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tion to the fact that in order to be effective in its work of preventing the practice of medicine by unauthorized persons the Board must be supported by physicians throughout the State. The work of furnishing evidence of infraction of laws is the duty and indeed the privilege, of every practitioner. He spoke also of the existence throughout the State of the quack, and called attention also to the fact that very often they were so supported by public sympathy and endorsement that it was practically impossible to prevent their operations.
The evening was taken up with a banquet tendered by the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical Society to members of the State Society and visiting friends. The Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College had as its personal guests the graduating class of the College, numbering twenty-two, who were thus initiated into State Society fellowship. The banquet was a glorious success in every respect. There were over three hundred present. The arrangements were perfect, the menu of the best, and the after-dinner “talk-fest” interesting. Dr. Lester E. Siemon, of Cleveland, presided as toastmaster, presenting the following speakers, who addressed the guests on the subjects noted: Dr. D. H. Beckwith, of Cleveland, “Looking Backward;” Dr. Thomas M. Stewart, of Cincinnati, “Ideopegma;” Dr. G. B. Haggart, Alliance, “Looking Forward;” Dr. DeWitt Wilcox, Buffalo, “Just for To-night;" Dr. L. K. Maxwell, Toledo, “The Medical Profession and Spare Ribs;” Dr. T. M. Wells, Bellaire, “The Country Doctor."
Taken altogether, it was the most brilliant of all gatherings incident to State Society work.
The first thing done on the morning of the second day was to send telegrams of fraternal greeting to the State Societies of Kentucky, Michigan and Nebraska, which were in session at the time.
Drs. Horner and Sawyer were added to the committee on increase in membership and the committee instructed to take up points outlined.
It is not expedient to include in this cursory report a report of the scientific sessions. We are printing in this number some of the papers presented and hope in future numbers to print a number more. Suffice it to say that the papers presented were beyond the usual grade and the discussions, though brief, interesting. The impression prevailed that there were too many papers to be presented, that much better work could be done if some arrangement might be made by which could be given more time for presentation and discussion. It will be noted that on the program there were sixty papers, and it is an actual fact that those sixty papers were given less than ten hours for presentation and discussion; in other words, an average of less than ten minutęs, not including the “stops." Here we see a fallacy and a condition which should be remedied at once. We are hoping that the committee to which was referred the President's address will have a working plan in operation for the next meeting. Some of these days we hope to take up the subject editorially and give our ideas as to what might be done.
One very graceful act, performed upon the initiation of Dr. D. H. Beckwith, was the election of Dr. John C. Sanders to honorary membership. In honoring Dr. Sanders in this way the Society has honored itself. There were a number of new members elected through the session.
The following officers were elected: President, Dr. G. J. Jones, Cleveland; First Vice-President, Dr. G. D. Arndt, Mt. Vernon ; Second Vice-President, Dr. Clara E. Cooke, Portsmouth ; Secretary, Dr. C. E. Silbernagel, Columbus ; Treasurer, Dr. T. T. Church, Salem ; Necrologist, Dr. D. H. Beckwith, Cleveland; Censors, Dr. G. D. Cameron, Chagrin Falls; Dr. H. D. Baldwin, Elyria; Dr. Clarke E. Hetherington, Piqua; Dr. W. A. Humphrey, Toledo; Dr. H. T. Miller, Springfield; Dr. J. E. Welliver, Dayton; Dr. Lincoln Phillips, Cincinnati.
On motion of Dr. Walton, the Society agreed to hold its next meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
THE CLEVELAND HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY. Meets the third Wednesday of each month, in the College auclitorium.
On account of the meeting of the State Homeopathic Medical Society held in Cleveland, May 16th and 17th, the May meeting of the Cleveland Society was not held. The June session, Wednesday evening, June 21st, will be devoted to the consideration of tuberculosis.
The Executive Committee has been fortunate in securing the attendance of Dr. John E. White, Medical Director of the Nordrach Ranch, at Colorado Springs. Dr. White is an alumnus of the Cleveland Madical College, class of 1891, and has a host of friends in northern Ohio who will turn out to welcome him on this occasion. His extended experience in the sanatorium and open air treatment of tuberculosis and his careful and thorough study of this disease make him an authority who will be listened to with pleasure and profit, especially at this time when tuberculosis leagues are springing up all over the land, and when our own home city is spending large sums of money in the endeavor to give its poor the advantages of sanatorium treatment.
In addition to Dr. White's, other papers or discussions paying special attention to the early diagnosis and dietetics of tuberculosis will be presented by men specially skilled in that line, and if it is found they can be used to advantage in demonstrating points in the papers, clinics will be presented.
As this will be the last meeting to be held until the September session, and as the Executive Committee consider themselves exceedingly fortunate in being able to present Dr. White on this subject, we expect a very large attendance and cordially invite as many of the physicians from out of town as can possibly make it convenient to meet with us.
Among the Journals.
