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BOOK NOTICES.

The medical books noticed under this heading can be procured at publisher's prices,

from Messrs. YOUNG & BROTHER, 248 Main street, Memphis. SURGICAL DISEASES OF THE OVARIES AND FALLOPIAN TUBES,

Including Tubal Pregnancy. By J. Bland Sutton, F.R.C.S., Assistant Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital, London ; Late Hunterian Professor Royal College of Surgeons of England. In one 12mo. volume of 513 pages, with 119 engrav. ings and five colored plates. Cloth, $3. Lea Bros. & Co., Philadelphia, 1892.

The author is already widely known through his contributions to anatomy, pathology, and gynecological surgery, as a master of his subjects and their literature, and, moreover, as endowed with the unusual faculty of grasping large masses of facts, and presenting in clear and useful form the conclusions to be drawn from them. The present volume is therefore directly in the field for which his earlier studies were preparatory, and it well illustrates his acknowledged powers of condensation and forcible presentation. The abdominal diseases of women have received deserved attention during recent years, with commensurate practical results. It behooves every family physician and gynecologist who would share the advantages of his fellow practitioners to possess himself of this work, founded as it is on the most modern views of pathology and surgery. A DICTIONARY OF TREATMENT, OR THERAPEUTIC INDEX, Includ

ing Medical and Surgical Therapeutics. By William Whitla, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Queen's College, Belfast. Revised and adapted to the Pharmacopoeia of the United States. In one octavo volume of 917 pages. Cloth, $4. Lea Bros. & Co., Philadelphia, 1892.

It would be difficult to conceive of a work more directly serviceable to the practitioner. Within the compass of 900 pages it details the treatment of all diseases, arranging them alphabetically for instant reference. A compendious index adds further to the convenience of the volume. Its purpose being to convey full information for the cure of disease, all the most approved measures, medicinal and non-medicinal, including electricity, massage, baths, surgery, etc., etc., are placed at the immediate command of the reader. The author is already widely known as an author, teacher, and practitioner, and he has here furnished a volume which should occupy a position on the office table of every physician and surgeon.

SURGICAL ANATOMY FOR STUDENTS. By A. Marmaduke Shield, M.B.,

(Cantab.), F.R.C.S., Senior Assistant Surgeon, Aural Surgeon, and Teacher of Operative Surgery, Charing Cross Hospital. D. Appleton & Co., New York.

This is a book which students of surgical anatomy will find very useful indeed. The author insists that surgical anatomy should be studied upon the living subject. This we fully indorse as the most thorough and practical way in which to learn this important study, but hesitate to believe that subjects are always sufficiently available to the young Æsculapian. The work, though small, covers a large field in a very satisfactory manner. FIRST LINES IN MIDWIFERY: A Guide to Attendance on Natural Labor

for Medical Students and Midwives. By G. Ernest Herman, M.B , F.R.C.P., Obstetric Physician to the London Hospital, and Lecturer on Midwifery; Examiner in Midwifery to the Royal College of Surgeons. In one 12mo. vol. ume of 198 pages, with eighty illustrations. Cloth, $1.25. Students' Series of Manuals. Lea Bros. & Co., Philadelphia, 1892.

As indicated by the title the author has aimed to prepare an elementary manual for the guidance of the student in his first cases of labor and for midwives, their duties being the same. In the mastery of any science or art the importance of a clear and well-arranged series of fundamental ideas is evident, but to epitomize a subject so that every item of subsequent knowledge shall find prepared for it the proper links for connection with the whole, requires a master's ability. The author's high position in one of the world's largest hospitals sufficiently attests his qualifications for the task assumed. SAUNDERS' QUESTION COMPENDS. Essentials of Medical Physics, Ar

ranged in the form of Questions and Answers. Prepared Especially for Students of Medicine. By Fred. J. Brockaway, M.D., Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. With 155 illustrations. Price $1.00. W. B. Saunders, 913 Walnut street.

The author has succeeded in presenting Medical Physics in a succinct and clear manner by means of this compend.

. The convenient manner of arranging questions and answers should meet with general favor among medical students. PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS, A GUIDE TO METHODS OF CLINICAL IN

VESTIGATION. By G. A. Gibson, M.D., D.SC., F.R.C.P., Ed., Lecturer on the Principles and Practice of Medicine in the Edinburgh Medical School; Examiner on Medicine and Clinical Medicine in the University of Glasgow. And William Russell, M.D., F.R.C.P., Ed., Pathologist to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh ; Lecturer on Pathology and Morbid Anatomy in the Edinburgh Medical School. With 101 illustrations. D. Appleton & Co., New York.

Physical diagnosis is one of the most important studies in the medical curriculum. To be thoroughly understood we

should have good textbooks on the subject, and in the above work we have it well handled. It is written and illustrated in such a manner as can be thoroughly appreciated by even a novice in the study. We commend the book to both practitioner and student. SAUNDERS' QUESTION COMPENDS, No. 23. Essentials of Medical Elec

tricity. By Ď. D. Stewart, M.D., Demonstrator of Diseases of the Nervous System, and Chief of the Neurological Clinic, in the Jefferson Medical College; Physician to St. Mary's Hospital and to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children; Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, etc. And E. S. Lawrence, M.D., Chief of the Electrical Clinic and Assistant Demonstrator of Diseases of the Nervous System in the Jefferson Medical College ; Physician to the Dispensary of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, etc. With 65 illustrations. W. B. Saunders, 913 Walnut street. Price $1.00.

