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"Unguentine" in collapsible tubes. One of these tubes will be sent free to any physician requesting the same, and we advise our readers to drop a card to these people.
Maltbie Chemical Co.-On account of the increasing business of this enterprising firm, and especially the hold which "Viskolein" had taken upon the medical profession and the demand for this article, the office of the company has been moved from Buffalo to No. 18 Broadway, New York, N. Y.
Aphasia, Dr. Collins' Book.-If any of our readers have not seen the recent work of Dr. Joseph Collins upon "The Genesis and Dissolution of Speech," they should write to No. 47 West 48th street New York, for a copy. It is the most lucid description of the intricate nervous mechanism incident to speech, which as a means for diagnosis for various pathological states within the cranium is almost indispensable to the progressive surgeon of to-day.
Schieffelin & Co.-We suppose that most of our readers know that the old firm of Schieffelin & Co., has been in active operation in the drug trade for more than 100 years, and that during all this time its standing has been one of the highest honor, with both the medical and the drug trade. The firm has recently given up the general agency of Beyer & Co., a business which they built up to large proportions, to the Farbenfabriken of Elberfeld Co., which will devote a vast amount of new energy to the goods manufactured by Beyer & Co. This gives Schieffelin & Co. more time to devote to the general drug trade, and to specialties of their own manufacture. The stamp Schieffelin & Co. is a synonym for honest goods, and their general business will no doubt be largely increased on account of their change in business.
Western Surgical and Gynecological Association. The eighth annual meeting of the Western Surgical and Gynecological Association will be held at Omaha, December 28th and 29th, 1898. Titles of papers from some of the leading surgeons of the west are already in the hands of the secretary and the coming meeting promises to be the most interesting yet had. The local committee of arrangements at Omaha is actively preparing for the entertainment and comfort of those who attend. Surgeons and gynecologists, and those interested in the progress of these specialties, are cordially invited to affiliate themselves with us. The secretary will be glad to send application blanks. Titles of papers should be sent to the secretary as soon as possible, but
not later than November 20th, to insure a place on the program. Geɔ. H. Simmons, secretary, Lincoln, Nebraska. D. S. Fairchild, president, Clinton, Iowa.
State Medical Examining Board of Washington.- The Board consists of the following named gentlemen: H. C. Willison, M. D., Port Townsend, president; F. A. Churchill, M. D., Seattle; James A. Beebe, M. D., Tacoma; Charles E. Grove, M. D., Spokane: P. B. M. Miller, M. D., Seattle; J. P. Turney, M. D., Davenport; J. H. Dumon, M. D., Centralia; E. Van Zandt, M. D., New Whatcom; J. H. Hoxsey, Spangle, secretary. Next regular session will be held in Seattle, January 3rd and 4th, 1899.
Dr. S. E. Josephi, State Senator. To fill the vacancy caused by the election of Hon. Joseph Simon to the U. S. senate, Dr. S. E. Josephi has been nominated. It is an excelent nomination. Dr. Josephi has long been identified with the better side of public affairs in this city, and while it means a personal sacrifice for him to take up this work, no one in the community is more fitted for it than he. The Medical Sentinel would not speak of this matter, if there was not a greater reason to the medical profession for his election, in the fact that Dr. Josephi occupies a position at the summit of the profession, is strictly ethical and in close touch and in hearty sympathy with all the better aspirations of medical men. He is acquainted with the medical laws of this region, has had much to do in their institution, and knows where defects are present in them. To the medical profession of Oregon his election would mean much and we have no doubt but that he will have the united support of all physicians who seek the best interests of this community and the advancement of the medical profession.
Having a case of spermatorrhea of several years' standing, which came under my care about nine months ago. I prescribed the usual remedies in this case, viz., bromide potash, ergot, ferrum, digitalis, belladonna, and cimicifuga, with very satisfactory results. Seeing your preparation, Celerina, recommended for this affection, I procured some, and administered it in this case with such marked results after the use of the first bottle, that I immediately ordered two more bottles, which have entirely cured him of this affection. I have two other patients now under treatment with Celerina which are progressing very favorably. After a practice of twenty-nine years I have no hesitancy in saying that it is the mose effectual remedy that I have ever prescribed in the above disease.-H. E. Raub, M. D., Quarryville, Pa.
CHARGE AT FRANKLIN, LA., ON THE OUT
BREAK OF YELLOW FEVER IN
Franklin, La., September 19, 1898.
