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their appropriate heads, are J. B. Murphy's on tuberculosis of the female genitalia ; R. T. Morris's on ovarian grafting; Joseph Prices's on death following pelvic and abdominal operations; E. J. Ill's on the Gilliam operation, and A. Goldspohn's on the technic of vaginal drainage.

The literature of the year has been well sorted and the best of it has been presented in this book, the editors having again displayed excellent judgment in performing a difficult task.

DISEASES OF THE INTESTINES. A Textbook for Practitioners and Students

of Medicine. By MAX EINHORN, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. Small octavo, Pp. 397. Illustrated. Second, revised edition. New York: William Wood & Company. 1904. (Price, $3.00.)

Einhorn is not a new author nor is his work on diseases of the intestines his only book. His treatise on diseases of the stomach has already passed through three editions and another is preparing. The first edition of this work on the intestines issued from the press about four years ago, and has become exhausted. The demand for it, however, is such that a new edition becomes necessary, despite the fact that very little advance has been made in this field since the first appearance of Einhorn's treatise.

In the JOURNAL for February, 1901, p. 543, we expressed a favorable impression of this textbook, and further observation and experience has served to confirm our previous judgment in the premises. We then pointed out the value of Einhorn's views on nervous affections of the intestines, and wish now to add a word in regard to his discussion of acute and chronic intestinal catarrh. The clinician is always glad of every serviceable hint in this troublesome condition which is here dealt with intelligently. Ulcers of the intestines command more attention since surgery, in appropriate cases, may be invoked with favorable prospects. The subject is one of interest and is interestingly treated in this book.

A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS BY MEANS OF MICROSCOPICAL AND

CHEMICAL METHODS. For Students, Hospital Physicians and Practitioners. By CHARLES E. SIMON, M.D., of Baltimore. Fifth edition, thoroughly revised and enlarged. Illustrated with 150 engravings and 22 plates in colors. Octavo, pp. 695. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Co. 1904. (Price, $4.00.)

For the fifth time in the short period of eight years we are called upon to examine and report upon the qualities of this book. This is an indication of an increasing appreciation by students and practitioners of medicine, of the importance of a knowledge of the exacter methods of diagnosis which are distinguishing features of present day instruction. The literature of the past two years has been replete with new material relating to the blood, and here, in a chapter of nearly 200 pages it is found, it being 60 pages larger than the corresponding chapter in the preceding edition, embracing, too, an entirely new section on kryoscopic examination of the blood. Other sections, also, have been enlarged and still others material changes and additions have been made, until now the manual is as near complete as it is possible to make it.

We desire to invite special attention to the sections on the gastric juice and stomach contents, the feces, and the urine as being exhaustive in the treatment of these several subjects, clear in their presentation, and authoritative in method. Worthy of mention, too, are the sections on transudates and exudates, the semen, vaginal discharges, and the secretion of the mammary glands. Illustrations are made use of whenever necessary to amplify the text, some of the plates being superb. It is a book that no physician who practises modern medicine can deny himself without serious disadvantage.

THE MEDICAL News POCKET FORMULARY. By E. Quin THORNTON, M.D.,

Assistant Professor of Materia Medica in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. New (sixth) edition. Leather, wallet shape for the pocket. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Co. 1904. (Price, $1.50 net.)

This useful pocket reference book will be greeted with friendly words as it again appears, rejuvenated and brought forward to the present date. It claims many old friends as indicated by the demand for previous editions, and no doubt will gain many new ones through this new sixth republication. It contains hints for treatment as well as suggestions relating to incompatibles, poisons, antidotes, and other useful data for the sick room, either for emergencies or the routine course of practice.

MANUAL OF MATERIA MEDICA AND PHARMACY. Specially designed for the

use of Practitioners and Medical, Pharmaceutical, Dental, and Veterinary Students. By E. STANTON MUIR, Ph.G., V.M.D., Instructor in comparative Materia Medica and Pharmacy in the University of Pennsylvania. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo, 192 pages. Philadelphia : F. A. Davis Company. 1904. (Price, $2.00 net.)

The first issue of this work was published about eight years ago, the second four or five years later, and now the third edition is presented for professional favor. Some changes have been made since the book first appeared, notably in eliminating many drugs, new and old, and retaining for description only those of recognised value in every day practice. The names of drugs are arranged in alphabetical order, which makes them easier for students to comprehend and quite as convenient for physicians to examine. The metric system is first given, and then, in parentheses, the equivalents in apothecaries' weights. A liberal interleaving in blank affords an opportunity for remarks and references. This is one of the most practical of manuals and is an excellent condensed exposition of materia medica and pharmacy.

OBSTETRICS FOR NURSES. By JOSEPH B. DE LEE, Professor of Obstetrics

in the Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Duodecimo, fully illustrated. Philadelphia, New York and London: W. S. Saunders & Company. 1904. (Cloth, $2.50 net.)

This book is written primarily for nurses, but the author says in his preface, and the reviewer heartily agrees with him, that medical students will find something of value in it. It is well written,-clear, concise, full. The illustrations are mainly original and from photographs. The book is to be commended to instructors of nurses as a textbook to be studied in conjunction with the didactic and clinical teaching of obstetrics. M. J. F.

THE MAN WHO PLEASES AND THE WOMAN Who CHARMS. By John A.

CONE, Sextodecimo, pp. 131. New York: Hinds & Noble. 1904. (Price, 75 cents.)

A book which gives the essence of good breeding in a nutshell is rather out of the ordinary for review in a medical journal ; but there are physicians who would be better and more successful men and women by heeding the suggestions offered in this interesting little volume. Furthermore, it will not harm any person to read it, because it contains common sense teaching.

