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Now does the medical profession furnish the 1- Those against our own members who are public all of the assistance and protection pos- not living by the golden rule. sible? Does our organization exert itself in 2–Physicians outside of our county societies a liberal but progressive tendency to ameliorate who have been refused membership or know adand improve deleterious tendencies, and does it mission would be impossible. constantly do better? We have a war to win. Someone has said a long time ago that man and the medical profession is second to none in knows the right, yet pursues the wrong. its spontaneous offer of service regardless of the
P. I. L. kind of sacrifice. Men have freely and willingly given up large practices to enter the Medical Why Should the Surgeon General Reserve Corps.
Appeal for Medical Officers ? Without making any kind of sacrifice de
Of the 146,000 doctors in the United States, manded of us for the protection of our free and
it is a safe calculation that at least 70,000 of this glorious country during a time of war we would
number are within the age limit, from 21 to 55 be unworthy to enjoy the opportunity of being
years, and are physically and morally qualified a citizen and enjoy lavishly the fruits of our
to serve as Medical Reserve Corps officers. work during times of peace. No physician will
Why, in view of this fact, the Surgeon Gensay to another, “You go and let me reap of the
eral's Office should be hard put to secure a suffibenefit of your absence,” in a material sense. If
cient number of medical officers to supply imyou are a citizen you have duties as well as priv
mediate demands and to furnish a reserve force ileges.
of between forty and fifty thousand doctors is The medical profession enters into a new not quite comprehensible. economic adjustment. As a result of the "high
Every qualified physician, knowing how escost of living” we have raised our fees. This is
sential his services are to his country at this para delicate question, not for a hush-hush meeting
ticular time, should consider it not only his duty, and finally to let die. Every physician should
but a privilege to take part in this glorious strugappoint himself a committee of one to raise his
gle for humanity and democracy. fees regardless of the actions of some of your
This is the time when individual opinion must colleagues. The lay public is beginning to lay be sacrificed for the benefit of the whole and down the prices for which the doctor must work. the tin
the time is near when every doctor must be in one The noble profession must work for money,
money, or two classes : either a member of the Medical strange as it may be. Then we must collect our Reserve Corps. United States Army. or in the fees. Our patients have money to try all sorts
Volunteer Medical Service. of quacks, spend money in travel and often when their treasury is empty we do their work without
If you are between the age of 21 and 55 years, any material recompense. We must teach the
and there is a doubt in your own mind as to public otherwise. Let us ask for our fee, as the
whether you are qualified or not, let the Surgeon quack wants cash down. Make every patient
General determine this matter by applying at
once to your nearest Medical Examining Board pay or he must turn charity patient.
for a commission in the Medical Reserve Corps. Our societies have economic committees, and
-American Medical Editors' Association. the Illinois Medical Society is inaugurating a grievance committee. With the united medical profession back of such a grievance committee,
Another Hearst the possibilities and benefits to be derived from
Canard their work are considered enormous.
Arthur Brisbane, the erudite and versatile Physicians for years have stood idly help- editorial genius of the Hearst syndicate, breaks less as a new born babe and have seen the un- into print recently on the subject of “Horse Flesh scrupulous fellow gull and defraud the people, as a Food.” He concludes that "the civilized and rob them of their money, many times the world is opposed to eating horse flesh because savings of a lifetime, on the strength of a guar- the horse is known to be the habitat of the tyantee to cure the incurable or the relief of some phoid germ (!) and that man contracts typhoid greatly magnified or imaginary ailment, and from the horse only.” (!) leave behind them an impression in the minds It is the “horse-laugh" for Arthur, and a of the duped that all physicians are fakers. You base slander upon “man's best friend !" know of some that are in your society and your colleagues, you meet them and you know them. Dr. A. W. McAlester, of Columbia, has been While often we are holding the empty bag the appointed a member of the Missouri State Board less scrupulous fellow runs away with the game. of Health, vice Dr. W. J. Ferguson, of Sedalia,
The Illinois State Society subdivides the who resigned on account of going into the medigrievances within our profession into two classes. cal service of the United States Army.
