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Concerning the Doctor

Dr. Tuffier, associate professor Faculty of Medi. cine, Paris, France, has been made commander of the Legion of Honor.

Beware, U. S. Girls!—In a letter to friends, a Kan. sas City soldier says the French girls are fond of the American troops, and are so much impressed by the Sammies' descriptions of the United States that they are already planning to come to this country when peace comes.

Columbia University to Accommodate WomenColumbia University announces a gift of $50,000 from women physicians and $18,000 from other donors which will provide for the erection of additional buildings in the medical department for the accommodation of women students.

A Farewell Dinner-A farewell dinner was given to the staff of Women's Overseas Hospital, which sailed for France recently, at the Cosmopolitan Club, New York, on the evening of February 11th. This unit was organized and will be supported by the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

New Officers-At the annual meeting of the Elkhorn Valley Medical Association held at Fremont, Neb., the following officers were elected: President, Dr. John D. Reid Pilger; vice-presidents, Drs. Hamilton N. Morrow and Hardy A. Skelton, Spencer; secretary, Dr. Anders P. Overgaard, Omaha, and treasurer, Dr. Sylvester A. Preston, Fremont.

Public Health-The following committee on Public Health has been appointed by Frank B. Fulkerson, chairman of the Civic Division of the St. Joseph Commerce Club: Joseph A. Corby, chairman; Dr. J. T. Stamey, Dr. H. DeLamater, Dr. E. A. Logan, Dr. O. G. Gleaves, James R. Noble, Rabbi Louis Bernstein, G. L. Zwick.

Miss Mattie Peak, who left Kansas City in October for France, recently has been taken into the office of Mrs. Gertrude Austin, Paris, director general of surgical dressings for France and the Allies. Miss Peak will be in charge of the American Red Cross correspondence and will acknowledge American Red Cross shipments. Before sailing for France Miss Peak was inspector of surgical dressings for the Kansas City chapter.

Soldiers' Insurance-Beneficiaries of the soldiers' and sailors' insurance cannot be anyone other than an actual dependent, such as husband and wife, child, child legally adopted before April 6, 1917, or more than six months before enlistment or entrance into actual service; step-child, if a member of the insured's household; illegitimate child, grandchild, parent, including father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, stepfather and stepmother; brother or sister; stepbrother and stepsister.

Women Physicians in the War-Surgeon General Gorgas has informed us in aswer to many requests for information that there is no place at present in the military lines in which the services of women physicians can be utilized to advantage. In the Red Cross work, however, there are being used a large number of women physicians. Another organization in which medical women may be of service is the American Women's Hospital, which is organized by the war service committee of the American Women's National Association, in which many avenues of use. fulness can be found for women physicians. Applitations should be addressed to Dr. Eliza M. Mosher, 184 Jorlameon St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Dr. E. H. Bullock, formerly superintendent of State Hospital No. 2, has removed from St. Joseph to Kansas City.

Dr. Noah Hayes, Lincoln, Nebraska, was recently appointed assistant physician to the Hastings State Hospital

Dr. L. F. Sidwell of Engleside, Nebraska, has been transferred from the Hastings State Hospital to the Institution at Lincoln.

Harry E. Holaday, D. D. S., prosthetist, announces the removal of his offices to suite 806 Waldheim building, Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. William J. Mayo has received a medal from the National Institution on Social Science, awarded for "notable service to mankind."

Dr. James A. Burford of Wilcox, Nebraska, has been appointed assistant physician to the State Institution for Feeble Minded, succeeding Dr. E. R. Lawrence.

Dr. Henry Leland Akin, of Omaha, surgeon of the 35th Engineers, United States Army, has recently been promoted and has received his commission with rank of major.

Dr. William F. Wild has been appointed chief health officer of the state of Nebraska, succeeding Dr. Elmer S. Tenney, who has entered the service of the United States Army.

Dr. W. H. Coon, formerly health director of Kansas City, has been made health director of the Sweeney Automobile School in Kansas City, the large est institution of its kind in the world.

