “largest paid circulation of any lation because we have often thought that Homeopathic journal.”

physicians who write for journals have In this connection we wish to call at more of an interest in the matter than

they perhaps realize. “What is your cir- interest also in the financial success of the culation ?" is the first question that an ad- journal during 1903. You can help us in vertiser asks and why should not the con many ways and particularly in the way of tributor to a journal ask the same ques- securing new subscribers Let us know tion? It is true that sometimes a per- what you think of the journal so that we sonal acquaintance with the editor may can tell others. enter into the question but in the majority of cases an author wants his production

KISSING. published in the journal which will give

Homeopathy has had to stand its it the widest publicity.

ground assailed by its enemies in all posThe legitimate inference to be made

sible ways. While ridicule is not argufrom these remarks is that you should

ment it may at times do much harm in send your papers to a journal that is en

preventing proper consideration of the ergetic in its methods of extending its

subject in hand. Not the least of what has circulation.

been said concerning homeopathy has There is another point to which we

been that which holds its practice up to wish to call attention. Some of our con- ridicule. We all know that ridiculous temporaries have spoken of the Reporter statement that homeopathic medicine may as a College journal. It is not a College be made by placing a drop of the tincture journal except that it is owned and pub- of a remedy in the Niagara River and lished by the Cleveland Homeopathic taking out some of the water below the Medical College.

Falls for prescription. Many things just It seems to our mind exceedingly as silly have been said and will continue commendable and appropriate that one of to be said by those who have not been and the best of our colleges, if not the best will not be impartial in their judgment. should be willing to be the financial spon It behooves us as a school to conduct oursor of a medical journal which is devoted selves in a decorous, dignified way, adto the interests of the whole profession. vancing no theories, upholding no dogNeither the college nor the editors are mas other than those which have a scifinancially benefited. The whole aim has entific basis whose truth may be successbeen and will be to advance the cause of fully defended. Homeopathy. Cleveland has long been recognized as one of the strongholds of Out in the Middle West there is a our school, and from the wealth of abili- splendid society called the Missouri Valty centered here enough can surely be ley Homeopathic Association. It is comcounted upon to assist in making the Re- posed of a body of men and women whose porter the best of the journals of our papers are worthy of most caref school. We desire to bespeak for it the thought and consideration. But just reaid also of those whose interests are not cently this same organization has been directly centered in the city of its publi given a most undignified notoriety becation. During the year we have been cause of its action concerning a paper favored with contributions of articles presented by one of its members and apfrom our friends in many states and we provingly discussed by another. The wish to thank them for their courtesies daily press has taken occasion to comand to ask for a continuance of the same ment editorially upon their action and for the coming year.

throughout some thirty or more clippings We hope that you will take an active we have seen there runs a vein of ridicule,

not particularly of the subject but of the will be in the future as it has been in the men who presented it and the school to past singled out for ridicule and this time which these men belong. And the subject with just cause for the same. It were of the learned raper was “Kissing." The better that they devote their energies effort was to prove that kissing is unsani- toward improving conditions of hygienic tary, that through it are disseminated and sanitary defect much more flagrant many and divers diseases and that it must than the kiss can ever possibly become. be abolished at once and forever.

