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of opium. It is absolutely harmful-even killing. If an anodyne is necessary to stop vomiting, to ease pain, or to check frequent fluxes (and we mean by this you can't get along without it), you should give the child small doses of chloral hydrate, for temporary relief. It is evanescent in its character; but, for the time being, it is certain to give relief. If any harm comes from its judicious use, we are not aware of it. Two to ten grains to four ounces of water are amply sufficient in teaspoonful doses.

If you will use your eclectic remedies as you have been taught, avoid astringents and opiates, and exercise judgment and common sense in the nursing and care of your cholera intantum babies, you will be satisfied with yourself, your remedies, and your school of medicine. Do this, and no man, come from where he may, can excel you in treating summer complaint among the darlings of the household.


There is one point in favor of our specific medicines and eclectic methods of dispensing them, that we desire to call to your attention, with a particular and peculiar emphasis, so that you'll realize its full force and weight.

It is this: they are always dispensed in water, and if anything what. ever is readily absorbed by the system it is water. The assimilation of the body is far less active in disease than in health. But, there are but few conditions during which there is not always a crying demand by the body for water. So that a remedy in perfect solution in the water, must certainly be appropriated. If the system can be impressed at all, a remedy in this form is sure to make the impression. You'll appreciate the force of this assertion if you think for a moment of the disgust of the patient-the rebellion of the stomach-that follows the taking of a dose of common nastiness; and the further fact that many resins are wholly insoluble in certain stomachic conditions; and that a number of pill and other compounds are prepared with the sole idea in view that they will resist absorption until they reach a certain part of the alimentary canal.

We are positive that much of the unapproached success that follows the administration of specific medicines is due to their ready admis. cibility with water, and their almost instantaneous absorption. We have seen a patient impressed-have observed the true effects of the drug administered-in less than ten minutes after the medicine had been taken. No doubt many GLEANER readers have observed the same instantaneous effect many times. Hypodermatic medication is not much more impressive than this. As we said before, results do not always follow so quickly, as they depend upon the activity of the organism. A disease-impaired stomach is slow to act in propor

tion to the amount of impairment, and it is therefore an absolute necessity that the remedy administered be in such form that it is acceptable to the assimilative powers of the organism.

With such certainty of action and kindly effects as these following the administracion of our drugs, it is foolish, very foolish, for us to think of taking up with any of the fads of the day. The patent or proprietary, ready-made, cure-alls from Germany, as well as the well advertised product of the American imitator, should alike be eschewed.

It is absolutely homicidal and suicidal in eclectics, to forsake their own certain remedies to take up with the uncertainties and positively unreliable tablets or tablet triturates, that our eclectic fathers, in powdered form, (which is to be preferred to tablet form), discarded years ago. They had an experience by which we should both be warned and profited. The fact that tablets are pretty, portable, convenient and cheap, is as nothing when compared to their absolute failure as remedy carriers.

As a prophet, the Gleaner said long ago, “Beware of tablets; ” as an advisor, and on maturer thought and judgment, it says to you, " You can't rely on tablets. They are a delusion and a spare.”

THE OH10 STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS is beginning to get in its work. It has held two examinations, one in April, the other in May. At each, four candidates applied-two eclectics and two “regulars," with the result the same in each-one "regular" failing to pass. At the April examination, two eclectic second-term students-Dr. J. W. Kannel, of Rockford, Ohio, and Dr, C. W. Scott, of McConnellsville, Ohio, a student of Dr. True-both passed, with averages “out of sight," they were so high. We congratulate the “boys,” and we say to the State Board that our eclectic students and graduates are very well able to take care of themselves in examinations.

The opticians are in a worry. Their right to practice without having graduated is questioned. We believe their practice, in justice to the people, themselves, and the profession, should be limited to certain refraction cases.

“The Board has decided to investigate the American Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, which has been known successively as the Physio-Eclectic Medical College of Ohio, and the American Eclectic Medical College of Ohio; also the concern which was started as Nature's Healing College and is known as the Hygeia Medical College of Cincinnati; also the Medical University of Ohio, which has acquired notoriety as the Van Vleck College, and, finally, the American Health Col

lege, owned and operated by one Campbell, in Fairmount, one of the suburbs of Cincinnati.

"The Board has ordered a preliminary investigation by its official representatives in Hamilton County-Dr. J. W. Prendergast, health officer, and Dr. J. A. Haerr, coroner. The final inquiry will be con. ducted by the president of the Board, Dr. N. R. Coleman, and the secretary, Dr. Frank Winders, in connection with the committee on medical colleges. The time appointed is June 11, 12, and 13, at Cincinnati. In the meantime, the graduates of these institutions will not be disturbed in their practice. If, however, the finding of the board, which will probably be reached in July, is adverse to the schools, their graduates must submit to and pass an examination before they will be permitted to practice. The Board also blacklisted a number of other colleges, the list of which will shortly be promulgated. This is the beginning of a vigorous fight to clear up the state of questionable schools and disreputable practitioners.