Food Number of
Wheat on Prescription—Texas having fore“American Medicine"
gone the use of wheat flour, the Food Adminis
tration at Dallas, Texas, on the prescription of One of the most interesting and valuable pub
a physician, issued to him twelve pounds of lications that have reached the editor's desk for
wheat flour for a patient suffering from pernimany months, is the June number of American
cious anemia. Medicine. It is a special food number. It is most timely, not merely from the subjects treated, Miss Susanna Cocraft, of Chicago, has been but from the men who have contributed the ar
called to Washington, where she will have charge ticles. It is a "scoop” number in medical journal
of the war department's school for women and ism. “Food stuffs" are considered from all pos
girls. She will co-operate with Capt. Peyser sible standpoints, economical, nutrition, thera
and Maj. Ahern, of the Housing and Health peutic, dietetic, source, cost, the palate, age, ill
etic, source, cost, the palate, age, we division of the government. ness and health. It is one of these numbers we keep for reference, even after reading through. Among the contributors to this number are
Publications by Army Medical Officers—As Hoover, Wiley, Bassler, Major Fitch, Cantley of
stated in the circular "Memorandum for Editors London, Wright of Canada, Kellogg of Battle
attle of Medical Publications" recently issued by the Creek, Cammidge, Don Smith, Hewlett and Sher
Surgeon General's Office, all medical manuman of New York. Get it. Read it. Keep it.
scripts by medical officers of the army intended We congratulate the editors of American Medi
for publication should be first submitted to the J. M. B.
Board of Publications, Surgeon General's Office,
The authors are requested to send in two (2) The American Public Health Association will
typewritten copies of their manuscripts to the hold its next meeting in Chicago from October Board of Publications care bei 14 to 17. The principal topic during the meeting manuscripts are double spacedo Attention to will be “The Health of the Civil Population in this detail will facilitate handling of the manuWar Time."
scripts, both by censors and publishers. By
direction of the Surgeon General. (Signed) C. Missouri Valley Scores Again.- We are
L. Furbush, Colonel, Medical Corps, N. A. proud of the record of the Missouri Valley States in the Thrift Stamp campaign. Nebraska leads
ads Pharmacy in the Army—“So far as the ofall others in total sales to July 1st with Kansas
ficial recognition of it is concerned, the science and Missouri a close second and third in the race.
and art of pharmacy might not exist for the Exhibits at Omaha—Manufacturers and pub
Army. Today, as never before, victory in war lishers desiring to secure space in the exhibit
goes to the nation that most effectively prehall at the meeting of the Medical Sociey of the
serves the health of its fighting men. The phyMissouri Valley, September 19-20, will please
sician is now of such military importance that wire the secretary, Dr. Chas. Wood Fassett, 713
the medical profession will be called on to make Lathrop building, Kansas City. Only a few
no inconsiderable sacrifices. It will materially spaces are unsold as the Herald goes to press.
lighten the arduous duties and responsibilities
of the physician to have in the Army trained A motion picture benefit for Base Hospital pharmacists who will be able to give intelligent Unit No. 28. a Kansas City organization was cooperation. But it is imposing too greatly on given at the Alamo Theater Saturday, July 27. the patriotism of those whose special knowledge Proceeds will be used for the unit, which is un- is obviously a large asset to the Army, to expect der the command of Maj. John F. Binnie, and them to enlist as privates without any recognition now in active service in France. The pictures of their national worth. Pharmacists should portrayed members of the unit and the nature of be given a rank commensurate with their imtheir work.
portance, first because it is but a simple justice
to the pharmacists themselves, secondly, beGrandview Sanitarium Reopened -- We are cause the usefulness of the medical corps will be pleased to announce to our readers the reopening greatly augmented, and lastly, and most importof the new Grandview Sanitarium, Kansas City, ant, because the efficiency of our army deKan. This institution, after fifteen years suc- mands it.”- Journal of the American Medical cessful work, under Dr. S. S. Glasscock's super Association. vision, was destroyed by fire last winter. The new buildings are planned on modern lines, comfort and safety being the prime objects in view. Chionanthus exerts its best influence in acute Physicians are cordially invited to call and in congestion with imperfect discharge of bile, or spect the "New Grandview.”
catarrh of the common bile duct.—The Doctor.
Che Doctors' Library
REST, SUGGESTION AND OTHER THERAPEUTIC MEASURES IN NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASES-By Francis X. Dercum, A. M., M. D., Ph. D.,
Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Jefferson "Next to acquiring good friends, the best Medical College, Philadelphia, second edition, pubacquisition is that of good books."-C. c. Colton.
lished by P. Blakison's Sons & Co., 1012 Walnut St., Philadedlphia, Pa. (Price $3.50).
