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A Blend of Harmonizing Drugs.—The above condition has been fu'filled in sanmetto-its ingredients harmonize, forming a most perfect blend of the santal and saw palmetto with soothing demulcents and well chosen aromatics, resulting in a soothing, healing and restorative remedy for the diseased genito-urinary economy at once efficient, and adapted alone or in combination with other drugs.

Eusoma in Minor Surgery:-Norwood, O., February 24—The Eusoma Pharmaceutical Co., Cincinnati, O.-About a year ago I had my attention called to one of of your preparations, "eusoma,” but not being much in favor of experimenting with new drugs of this kind, relying more on those things which time and experience have proved to be of value, I did not at the time give it much attention, until one day I got a bad case which seemed to be particularly adapted to eusoma. I was called to attend a case at the U.S. Playing Card Co. on March 27th-a young lad, 16 years of age, had caught his hand in a job press, breaking the third and fourth metacarpal bones, dislocating the third and fourth metacarpal-phalangeal joint of the thumb, with a long split between the first and second fingers—destroying the blood supply of the first finger and running down into the palmar fascia ; numerous other cuts over the back of the hand and considerable general contusion. The hand was cleaned up, all cuts were brought up in position, but there was no way of closing a pocket in the palm ; the hand was dressed in a hot 50 per cent solution of eusoma, with directions to keep moist with same solution. March 28th, the first finger was taken off and a new dressing of eusoma was applied. The hand was redressed every day for the first week when every other stitch was taken out ; at the end of the second week all stitches were out and the hand was doing nicely. The temperature remained at normal during the entire course and no infection occurred. Since that time I have used eusoma in a great many surgical cases and have as yet not been disappointed with it. A case of acute eczema of the face was treated by eusoma, both externally and internally, with an excellent result. I believe eusoma to be of great benefit in all cases where infection is threatened or exists, that its action is not that of an antiseptic, but, like quinine in malaria, it stimulates the white blood cells to greater activity, enabling them to destroy infection as it arises. DR. WM. F. POWELL.

Meatox is a concentrated nitrogenous food made of pure lean beef. It is abso lutely free from preservatives, and it keeps indefinitely even in unsealed containers Meatox is different from the so-called Mat Juices or Meat Extracts in that it contains all the nutritive elements of beef,-namely, assimilable proteids, whiclı are the

nutrients, whereas the Meat Extracts merely represent the stimulant parts of beef • Meatox is of pale yellow color, possessing a faint odor of meat and an agreeable

flavor imparted by celery seed. In this respect it is superior to the Extracts of Beef. which possess a strong and peculiar odor and, being merely stimulants, do not contain the nourishing elements the patient's case requires. Meatox, contains from 73 to 75 per cent. of proteid matter which is readily assimilable. Good lean beet contains from 16 to 20 per cent of proteids; Meatox on the other hand contains from 73 to 75 per cent of proteids; one pound of Meatox contains the nutritive substances (proteids) of from 4 to 5 pounds of lean boneless becf. or about 10 pounds of ordinary butcher's meat with the bones and fat. The presence of this high percentage of proteid matter commands the use of Meatox as a dietary necessity to the discriminating physician Meatox can be eaten mixed with cereals or vegetables, milk broth, etc. Almost every form of food can be prepared with Meatox. It should be prepared at a temperature not exceeding 1200F to avoid cooking it. Soldiers or sailors in service can be fed with 3 ounces of Meatox per diem in connection with cereals, cooked green vegetables, etc. In all cases the best results will be obtained if Meatox is taken in its original condition after which the patient should drink some water or milk to wash it down. A few trials will convince discriminating physicians that Meatox will be tolerated by most dyspeptic patients, when taken in its original granulated form, y2 ounce every five hours 15 teaspoonfuls of Meatox represent 1 ounce by weight). No less can be said in favor of Meatox when employed in the treatment of diabetic patients. Here the patient needs a large amount of proteid matter to repair the waste of economy and without overtaxing their patient's stomach. 3 ounces of Meatox per diem will supply him with all the nourishing quality of meat. This fact of its being borne and assimilated by delicate .stomachs is of the utmost importance, Physicians during the summer vacations will find Meatox the best addition to their outfit. It can be eaten on buttered bread or toast presenting a veritable multum in parvo of nourishment.

