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SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS. formation, if I could give it him. Give small doses of ignatia amara He had seen no literature except for the globus hystericus. that which THE CHICAGO MEDICAL The monobromate of camphor is TIMES has furnished, but that had suggested in acute nasal catarrh. been enough to give him a splendid Pulsatilla is the remedy par exstart. He had obtained and used cellence for headaches at the Lloyd's echafolta.

menstrual epoch.

In the treatment of chorea hoIn scarlet fever, measles and moeopathic doctors give agaracin small pox where the eruption is 2x,, with good results. tardy or has receded and all secre- Potassium bromide is advised in tions are deficient, with a high minute doses for those who are contemperature, perhaps a mild de- tinually catching cold.

a lirium, serpentaria in hot infusion The powdered root of pytolacca every hour quickly corrects the en- dec. applied directly to the slough tire condition by determining the in a carbuncle will work wonders. eruption to the skin and restoring One drop of the tincture of orithe secretions.

ganum four times daily will be

found most efficacious in nymphoJaborandi is an immediate stimu

mania. lant to the sweat glands and to the Salicin, five grains every three salivary glands. In dry skin with .

hours, is a most valuable remedy in high fever in full doses it is a acute rheumatism and in all muscuprompt restorative of function re

lar pains. ducing the temperature. Where In palpitation, from whatever there is a chronic dryness and in- cause, small doses of cactus grand, activity of the skin it may be given frequently repeated, will seldom fail in small doses persistently. In dry to give relief. coughs it restores secretion.

Weidman, in Paris, gives five

drops of the tincture of aconite Of remedies for nervousness and every two hours for tetanus; often sleeplessness we have none better combined with chloral and potasthan gelsemium, but it must be used sium bromide. judiciously. A lady took five drops Fluid extract saw palmetto is a of specific gelsemium for irritation specific for enlarged and inflamed of the bladder associated with nery- prostate. Occasional doses of potasousness. It caused distressing diz- sium iodide will greatly facilitate ziness, with severe palpitation and the cure in old chronic cases. dyspnea, but it relieved the con- The free application of carbolic ditions for which it was given—the acid to carbuncle will give prompt nervousness and vesicle irritation. results. A 10 or 20 per cent. soluery sinus.

tion may be freely injected into ev- disease indications and the action of

single remedies directed to those Strychnia is an excellent remedy indications. for uterine hemorrhage from

If you desire to obtain the largest atonicity or inertia. It may be amount of Eclecticism for the given in advance, if such a condi

money, don't fail to subscribe for tion is anticipated.

THE CHICAGO MEDICAL TIMES. Thuja occidentalis, one minim

It is suggested that one kidney four times daily, will relieve nasal being diseased, disorder of the other polypi, and with the same or hy- is only a matter of time. The chardrastis, applied externally, will

acter of the disease has but little often cure quickly.

to do with the fact. Collinsonia is directly indicated

The cannibals upon the islands of in all enlargements of the veins and

New Hebrides have taken to eating in many inflammations of the veins,

pork since the introduction of pigs, and may be prescribed with perfect

and are said to greatly prefer it to confidence.

human flesh.

Collodion, tincture of iodine, ITEMS.

liquid ammonia, equal parts. To be Hundreds of doctors tell us The

applied widely over the parts with a CHICAGO MEDICAL TIMES is abso

camel's hair brush, for sciatica.lutely at the head of Eclectic med

Peoria Med. Monthly. ical journalism.

Peppermint tea will be found an Three or four cases are recorded

excellent medicine in the gastric where autopsy revealed a large lung and intestinal disturbances of incavity in infants from six months

fants, especially those fed artificialto one year of age.

ly. It is made by steeping in boilA symptom of diabetes, which

ing water a small pinch of the often appears, even when only a leaves, of which the imported Gersmall quantity of sugar is present, man ones, uncompressed, are best. is cramps in the calves of the legs.

This tea, sweetened to taste, may It is said that if one carries a be given ad libitum. The tea may pebble in the mouth when water be given in a nursing bottle, either cannot be readily obtained, thirst warm or cold, though most children will be prevented for several hours. prefer it warm.--Penn. Med. Jour.

