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News of the Month

War Bread-There is no standard recipe for “victory bread," the only requirement being that it must contain not more than 80 per cent of wheat flour, the remaining 20 per cent being composed of corn meal or corn flour, rice, potato flour, or other cereals recommended by the Food Administration. "Victory" pies and doughnuts, which contain not less than onethird nonwheat flour, may be sold on wheatless days if the same recipes are used throughout the week.

Women as Inspectors—The War Department now permits women to qualify as inspectors of small arms, according to an announcement by the Civil Service Commission.

Four Army Hospitals—The four army tuberculosis hospitals to be erected by the medical corps will be located at Asheville, N. C., Denyer, Colo., New Haven, Conn., and Whipple Barracks, Ariz.

Environment-We are very much what others think us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed or damps our efforts. A man is a wit and a philosopher in one place who dares not open his mouth and is considered a blockhead in another. In some companies nothing will go down but coarse practical jests, while the finest remark or sarcasm would be disregarded.-Haslet.

Loving Cup to a Missouri Newspaper-Every Missouri newspaper is eligible to enter the competition for the Loving Cup to be awarded during Journalism Week, May 6 to 10, 1918, at the University of Missouri to the newspaper which, in the twelve months ending April 1, 1918, does, in its field, the most constructive work on behalf of good citizenship. “Constructive work on behalf of good citizenship” is interpreted to mean promoting, by publication of editorial, news, advertising and other articles, the elevation of the standards of living and the permission to all men of attainment to these standards. Nominations for the award may be made by commercial clubs, literary clubs, women's clubs, civic leagues or other organized groups, by city officials or by individual citizens. They must be made prior to April 5, 1918, in writing to the School of Journalism of the University of Missouri and be accompanied by a written statement of the reasons for the nomination, together with a file of the issues of the newspaper nominated containing the articles for which special claim is made.

Edith Cavell was head of a nurses' training school in Brussels at the beginning of the war, and as a nurse did much for the German as well as allied soldiers during the invasion of Belgium. Brand Whitlock, American minister, tried in every way to have her life spared, but she was put to death by German military authorities in Brussels October 12, 1915. The execution of the sentence roused England and France and was commented on throughout the United States. A notable memory service was held at St. Paul's, London.

The Greater War—"In the various nations engaged in this war, in times of peace, over 6,500,000 die annually from prevetable diseases. There have been fewer than 7,000,000 killed in action on all sides since the outbreak of war. Obviously, then, all the battles in the interest of humanity and the interests of nations are not fought in the firing line. The perennial warfare waged against the invisible foe is as important-if not more so than that now waged against those who are threatening the desruction of the very principles of civilization."-Chas J. Hastings, M. D., President American Public Health Association.

Mal-Nutrition in Childhood as Reflected in the Draft-Secretary McAdoo announces that as a result of studies by the United States Public Health Service of the causes for rejections for physical defects under the selective draft law, it has been established that mal-nutrition during childhood is one of the avoidable troubles. The service is now considering a national program of cooperation with state, county, and municipal health authorities for the purpose of safe. guarding the health of school children. The Public Health Service has been engaged for some years now in collecting valuable data as to the state of nutrition and mental and physical health of school children. In certain orphan asylums of the country, pellagra mysteriously made its appearance, affecting a large number of the inmates of an intermediate-age group, avoiding the younger and the older children. The experts of the Public Health Service on dietary diseases, investigated the situation and found that both the younger and the older orphans received a better diet than those in the middle-age group, the former because of their tender age, the latter because they performed work around the orphanage. Arrangements were at once made by the Public Health Service to supplement the diet of the group of children having pellagra, whereupon the disease promptly disappeared.

Journalism Week at Columbia-Journalism Week, May 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, at the University of Missouri will be this year of unusual practical value. On the program will be discussions of questions of immediate profesisonal interest and consideration of the new problems in newspaper-making to follow the war. The evening addresses will be of large significance and appeal. The week will be an occasion of real importance to Missouri writers, editors, advertisers and publishers. On the first day, Monday, May 6, will be the sessions of the Missouri Writers' Guild, of which J. Breckenridge Ellis, of Plattsburg, is president. The second day, Tuesday, May 7, will consider Special Features, the Metropolitan Press, Women in Journalism. The third day, Wednesday, May 8, will be Advertising Day, where the discusions by real experts will help toward filling the advertising columns with worthwhile business. On the fourth and fifth days, Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, will be the sessions of the Misouri Press Association, of which J. P. Tucker, of Parkville, is president. The program will consider the Community Newspaper, Getting and Keeping Circulation, The Problems of Business, The Problems of News, The Problems of Public Service, Preparation to Solve These Problems, and Contributed Reading Matter. On Friday will be heard a report from the Central Bureau of the Association and the discussions will be of its further service in money saving and business promoting. Journalism Week will close with the Journalism banquet, Friday evening, May 10, as usual a fitting climax to a worthwhile week.