Dr. C. B. Hopkins, Kansas City, has been promoted from first lieutenant to a captain in the medical officers' reserve corps. He is stationed at Camp Lewis, Wash. Before his enlistment Doctor Hopkins' office was at 2600 East Thirty-first street.

Dr. Benjamin H. Orndoff, Chicago, has been elected president of the Western Roentgen Society. Other officers are, vice-presidents, Drs. N. H. Lowry, Chicago, and J. F. Wallace, Woodman, Colo.; secretarytreasurer, Dr. Bundy Allen, Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Frank Cohen, formerly attached to the attending staff children's department of Lebanon Hospital, New York City, announces that he has opened offices. Suite 1225 Rialto building, Ninth and Grand, Kansas City, Missouri. Practice limited to diseases of children.

Dr. Donald F. Mosher announces to the dental and medical professions that hereafter he will limit his practice to the treatment and prevention of pyorrhea alveolaris and focal infections, using the most modern known methods in this special field of operation. 605 Bryant building, Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Phillip A. Schaffer, dean of Washington University Medical School, has been selected to take charge of a branch of the food division which has recently been established as a part of the sanitary corps of the army with rank of major. He expects to leave very shortly for France.

Dr. Robert E. Schlueter, president of the Missouri State Medical Association, has been ordered to Fort Oglethorpe for service and has received commission as captain. Dr. W. A. Clark of Jefferson City has been appointed to act as president for the society. All of the vice-presidents have been called to the service as well.

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HE WILLOWS MATERNITY SANITARIUM is a modern and up-to-date Sanitarium and
Hospital devoted to the seclusion and care of unfortunate young women. It offers to the

medical fraternity an ethical and Christian solution to one of the difficult problems of the profession. The Sanitarium extends to these young women protection and seclusion in conFenjal and home-like surroundings before confinement, as. well as providing efficient medica and hospital care during deliveryoand convalescence.

The Willows has been located, planned and especially equipped for seclusion maternity work. It is strictly modern, having steam heat, electric lights, gas and baths with hot and cold water. The patients' rooms are light, airy and furnished for home-like comfort as well as hospital convenience. The dining service has been especially planned for the work and wholesome, nourishing and well cooked meals are served.

The Hospital equipment is complete and modern, having been installed for this particular work. It includes two specially fitted Confinement Chambers, sterilizing rooms, massage room, diet kitchen and necessary drug and linen rooms.

'The Sanitarium is open to any reputable physician to handle his own high-grade cases in it. When the physician is not accessible to The Willows or finds it otherwise impractical to care for his case, Dr. John W. Kepner, House Obstetrician, will handle it. The mothers and babies are attended by a corps of efficient, specially trained nurses.

Entering early in gestation is important for preparing the patient for accouchement through systematic, hygienic methods and massage. Patients may enter as early as they desire. A special system of abdominal and perineal massage has been devised and has proven very successful in the prevention of Striae Gravidarum and as an aid to labor.

The care of the babies is one of the important features of The Willows' work. The Nursery is modernly equipped and no reasonable expense is spared in the babies' care. When queñ arrangements are made the institution assumes the entire responsibility of the child, keeping it until a good home can be found where the child will be legally adopted.

The willows Maternity Sanitarium has accommodations meeting the requirements of the most fastidious as well as others for those patients whose means are limited. But, notwithtanding the many advantages of its services, the charges are reasonable.

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The Doctor's Funnybone

Poems the Doctor Should Know

Matter of Taste The small boy is hoping that the scarcity of fats may soon include castor oil.

Friend Husband Again Do not feed your husband; but husband your food. --Hooverized item (not official),

IN FRANCE A Southern home there knit one day, A woman sweet with hair of gray; . A service flag with one blue star, With its bright blaze of white and red, Within the window proudly hung"Some loved one's over there," I said; She bowed her head in proud assent, And smiled upon the star of blue, The white hands, knitting, dropped a stitchTears glistened in her eyes like dew; Then softly kissed the star, and said: "My son is now in France and dead."

Definition Appendicitis: Operation upon a man rolling in wealth for removal of the roll-Lay Press Humor.