Gastro-Intestinal Ailments of Young Children.—( By H. B. Brown, M. D.. Waukegan, Ill., Medical Summary. July, 1907.)—As the hot weather approaches the usual number of cases of gastro-intestinal ailments will confront us and if we be not alert the same mortality of old will occur among our little patients of one and two years. The keynote to success in the management of these cases is to see that correct feeding is enforced and to keep the alimentary canal as clean and nearly aseptic as is possible. If this be done much suffering can be obviated, and many little lives saved. Every medical man these days is capable of giving correct advice on infant feeding, the care of bottles, accessories, etc., if he will only take the time and trouble to make the mother understand how important it all is. The doctor's suggestions on this matter are too often regarded as simply platitudes and not thought of seriously until the child is in the throes of a severe illness. The following clinical reports are illustrative of my usual method of handling the more common. but serious, gastrointestinal diseases we meet during the heated season: Ethel G., aged ten months, suffering from cholera infantum-bottle fed. Was passing watery stools every few minutes. Temperature had been considerably elevated, but was now slightly abnormal. Mouth and tongue parched. Considerable emaciation and a scaphoid abdomen. Circulation weak and respirations labored. In fact an extreme prostrate condition. Treatment.- I put four ounces of glyco-thymoline with eight ounces of water and gave it as a high enema, causing it to be retained as long as possible. This was repeated every hour or so until the bowels were thoroughly cleansed and the stools diminishing in number. Gave one-tenth grain of calomel every two hours until the discharges showed the characteristic greenish color. Also gave the following:

✓ Elixir lactopeptine...
Glyco-Thymoline

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Oil peppermint....

gtt. j M. Sig: Twenty drops every hour. After eight hours the child was able to take nourishment and retain it. This consisted of cold pasteurized milk diluted with equal parts of lime water. Child was given all the cold water and lemonade she wanted. She made a good recovery.

Wright's Opsonic Theory.-An interesting dessertation on “bacterins", which appeals to every progressive doctor, will be found in this issue on page 1. Be sure to read it. We would like to hear from any of our readers who make experiments along this line.

SOLILOQUY OF THE APPENDIX.

E. J. Butterfield, Dallas Center.
To be, or not to be, that is the question!
Whether 'tis better to eke out a miserable existence
For a brief time, at most,
In constant danger of being discovered by some inquisitive
Knight of the scalpel, and from my bed of ease removed,
Or to quietly forbear the anxiety of existing at all
And be content to dwell only in the memory of the past!
Living, there is satisfaction in knowing that where I am,
There will also be found my handmaiden, trouble; we twain are one.
Were it even possible to slip my moorings, and pass quietly
Into oblivion in a generation or two, my recompense would be inadequate.
My only epitaph would be, “ It was of no use, 'tis better gone."
Then why rob the worthy disciples of Esculapius
Of a decent livelihood, when I can so nobly offer myself
As a living sacrifice?
And 'twould be an injustice to my fellow organs
To impose upon them the guilt that my absence would entail:
Now, I alone bear the brunt of the battle; then, it would fall on
Less worthy shoulders.
What mattereth it, though I am often falsely accused?
I must suffer because of my existence.
Were I no longer to be considered the cause of all the
Ills that the abdomen is heir to,
Many a poor soul would shuffle off this mortal coil
For want of surgical care.
No more would the suppurating gall-bladder be masking under my
Omnious name; nor the fioating kidney find rest within my portals.
Also, it would be necessary for the sage to reverse the wheels
Of science, and rid his mind of much of the wisdom that he hath
Carefully garnered in the recent past.
In all, it were better that I exist as a living martyr,
Than a departed hero.
My eulogy might be fittingly expressed in the words of the poet:
" First in pain, first in pus, and first in the eyes of the surgeon.'

-Iowa Med. Jour.

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Papers read at the Twentieth Annual Meeting held in Council

Blufts, la., September 5, 6, 1907.

THE SANE TYPE OF INSANITY.

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S. Grover Burnett, A. M., M. D., Kansas City, Mo.
Professor Nervous Diseases. University College; Superintendent Dr. Burnett's Private Home for

Nervous Diseases and Inebriety.
HIS paper is an evasion of technicalities; it is simply falling off of

the fence into the field of general medicine; simply an exposure of
the mentologist's graft, worked on the generalist's while he is not

fully awake; simply blotting that imaginary line between the intern. ist and the neurologist, illustrating them to be cohesively working in given directions from a common center; simply calling attention to that large class of cases first seen by the general physician, but because of the same. ness of mind, the clearness of intellect and aocuracy of their statements, the diagnosis is frequently unsuspected, is indefinite, not made or delayed till valuable time is lost in the personal safety, treatment and recovery of the patient. The extreme mental olearness so clouds the early diagnosis that it is left till newspaper notoriety and the coroner's inquest completes the physician's embarrassment. This I have thought to term the sane type of insanity.

Numerically, these cases exceed any other form of mental aberration. They reach the asylum only as Exed insane. The competent asylum physicians never see them; the migrating political medical ap. pointee could not see them if he would. They invariably belong to the general physician; he sees them first; he must recognize them; tbe re.

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