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THE DEATH of Dr. Robert A. Kinloch, of Charleston, took place on December 23d. He was in the sixty-sixth year of his age. He had been the professor of surgery at the South Carolina Medical College and surgeon-in-chief of the Roper Hospital so long that he occupied without dispute the leading surgical position in his State. He was at one time president of the State Medical Society. During the late war he was medical director of the South Atlantic Division in the Confederate service.

Tue Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Dr. McFadden Gaston of Atlanta, Ga.; first vice-president, Dr. Cornelius Kollock of Cheraw, S. C.; second vice-president, Dr. George B. Johnson of Richmond, Va. ; secretary, Dr. W. E. B. Davis of Birmingham, Ala. Place of next meeting, Louisville, Ky., beginning on the second Tuesday in November, 1892. Chairman of Committee of Arrangements, Dr. L. S. McMurtry of Louisville.

BOOK NOTICES.

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

from Messrs. YOUNG & BROTHER, 248 Main street, Memphis. THE PHYSICIAN'S VISITING LIST FOR 1892,

Issued by P. Blakiston, Son & Co., 1012 Walnut st., Philadelphia, is out in regular edition. In it there is a great deal of printed matter which is well worth double the price of the book, and which is of indispensable service to any physician. The style is concise and the instructions are clear and readily comprehended. The binding and paper are both elegant, and the daily companionship of this lovely little gem is such that

every physician should be most gratified to have it. THE PHYSICIAN'S HANDBOOK for 1892. By Albert D. Elmer, M.D. Published by P. Putnam's Sons, 27 West Twenty-third street, New York.

Although this handbook is in its 35th year of publication, this is the first copy that has reached the office of the Monthly. “ It is a rattler I tell you.” We would like to tell our readers what it is good for, but would find a much shorter road in

telling them what it is not good for. It contains within its lids a thesaurus of information essential to the practitioner, and so arranged as to be easily commanded at will. It is a visiting list, a prescription guide, a materia medica, a practice of medicine, an analytical compend—well, everything. Send

for a copy

A TEXTBOOK OF PRACTICAL THERAPEUTICS, with especial reference

to the Application of Remedial Measures to Disease, and their Employment upon a Rational Basis. By Robert Amory Hare, M.D., B.SC., Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica in the Jefferson Medical College of Phila. delphia ; Physician to St. Agnes' Hospital, and to the Medical Dispensary of the Children's Hospital ; Laureate of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Belgium, of the Medical Society of London, etc. ; Secretary of the Convention for the Revision of the Pharmacopeia of 1890. Second edition, enlarged and thoroughly revised. Lea Bros. & Co., Philadelphia.

It is useless to say more than to announce to the profession that this book has reached the second edition. It is, as the merchant would say, “a standard article," and should be in the hands, not in the Library, of every practitioner. The first edition, although a large one, was exhausted in the incredibly short time of six months. The author states that a number of new drugs are discussed, and the method of employing the rest-cure, the use of suspension in the treatment of locomotor ataxia and allied affections, new prescriptions, etc., have been inserted while revising the first edition.

SAUNDERS' POCKET MEDICAL FORMULARY, With an Appendix con

taining Posological Table ; Formulæ and Doses for Hypodermic Medication; Poisons and their Antidotes ; Diameters of the Female Pelvis and Fetal Head; Diet List for various Diseases; Obstetrical Table, Materials and Drugs used in Antiseptic Surgery, etc. By William N. Powell, M.D., Author of " Essentials of Diseases of Children,” one of the Associate Editors of the “ Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences;” Attending Physician to the Children's Seashore House for Invalid Children, and the Mercer House for Invalid Women at Atlantic City, N. J. ; Member of the Philadelphia Pathological Society ; formerly Instructor of Physical Diagnosis in University of Pennsylvania ; Attending Physician to Children's Clinic at the University and St. Clement's Hospitals ; Chief of the Medical Clinic of the Philadelphia Polyclinic. W. A. Saunders, publisher, 913 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa. Price $1.75 net buckskin, $1.50 net cloth.

The above little book contains a great number of valuable prescriptions, new and old, with blank leaves for additional formulæ by the possessor.

A MANUAL OF PRACTICAL OBSTETRICS. By Edward P. Davis, A.M., M.D., Clinical Lecturer on Obstetrics in the Jefferson Medical College, Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Children in the Philadelphia Polyclinic, Vis. iting Obstetrician to the Philadelphia Hospital, Physician to the Children's Department of the Howard Hospital, Member of the American Gynecological Society. With 140 illustrations, several of which are colored. Just published, 300 pages, cloth $2.00. P. Blakiston, Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street, Philadelphia. 1891.

The author states in his preface: “ As an aid in the study, I have endeavored to give a concise statement of modern practical obstetrics as taught by Parvin, Lusk, Schroder, Winckel, Carl Braun, Galabin, and Duhrssen. Personal experience has guided my choice of methods of treatment commended.” We have found nothing more concise and yet satisfactory.

ANNOUNCEMENT.

