Page images
PDF
EPUB

of the therapuetic value of older ones has been considerably increased, so that the author, in revising his work, is but keeping pace with the trend of important events in the medical world. Many new altertions have been made in the chapters on cathartics and diuretics, and since the knowledge of the physiological action of antipyretics, antiseptics, strychnine and aconite has been vastly improved of late, these chapters also come in for important additions. Serum therapy and the therapeutics of specifics and nuclein are fully discussed. A valuable innovation has been the substitution of a chapter on the Untoward Effects of Drugs for that on Definitions. It is a masterly work and one that should serve as the permanent reference book of the student and practitioner.

International Clinics. A quarterly of Clinical Lectures on Medicine,

Neurology, Surgery, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Laryngology, Pharyngology, Rhinology, Otology and Dermatology, and specially prepared articles on Treatment and Drugs. By professors and lecturers in the leading medical colleges of the world. Edited by Juuson Paland, M. D., (University of Pennsylvania,) Philadelphia, instructor in Clinical Medicine and lecturer on Physical diagnosis in the University of Pennsylvania; J. Mitchell Bruce, M, D., F. R. C. P., London, England, and David M. Findlay, M. D., F. R. C. P., Aberdeen, Scotland. Volume III, eighth series, 1898. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

This is an interesting and extremely valuable number of the international series. It could hardly be otherwise considering the number and character of the articles and the famous men contributing them. Among the contrivutors this month we recognize the names of John B. Hamilton, M. D., LL. D., F. Lauder Brunton, M. D., F. R. C. P., Joseph M. Mathews, M. D., Paul F. Munde, M. D., and Prof. Fred. Trendelburg, D.

[ocr errors]

Dudley's Gynecology. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of

Gynecology. By E. C. Dudley, A. M., M. D., Professor of Gynecology in the Chicago Medical College, Chicago. In one very handsome octavo volume of 632 pages, with 422 engravings, of which 47 are in colors, and two colored plates. Just ready. Clot.., $5.00 net. Leather, $6.00 net. Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia.

It would seem that in the last few years a sufficient number of books had been published on the subject of gynecology to meet the demands of both medical students and practitioners, anu yet, particularly from the point of view of the medical student, there have been few which were not open to more or less criticism. The ideal text-book is one that is not too bulky and yet thoroughly covers the ground, that gives to the student in clear and concise language that which is known to be good and approved by the best authorities without going into

needless descriptions and methods based on individual authority instead of on the evidence of experience; the text should be freely and well illustrated by engravings and plates where these are needed to elucidate what is often most difficult to describe in words; a good illustra. tion often impressing itself more on the mind than pages of explanation. The present volume seems to meet with these requirements more than any other book that we have yet seen. Dr. Dudley dedicates his book to Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, whose pupil he formerly was, and whose ardent admirer he has been ever since, and tl is is a recommendation in itself, for in no field of medicine has there been a more earnest worker or persevering searcher after truth than Dr. Emmet himself, to whose teachings and work Dr. Dudley has proved himself a creditable and conscientious pupil.

The classification of the work is based on pathology and is divided into five parts: Part I is devoted to general principles; the physiologcal periods, antiseptics and aseptics, diagnosis, local treatment, operations, after-treatment and the relations of dress to the diseases of women, a subject generally not receiving surficient attention by the profession in general. Part II deals with inflammation. Part III with tumors, tubal pregnancy and malformation. Part IV with traumatisins, and Part V with displacements of the uterus and other pelvic organs, with a chapter on massage.

We call attention particularly to the descriptions of plastic work, many of these operative procedures having generally been so difficult to properly describe and illustrate. The pathology in all these chapters given us is all that is known on the subject, while the etiological factors are treated with the share of importance due them.

The work of the publishers also deserves praise, as in appearance the volume is an attractive one, the paper, type and illustrations being of the best. In conclusion, we cannot help saying that it is one of the most satisfactory works of its kind that it has been our good fortune to see and examine.

Manual of Skin Diseases. With Special Reference to Diagnosis and

Treatment. For the use of Students and General Practitioners. By W. A. Hardaway, M. D., Professor of Diseases of the Skin in the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis. Second edition, entirely rewritten and much enlarged. In one handsome 12mo. volume of 560 pages, with 40 engravings and 2 colored plates. Cloth, $2.25 net. Lea Brotners & Co., publishers, Philadelphia and New York.

This manual is now in its second edition, and its value is much enhanced by revision and additional illustrations. The arrangement is somewhat changed as the old alphabetical classification of skin diseases has given place to a better and more orderly system. Much stress has been given diagnosis and treatment, which presents the practical side of dermatology, and makes the volume a trustworthy guide in practice.

1

That the author is a gifted scholar and an accomplished teacher is shown conclusively by his selections and the clearness in presentation' of the subject-matter. The book deserves the success it has won.

Review of Reviews.--An important feature of the editorial depart ment, “The Progress of the World," in the American Monthly Review of Reviews for November is the survey of the state and national political : campaigns of the present year. All leading issues are presented from: a non-partisan point of view.

Mr. James Creelman, the intrepid war correspondent, gives a thrilling recital of his adventures before Santiago in the American Monthly Review of Reviews for November.

The Living Age. Americans will gain a new estimate of the progress which the United States is making in the appreciation and the cultivation of art from reading Mr. William Sharp's description of The Art Treasures of America, reprinted from The Nineteenth Century in The Living Age for October 29.

PERSONAL.