Table Manners A traveling “cancer doctor" advertises that he "does not use the knife." We hope as much can be said for the doctor's table manners.

I saw her dear one lying there,
Upon the battlefield afar,
Her mighty sacrifice for all-
With awe, I humbly touched the star.

-Williams Ellsworth Fowler.

Waste of Material What a pity that all of that red tape at Washing. ton cannot be utilized in the making of Red Cross bandages!

Coal Stringency If the stringency in coal continues much longer, We may expect an order from the government to dealers to “Furnish fuel only on physicians' prescription."

THE GAIN What can be worth this cost of gold and tears,

These lands laid desolate with fire and blood, This ruin past the mending of our years,

These generations blighted in the bud? To seek until we find reality;

To know ourselves, our brothers, and our Lord;

In our own hearts to feel the searching sword That kills the false, however dear it be. O God! give us to know

The holy heart of suffering, and kneel

To give thee solemn thanks that we can feel A little of the pain that these have borne Who for thy sake the crown of thorns have worn! We dare not say, “Be ours as Belgium's heart;

Ours as the heart of France!” We only pray, Help us to do our part,

And to the children of a brighter day

Give an enduring peace that shall not stray From thy dear law of Love, whate'er befallGod, that were worth it all.

--Amelia Josephine Burr in Everybody's.

Do (Unto) Others The great drawback to the food conservation movement seems to be that every one is trying to induce the other fellow to eat less than he does.

A Girl at Last!

"Life" has at last conceded woman suffrage. In a recent issue is shown a picture illustrating the advent of the new year. A little female cupid wearing the label "1918” is seen approaching, accompanied by a Red Cross nurse, who makes the startling announcement to an astonished. Old Father Time, "It's a girl!"

GROWING OLD
We'll fill a Provence bowl and pledge us deep

The memory of the far ones, and between
The soothing pipes in heavy-lidded sleep,

Perhaps we'll dream the things that once had been. 'Tis only noon, and yet too soon to die, Yet we are growing old, my heart and I.

Supply and Demand When one contemplates the tremendous demand made by Uncle Sam upon the broom-stick industries of our country in order to supply the army training camps, it becomes easy to understand why friend wife is required to pay one dollar for the broom, which prior to the war could be obtained for a quar

A hundred books are ready in my head

To open out where Beauty bent a leaf. What do we want with Beauty? We are wed,

Like ancient Proserpine, to dismal grief, And we are changing with the hours that fly, And growing odd and old, my heart and I.

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Wet Money "Strange," said the sad-eyed M. D.. glancing over 18 list of unpaid accounts. "but all the pay I get nowadays is 'wet money.'

What do you mean by that term," asked the inquisitive patient.

"Why," replied the M. D., “money due in the morning is mist in the evening."

Across a bed of bells the river flows,

And roses dawn, but not for us, we want The new thing ever as the old thing grows

Spectral and weary on the hills we haunt, And that is why we feast, and that is why We're growing odd and old, my heart and I.

-Francis E. Ledwidge, the young Irish poet, killed while fighting at the front for England.

Notes on Reliable Remedies

“I have used Tongaline constantly since I began to practice medicine and it has proved one of the most reliable remedies with which I have had any experience. At this place where thousands of syphilitic and rheumatics come each year, I prescribe Tongaline every day, because it combines so perfectly with most any drug and it is especially useful as a vehicle for potassium iodide, rendering the stomach more tolerant and furnishing a valuable adjuvant to the effects of the iodide."

Special Sale of Slightly Damaged Goods-On the morning of February 3 fire broke out in the Missouri building, Kansas City, which destroyed the salesroom and stock of the Physicians' Supply Co., 1021 Grand Avenue. The company secured temporary quarters at the northwest corner of Tenth and McGee streets, and is doing business as usual, new goods having been secured on telegraphic orders. The company his also opened a salesroom at Nos. 1012-14 McGee street, second floor, over Shackelford's Wall Paper Co., where will be conducted a sale of goods which were slightly damaged by smoke and water. The list includes all staples pertaining to the surgical supply line, instruments, leather goods, sutures, rubber goods, furniture, etc., most of which is in good condition same as new. The discounts vary from 25 per cent to 50 per cent and it will be to our readers' advantage to inspect this merchandise and select such items as may be needed.

