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vastly promoted self-doctoring. Half a dozen remedies for indigestion are thus sold, some containing pepsin as the active principle, others containing soda-mint, some bismuth, come charcoal, or more powerful disinfectants. Some are designed to remove acidity of the stomach; others to attack a catarrhal condition. Others'are to provoke appetite, and still others are to promote oue or another natural function. A dozen headache cures are sold in this fashion, and the different emollients for the throat are almost innumerable. There are grip tablets, liver tablets, heart, lung, and brain tablets.
Most of the tablets are advertised mostly in Medical journals, in accordance with the requirements of the medical code, and many of them, no doubt, have obtained their popularity through their use by reputable physicians.-Therapeutic Notes.
While removing a foreign body from the right nasal fossa of a child, Dr. Vansant remarked that the most characteristic symptom of foreign bodies in the nasal passages, is a unilateral purulent, at times blood-streaked, discharge, associated with signs of more or less obstruction. The discharge is often very fetid, and causes excoriation of the upper lip.
Careful examination of the nasal passages should be made, and this may require the use of a general anesthetic. The foreign body should be removed with probe and nasal forceps. A method of removal that sometimes is successful, is the forcing of a stream of water up the healthy side, and thus by the pressure of the water from behind removing the foreign body.--The Philadelphia Polyclinic.
How THE PAIN OF BURNS MAY BE RELIEVED.-[N. Y. State Medical Reporter.]-The subject of burns and scalds, even though the accident be not extensive is usually of such an acute nature as to call for immediate relief. It is a subject which the practitioner should thoroughly understand, and it is also a subject which it would be well to have the layman thoroughly conversant with. A solution of picric acid is said to accomplish the purpose more quickly than any other agent. It is said to be harmless in this capacity, though the fact that it is a poison should be borne in mind and it would be advisable that in applying the solution to a raw surface where absorption might take place that caution should be used. A solution of bicarbonate of soda, a teaspoonful to a pint of water, often acts with wonderful quickness. A weak solution of carbolic acid is also efficacious. These and other modes of treatment should be borne in mind and agents for their immediate application should find a place in the emergency grip of every practitioner.-Medical Brief
PHYTOLACCA BERRY JUICE IN CROUP.-As specific medication is the order of the day, I want to offer one for the benefit of the profession:
R Expressed juice of ripe poke berries .
I saw this in the Medical Brief, in 1875, and I have used it ever since and never lost a case of spasmodic or menibranous croup, or diphtheria, and had but very little trouble in treating them. Of course I control the fever with specific aconite, veratrum, gelsemium, or ipecac, as indicated. I publish this in the hope that some, like myself, will try it. It is worth all the lactic acid and emetics ever made.-Dr. J. N. Riley, Reading, Kas. in E. M. Journal. [We are not so sure, but that the indicated specific medicine alone will cure croup without the poke berry juice. However, we nearly always give specific phytolacca in treating spasmodic croup, and have but little trouble.]
THLASPI BURSA PASTORIS.-We see in The Homeopathic Recorder, of Sept. 15th, a very interesting paper upon the use of the tincture of this plant, by Dr. J. C. Fahnestock, of Piqua, O., in the treatment of urinary troubles. He says that its administration will readily remove the “sand” or brick dust sediment from the urine. Also, that it will cause a copious flow of water, and wash out the over abundance of uric acid when present. From the unstinted praise given the remedy, I am inclined to give it in the next case I find, with scanty, heavy uric acid urine. He also gives the positive testimony of several other physicians as to its efficacy. Try it and report to the GLEANER.
"Somebody ought to examine the backs of the Cincinnati doctors for plantations of moss. At least it is a fact that one of their number, prominent in medical journalism, referred to the National Formulary as a supplement to the National Dispensatory and commended the publishers of the latter on their enterprise in bringing it out, and thus adding to the value of their Dispensatory!"—Western Druggist. [Come now W. D.! Please do not be so general. We confess that a few Cincinnati fellows might have cultivated fields of microbes about them; but "plantations of moss” upon their backs is too, too, and we object. Next time we're in Chicago, we'll call and see you.]
