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per cent of the cases of recent

this theory. The following interorigin, and also beneficial in the esting case is related by Dr. Bruce, prolonged cases.

of England, and is well worth reIn violent cases if passiflora does production in full: not produce quiet and sleep, full This case is that of a Welsh saildoses of chloral hydrate should be or, aged 47 years, admitted to the resorted to. None will escape the Derby Borough Asylum for insanity influence of sufficient doses of this dating back fifteen years and beginagent. A good aid to the treat- ning with melancholia. He appears most valuable auxiliary to the treat- to have two separate and distinct ment of certain cases is electricity. states of consciousness, the right Of this the galvanic current is to and left brain alternately exerting a be used. This must be applied to preponderating influence cver the the spine and head. Great care motor functions. In one stage he must be taken not to shock the al

speaks English, in the other Welsh. ready excited patient. The current When in the English state he shows must be turned on and broken slow- all the symptoms of chronic mania, ly. The seances should be short, is fearless, destructive, fairly intelone-half to one minute of duration ligent, and recalls incidents of his —and the currents weak. But lit

past life, but is totally oblivious as tle if anything is to be hoped from to what transpires during the Welsh a faradic current.

stage. The physician should bear in Occasionally, when changing mind that general restoratives and from the Welsh to the English vigorous tonic treatment directed

stage, or the reverse, this patient to retaining full tone in the organs passes through an intermediate conof digestion, nutrition and assimila- dition, in which he is ambidextrous, tion must not be overlooked. speaks a mixture of Welsh and

English, and understands both lanINDEPENDENT ACTION OF THE CEREBRAL guages. This intermediate stage is HEMISPHERES.

often absent or so short as to pass The dual nature of certain eccen- unnoticed, the patient suddenly tric individuals has been explained waking up to life and activity or upon the hypothesis that each half becoming suddenly demented. of the cerebrum may be educated in- These sudden changes generally dependently of the other half, and occur after a meal or after a bath. that each half may act indepen- In the Welsh stage his condition is dently.

one of dementia. He does not unThere are upon record many cases derstand English, and talks gibberwhich go far to prove the truth of ish in which some Welsh words can

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be recognized. He loses desire for delivery. “My son is very long food, smell and taste disappear, and coming," she remarks to her the circulation becomes weak, the friend. extremities livid or cedematous, and Her friend replies : “My dear, if left-handedness develops.

this keeps on you will have to It would appear that in this case swallow a tutor for him."-Lanthe cerebral hemispheres are capable cet-Clinic. of individual mental action, and that the mentally active cerebrum

HORNED Men. has a preponderating influence over

We frequently notice reference the control of the motor functions, made in literature to a supposed the patient living two separate exist- tribe of men in Western Africa who ences during the two stages through are called horned men. A French which he passes, the mental impres- naval surgeon who has spent sevsions received during each of these eral years on the west coast of separate existences being recorded

Africa, has made a considerable inin one cerebral hemisphere only. vestigation into the origin of this

If this is not so, how can one ac- report and finds that it arose from count for the patient's ignorance of a disease common to many West events which have happened to him African tribes. in the Welsh stage when he passes The disease consists of bony eninto the English condition? Or

largements, sometimes symmetrical, his suspicion and distrust of at- but oftener on one side only. They tendants and doctors, ignorance of are ovoid in shape, circumscribed familiar and much-coveted objects, and extend from the superior maxas money and tobacco, when in the illary bones or from the frontal or Welsh stage; whereas, in the Eng- nasal bones. At first the tumor is lish stage, he recognizes and is very small, generally beginning in childfriendly with the staff, while the hood or early youth and slowly consight of money or tobacco is suffi- tinuing its growth for perhaps cient to bring hirn running the thirty years. The tumors produce length of the ward? A compari- great distortion of the features, deson of the mental power of either stroying vision or smell and somecerebral hemisphere places the right times forcing the eyes from their at a much lower level than the

sockets. The disease is not heredileft. Is this due to the unequal tarily transmitted, but is supposed ravages of disease or to the un

to be caused by the deposit of the equal development of education?

larvæ of certain flies within the

nasal fossæ. Madame Destunnelo, pregnant

It is believed that certain variefor over nine months, retarded ties of the monkey may be affected


in the same way.

The disease is fession in Springfield, but he reso common that from one to two solved to qualify himself and to ciecases may be found among every vote himself so assiduously to his hundred inhabitants.

professional work as to win public

confidence and thereby the public DEATH OF DR, WOHLGEMUTH.

support. Later on he pursued a Dr. Henry Wohlgemuth, one of course of instruction in the Eclectic the best known citizens of central Medical Institute of Cincinnati, O., Illinois, a physician of high stand- and graduated in 1854. He iming and a man of exceptional char- mediately resumed his profession acter, died at his home in Spring- in Springfield, where he gradually field, Ill., Nov. II., after an illness worked his way upward, and where

. of a number of weeks. His death he practiced his profession for nearwas not unexpected, as he had ly sixty years, having retired on his been weakening steadily for some eighty-third birthday, which octime.

curred last May. He was comDr. Wohlgemuth was born May pelled to retire on account of old 22, 1822, in Hanover, Germany. age and failing health. He had acquired a literary training Dr. Wohlgemuth was numbered in the home schools and was well among the pioneer physicians of the on his way through the college of city of Springfield and the state of medicine when his father died. Illinois. He was honored by being