FEEDING AND CARE OF CHILDREN. R. G. Freeman, in Archives of Pediatrics, considers the feeding and care of children after the first year of life, a time when, usually, but little attention is given the child in the matter of diet. The author takes up this subject thoroughly and summarizes his paper as follows:
Systematic examination of all children under our charge should be undertaken at regular intervals, and should include the level of the shoulders and hips, the spine, eyes, ears and throat.
During the second year a child should be fed five times a day; a diet at the beginning including only milk, gruel and orange juice, to which later may be added an egg, soup, bread and butter, and at the end of the year meat. Beef juice should be used only as a tonic.
During the third year but three meals should be given, with an extra bottle of milk at 10 A. M. ; the articles of food being continued with the addition of certain vegetables and simple desserts.
After the third year but three meals a day should be given, including the same articles of food, and throughout childhood about one quart of milk should be taken daily and the evening meal should consist only of cereal and milk and bread and butter. Both the variety and amount of food must be carefully restricted.
Children during the second year should sleep twelve hours at night and have a morning and afternoon nap each day, and throughout childhood should continue to sleep twelve hours at night, with one nap during the day.
Provision for the exercise of children should be carefully planned. At first by the use of the nursery fence and baby jumper and later by systematic walks for short distances at a time, and still later by bicycling, horseback riding and tramps in the country.
Throughout childhood they should be kept as much as possible out of close and crowded rooms. When in the house the room should
receive ventilation from out of doors and they should be kept in the absolute open air several hours each day.
EXPERIMENTAL DECAPSULATION OF THE KIDNEYS. Gifford, in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, gives the results of a year's work on the experimental decapsulation of the kidneys performed on animals. After the operation the animal was returned to its pen to be killed after an allotted time by the injection into the lung of from one-eighth to one-fourth grain of strychnin sulphate. The kidney was then removed and subjected to careful macroscopic and microscopic study. The author arrives at the following conclusions:
1. In all my cases of two days and under and in my controls the entire thickness of the capsule had been removed over two-thirds of the surface by the operation of decapsulation.
2. There is a certain amount of intracapsular tension in undecapsulated kidneys, normal or with nephritis, as shown on removal of capsule.
3. There is an immediate increase in size of decapsulated kidneys persisting up to one month at least; afterwards a decrease to approximately normal size complete at end of six months.
4. There is congestion, moderate in degree, most marked in the intertubular blood vessels in cortex, lasting three to five days after the operation.
5. No histological change in the renal epithelium follows the operation of decapsulation of kidneys.
6. A new capsule, very vascular, at first, two to four times thickness of old, is well marked at end of eight days. At end of six months it returns to approximately the normal thickness and vascularity. "The new capsule arises chiefly from the connective tissue cells of the intertubular connective tissue, but in part from the retroperitoneal connective tissue which is present in the new bed of the kidney.
7. No new vessels are formed which anastomose with those of the kidney.
8. The increase in size is due primarily to the increase in blood supply, possibly resulting from the removal of the capsule.
ISN'T IT ODD ? The younger the doctor the greater the number of germs he is personally acquainted with. - Exchange.
DRINK RESTRICTION (Thirst Cures), Particularly in Obesity. Part VI
of Clinical Treatises on the Pathology and Therapy of Disorders of Metabolism and Nutrition. By Prof. Dr. C. von Noorden. Cloth. Pp. 86. Price, 75c. New York: E. B. Treat & Co. 1905.
All of the books in this series upon disorders of Metabolism and Nutrition have been reviewed in these columns. The present volume takes up a subject of vital interest and the conclusions reached are different from the commonly accepted ideas in regard to the ingestion of water. There is no doubt that many persons drink too little water but it is also true that there are many diseased conditions in which the amount of water can be lessened with great benefit to the functional activity of essential organs. APPENDICITIS. By John B. Deaver, M. D., Surgeon-in-Chief to the
German Hospital, Philadelphia ; Author of “A Treatise on Surgical Anatomy.” Its History, Anatomy, Etiology, Pathology, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment. Complications, and Sequels. With 64 Plates, 8 of which are Colored. Third Edition, Enlarged, Revised and Rewritten. Cloth, $7.00; Half-Morocco, $8.00, net. B. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia. APPENDICITIS. By Howard A. Kelly, M. D., Professor of Gynecology,
and E. Hurdon, M. D., Assistant in Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University. 827 pages, with 399 original illustrations, some in colors and three lithographs. Cloth, $10.00. W. B. Saunders & Co., Philadelphia.
There have been many voluminous works upon Appendicitis but these two volumes appearing as they do almost simultaneously, easily take a place far beyond anything that has ever been written upon the subject. Comparison cannot be made between them, each being in a class by itself. Deaver's work represents almost exclusively the knowledge and opinion of one of the greatest authorities upon the disease. He has incorporated all that his vast experience has taught him. Kelly's work is not so much the product of an individual. His personality is present throughout the book, but he has collected the most complete bibliography that has ever been presented upon the subject and with the assistance of artists has produced the most elaborate and complete illustrations to be found in any book.
It is impossible in this space to go into a critical review of these books. There is no variance between the authors upon the one subject of vital importance in every case of appendicitis, namely, whether or not the case should be operated. Each tries to impress upon the reader the fact that while every case may not require an immediate operation