Dr. Jayne, of Shedd, Oregon, has located in Dufur.
Dr. Owens Adair, of Astoria, left for her Sunnymead home.
Dr. Olive Hartley, of Wasco, was a recent visitor to Portland.
Dr. Edgar Brooke, of Butte, has located in Virginia City, Mont.
Dr. A. R. Duncan, of Glendive, has located in Kalispel, Montana.
Dr. Lambert has returned to Kamloops, B. C., from Dawson City.
Dr. C. M. Slayback, of Portland, has located in Central Point, Or.

Drs. Lee Steiner and C. V. Fisher are both doing well at Dallas, Oregon.

Dr. Haviland, of Whitehall, Montana, has resumed his practice in Butte.

Dr. S. W. Weaver, of Hubbard, Oregon, was a recent visitor in l'ortland.

Dr. D. Wiles, an oculist from San Francisco, has located at Bakar ('ity, Oregon.

Dr. J. E. Hall, of Clatskanie, Oregon, was in Portland for a few days recently.

Dr. G. L. Milne, who has been in Dawson City, has returned to Victoria, B. C.

Dr. W. A. Jolley, formerly of Abilene, Kansas, has located in Rawlins, Wyoming.

Dr. Critz, of Ballard, Washington, has gone to Juneau, where he will practice medicine.

Dr. J. M. McGavin, has opened an office in the Hamilton building. Office hours from 1 to 5.

Dr. A. P. Proctor, of Kamloops, B. C., has returned from the capital of the prairie province.

Dr. George F. Koehler, of Portland, has located in Boise, Idaho, where we wish him success.

Dr. N. E. Winnard, a graduate of Rush Medical College, Chicago, will locate in Albany, Oregon.

Dr. George H. Strowbridge has gone to Manila as ship surgeon on the transport City of Pueblo.

Dr. I. L. Magee has closed his hospita at Wallace and has opened his new hospital in Mullan, Idaho.

Dr. J. P. Hatfield, of Chicago, has located in Vernonia, Oregon, where a physician is badly needed.

Dr. Smith, of Montesano, Washington, had his office destroyed by fire. The goctor's loss is considerable.

Dr. J. N. Smith, of Salem, has been appointed a member of the Board of Pension Examiners for that city.

Dr. William G. Parker, a graduate of the State University of Iowa, has opened an office in Oregon City.

Dr. Foster has been appointed physician for the Canadian Pacific railway with headquarters at Cascade City.

Dr. J. N. Weston, of Silver City, Idaho, has gone to New York, where he will take a post graduate course.

Dr. G. S. Armstrong, of Northport, Washington has been appointed United States ('onsular Agent at Rossland.

Dr. A. W. Botkin, of Portland, has located in Arlington, Oregon, where we hope he will build up a large practice.

Dr. J. J. Leavitt, of Oregon City, suceeds the late Dr. D. L. Paine, as a member of we Board of Pension Examiners.

Dr. G. W. King, of Pendleton, Oregon, is recovering from the stroke of paralysis whicu prostrated trim a few days ago.

Dr. A. E. Burns was elected county physician for Tacoma, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dr. J. A. Beebe.

Dr. H. W. Cox will locate in Neah Bay, Washington. The doctor was formerly agency physician at Fort Klamath, Oregon.

Dr. Chas. McCutcheon, of Tacoma, Washington, has returned from an extended visit in New York and Washington, D. C.

Dr. W. F. Oliver, formerly of Buenna, Washington, moved some time ago to Arlington, Oregon, where we hope he is doing well.

Dr. H. E. Merkle has been appointed county physician at Seattle, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. S. Carman.

Dr. W. E. Hempstead, of Ohio, has charge of Dr. Ward's practice in Castle Rock, Washington, where he may locate permanently.

Dr. Cartwright, of Salem, has returned from his trip east. where he visited his parents and took a post graduate course in New York.

Dr. Edward Furrer, of Kamloops, died at the Royal Jubilee hospital in Victoria, B. C., from cancer of the stomach after an illness of six months.

Dr. Richter, of Silver City, Idaho, has received the appointment of physician at one of the large mines near Mari Posa, California, and will locate there.

Dr. J. B. Huntington, of Ilwaco, Wash., has been appointed physician of the 0. R. & N. Railroad Company, with headquarters at Starbuck, Washington.

Dr. D. C. Lazier, a brother-in-law of Dr. Geo. S. Armstrong, has arrived from Windsor, Ontario, and will take charge of the mine at Northport, Washington.

Dr. J. J. Buckley, of Missoula, Montana, has been appointed on the State Medical Board, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. J. M. Sligh, of Anaconda.

Dr. M. M. Walker, of Astoria, who went to the Philippines in one of the first transports, was assigned to duty as surgeon of the Fourth Cavalry, now stationed at Manila.

Dr. McLaren, of Rainier, Oregon, has returned from visiting his relations in Ontario, Canada, and Dr. French, who .ad charge of Dr. McLaren's patients, has returned to Portland.

Dr. J. M. Pruett, of Pendleton, Oregon, who is convalescing from an atttck of typhoid will spend the winter in Oakland, California, where the Sentinel wishes him restoration to perfect health.

Dr. Madison Mill Brewer, of Miles City, Montana, who left last spring for Cuba, died in the hospital in Garfield, Washington, from disease due to the hardships and exposure experienced in the war.

Dr. H. A. Compton, of Fairhaven, Washington, has taken a trip to Tennessee, where he will remain until after Christmas. The patients at the hospital are under the care of Dr. Musgrove during Dr. Compton's absence.

Dr. Edward Bowes, of Rossland, B. C., is visiting his cousin Dr. A. E. Hulstead, in Chicago. The doctor is spending most of his time at Cook County Hospital, on the medical staff of which he was a member six years ago.

« PreviousContinue »