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NOTES AND SOCIETIES.
DR. J. T. EDWARDS, of Georgia, sends us the guarantee in the shape of a U. S. silver certificate that he is loyal to the GLEANER. Thanks, doctor.
Dr. W. M. CALVERT, Amer. Med. Coll., 1878, is still hustling matters at Rose, P. O., Cherokee Nation, Ind. Ter. He has been one of the pioneer eclectics of the West for 30 years. He went to the war with the Thirtieth Ohio Regiment in 1861; in 1865 he went west. He has been examining surgeon, coroner, etc., etc. He asks us this question, which we are unable to answer: "Did you or any other eclectic physician ever know an eclectic to claim to be an allopath? Why do the allopaths claim to be eclectics? Who can tell him?
DR. A. P. VAN TRUMP, E. M. I., 1874, does the work in and about St. John's, O. For years his success has been known far and near. We are glad of it.
PLEASING inquiries have come to the GLEANER from C. H. Rowan, M. D., of 112 Burleigh st., Milwaukee, Wis.
DR. GEO. BURTCHBY, E. M. I., 1894, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, can direct a good eclectic to a good location. Write him.
DR. J. C. Dunn, who attended the E. M. I. for two years past, sum. mered at Wick, W. Va. He will return to repew his studies this fall. We will be glad to see him. He is a good student.
Drs. S. B. and J. J. FISHER, E. M. I., 1876, of Rossville, Ind., still have a controlling interest in the medical matters in and around their town. They should have.
DR. L. R. BENNETT, who attended E. M. I. last year, read the GLEANER this summer at Andersonville, Ky. He will soon return to renew his labors.
Dr. E. S. Moore, E. M. I., 1876, is honored with the presidency of the Board of Education in his bustling town of Bay Shore, N. Y. We congratulate him.
DR. B. W. SCHEURER, the hustler of Santa Ana, has changed his base of operations to Anaheim, Cal. The other town was too slow. Success go with thee, doctor.
DR. F. W. SCHNEERER, E. M. I., 1875, does a great business in and around Norwalk, Ohio. We congratulate him. But we were no little disappointed in not meeting him at Put-in Bay this year. Come next surely, my brother.
DR. L. W. HARNEY, E. M. I., 1882, is doing nicely indeed at Marshfield, Athens Co., Ohio. He can place a young eclectic in a mining territory where he can make and collect from $100 to $150 a month from the start. Write him for particulars.
DR. A. W. FORBUSH, Ec. Med. Coll. City N. Y., 1881, the foremost physician of Charlestown, Boston's lively suburb, still holds allegiance to the GLEANER. He is a staunch eclectic.
Dr. W. M. Price, E. M. I., 1895, writes us from Dabney, Ky: “I have had very good success my first year, and my business is increasing each month." Plenty of testimony on every hand. Eclecticism and specific medication make a tandem team that is a sure winner. Always bet on it and be happy.
DR. JAMES CRESS, Ec. Med. Coll. of Penn , 1862, still does nicely at Steubenville, O. We were pleased to meet him at Put-in-Bay at the State meeting. Come again, doctor.
DR. JNO. W. CosFORD, E. M. I., 1880, and his wife, Mary V. Cosford, E. M. I., 1885, are both doing great work in and around Mancelona, Mich. They have in it both "free gold” and “free silver” without the intervention of politics.
DR. OTTO VOIGT, formerly of Columbus, O., is now happily located at Bailey's Harbor, Wis. He has our best wishes always.
DR. W. D. WADE, E. M. I., 1870, "whoops 'em up" at Plymouth, Ill., where he has a fine business. We are glad of it, doctor; keep it up. He has been there since 1866–and is a fixed fact.