This is a rewritten edition of Vol. 8 of Cohen's ORAL SEPSIS IN ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SYS. TEMIC DISEASES-By William W. Duke, M. D.,
System of Physiologic Therapeutics. Dr. DerPh. B., Prof. Experimental Medicine in the Univer- cum's aim is to present to the general physician stiy of Kansas; Professor Medicine in the Western the differences existing between the functional Dental College, published by C. V. Mosby Co., St. diseases in a simple, understandable way along Louis, Mo., 1918.
with simple physiologic methods of treatment. A This is the modern book presenting the “com- clear clinical interpretation is presented as a plex relationship” between disease of the gums necessary key to successful treatment. The and alveolar process and systemic disease. This methods outlined for exercising function and small book of 124 pages teaches its theme with overcoming "fatigue states” along with indicated 170 illustrations, well to the point and tersely drug therapy makes Dr. Dercum's book desirable demonstrated. Not only physicians interested to general physicians in need of detail informain the hazards of focal infections and systemic tion in treating the neuroses.
S. G. B. disease but the dentist will find here condensed
INTERNATIONAL CLINICS — A Quarterly of fundamentals not in the general library.
illustrated clinical lectures and especially prepared S. G. B. original articles on Treatment, Medicine, Surgery,
Neurology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, THE ELEMENTS OF THE SCIENCE OF NU- Orthopaedics, Pathology, Dermatology, OphthalmolTRITION-By Graham Lusk, Ph. D., Sc. D. F. R. S., ogy, Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Hygiene, and Professor of Physiology at the Cornell University other topics of interest to students and practitioners. Medical College, New York City. Third edition, re. By leading members of the medical profession set. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Com- throughout the world, edited by H. R. M. Landis, M. pany, 1917.
D., Philadelphia, U. S. A., with the collaboration of Dietetics, a departure of medicine which is
Chas. H. Mayo, M. D., Rochester; Sir Wm. Osler,
Bart., M. D., F. R. S., Oxford; Frank Billings, M. D., coming into its own, through hospital work and
Chicago; A. McPhedran, M. D., Toronto; Rupert Blue, public demand, reaches its present day climax M. D., D. P. H., Washington, D. C.; John G. Clark, M. in this work of Lusk. The medical man who D., Philadelphia; James J. Walch, M. D., New York; underestimates the value of diet to his patients J. W. Ballantyne, M. D., Chicago; Arthur F. Beifeld, will, in a short time, be considered behind the
M. D., Chicago; Charles Green Cumston, M. D.,
Geneva; Richard Kretz, M. D., Vienna, with corretimes. Such a man cannot expect to begin with
spondents to Montreal, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Lusk to inform himself, he will need something Leipsic, Brussels, and Geneva. Vol. 111, twenty-sevmore elementary. The subject as presented enth series, 1917. Philadelphia and London: J. B. herein presupposes a working knowledge at least,
Lippincott Company. in dietetics. Metabolism, respiration, nitrogen
This publication, now in its 28th year, still output, starvation and nutrition in all its phases holds its own in medical circles. A pioneer in are discussed from a scientific standpoint of the magazine clinics—though bound in book formcalorimeter and its application to all phases of it has maintained itself in spite of competition by life, age and social conditions. The writer states virtue of the diversity of topics treated and the he has no intention of again revising the book. quality of the editorial staff. Osler, Blue, BillIn another decade the development of scientific ings, Mayo are names which will command atknowledge will probably permit the formation of tention for decades. The first article, Iridocyclithe subject from the standpoint of physical chem- tis, by Dr. Schwein, is a most masterly preistry. This is not a long step for such men as sentation of a difficult problem. Secondary Lusk. The chapter on Food Economics is of Anemia, by Stuart McGuire, and the Surgical vast importance and universal in its practical Clinic on G. W., by B: A. Thomas will well repay interpretation in these days of war. The views one. Neurasthenia Before and After the War, by of Lusk-the last word on the subject-must be Walsh, brings out some ideas with which we well digested by medical men who would keep must familiarize ourselves on these items. Food abreast with this all important matter. The first Inspection in Cincinnati, by Landis, gives us pages of this chapter are a revision of a paper some light on a subject of vital interest today, published in Journal of Washington Academy of forcing itself to the front in all communities. The Science last year.