. A Chinese woman gave birth to In Greece where the peasantry a child with four perfect eyes. In live upon vegetable diet, and where order to rid herself of the mon

a very large quantity of tomatoes strosity she drowned it in a pail of

are eaten, stone in the bladder is a water.

very common occurrence. Study more carefully than ever If the infant could obtain cow's

GERY.

milk as directly from the cow as its We have reviewed previous nummother's milk is obtained from the bers of this Quarterly very many mother, the milk would be but a times. We have seen everything trifle if any more difficult of assimi- in it to commend and but little to lation.

criticize. It is a library of referStrophanthus has been prescribed ence in itself, of immense value. in several cases of goitre, ten drops

We would particularly call attenof the tincture three times daily, tion to the fact that it is not a rewith a rapid reduction in the size view or in any way clippings from of the enlargement, and in some

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The appearance of this work is eight treats of pediatrics and orthogood, and it is with considerable pedic surgery, subjects too large satisfaction that the student in to receive attention in one book surgery refers to the book and re- of 225 pages; and yet there is a freshes his knowledge in regard to good deal said in this little book the anatomical features and the that is valuable. surgical technique of any surgical For the price, $7.50 a year for operation. The work is illustrated ten books, or $1.25 for single yolwith 227 woodcuts, many of which umes, the books contain a great show original ideas in the execu- deal that is of much service to the tion of the common surgical ope- physician.

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societies.

THE NATIONAL AND STATE ECLECTIC MEDICAL SOCIETIES.

[Secretaries of Societies not on this list, please send us all the facts at once.]

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION. President-J. D. MCCANN, M. D., Monticello, Ind.

Vice Presidents-J. T. WINTER MUTE, M. D., Cincinnati, Ohio; M. B. KETCHUM, M. D., Lincoln, Neb.; and J. V. STEVENS, M. D., Jefferson, Wis.

Recording Secretary-Finley ELLINGWOOD, M. D., Chicago.
Treasurer-W. T. GEMMILL, M. D., Forest, Ohio.
Corresponding Secretary-N. A. GRAVES, M. D., Chicago.
Place of meeting, Indianapolis, Ind., June 9, 1903.

ARKANSAS. President-W. C. HUDSON, M. D., Mulberry.

First Vice President-W. O. TIBBLES, M. D., Grange.

Recording Secretary-JAMES L. VAIL, M. D., Little Rock.

Second Vice President-P. J. PARK, M. D., Scott.

TreasurerC. E. PIERCE, M. D., Little Rock.

Corresponding Secretary-A. J. WiDENER, M. D., Little Rock.

CALIFORNIA. President-P. S. HAMILTON, M. D., Chicago.

First Vice President -C. YETTER, M. D., San Francisco.

Second Vice President-W. C. ShipLEY, M. D., Hudson.

Recording Secretary-BENJ. STETSON, ·M. D., Oakland.

Corresponding Secretary-J. C. FARMER, M. D., San Francisco.

Treasurer--H. W. HUNSAKER, San Francisco.

Members of State Examining BoardG. G. GERE, M. D., L. A. PERCE, M. D.

Next meeting in San Francisco; date not announced-probably the last week in May.

COLORADO. President-ALMO DEMONCO, M. D., 416 Opera House Block, Denver.

Vice President-J. H. SNYDER, M. D., Cameron, Mo.

Secretary and Treasurer-J. S. HAYES, M. D., 518-520 Opera House Block, Denver.

Next meeting June 17, 1903, in Opera House Block,

GEORGIA.
President-S. A. BROWN, Dunn.

First Vice President-J. W. NIEGRATH, Macon.

Second Vice President - M. T. JOHNSON, Lawrenceville.

Secretary-W. M. DURHAM, Atlanta.
Treasurer-W. J. AUTEN, Atlanta.

ILLINOIS.
President-B. A. GRIFFITH, Swan
Creek.

First Vice-President-ETHYL RichARDSON, Quincy.

Secretary-A. H. READING, Chicago.
Treasurer-H. G. GABEL, Aurora.
Next meeting Springfield, May 20-21.

INDIANA. President-C. G. WINTER, Indianapolis.

First Vice President-M. F. BALDWIN, Marion.

Second Vice President-Q. R. Hauss, Sellersburg.

Recording Secretary-H. V. BLOSSER, Ft. Wayne.

Corresponding Secretary-W. P. BEST, Indianapolis.

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