This event ended his education in elected first president of the State Germany, for his mother decided Eclectic Medical Association of Ilto come to America. In the sum- linois. He was a member of the mer of 1845, accompanied by her National Eclectic Medical Associachildren, she sailed. The voyage tion and an honorary member of was long and hard and occupied two the New York State Medical Somonths. They landed at New Or- ciety. leans and the widow and her fam- Aside from his constantly growily came by steamboat up the Mis- ing practice Dr. Wohlgemuth persissippi river to Illinois. In No- formed many professional duties of vember of 1845 they reached a public nature. In 1863 he was Springfield and the following chosen a member of the city counMarch Dr. Wohlgemuth began the cil; in 1865 a member of the board practice of his profession.

of education; from 1877-78 he was His mother lived to see him at- a member of the board of supertain an honorable place in this state visors. It was through the efforts and in 1859 she died in St. Louis. of the doctor that beautiful Oak

Dr. Wohlgemuth found thirteen Ridge cemetery of Springfield largephysicians established in their pro- ly owes its existence and its national reputation as the final rest

DEATH OF DR. L. 0. WOOD. ing place of our illustratious martyr Sunday morning, October 15, at president, Abraham Lincoln. Of 7 o'clock, at Deaconess hospital, in all the public enterprises that ap- Louisville, Ky., Dr. L. O. Wood, of pealed to him the development of Madisonville, Ky., passed into the Oak Ridge cemetery was probably great beyond. He died of septic his dearest ambition. He lived to peritonitis following an operation see it grow and blossom into the for appendicitis of gangreneous namost beautiful and the best kept ture. His remains were shipped to city of the dead in the entire mid- Princeton, Ky., where the news of dle west. Dr. Wohlgemuth has his untimely death was received been a member of the cemetery as- with deep regret, he having been sociation since 1864, and most of there widely and favorably known. that time its president. His influ- The funeral services were conductence has also been felt in the city's ed by representatives of the Bapfinancial circles. In 1882 he be- tist and Presbyterian churches, aftcame one of the organizers of the

er which the Masonic fraternity Farmers' National bank and has al- took charge and laid him away with ways been a member of its board the usual impressive ceremonies. of directors.

For several years the doctor was In 1849 occurred the marriage of

one of the officers of the Kentucky Dr. Wohlgemuth. January 8, 1897, Eclectic Medical Association, and Mrs. Wohlgemuth was called to her last May was unanimously elected final rest. Six children were born president for the ensuing year. He to them, two having died in infancy always was a generous, liberal, yet and Marietta, the eldest, passed enthusiastic Eclectic.

He away at the age of 23. There are typical gentleman of the southern two sons living, Henry J and Wil- type, an honored inember of F. & liam C. and one daughter, M. A. M. fraternity and a devout memMabelle, wife of Henry Bernard ber of the Baptist church and a Lubbe.

conscentiouis Christian. Dr. Wohlgemuth's religious faith Dr. Ward was born on a farm in is that of the Baptist church. As a Christian County, Ky., in May, physician he has ample opportunity 1870. At the age of twenty-two he for the display of Christian spirit . taught school, afterward entering and brotherly love. In many fami- the Bowling Green Business Collies he has labored to alleviate hu- lege, from which he later graduated man suffering through several gen

with degree, B. S. He entered upon erations and where best known, he

the study of medicine in the old is best beloved. What higher testimonial of an upright life and pro

Eclectic Medical Institute of Cinfessional ability could be given ?

cinnati, O., from which he received



year, after

his degree in 1898. He first located ver germs through a number of at Hopkinsville, Ky., where he re

years. A house was papered in mained for about a

which two children had died of which he removed to Hopson, Cald- scarlet fever. Ten years afterward well County, where he enjoyed a the paper was torn off, and immelucrative practice up to September diately all the small children in the of this year, when he decided to lo- family contracted scarlet fever. cate at Madisonville, one of the best towns in western Kentucky. He

DESTRUCTION BY FIRE OF THE TRANSACwas married to Miss Otie Williams,

TIONS OF THE NATIONAL ECLECTIC of Princeton, December 25, 1901,

MEDICAL AssOCIATION FOR who survives him.

1904 and 1905. Dr. Wood passed in any com

On November 9th the Alkaloidal munity as a man of worth and an Clinic Publishing House, with all honor to his profession. In the their valuable files and records, and language of Emerson, "What he with the transactions of the Nawas engraved itself on his face, on tional Eclectic Medical Association his form, in his actions, which all for the current year, was entirely men could read but himself. Con- destroyed by fire, involving a loss cealing nothing, he boasted noth- of about $165,000. Not only was ing. There was in the glances of the partly completed volume dehis eyes, in his smiles, in his salu- stroyed, but all the papers, essays,

, tations, in the friendly grasp of his addresses, and records of the prohands the indelible stamp of the cedings, furnished them as “copy ” true man.” It seems strange to his

were burned also. friends, professional and laymen,

I had saved a proof of the first that the doctor should be taken just 100 pages of the book which inat this time when, paraphrasing Van

cluded about 20 of the addresses Dyke, he was preparing for the and all the papers in the Materia higher side of human life, contribut

Medica and Practice Sections. Any ing of his strength, his influence,

member of the Association who can his means, to make a cleaner, fuller,

furnish me at once a copy of the happier, nobler life possible for his paper he prepared for that meeting fellow men.

is urged to do so that I may get up May he rest in peace under the

another volume of the transactions. care of the great physician of the

I have saved also a copy of the prouniverse. Charles J. Pollock, M. D. ceedings of the Saratoga meeting

nearly completed with a copy of Strong arguments are constant- the revised constitution and byly being adduced in favor of the laws. The reports of the commitready preservation of scarlet fe

tees are burned. Any cne who can

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