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cut. Of the 11,746 physicians in New York state, 4,215 are credited to Manhattan and Bronx, 1,506 to Brooklyn, 121 to Queens, 65 to Richmond, a total for Greater New York of 5,907, which makes the number of physicians residing in the rest of the state, 5,839.
THE GAZETTE Pocket SPELLER AND DEFINER. English and Medical. Second
edition. New York: The Gazette Publishing Company. 1904. (Price, 50 cents.)
It is often convenient to have at hand a word book of small size for quick reference. This is just such an one, and it even can be carried in the pocket,—the vest pocket if need be. It occupies a field by itself and is all that it aims to be-namely, a compact speller and definer of English and medical words, for ready reference.
A TEXTBOOK OF MECHANO-THERAPY (Massage and Medical Gymnastics)
for Medical Students, Trained Nurses and Medical Gymnasts. By AXEL V. GRAFSTROM, B.Sc., M.D., Attending Physician to the Gustavus Adolphus Orphanage, Jamestown, N. Y. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Duodecimo of 200 pages, illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Company 1904. ($1.25 net.)
The author of this manual is an expert in the application of movements to the treatment of disease, and in medical gymnastics. His announced purpose when the book was issued first, now some five years ago, was to make it a rational textbook for the student, nurse, and medical gymnast. That he has succeeded in accomplishing his purpose, at least to a very large extent, is testified to by the demand for a second edition. There has been considerable revision of this book, as well as some additions to it, which make it as complete a work of reference for a physician as could be prepared for the purposes indicated.
THE OPTICAL DICTIONARY. Edited by CHARLES HYATT-WOOLF, F.R.P.S.,
Editor of "The Optician and Photographic Trades Review." Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company. 1904. (Price, $1.00.)
As a matter of convenience to students and junior physicians it is well to have a separate dictionary of optical terms,-for example, one like this,—that can remain within easy reach on the desk or library table. Ophthalmological terms are more or less complex and this glossary will assist in fixing them upon the mind. The mechanical work of its preparation is exceedingly well done, though its imperfections are many.
Visiting Lists, 1905.
Notices of the following Visiting Lists are given in the order in which they were received. Each has its special merits of which our readers must judge either from experience or description, some being adapted to the needs of one and some to those of another. All, however, are of superior excellence, the main points of difference being such as we shall endeavor to present in the description which follows:
THE PHYSICIANS' Visiting List (Lindsay and Blakiston's) for 1905.
Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company, 1012 Walnut Street. Sold by all booksellers and druggists.
The Lindsay and Blakiston Visiting List, now in the fiftyfourth year of its publication, contains the essentials which most physicians need and is a time-saving device that has met approval for over half a century. It is bound in handsome half morocco, is equipped with a rubber tipped pencil, is of convenient shape and size, is made of strong thin gilt edged paper and contains useful memoranda for office or bedside reference. Among the latter the subject of incompatibility is discussed, the immediate treatment of poisoning is tabulated, the metric system and equivalents are given, besides which there is a dose-table of drugs, an obstetric table and numerous other clinical data are given. In our advertising pages will be found a list of sizes and prices.
The Medical News Visiting List FOR 1905. Lea Brothers & Company,
Philadelphia, 706 Samson Street; New York, 111 Fifth Avenue.
The Medical News Visiting List has become a standard record for the profession. It is published in four different styles with the object of adjusting itself to the requirements of the largest number of physicians.
It contains much clinical material and data of value for immediate reference, among which we may mention tables of weights and measures and comparative scales; instructions for examining the urine; table of eruptive fevers; incompatibles, poisons and antidotes; directions for effecting artificial respiration; extensive table of doses; an alphabetical table of diseases and their remedies, and directions for ligation of arteries.
It is bound in strong leather cover, wine tinted in color, contains a pocket, a pencil with eraser and 192 pages of well-ruled fine gilt edged paper.
The weekly, monthly and 30-patient perpetual contain 32 pages of data and 100 pages of classified blanks. The 60-patient perpetual consists of 256 pages of blanks alone. Each is made up in one wallet-shaped book, bound in flexible leather, with flap and pocket, pencil and rubber, and calendar for two years, $1.25. Thumb-letter index, 25 cents extra. By mail, postpaid, to any address.
THE MEDICAL RECORD VISITING List or PHYSICIANS' DIARY FOR 1905. New
revised edition. New York: William Wood & Company.
The Medical Record Visiting List has always been a favorite with a large number of physicians. It ranges in price from $1.25
to $4.00, according to size, style and quality of binding. It is a compact book, easily adapted to the morning coat pocket and contains material for ready reference adapted to emergencies as well as to the ordinary daily practice of a busy physician. It has an obstetric calendar, deals with weights and measures, gives tables of doses, the treatment of poisoning, hints on writing wills, addresses of nurses, besides many other practical hints. It is printed on excellent paper with gilt edges and is bound in fine black leather which contains a pocket and pencil.
BOOKS RECEIVED. A Textbook of Practical Therapeutics, with especial reference to the application of Remedial Measures to Disease and their Employment upon a Rational Basis. By Hobart Amory Hare, M.D., B.Sc., Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. With special chapters by G. E. de Schweinitz, Edward Martin and Barton C. Ilirst. Tenth edition, enlarged, thoroughly revised and largely rewritten. Octavo, 908 pages, with 113 engravings and 4 fullpage colored plates. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Company. 1904. (Price: cloth, $1.00 net; leather, $5.00; half morocco, $5.50 niet prices.)