Besides these things, the board passed several resolutions relative to the standing and conduct of medical colleges whose diplomas will be recognized by the Ohio Board, the most important of which reads as follows: "Resolved, That on and after July 1, 1899, no medical college shall be recognized as in good standing which does not require the entrance qualification prescribed by the 'Association of American Medical Colleges," as a prerequisite of matriculation; which does not possess an adequate equipment for teaching medicine, which has not clinical and hospital facilities based upon a minimum municipal population of fifty thousand, and which does not have an active faculty embracing the departments of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, therapeutics, materia medica, surgery, medicine, obstetrics, histology, pathology, bacteriology, ophthalmology, otology, gynecology, laryngology, hygiene, and state medicine, and which does not enjoin attendance upon 80 per cent. of four regular courses of instruction of not less than twenty-six weeks each, in four different years, and which does not exact an average grade of 75 per cent. on examinations, as conditions of graduatlon; provided, . That the rule relative to population as a basis for clinical and hospital facilities shall not apply to institutions under state control, that by virtue of such control receive, gratuitously, patients from all parts of the state in which such colleges are located.”

We are pleased, indeed, to see the "peep-o'-day” following dark and grewsome night for the profession. We have confidence in the State Board; we have confidence in the profession generaily, and in eclectics especially-they'll not be found wanting.

AFTER July 1, 1896, Ohio murderers will be electrocuted. That is right. “Let no guilty man escape.”

WE HAVE just heard, with much sorrow, of the death of Professor 0. O. Baines, M. D., of Bennett Medical College. He was ill but a few days with gastritis and some complications. He was a young man of great promise, and the avenues to success were widening before him from day to day. His interment was at his old home, Janesville, Wis. His friends-Bennett College-eclectics-all have the sympathy of the GLEANER.

DEADLY.-(To the "regulars.") Pneumonia has again touched a brilliant and most promising physician in New York City, Dr. J. West Roosevelt. He was ill only a very few days.

MEDICAL GLEANER:-Since "Texas Items" appeared in the GLEANER, above the signature of my distinguished friend, Dr. L. S. Downs, of Galveston, announcing that I perhaps needed a partner, I have received many letters from Eclectic physicians from all parts of the Union asking for my terms, together with many other interrogations in regard to Texas locations, etc. I have answered such letters to the best of my ability, but the task has drawn upon my time until I have decided to ask space in the GLEANER. Hillsboro is the county town of Hill County; it has about 7,000 population, it is surrounded by eight to ten of the richest counties in the state, black waxy soil, strictly prairie, will produce 50 to 100 bushels corn or oats per acre, will average one bale of cotton per acre, climate excellent, short winters and pleasant summers. Texas is perhaps the most variegated state in the South. It is certainly the richest state in the South, and has fewer eclectics in proportion to population, than any other state in the Union. Many of our towns and cities are destitute of the benign teachings and superior practice of Eclecticism. We can therefore offer better inducements and locations to young physicians than any state in the Union. We want these locations filled with educated Eclectics. I do not know that I need a partner. I am 65 years old; I have been in the practice forty years, and fear that I could not do my share of the work. My declining years admonish me that I must soon abandon the practice, but I want my mantle to fall upon some worthy Eclectic. I often need help and consultation, and would like to have some clever Eclectic here to act in harmony with me. We could either be partners, or be of mutual benefit to each other.

Since Hillsboro has become a railroad center, it is growing in population about 1,000 per annum.

There are about twenty-five Allopaths here. Some of them have a strong hold upon the confidence of the people.-S. M. CARLTON, M. D., Hillsboro, Texas, Ex-president Texas Eclectic Medical Association.


OREGON, BY W. E. BLOYER, M. D., PRESIDENT. Fellow-Members of the National Eclectic Medical Association:

Realizing, perhaps too keenly, the responsibilities resting upon me, still I cannot underrate the compliment extended me by this Society at its meeting of last year.

You have awarded me the highest honor you have the power to confer, and my deep sense of obligation prompts me to express to you at this time, my profound appreciation and sincere thanks for this mark of confidence and esteem.

I have met, and shall continue to meet, the duties of the office as best I can. My ambition has been to conduct the affairs of the Society with credit to myself and honor to you. Let me hope that every member in attendance upon this meeting will accord to me diligent efforts and faithfulness to the trust to which I have thus been called, to further to the extent of my ability, eclecticism, to which we have dedicated our lives, and to which we are bound by unseverable ties.

As a school of medicine, we have to day, cause for much congratulation. Our physicians are rapidly increasing in numbers, and the trend is ever upward. Under prevailing circumstances and teachings, we are very successful, and we have reason to congratulate ourselves in that no other system of medicine is as positive in its results, and as pleasant to the patient as is the practice of modern eclecticism. The well-informed eclectic physician always leads the race for place and popularity in his neighborhood. Prosperity is the sequence of this preferment, and we see in our eclectic brethren the solid, substantial, respected citizens of their respective communities.

Merit, qualification and success bave overcome the effects of old-time prejudices and persecutions, and to-day eclectic physicians are rapidly securing their share of public offices and places of trust and emolument. Where the people are in a position to dictate through the ballot of the freeman, discrimination is not against eclectics, but rather in their favor.

Eclectics have proportionately as many representatives in Congress, as many mayors of cities and villages, as many coroners of counties,– in short, as many public officers as any other school of medicine.

The United States Pension Examining Boards all over this great country are dotted, -brigbly spotted, if you please, -by eclectic members who give them lustre. It was not always so.

The hand and grip of the bigot is most manifest to-day in the attitude and conduct of some of the largest and best-known life insurance companies of the country toward eclectic and homeopathic physicians. They are boycotted because of their therapeutic beliefs-their school

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