Dr. G. T. VAN VOORHEES, E. M. I., 1893, of White River, Cal., is doing finely. He writes: "Am pegging away on specifics, and am certainly surprising my patients, and occasionally myself, by the wonders they perform.” He also says: “Remember me to all of the 'boys' at the E. M. I. Give them hades on anatomy. I wish I could take another
Send along the GLEANER and I'll pawn my shirt if necessary to pay for it."
DR. A. H. SIMONTON, Cin. Coll. Med. and Surgery, 1893, who attended the E. M. I., 1892, and has been located at Charleston, Ill., is now located at 42 Custom House Place, Chicago, Ill. He still fears and fights the microbes. Let the good work go on, doctor.
DR. S. T. ROGERS, E. M. I., 1887, writes us from New Albany, Ind.: “Am doing a nice business here.” So it goes. Everywhere time brings a business to "the boys”. Dr. R will have a student in the E. M. I. this winter.
THE GLEANER has a new friend in Dr. G. H. Day, U. S. Med. Coll., 1881, who is doing finely at Monroe, Orange Co., New York. We will be pleased to hear from you often, doctor.
Dr. J. L. MACKEY, Hahn Med. Coll., 1887, of 520 Madison st., Sandusky, O., enjoyed a trip through the West. Vacation harms no man, and especially the hard working doctor.
“IF you can get genuine buckwheat flour, stir a little of it in hot milk and you will have a diet for summer complaint that will make you master of the situation."- Prof. C. W. Miller, Ed. Cal. Med. Jour.
FOR SALE.-Good business in northern Kentucky. Railroad town. Horse, buggy, office fixtures and introduction for $2co. Has been an eclectic stronghold for 45 years. The business awaits the taking. Address with stamp The GLEANER, 1526 Elm street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Floyd CLENDENEN, of La Salle, Ill., on page 174 of the September Medical Summary, declares that from five to fifteen drops of specific thuja (arbor vitæ) used as a hypodermic injection into pile tumors will cure them. Thuja is being more highly and widely recommended every day.
We see in the Hahnemannian Monthly the report of the cure of a case of cough of 18 years standing that followed measles by pulsatilla. Specialists and special remedies all had failed. Pulsatilla cured it in a few days.
MARRIED.-Kidder-Cupp, at the Saratoga, Ind., U. B. parsopage. Dr. John J. Kidder, E. M. I., 1896, was united in marriage to Miss Cora Cupp, on Sept. 5th, 1896, Rev. W. L. Waldo officiating. They are at home to their friends and eclectics generally, in their residence in Salimonia, Ind.
PROF. PAUL. LEPTIN, M: D., died suddenly at his home in St. Louis, Aug. ist. He was a graduate of the American Medical College, 1893, and had taken a special course in New York City. He was professor of Eclectro-Therapeutics in his alma matre in 1894-5. His age was 30 years.
TEXAS ITEMS.-I will again take the opportunity of telling the eclectics of Texas, that our annual meeting will be held in the City of Dallas, October 13 and 14th, 1896. St. George Hotel will be headquarters, where the rates are low. Railroad fare will be very low because of the State Fair, and we hope for a good time out of a grand good meeting. Dallas is easy of access and the center of eclecticism in the state; and every eclectic ought to make special effort to be there. You will never have a better opportunity to join the Association or do effective service for the cause than at this meeting. It will be necessary for us to take some active move looking to a proper medical law. The old school is up in arms, and propose a bill that gives them six representatives, the homeopaths four and the eclectics two. If that is satisfactory remain at home and you will get just what you want.
Our worthy friend and honored ex-president, S. M. Carlton, of Hillsborough, wrote us a few days ago that he still would like some good eclectic to come to Hillsborough. He said it will take a good man with lots of staying qualities. They bave had a terrible drouth there this year, but it is a fine country, and Hillsborough is a coming city, and the eclectic who goes there with a determination to remain is sure to prosper in the near future.