The application of electricity medicinally has been found very useful. Undergraduates will find this a very concise and useful manual. Post-graduates will derive pleasure and profit from reading it. CONSUMPTION : How to Prevent It and How to Live With It. Its Nature,

Its Causes Its Prevention, and the Mode of Life, Climate, Exercise, Food, Clothing Necessary for Its Cure. By N. S. Davis, jr., A.M., M.D., Professor of Principles and Practice of Medicine, Chicago Medical College; Physician to Mercy Hospital; Member of the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, Chicago Medical Society, Chicago Academy of Sciences, Illinois State Microscopical Society; Fellow of the American Academy of Medicine; Author of a Handbook on the “Diseases of the Lungs, Heart and Kidneys." Price 75 cents net. F. A. Davis, 1231 Filbert street, Philadel. phia, Pa.

A comprehensive little work. The prevention of consumption, and also the hygiene of consumptives, are often overlooked by both the physician and afflicted. In this work the means of prevention and the mode of living with consumption, are explained so thoroughly that the laity will have no trouble in appreciating the contents fully. It should be read by all who feel that they are in the least predisposed to this dread disease. WOOD'S MEDICAL AND SURGICAL MONOGRAPHS. Vol. XII, No. 3 ;

December Contents; Modern Materia Medica, with Therapeutic Notes. By Dr. Otto Roth. Index for Vol. XII. William Wood & Co., publisher, 56 and 58 Lafayette Place, New York. Price $1.00.

We have before us the December issue of this series of monographs, which has been delayed in going to press by the time required for its translation. This number is wholly devoted to the subject of materia medica, with therapeutic notes, and will be found a very useful adjunct to the library of the student and practitioner.

BOTANY A CONCISE MANUAL FOR STUDENTS OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE. By Alex. Johnstone, F.G.S., Lecturer on Botany, School of Medicine, Edinburgh. With 164 illustrations and a series of Floral Diagrams. D. Appleton & Co., New York.

The author in his preface has outlined his purpose in writing this useful work, by the following sentence: “It has always been my belief, rightly or wrongly, that a textbook for the student should be more or less in the shape of concise notes and summaries.” In this he has thoroughly carried out the above idea, and has written a most comprehensive and complete work. It should be in the hands of every student of Botany.

NEWS, NOTES AND ITEMS. THE INFLUENZA.

Out of the East rose a small dark cloud,

Faint it was, and small to the gaze;
Quickly it rose 'bove the horizon,

Casting on earth a deepening haze.
Men gazed on the cloud, and no thought of fear

Came to tell them of danger lurking within ;
While over this fair bright world of ours

The darkness crept, like the shadow of sin.

The cloud grew larger, men gazed in fear

As the shadow grew close to their own dear ones;
Like the angel of death in Pharaoh's land

It spared not the beggar nor kings on their thrones.
Deathi hovered at morning o'er many young hearts,

Ere night they were stilled and pulseless and cold ;
The home that at noontide was reveling in mirth,
At night was in sorrow too deep to be told.

Dr. S. B. Straley in Times and Reg.

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Notwithstanding the large number of hypophosphites on the market, it is quite difficult to obtain a uniform and reliable syrup. “Robinson's” is a highly elegant preparation, and possesses an advantage over some others, in that it holds the various salts, including iron, quinine, and strychnine, etc., in perfect solution, and is not liable to the formation of fungous growths.

THE HORRIBLE GRIP.

[With apologies to the author of “Beautiful Snow.”']
Oh the grip, the horrible grip!
That comes along with an impudent nip,
In head or stomach, with sneaking stealth,
And lays a chap, though in excellent health,
Quite surreptitiously out on his back,
With all of his energy gone, alack!
Sneezing,
Coughing,

Groaning—a sip
Of the terrible malady known as the grip.

Oh the grip, the horrible grip!
Which doubles one up like a chicken with pip,
And makes him feel as though he should freeze,
Though hugging the stove with close-crossed knees,
And taking quinine grain after grain,
While fairly yelling with internal pain-
Shaking,
Shivering,

Shuddering, too,
Since the grip has a grip till he's fairly blue.

Once I was well as the healthiest man,
With every disease that was known under ban-
Rollicking, jolly and happy, indeed,
As a man with never an earthly need;
But now I shiver whenever I hark,
And growl in a sort of Peruvian bark-
Muttering,
Grumbling,

Swallowing a nip,
So bitter, to drive off the horrible grip.

Oh the grip, the horrible grip!
Wherever it come from, in schooner or ship,
As an immigrant, 'tis the most ruthless of bores,
And ne'er should have landed upon our fair shores.
The ghost of diseases, it stalks on its way,
With a most unrelenting, terrible sway,
Mocking,
Jibing,

Lickety-zip-
Yes, that's the fatality known as the grip.

Philadelphia Press.

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