A Treatise on Bright's Disease and Diabetes, with especial reference to Pathology and Therapeutics. By James Tyson, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. Second edition, illustrated. Octavo, 381 pages. Including a section on the Ocular Changes in Bright's Disease and in Diabetes, by G. E. de Schweinitz. Philadelphia : P. Blakiston's Son & Company. 1904. (Price, $4.00.)
Blakiston's Quiz Compends. A Compend of Medical Latin. By W. T. Saint Clair, A.M., Professor of the Latin Language and Literature in the Male High School of Louisville, Ky. Duodecimo, 131 pages. Second edition, revised. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company. 1904. (Price, $1.00.)
Appendicitis and Other Diseases about the Appendix. By Bayard Holmes. B.S., M.D., Professor of Surgery in the University of Illinois, Chicago. Three hundred and fifty pages. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1904.
Twenty-third Annual Report of the State Department of Health of New York. For the year ending December 31, 1902. With maps, Daniel Lewis, M.D., Commissioner.
LITERARY AND JOURNALISTIC NOTES.
Messrs. P. BLAKISTON's Son & COMPANY have issued a most complete catalogue of medical and surgical works which will be found valuable to any physician. It is pocket size, bound in morocco, with round corners and red edges and contains about 110 pages. It is by far the most practical publication of the kind we have yet seen and may be had of the publishers for the nominal price of 25 cents.
The American Journal of Orthopedic Surgery has changed publishers and will hereafter be printed and published by P. Blakiston's Son & Company, Philadelphia. The subscription price has been reduced from $5.00 to $3.00 a year, and many other advantages will accrue from this change, though its general form and appearance will remain as before.
All matters pertaining to subscriptions or advertisements should be addressed to the publishers. Matters for editorial consideration will be taken up by the editorial committee, which is composed of Dr. R. W. Lovett, 234 Marlboro street, Boston ; Dr. H. Augustus Wilson, 1611 Spruce street, Philadelphia, and Dr. A. H. Freiburg, 19 West Seventh street, Cincinnati.
The Old Dominion Journal of Medicine, the organ of the medical college of Virginia, and its alumni association, has been turned over to a corporation for publication. It will hereafter be published monthly. Several changes have been made in the editorial staff.
The Literary Digest, that admirable weekly compend of world news, has changed its dress, having shed its familiar salmonpink cover and donned an artistic outside, printed in buff and black on supercalendered paper. This new cover contains two open panels, to be changed every week; one for the contents, and the other to contain a portrait of the man most conspicuously in the public eye during the current week. We are glad to note this indication of prosperity and progress on the part of this staunch weekly magazine.
WILLIAM R. WARNER & COMPANY, of Philadelphia, pharmaceutical chemists, whose celebrated house was established in 1856, has lately been honored at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Saint Louis, by the highest award, the Grand Prize, for pharmaceutical preparations. This house has long been known for its integrity and the chemical and pharmaceutical perfection of its products. Its many friends will be gratified to learn of the award above mentioned.
Physician's Account Book, by J. J. Taylor, M.D., 4105 Walnut street, Philadelphia. The foregoing is the title of a useful physician's account book adapted to the pocket and ruled in a way to
fit the legal requirements in case it should become necessary to prove an account in court. Since its appearance, three years ago, it has steadily gained in a popularity which it deserves.
The book contains obstetric, vaccination, and death records and cash accounts. It measures 414 x 634 inches, containing over 224 pages. Prices: bound in leather, $1.00. Also bound in manilla boards with separate leather case. Price of case and two manilla books, $2.00. Subsequent manilla books to use in the case, 60 cents each ; two for $1.00 ; three for $1.40. Also large size for desk or office use, $4.00. Address, Dr. J. J. Taylor, author and publisher, 4105 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.
THE Perpetual Visiting and Pocket Reference Book for 1905, is the title of a memorandum book and visiting list published by the Dios Chemical Company, Saint Louis, of which the following is a table of contents: explanation of signs and how to keep visiting accounts, obstetrical memoranda, clinical emergencies, poisons and antidotes, dose table, blank leaves for weekly visiting list, memorandum; addresses of nurses, clinical, obstetrical, birth, death and vaccination records, bills rendered, cash received, articles loaned, money loaned, miscellaneous, calendar 1905, 126 pages, lapel binding, red edges. This call book will be furnished by the Dios Chemical Company, Saint Louis, on receipt of 10 cents for postage.
The Arlington Chemical Company has published a collection of architectural and decorative sketches, suggestive of the arrangement of offices and reception rooms, for physicians. The album booklet also contains illustrations of office interiors of several prominent physicians, among the latter being the aseptic office of Dr. D. W. Harrington, of Buffalo, originally reproduced in the JOURNAL.
President Roosevelt at the World's Fair. The World's Fair at Saint Louis, the official designation of which is “The Louisiana Purchase Exposition," is closing in a blaze of splendor just as these words are being reduced to type. The visit of the President of the United States of America,-don't forget the word America,-accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt, Viss Alice Roosevelt, and members of his official suite, served to enliven the latter days of the exposition. One of the features of the visit of the President, which redounds to the everlasting credit of the management of the fair, is the splendid manner in which the guests included in the presidential party were safeguarded. Ex-Governor Francis and Mayor Wells are entitled to the gratitude of the American people for the executive ability displayed with such masterful skill.