To the Editor of the Medical Sentinel:
Dear Doctor-I am one of those who have looked forward to the prospect of a light attack from yellow fever with a good deal of satisfaction, not from any pleasure derived from the attack itself, as it may be far from pleasant, but those of us who are likely to be exposed in years to come will be glad to have the feeling of immunity. So I was glad to find my moving orders to Franklin. Upon arriving I found that the first case, as often happens, had been fatal, and that three only of many cases under treatment, were considered serious. Of these three, one, a boy of sixteen, eventually died, the other two recovered.
There were two main foci upon my arrival; one in the center of the town, extending from the principal business street back two blocks, and occupying one block literally. The other focus was in a distant portion of the town, and extending chiefly in one direction.
Since that time there has been a continuous occurrence of new cases in different parts of the town, most of them being traceable to exposure in these infected spots, but now the cases are so scattered that we have ceased to regard special foci, the spread being apparently beyond control.
You will be interested, Mr. Editor, in the work of the Marine Hospital Service in the epidemic. The diagnosis of the first case was not made until post-mortem, and by this time many persons had been exposed to the infection. Vigorous measures were at once instituted by the Service, and local authorities jointly, the Service being very ably represented by Surgeon H. R. Carter, to suppress the fever. Guards were placed about infected areas and disinfectants
were liberally used in streets and premises. A detention camp was established across the Bayou Teche for those wishing to leave town, and this will probably continue in operation as long as there is any use for it. The success of measures of prevention adopted at McHenry, Miss., gave hope at first for similar results here, but our enemy, Yellow Jack, had obtained too good a foothold.
Two deaths have occurred so far; a number of other cases quite serious, have recovered, and at the present time three of the cases are considered serious. Of the remainder most have had some fever, ranging from 102° to 104°, lasting from a few hours to three days, then a rather slow convalescence. The most marked characteristic symptom in the light cases is the slow pulse, sometimes from the beginning, but usually showing itself in the second day, from 52 to 60. In the light cases a record of urinary analysis is rarely kept, the physicians being too busy.
The infection has spread in all directions and is on all sides of the hotel in which we are stopping. Yesterday two negro servants and a young lady in the hotel had high temperatures, headache, etc., but all are better to-day, so that those of us who are not immune upon the slightest bad feeling, seize our pulses and try the thermometer and are disappointed when we find ourselves well. It is only at night, as we sit in the lonely silence, that we feel a little uneasy about a conflict with an enemy whose strength we can not guage before the encounter. P. C. K.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE IDAHO STATE MEDICAL
September 6th-Opening Session.
The meeting was called to order in the I. O. O. F. hall at 2 o'clock P. M. by Vice-President R. C. Coffey, M. D., of Colfax, Washington, and opened with prayer by the Rev. D. O. Ghormley, of Moscow.
The Hon. Mr. Smith, of Moscow, was then introduced and delivered the address of welcome.
A telegram from C. A. Hoover, M. D., president, was read announcing his inability to attend on account of sickness in his own family, and wishing the society a successful meeting. Dr. W. W. Watkins, chairman of the Committee on Arrangements, reported that ample preparations had been made for the entertainment of physicians in attendance at this meeting of the society.
Dr. Ed. E. Maxey, secretary and treasurer, then presen ted his annual report, which was approved as read.
The applications of the following named physicians for membership in the Idaho State Medical Society were read and referred to the Board of Censors, viz:
I. L. Magee, M. D., of Wallace.
Robt. L. Nourse, M. D., of Hailey.
Wm. W. Miller, M. D., of Colton, Washington.
A. F. Wohlenberg, M. D., of Kendrick.
W. A. Rothwell, M. D., of Kendrick.
Wm. R. Stringham, M. D., of Moscow.
Levi B. Ward, M. D., of Moscow.
L. P. McCalla, M. D., of Boise.
On motion the freedom of the floor was extended to Drs. Mackenzie, Coe and Smith, of Portland, and Dr. Thoms on, of Spokane, and all other physicians in attendance who are not members of the society.
The society then took up the consideration of papers un der the general heading of tuberculosis.
A paper on "Modes of Infection and Communication as Effected by Environment, Occupation, Habits, Heredity, Altitude, Meterological Conditions, etc," by Frank Wenz, M. D., of Rathdrum, was in the absence of the author, read by the secretary.
A paper entitled Tuberculosis-Prophylactic and MedicoLegal Aspect," was read by C. L. Sweet, M. D., of Boise.
Discussion on preceding papers opened by Dr. Watkins, and participated in by Doctors Johnston, Mackenzie, Smith, Sweet, Guyon, Coe, Shaff, Coffey, Maxey, and closed by Dr. Sweet.
The secretary read an invitation from acting president, Prof. C. W. McCurdy, to visit and inspect the State University during our visit to Moscow, which was accepted by the society.