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it is accomplishing good results. Violent nerve pains, wherever located, will yield to it.

It is a superb remedy in nervous fever with great restlessness.

It is called for, then, directly in great nervousness with wakefulness, nerve irritation inducing convulsions, muscular rigidity, muscular twitching from nerve irritation and neuralgia, if any, with nerve irritation and nervous excitement.-- The Chicago Medical Times.

HELONIAS DIICA.-I am safe in saying there is no agent in the materia medica surer in its ac in the direct line of its indications, than this. It is known as the false unicorn. The most direct indication for its use is a dragging sensation in the extreme lower bowels, and inclination to pull up, to hold up or support the abdominal pelvic contents. One drop of the tincture or fluid extract every two or three hours will relieve that sensation permanently, when due to uterine congestion or prolapsus, or to other malposition. If the sensation occurs in the male from cystic disorder, the relief is fully as satisfactory. The general action of the agent is that of a tonic to the genito-urinary apparatus. It quickly overcomes the phosphatic diathesis, and in urinary irritability is serviceable, especially, if from atonic causes.

A number of our physicians have spoken most highly of its action in albuminuria; in some forms of the atonic, probably, it acts specifically. It has been used with good results, also, in diabetes. It is useful in impotence, its properties as an aphrodisiac having been often noted.

It is most serviceable, however, in female disorders. In prolapsus alone, or combined with senecio aureus, or cimicifuga, or viburnum, or hydrastis, as indicated, it has no superior in the treatment of chronic pelvic disease. Prolapsus, menorrhagia, leucorrhea, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, etc., all quickly yield to its beneficial influence. It deserves more attention than it has received.The Chicago Medical Times.

In a recent issue of the New York Medical Times, Dr. Edmund Carleton gives his experience on the use of vinegar in carbolic acid poisoning. Either externally or internally, it counteracts the action of the acid, and seems to be almost a specific. The editor of the Times, refer ing to the Revue de Chirurgie as authority states that vinegar is a most excellent remedy to prevent vomiting in chloroform anesthesia. It chemically counteracts the chlorine irritation of the larynx, and speedily relieves the dehydration of the tissues caused by the chloroform. It is an active stimulant to the respiratory tract. A napkin is saturated with it and the patient is allowed to inhale the fumes of it. Try it, doctor, and report to the GLEANER.

JABORANDI.—This agent is directly a powerful diaphoretic and sialagogue. In fever, if given in small doses of two drops every two hours, it keeps up a moist skin, favors elimination, reduces the temperature and prevents local congestions. It acts synergistically with belladonna.

Specifically it is indicated in the forming stage of fevers, with hot dry skin, functional inactivity of all excretory processes, chilliness, restlessness. Here a single full dose of twenty or thirty drops may be given, and the effects kept up as long as necessary by smaller doses.

It is valuable in acute rheumatism with persistently dry, hot skin. It will relieve many cases of angina pectoris.

It is useful in bronchitis with dry mucous membranes without expectoration. It stimulates a mucous secretion actively. Given in membranous croup from two to five drop doses every two hours with tincture eucalyptus or other appropriate remedy, it will actually cause the stridulous breathing to disappear, and promote a free expectoration within forty-eight hours.

In stridulous laryngitis common to some children on the approach of winter it is surely specific. Other remedies directly indicated will promote its action.-The Chicago Medical Times.

STERILIZATION IN EXCELSIS.-It has long been a standing joke among bacteriologists that the day would come when the strictest surgical asepsis would be carried out at our dining-tables as well as in our operating-rooms; according to Truth, (London) the day has already arrived. Pasteur, we are assured, was such a consistent germ-worshipper (or iconoclast?) in every realm, that for the latter years of his life he insisted upon a rigorous process of sterilization of everything that came upon his table. His napkin was taken directly out of a hot-air chamber and brought to him "white-hot." All his bread was either rebaked or toasted for each meal and brought to the table before it had time to cool in a sterilized napkin. His knives, forks, spoons, and plates were freshly scalded just before using, and his dessert fruit washed in water that had been boiled and then hermetically corked for use. "An antiseptic liqueur ended the repast.” We have all used such liqueurs just in that way and enjoyed them without any idea that we were taking a scientific precaution, but now we have a reason for the fatih that is in us. We have grave doubts, however, whether the other precautions will ever come into very general use. In this connection the story is related of the distinguished savant that on one occasion, after carefully rinsing in a glass some grapes he was about to partake of, he abstractedly swallowed down the wash-water, dregs and all.-Med. News.