We fail to see where the least benefit can * * *

follow the action of the Association. CerWe know of no class of men who are tainly there will be no diminution of the more apt to talk wildly and without number of kisses exchanged. The harm proper regard for ability to prove their will be that the whole idea of sanitation statements than doctors. If all that is said will suffer. Its advocates will be voted as in some medical conventions were to be men who are unreliable—whose deducpublished just as it was spoken there tions are not scientific—and this when would be some very much disguisted peo- some really valuable and necessary preple abroad and probably none more so caution is advised the laity will treat it than those who talked. It is evident from just as it has treated this idea of kissing what has filtered through into the types being productive of the spread of disease. that at this same convention much was ROBERT NEWTON TOOKER. said about kissing that couli not be I t is with regret that we announce the proven. It is not to be supposed for a death on November 9th, of Dr. R. N. moment that victims of acute contagious Tooker, of Chicago. Dr. Tooker was a diseases would indulge in kissing --and it man eminent in his profession, having has yet to be proven that the kiss of a per- gained a wide reputation as a solid son who is not affented with disease has thinker and writer. His death was a been productive of clireful results. State- shock to his friends, coming as it did ments should not be made unless there is suddenly, without any previous illness, some reason for them, and especially and while he was alone. Some time ago should we be careful in making state- he had a light apoplectic attack, from inents which on the face are altogether which he fully recovered. A second attoo broad. Because sewer gas has caused tack, however, caused his death. He was disease we have no right to say that all only sixty-two years old and aside from sewer gas will cause disease. It won't. these attacks had never been ill. It must contain the germs of disease be- Dr. Tooker will be best remembered on fore it is capable of producing disease. account of the book which bears his name All well water is not to be condemned be and which is devoted to diseases of chilcause water from a certain well contained dren. It is a recognized text-book in typhoid germs and its use was followed nearly all of the colleges, and shows the by the disease.

results of the almost unlimited time he * * *

gave to the study of children in health Let those Missouri brethren turn their and disease. Dr. Tooker leaves the attention to something which is more legacy of a good name, having always profitable in good results than this talk or been a hard worker in the cause of his crusade against kissing can be. The only chosen profession, conscientious to a depossible result of such ill-advised agita- gree, and full of zeal in the cause of tion will be that our school of medicine homeopathy.

His medical education came from at- With these two agents smallpox can be tendance upon Rush Medical College in prevented, or if it has obtained a footthe early '60's and Bellevue Hospital hold can be stamped out. Medical College of New York in 1865. He then became an army surgeon and

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF during the yellow fever excitement in

HOMEOPATHY. New Orleans he was stationed there. In 1873 he returned to Chicago, and has We desire to call particular attention to since made it his home. Mrs. Tooker and the announcement under the lead of Sothree children, one of whom is Dr. Robt. cieties of the coming meeting of our naM. Tooker, Jr.,—remain to mourn the un- tional organization. President-elec: Cobb timely demise of the husband and father. has made a personal investigation of the

surroundings at Narragansett and in the VACCINATION.

Back Bay district of Boston. Acting It is with pleasure that we call par- after fullest information concerning both ticular attention to recognition of the ar- places the Executive Committee fully enticles on Vaccination in our November dorsed Dr. Cobb's decision that the only number by such eminent authority as Dr. place for the meeting is at the lat'er locaHerman Spalding, Chief Medical Inspec- tion and consequently makes the antor of the Chicago Board of Health. Dr. nouncement to that effect. We ask for a Spalding in a letter which will be found careful perusal of the communication in the present number takes occasion to from President-elect Cobb and Secretary endorse unequivocally the stand taken by Gatchell, feeling that the entire memberthe Reporter and gives a careful though ship of the Institute will heartily endorse brief discussion of the same. Too much it. It is not too soon to begin preparacannot be said on this important subject. tions for the meeting. We are informe) The flat failure in our own city of the that a number of papers are well under theory that the only thing necessary to way, and the activity of our Boston prevent smallpox is perfect sanitation is a friends means that we are to have a relesson that need not be learned twice. ception which will be of the heartiest More than this is demanded and so far kind. Let the meeting of 1903 be really as can be judged that is Vaccination. and truly the greatest of all.

Original Articles.


characters that I shall mention in my PRACTITIONER.

thought rambles, and if good observers, By J. A. Bullard, M. D., Wilkesbarre, Pa.

will no doubt be able to add new and inIn jotting down the thoughts that come teresting types to the genus patient, and to mind as I ride along the city streets right here I throw down the challenge and the country lanes of this beautiful that no doctor of any school, whose powspringtime, I don't know that I shall offer ers of observation are lacking, can ever anything of interest or of good. be much of a success; while to the doctor

If any one is present who has been in who subscribes to the law of the simipractice for a quarter of a century, they lars, powers of observation of the keenassuredly must have noticed many of the est and closest weave are necessary if he

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