M. J. F.

PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE. Volume II., June, 1904. A Quarterly Digest of

Advances, Discoveries and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences. Edited by HOBART AMORY HARE, M.D., Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Company. (Per annum, in four cloth-bound volumes, $9.00; in paper binding, $6.00, carriage paid to any address.)

This number contains articles on surgery of the abdomen, including hernia, by William B. Coley ; gynecology, by John G. Clark; diseases of the blood, diathetic and metabolic diseases, and diseases of the spleen, thyroid gland and lymphatic system, by Alfred Stengel, and ophthalmology, by Edward Jackson.

It may be that some prefer this book unbound, but frankly we do not, an unbound volume being practically of no use in our library.

INFANT FEEDING IN ITS RELATION TO HEALTH AND DISEASE. By Louis

FISCHER, M.D., Visiting Physician to the Willard Parker and Riverside Hospitals, New York City. Third edition, thoroughly revised. Containing 54 illustrations, 357 octavo pages. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company. 1904. (Price, $2.00.)

The author presents almost a new book in his third edition, so thorough has been the revision. New chapters have been added on milk idiosyncrasies in children and on buttermilk feeding; and many changes made to afford more help to the general practitioner in the home modification of milk. The book is eminently practical and well deserves its popularity. M. J. F.

BOOKS RECEIVED. International Clinics. A Quarterly of Illustrated Clinical Lectures and especially prepared original articles on Treatment, Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Hygiene and other topics of interest to students and practitioners. By leading members of the medical profession throughout the world. Edited by A. O. J. Kelly, A.M., M.D., Philadelphia. Volume II. Fourteenth series. 1904. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott Company. (Cloth, $2.00.)

An Introduction to Vertebrate Embryology, based on the Study of the Frog and the Chick. By Albert Moore Reese, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Histology in Syracuse University. Duodecimo, pp. 291. Illustrated. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1904.

A System of Practical Surgery. By Drs. E. von Bergmann, Berlin, P. von Bruns, Tübinger and J. von Mikulicz, Breslau. Translated and edited by William T. Bull, M.D., Professor of Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), New York, and John B. Solley, M.D., New York. To be complete in five imperial octavo volumes. Volume III. Surgery of the Extremities. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Company. 1904. (Price, per volume: cloth, $6.00; leather, $7.00; half morocco, $8.50.)

The Gazette Pocket Speller and Definer. English and Medical. Second edition. New York: The Gazette Publishing Company. 1904. (Price, 50 cents.)

The Surgery of the Heart and Lungs. By Benjamin Merrili Ricketts, Ph.B., M.D., Cincinnati. Octavo, pp. 526. Illustrated. New York: The Grafton Press. 1904.

A Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences. Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific and Practical Medicine and Allied Science. By Various Writers. A new edition, completely revised and rewritten. Edited by Albert H. Buck, M.D., New York City. Nine volumes, imperial octavo. Volume VIII. Illustrated by chromolithographs and 435 half-tone and wood engravings. New York: William Wood & Co. 1904. (Price: muslin, $6.00 per volume; leather, $7.00 per volume; half morocco, $8.00 per volume.)

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, enlarged, and entirely reset. Duodecimo of 200 pages, fully illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Company. 1904. (Cloth, $1.25 net.)

LITERARY NOTES.

“TWENTY-ONE years of post-graduate medical instruction” is the title of a handsome brochure containing a report of addresses at a dinner given in honor of Dr. D. B. St. John Roosa, at Delmonico's, New York, Tuesday evening, March 1, 1904. It is embellished with portraits of Dr. Roosa, Dr. A. W. Calhoun, Dr. William Osler, Dr. Clarence J. Blake, Dr. William J. Mayo, Dr. W. W. Keen, Hon. William Potter, Dr. William M. Polk,

and Dr. Andrew H. Smith, all of whom delivered addresses. A loving cup, which is illustrated, was presented to Dr. Roosa by the corporation and faculty of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. A list of the guests, numbering 350, many from distant cities, is also published, the whole constituting a valuable souvenir of an event which the guest of honor may justly feel a pride in, and which also commemorates the twenty-one years since the inauguration of post-graduate medical instruction in this country.

The Western Medical Review has changed its form from double column quarto to standard octavo. This is commendable, as more befitting a monthly magazine, the weeklies only appearing to good advantage in the first named style. If the Review will now add to its improvement by placing its editorial material nearer the end instead of at the beginning of its pages, it will be a model monthly medical magazine.

MESSRS. P. Blakiston's Son & Company made an interesting exhibit of medical books at the Atlantic City meeting of the American Medical Association last June. The reputation of this publishing house maintained through a long period of years, was never greater than at present. Among the new publications just ready, this house announces the following: A manual of surgical diagnosis, by James Berry, B.S., F.R.C.S., surgeon to the Royal Free Hospital, London, price $2.00; Case teaching in surgery, by Herbert L. Burrell, M.D., professor of clinical surgery, and John Bapst Blake, M.D., instructor in surgery, arvard Medical School, price 75 cents; The treatment of some cute visceral inflammations, by D. B. Lees, M.A., M.D., physician to the Hospital for Sick Children and to Saint Mary's Hospital, London, price $1.50.

ITEMS.

The Philippine government exposition at the Saint Louis World's Fair is the largest single exhibit on the grounds. It occupies 47 acres in which are housed 75,000 catalogued exhibits, as well as 1,100 representatives of the different peoples of the islands. The sum of $1,000,000 has been appropriated for the purpose of collecting and installing this exhibit, four-fifths of which is borne by the Philippine insular government.

It comprises, in general, the walled city and its approach, the bridge of Spain; the dwellers on Arrowhead Lake; the agricul

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