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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.

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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 such 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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| Browne saved a dog poisoned with strychnine by Providence has given us hope and sleep as a com

injecting lobeline sulphate. pensation for the many cares of life.-Voltaire.

He who first hollowed a tree trunk into a canoe

was probably burned alive for the sacrilege. Maybe an Enema?

1 The blood shows very high cholestein figures in It is pretty safe to say the kaiser will never swal. cholelitiaries.-- Ralph Webster, Chi. Med. Rec. low "world democracy" unless Uncle Sam resorts

| Acute tonsilitis in children is not infrequently comto forcible feeding!

plicated by acute endocarditis.—Hoskins, Ind Pls. M.

His Weak Spot
Jack: "Strange that a disease always attacks one


There are very few disease-producing bacteria that in his weakest place."

can not be found in the human mouth at times.Elsie: “Is that why you have a cold in the head ?"

Kohn, Pub. Health. - Judge.

| Every practitioner must find some urines of spe

cific gravity too low for sugar, but nevertheless sacOft Repeated

charin.-Buff. Med. Jour. The lady next door says you are not trying as

1 Surgeons used to associate cardia-contraction with hard to save food as you were a few weeks ago. She

a small stomach, pyloro-contraction with a small one. says the president can't get you to do much unless he

Often, but not always, true.-Buff. Med. Jour. issues a new appeal every Monday.-K. C. Star.

It is probably correct to ascribe the good effects of

digitalis, before and after operation, to its constant Analogy

development of leucocytosis, besides its effect on

the heart muscle.-Fralick, Med. Times. Sister's Beau—“Lillian, if you'll come sit on my lap I'll give you a nice present.”

| The Pessimist-Would you marry one?-Corwin, Lillian (aged 5)-“Is that why you gave sister a Chi. Med. Rec. (Don't marry the girl whose mouthdiamond ring?"

corners turn down. Most of your time will be spent

trying to convince her that matters might be worse). Foreign Lady in Pharmacy

| Tartar can be easily removed by using finely “I vant some powder.”

powdered sulphur as a tooth powder for a week. "Mennen's?"

s 85 per cent of hay fever is caused by ragweed; the "No; vimmen's!”

golden rod is innocent; the only real remedy is to "Scented ?"

scoot for a safe place. "No; I vill take it along."

[ Current suggestions as to treating pellagra—The

Goldberger dietary; intestinal antisepsis, combat The Limit

ankylostomiasis; saturate with calx sulphurata; cure Waiter (pleasantly)—“Wot will it be this morning, pyorrhea; Dyer's quinine hydrochlorate; sodium sir, for breakfast ?”

cacodylate; picric acid locally. Guest (irritated)—"Now why waste any time ask

1 During an epidemic any case that presents teming me foolish questions? Just bring me whatever the government allows today and be quick about it!”

perature, somnolence, irritability and alimentary disturbances as chief clinical characteristics, must be

regarded as potentially one of abortive anterior A Chance for Further Ingenuity

poliomyelitis.-Lowenberg, Med World. One recently vaccinated girl protects her sore arm

ff Cook (N. Y. M. J.), analyzing ten cases of psoriasis from boisterous friends by having a V embroidered on

finds that when the underlying disease is cured the her coat sleeve. This seems to be a very sensible

skin malady gets well. Pyorrhea, seminal vesicuplan-for those who were vaccinated on the arm.-

litis, anal fistula, and infected tonsils were thus found K. C. Star.

and cured; but in a case of syphilis mixed treatment

did not cure the psoriasis. Vicarious Philanthropy Bessie had a new dime to invest in ice cream soda.

| Early Tuberculosis-Disproportional fatigue, ma"Why don't you give your dime to missions?” said

laise persistent, anorexia, loss of energy and mental the minister who was calling.

tone, indigestion, loss of weight, slight morning cough

or hack, intrascapular pains, reflex hoarseness, pulse "I thought about that,” said Bessie, “but I think I'll buy the ice cream and let the druggist give it to

over 80, persistent subnormal morning temperature, the missions."

slight fever after noon.-S. E. Thompson, Charlotte Med Jour.

s Confusion may occur in diagnosing anterior polioFinding the Balance

myelitis from infantile fevers, influenza, otitis media, Little Elsie-“Mamma, how much do you people meningeal pneumonias, pyelitis, pericarditis, ulcerpay a pound for babies?"

ative endocarditis, tonsilitis, rheumatism, typhoid, Mamma—"Babies are not sold by the pound, my scurvy, rickets, injuries, summer complaint, menindear."

gismus, convulsions, bronchopneumonia, meningitis, Little Elsie—“Then why do they always weigh any condition associated with fever and nervous them as soon as they are born?”

symptoms.-Lowenberg, Med. World.

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