MASSIVE motion depends upon unit movements. Single drugging is in alignment with this proposition.


Lesions SIMULATING SYPHILIS.-In the Journal of Materia Medica for December, Dr. T. M. Baird of Hot Spring, Ark., has an interesting paper on this topic. He says that frequently the physician shares in the scare of the patient and mistakes a chancroid (first single, and because auto-inoculable, later becomes multiple), or a herpes, single or multiple, beginning in a vesicle, becoming red and painful-ulcerative even to the undermined edges; seborric eczema; inflammation of sweat glands; ecthyma; scabies, etc., etc., for chancre. He insists upon "waiting for the rash," or erythema betore beginning constitutional treatment. "In treating lesions of the penis one should apply local treatment and then have as our motto wait for the rash.”

ANESTHESIA Statistics.-We see in the Med. News, that Gurlt (Archiv für Klinische Chirurgie) tabulates as follows the results of a collective investigation among the members of the German Surgical Society of Berlin, into the frequency and fatality of anesthesia induced by various agents and combinations: with chloroform 201,224 cases, 88 deaths or i death in 2286 cases; with ether 42,141 cases, 7 deaths or i in 6020 cases; with chloroform and ether iu'combination, 10,162 cases, i death; with chloroform, ether and alcohol in oombination 5744 cases, i death; with ethyl bromid 8967 cases, 2 deaths or i in 4483; with pentral 631 cases, 3 deaths or i in 210.

TENDON GRAFTING.-[A new operation for deformities following infantile paralysis, with report of a successful case, by Samuel E. Milliken, M. D., New York.] Surgeon-in-chief of the N. Y. Infirmary for Crippled Children, Surgeon to Infants' and Children's Hospitals.

At the meeting of the New York State Medical Association, Oct. 15th, 1895, (Medical Record, Oct. 26), Dr. Milliken presented a boy in years of age upon whom twenty months before he had successfully grafted part of the extensor tendon of the great toe into the tendon of the tibialis anticus muscle, the latter having been paralyzed since the child was 18 months old.

The case which was presented showed the advantages of only taking part of the tendon of a healthy muscle which was made to carry on the function of its paralyzed associate, without in any way interfering with its own work.

The brace which had been worn since two years of age was left off, the patient walked without a limp, the talipes valgus was entirely corrected and the boy had become quite an expert on roller skates.

Dr. Milliken predicts a great field for tendon grafting in these otherwise hopeless cases of infantile paralysis, who heretofore have been doomed to the wearing of braces all their lives. 640 Madison Avenue, New York.


The Eclectic Medical Society of the city and county of New York held its regular monthly meeting Thursday, December 19th, 1895, at college parlors and elected the following officers: Dr. Maurice F. Linquist, president; Dr. Ovid A. Hyde, vice-president; Dr. Leon Cherburg, treasurer; Dr. Jas. Hervey Bell, secretary.

The meeting was well attended and several interesting cases were reported. The reports of the treasurer and secretary showed a gain over last year in every manner. We now number 87 active members and expect to reach the “century" mark soon. Great enthusiasm and good feeling was exhibited and we start the new year with every possible advantage, and under the most pleasing auspices. "Eclecticism” in New York is flourishing and the law of the state has helped the cause, our graduates last year making the best record of the three schools. JAS. HERVEY BELL, secretary.

Dr. W. E. McGrew E. M. I. 1886, is prospering at 435 Third Ave., Pittsburg, Pa. He has for his neighbor Dr. J. A. Fox E. M. I. 1891, and Dr. G. A. Knox E. M. I. 1892, is not far away at 1833 Fifth Ave. So it is; the 'boys" are locating in the cities—the centres of life and education, and they are doing well.

