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with prompt anesthetic effect, despite the bleeding produced by the puncture of the needle.

In otology eucain lactate is advantageously used for the removal of polypi and granulations as well as prior to passing the sound. Here also it possesses the merit of not causing shrinkage. When, however, local ischemia of the mucous membrane is desirable, it may be used in combination with suprarenal preparations.

Prof. Katz was highly gratified with the results from a dusting powder of eucain lactate with milk sugar, used after surgical procedures in the nose. Especially useful was it after cauterisation for the prevention of growths on the mucous membrane, the powder being insufflated daily for about six days.

PRACTICAL PRESCRIPTIONS.

AN EFFICIENT GALACTAGOG.

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Each dose contains exactly four grains of the acid glycerophosphates of soda, lime, potash, iron and manganese, in the exact physiological proportions laid down by Huxley, with a 250th part of a grain of strychnine.

It is pleasant to take and is the most reliable of the acid glycero-phosphate preparations.

Under the influence of this solution and suitable diet, the lacteal secretions are increased without fatigue to the mother. The treatment should be continued during lactation for the first three months at least.

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Apply with friction where it is not too tender, or on lint covered with oil silk if very sensitive to rubbing. It gives almost immediate relief.

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Apply every night with friction for ten days; then interrupt the treatment. Recommence after ten days again if necessary.

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GOUTY ECZEMA.

LUFF recommends liq. plumbi for this very obstinate trouble. The following modification will be found very soothing, especially if followed by a simple dusting powder of starch and talc powder.

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Internally, one capsule of colchi-sal every two hours.

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3v. M. F. Applic. Sig.–Apply externally two or three times daily.

TOPICS OF PUBLIC INTEREST.

Why We Did Not Unite. (From New York State Journal of Medicine, September, 1904.) The following is a copy of the affidavit submitted by the Onondaga County Association in opposition to the motion to amalgamate the two state organisations.

The part which is of special interest is that referring to the notice of meeting at which the state association instructed the committee to proceed in bringing about the amalgamation and voting amalgamation for the state organisation. It appears that in the state by-laws there is no provision for sending notices of meetings, and there are decisions in our state which provide that in this contingency personal notice must be sent to each member of a membership organisation like the state association, giving the day, place and hour, and the purposes for which the special meeting is called. This personal notice cannot be given by mail, but must be served personally upon every individual person in the association; if one were omitted, that one would have the right to upset the entire plan should he remain away from the meeting.

It appears, therefore, that the action of the state association in March in voting property rights or vested rights of individuals to which the above rules apply, is a nullity, and the result attained of no binding force on the members of the state medical association. This is the situation of affairs at present.

SUPREME COURT.
In the Matter

of
The Application of the Medical Society of the State of New

York and The New York State Medical Association, for an order consolidating the said corporations, pursuant to

the Act, Chapter 1, of the Laws of 1904. STATE OF NEW YORK, )

County of Onondaga, ss.

City of Syracuse, GEORGE A. EDWARDS, being duly sworn, deposes and says, in answer to the petition of the petitioners herein, that he is a duly licensed physician and surgeon of the state of New York, and resides at the city of Syracuse, Onondaga county, in said state; that he has practised his profession continuously in said city for more than twenty-seven years; and ever since the organisation of The New York State Medical Association has been and now is a member thereof; that he is also a member of the county association of Onondaga county, and is at present an officer thereof, namely, vice-president; that he is also a member of the Medical Society of the County of Onondaga, but not a member of the Medical Society of the State of New York; that he has read the moving papers herein and knows the contents thereof; that deponent believes it would be unwise to consolidate the New York state medical society and the New York state medical association pursuant to the agreement attached to the moving papers herein, for the reason that the said association has vested property rights aggregating over $30,000 in value in excess of that of said society, which property is the property of the 1,767 physicians composing the said association; that said 1,767 physicians should not suffer a usurpation of their property rights by com

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pelling a division of the assets of the association among the 5,733 composing the state and county medical societies of the state of Vew York. And, furthermore, the members of the state association are entitled to their personal rights and should have the privilege of maintaining the liberal ethical code under which they have for years practised, which is the code of the American Medical Association. That, by the terms of the proposed agreement said ethical code is entirely surrendered, and the transformed society, until a vote in reference thereto is taken, will be without any code whatever. That said agreement does not contain a complete plan for the adoption of a code, as it makes provision only for the taking of a vote concerning the same. That the code of said association should have been embodied in this agreement, for the reason that it is the code approved by the medical association and must necessarily be maintained if the members of the state society are to become members of the said American Medical Association ; but, whether the code of said state association should be adopted, or that of the medical society, there should, at all events, have been in said agreement some ethical code which should have been submitted to all the members of both the state society and the state association and approved by at least a threefourths vote of all said members at a meeting of said society and association called for that purpose, as provided by section ✓ of the membership corporation law of the state of New York. That, to carry out the plan embodied in the agreement will be, in the opinion of deponent, very prejudicial to physicians, and it might result in greater cleavage than has heretofore existed among the members thereof. Deponent believes that before an order is made consolidating the petitioners herein, all the terms should be agreed upon and not left for further consideration by the members of the profession.

* And deponent further says, that said agreement is further objectionable since it not only provides that the property of the said state association shall practically be confiscated, but also because it provides that all county associations shall transfer their property and assets to the county society of the same county. That said county associations are independent of the state association, said state association having no control whatever over the assets of any county association, although no physician can become a member of the state association without having been voted in by the county association.

And deponent further says, that, personally, he has never received any notice of a special meeting of the state association called for the purpose of passing on the proposed agreement attached to the moving papers herein. That the by-laws of the state association contain no provision for giving notice of annual or special meetings of the association; and, while deponent has not seen the secretary's minutes, yet he is informed and believes that no notice has been given to the physicians generally who are members of the said association.

members of the New York should be surreresent plan, thereedical ters of Hedical Associatip. That, by he New York

And deponent further says, that if the members of the medical profession are desirous of forming a union, in fairness to the members of The New York State Medical Association, the charters of both the New York Medical Society and The New York State Medical Association should be surrendered and their corporate affairs wound up. That, by the present plan, there is a swallowing up, or absorption of The New York state medical association, having assets of over $34,000, with an annual income of $12,000, and a surrendering of its ethical code in addition. That deponent believes the only reason why the state medical society has desired to form a union with The New York state medical association is in order that its members might become affiliated with the American Medical Association ; that having such meager assets and a rapidly declining membership, a few of the more potential ones, wishing to escape humiliation and disgrace, devised this plan of gaining membership in the New York state association without resigning from membership in the New York state medical society.

And deponent further says, that he believes the special law passed in 1904 for the purpose of allowing a consolidation of the New York state medical society with that of The New York state medical association is unconstitutional; and that, without the unanimous consent of all the members of said state association, it will be a usurpation of property rights to grant an order consolidating said corporation ; that deponent personally objects to such consolidation ; and, furthermore, the Onondaga County medical association also objects to such consolidation, and has voted unanimously to oppose this application.

GEORGE A. EDWARDS.
Sworn to before me this 16th day of
July, 1904.

CHAS. C. Cook,
Com'r of Deeds, Syracuse, N. Y.

Council Meeting. (From New York State Journal of Medicine, September, 1904.) A MEETING of the council of The New York State Medical Association was held August 29. The following letter was received from the counsel to the association, and ordered printed in the Journal:

- August 23, 1904. Dr. William Harvey Thornton, President, and Council The New

York State Medical Association:

Gentlemen-By reason of the physical impossibility of my being present at the meeting of the council to be held on the 29th.

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