A Double Function-In appropriate dosage, dependent on the age and condition of the patient, Abilena Water will perform the double service of eliminating waste matter from the intestinal canal and of stimulating the secretion of bile, thus insuring the antiseptic action and the lubricating and protective service of that fluid. Clinical results prove therapeutic claims, and The Abilen A Company wants you to appreciate the merits of Abilena-let them send you free a liberal supply for trial purposes.

Anemia—The condition recognized as anemia is one that represents many different clinical pictures and cannot be satisfactorily treated by any single remedy. Iron does well in one case and fails in another. Arsenic likewise. Combined, these two often succeed where either one alone fails. Patients come for treatment in whom, even after careful examination by modern diagnostic methods, it is impossible to lay the finger upon exactly what is at fault. Empirically such cases respond to what is recognized as reconstructive and tonic treatment. After recovery from the acute stage of many diseases, the patient does not promptly return to a normal state of health, strength or vigor. In such cases, something in the way of a general builder and tonic is indicated, and usually succeeds. It is for these reasons that the combination of hematinic, antihemolytic, reconstruct. ive, nutrient and tonic agents, marketed under the name of Hemaboloids-Arseniated (with strychnia), has come into such general use and become justly popular. It not only supplies iron in the most easily assimilable form, insomeric practically with hemoglobin itself, and derived from natural, i. e., food sources, but at the same time provides for the stimulation of the production of more red blood corpuscles, the protective effect of arsenic against disintegration of the corpuscular elements of the blood, the tissue building and metabolic stimulating effect of predigested nutrient (protein), together with the tonic effect of strychnia. Write to the Arlington Chemical Co., Yonkers, N. Y.

Camphor in Oil in Pneumonia - Camphor when added to culture media even in the proportion of 1 to 10,000 inhibits the growth of pneumococci. A series of experiments on rabbits in which an emulsion of pneumococci was injected intravenously, showed that infection of camphorated oil retarded death from two to five days in all and in 50 per cent of the cases prevented it. Clinical experience has demonstrated that hypodermatic injections of camphor are not toxic. A prominent physician of New York City has given over four thousand injections of camphor in oil, sometimes giving as high as one hundred and fifty grains daily to one patient without any symptoms of poisoning. Camphor hypodermically exerts an inhibitory action on the pneumococci in the blood stream and appears to have an antitoxic effect analogous to diphtheria antitoxin. It is recommended that a dose of 10 units be injected as soon as possible after the initial chill and repeated every eight hours except in bilateral pneumonia, and in cases with severe toxemia in which injections of fifteen to twenty mils should be given every six to eight hours. When temperature, pulse and respira. tion become normal, injections can be made every twenty-four hours until the lungs begin to clear up. Eli Lilly & Company supplies ampoules No. 28 Camphor in Oil.. Each ampoule contains 10 mils of solution representing 36 grains of camphor. The fine reputation for quality enjoyed by Eli Lilly & Com. pany, known as THE Ampoule House, is assurance to the physician that in specifying Lilly ampoules there can be no doubt of the therapeutic activity of the preparation. Our readers are referred to Eli Lilly & Company for further information on this or other subjects pertaining to ampoule medication. It is said that this concern offers the most complete line of American-made ampoules to be found in this country.

LESSONS OF THE WORLD WAR

“It is an apparent paradox, but a great truth, that the present war, the most destructive to mankind, has given us more constructive knowledge in medicine and surgery than could have been acquired by years of research under normal conditions. It is not inconceivable to believe that during the next generation more lives will be saved through what the war has taught us than will be lost in the entire conflict.

“Wholesale destruction has taught us how to save; from unnumbered wounds and injuries we have procured a wider knowledge of healing; from the great loss of life we have discovered new methods of preserving it. Every physician and surgeon owes it to himself and the profession to utilize this newly acquired knowledge in his own work."

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