DR. J. W. DALTON, Amer. Med. Coll. 1880, is in the midst of prosperity and pleasant surroundings at Dalton, Ark. Besides attending to a good business, he is a breeder of fine Poland China and Jersey swine, Short Horn cattle and Shropshire sheep.

Dr. M. A. McKENDREE E. M. I. 1884, is doing an excellent work in and about Bowling Green, Ohio. He is a hustler.

DR. J. H. WOODWARD E. M. I. 1895, is upholding the cause in a very creditable manner in and about Springfield, Mo., 1611 Robberson Ave. We thank him for kind works for the GLEANER.

Dr. C. VON SPIEGEL E. M. I. 1860, still holds up the banner at Saratoga, N. Y. The GLEANER thanks him for a paper upon “The Medicines of the Orient."

DR. JANET D. QUINN E. M. I. 1894, who is doing nicely at Newport, Ky., has lately removed from 1036 Ann St., to Corner of Tenth and Isabella Streets.

DR. J. P. FINLAW Ec. Med. Coll., City of New York 1884, is attending closely to an excellent business at Camden, N. J.

A PLEASANT letter is before us from Dr. H. Remy, Ec. Coll. Maine, 1885 He does well at Biddeford, Maine.

Our old friend Dr. O. M. Beck, of Feesburg, O., still stands by us. We thank him for substantial encouragement.

We are under renewed obligations to furnish Dr, C. P. Hockett, the successful physician of Stryker, Ohio, a good journal. We intend to do it.

Dr. T. A. Dean, who lately located at Casper, Wyoming, is hustling into business. He says, “specific diagnosis and specific medication keeps him on top."

DR. B. E. ARTMAN E. M. I. 1888, notwithstanding sharp competition is doing finely at Junction City, Ore. We'll see him at the National at Portland in Jupe, next.

Dr. Thos. GRANT, Phil. Univ. Med. and Surg. is doing nicely at Liberty, N. Y. Within the past year he has built him a new house. We congratulate him.

ANOTHER pleasing letter and the soul-stirring dollar are in hand from Dr. O. S. Warner, of 5503 South Halstead St., Chicago. We thank him for kind words. They help keep us fat. May he always enjoy the GLEANER.

DR. S. D. SPEES, of Mt. Vernon, O., continues to prosper, and to read the GLEANER. He punches us in the ribs in Sanative Medicine. This rather tickles us, whether it is meant that way or not.

DR. G. E. LINGLE, E. M. I. 1892, says of his business at Green Camp, O.: "It is increasing every day." We are glad to hear it.

DR. J. M. KEYS E. M. I. 1892, still holds the fort at Omaha, Neb. He need not fear a demand to surrender. He is armed with eclectic remedies.

DR. B. J. FRENCH, who attended E. M. I. in 1892, is still thriving at Waco, Texas. His lines have fallen in pleasant places.

DR. WM. RAUCH E. M. I. 1882, is at 538 Vine St., Johnstown, Pa. He has been quite successful as a physician and surgeon.

The GLEANER continues in touch with its old friend, Dr. George Kirkpatrick, of LaHarpe, Ill. We thank him for past favors, and promise him our best efforts for the future.

DR. J. T. ENGBERTH still controls the business in and about Honey Creek, Ind. He deserves his present success and more. He is wideawake and a student.

Our old classmate, Dr. C. Woodward E. M. I. 1879, is one of the established physicians of Aurora, Ill. We send him kindest holiday greetings.

DR. N. P. COLLINS F. M. I. 1868, is the especially prominent eclectic of South Elgin, I11. He is certainly doing well. The GLEANER thanks him for kind words.

Dr. W. A. DANIELS, who attended the E. M. I. last year, is practicing at Pecan Gap, Texas. He passed the State Board Examination,

Dr. A. F. RUBLE formerly at Chauncey, Ill., is now located at McGuffey, Ohio, where he will do well.

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