E. B. Treat, publisher, New York, has in press for early publication the 1892 International Medical Annual, being the tenth yearly issue of this deservedly popular work. Its corps of thirty-five editors are specialists in their respective departments, and have been carefully selected from the brightest and best American, English and French authors. It is the embodiment of what is worth preserving of the current medical journals of the world for the year, and will contain over six thousand references to diseases and their remedies. The service rendered the profession by the Annual cannot be overestimated, and it is an absolute necessity to every physician who would keep altreast with the continuous progress of practical medical knowledge. This Index of New Remedies and Dictionary of New Treatment, epitomized in one ready reference volume at the low price of $2.75, make it at desirable investment for the busy practitioner, student and chemist.

THE MODERN ANTIPYRETICS: THEIR ACTION IN HEALTH AND

DISEASE. By Isaac Ott, M.D., ex-Fellow in Biology, Johns Hopkins University ; ex-President of American Neurological Association ; Consulting Phy. sician to the Easton Hospital ; Corresponding Member of the German Medical Society of New York, etc. E. D. Vogel, publisher, Easton, Pa.

In reviewing this brochure it is not necessary that we do more than mention its scope in order that our readers may gain a proper conception of its value. Chapter 1st is devoted

to fever, being a very thorough discussion concerning its essential nature. The next two chapters speak of the chemistry, physiological and pathological action of the various antipyretics. In the next their therapeutics is considered, while the last is devoted entirely to the value of antithermics in typhoid fever. The book is written in a scientific and scholarly style, and must necessarily be recognized as a valuable contribution to the always interesting question of fever and antithermics.

AN ABSTRACT OF THE SYMPTOMS, with the Latest Dietetic and Medic

inal Treatment of Various Diseased Conditions. The Food Products. Digestion and Assimilation. The new and valuable preparations manufactured by Reed & Carnrick, New York, 447 and 449 Greenwich street.

Manufacturing chemists have previously placed their preparations in the hands of the profession simply stating their general character, and in a general way recommending their use in diseases. This has left the busy practitioner to find out for himself when they could be used to advantage. In this book Reed & Carnrick have not only announced their new Pancrobolin Compounds and Tablet Preparations but have given for each its exact physiological action, its therapeutic advantages, and stated definitely when, why, and how it should be given to obtain the best results. Altogether, it is an acquisition to the practitioner which he cannot very well afford to be without. It will be sent to physicians on application to the publishers.

AGE OF THE DOMESTIC ANIMALS, being a complete treatise on the

Dentition of the Horse, Ox, Sheep, Hog and Dog, and on the various other means of determining the age of these animals. By Rusk Shippen Huidekoper, M.D., Veterinarian (Alfort, France) ; Professor of Sanitary Medicine and Vet. Jurisprudence, Am. Vet. Col., N. Y.; Lt. Col. and Surg..in-Chief Nat. Guard of Pennsylvania ; Fellow of the College of Physicians, Philadelphia ; Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London ; Late Dean of the Veterinary Department, University of Pennsylvania, etc. Illustrated, with 200 engravings. F. A. Davis, publisher, 1231 Filbert street, Philadelphia, Pa. Price, $1.75 net.

That the standard of veterinary surgeons in America is fast becoming elevated aboye the old time “ horse doctor” is very apparent, from the number of books which are being written and published in the country devoted to diseases of the lower

animals; and perhaps it is not saying too much to say that this is one of the most reliable contributions which veterinary surgery has received for some time. As every one at some time has to judge the age of horses and other animals, it is not only useful to those especially interested in the practice of veterinary surgery, but its perusal may also prove a source of instruction and profit to laymen. THE MICROSCOPE AND ITS REVELATIONS. By William B. Carpenter, C.B., M.D., LL.D., F.R.S., F.G.S., F.L.S., Corresponding Member of the Institute of France, and of the American Philosophical Society, etc. Sixth edition, illustrated by twenty-six plates and five hundred wood engravings. Two volumes in one. Volume one. William Wood & Co., New York.

While this work is not especially designed for students of medicine, yet there is much useful information to be obtained from it which they do not get from the perusal of those books, which s olely consider the microscope as applied to normal and pathological anatomy. Especially is this true as concerns the construction and principles of the microscope. This work is more especially designed for students of biology, and its popularity is attested by the fact that this is the sixth edition.

PHYSICIANS are frequently consulted in regard to various disorders in a measure dependent upon a relaxed condition of the uterus or the appendages, and which are in a congested and engorged state, rendering these organs at times painful, and by their pathological condition very detrimental to the general health of the patient.

Many of these cases object to local treatment and abhor instrumental investigation, which frequently places the physician in an embarrassing attitude, and he is perplexed to inaugurate a treatment satisfactory both to himselfand patient, or even treating cases locally, as in dysmenorrhea, uterine leucorrhea, menorrhagia or urethritis. We feel the necessity and aid of certain drugs which are known to exercise a beneficial tonic effect on the female reproductive organs. In many of these cases, before we can confidently rely upon permanent beneficial results from any local treatment, we should control, by the administration of certain internal remedies, those symp

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