J. M. B. volume is made up of articles from leading men
of the world in medical and surgical clinics, NOTE- The Medical Herald's Kansas City office will supply any book reviewed in this department at publisher's
public health, neurology and treatment. It price, prepaid. If an order for two books be sent at any one time, the purchaser will be entitled to a six months'
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en formiminnoistama coo rdonatoromhomimumGromobilom Dr. C. L. Randall of Neodesha, Kas., has re
reived a commission as captain in the medical The World War News
reserve corps. P. I. LEONARD, M. D.
. The doctors of Missouri are patriots and they need no urging to cause them to do their duty.
Watch our volunteers ! "Our country: its need is our need, its honor our honor, its responsibility our re Dr. David Broderick, Kansas City, has responsibility. To support it is a duty, to defend it a privilege, to serve it a joy. In ceived his commission and will be assigned to the its hour of trial we must be steadfast, i its hour of danger we must be strong, in
Great Lakes Naval Training Station. its hour of triumph we must be generous. Though all else depart, and all we own be Dr. William T. Byler, Kansas City, has been
taken away, there will still remain the foundation of our fortunes, the bulwark of our hopes, a notified to report at Fort Riley for duty. Doctor rock on which to build anew-our country, our homeland,
Byler received his commission as first lieutenant America.”-From American Medicine, May, 1917 (National
some time ago.
Dr. C. E. Sanders of Rosedale, Kas., has been THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD
assigned assistant surgeon, with the rank of Unfurl the flag at sunrise
lieutenant, in the United States naval reserve And let its colors fly,
forces at Norfolk, Va.
Dr. T. P. Van Eman, Kansas City, Mo., has
been commisisoned a captain in the medical reUpon the breezes dance,
serve corps. He will be stationed at Camp Mc-
Arthur, Waco, Tex.
Capt. Emmett F. Cook, of St. Joseph, was re-
lieved as regimental surgeon 337 Field Artillery, Flag that has never known defeat
Camp Dodge, Iowa, and ordered to report as Since first it met the morn;
post surgeon, Ft. Constitution, New Hampshire. For Liberty its scarlet And stars were then unfurled,
Dr. H. S. Majors, superintendent of the FulAnd still behold! to liberty
ton (Mo.) State Hospital for the Insane, has reIt proudly leads the world. --Minna Irving in the New York Sun.
ceived a captain's commission, and will serve in
the psychiatric section of the medical service. Lieut. F. X. Hartigan, of St. Joseph, is now In the United States there are less than 50,000 "over there."
qualified surgeons under 55 years of age. There
are about 142,000 practicing physicians, includCapt. F. H. Ladd, of South St. Joseph, is at
ing all ages and all cults. Over 20,000 doctors Ft. Riley, Kan.
are in the Medical Reserve Corps. Capt. T. M. Paul, of St. Joseph, is on the
Dr. Joseph S. Lichtenberg, Kansas City, has qui vive for assignment.
been commisioned a captain in the Medical ReCapt. Floyd Spencer, of St. Joseph, expects
serve Corps. He will do eye work in a base hosto be called about September.
pital, but doesn't know whether it will be in this
country or overseas. He expects to be called Lieut. C. M. Sampson, of St. Joseph, is or- September 1. dered to report at Ft. Riley.
Lieut J. B. Reynolds, Jr., of Great Falls, The heart of every American is wholly cen- Mont, a son of Dr. J. B. Reynolds of St. Joseph, tered in the one present purpose, that of winning is "over there" a member of the M. R. Corps. the war.
Another son, Dr. Woodson Reynolds, of DrumA naturalized physician, born in an enemy
right, Okla., took the examination for the M. R.
right, or country, can enter the M. R. C. under some re
C. last week. strictions.
Dr. James I. Tyree, who the last four years Lieut. Hilam K. Wallace, of St. Joseph, has
s served Kansas City in almost every capacity in been promoted to a captaincy and is stationed at
the health department from visiting doctor to acting health commissioner, has reached the ma
rine aviation field at Miami, Fla. He recently There are less than 10,000 in our medical volunteered his services to his country and now schools with a senior class of 3,000. This is less is an assistant surgeon, United States Naval Rethan one-third of the medical students twelve serve Force with the rank of lieutenant, junior years ago.
Capt. A. R. Timmerman, of South St. Joseph, the interval since the wound. The ideal treathas been called to the base hospital at San An- ment for infected gunshot wounds, Hull says, tonio, Texas.
is to excise them during the preinflammatory
stage, that is, within twenty-four hours of the Lieut. Sam E. Roberts has been assigned to
infliction. The exigencies of the war will more duty at the aviation base hospital at Dallas, Tex.
often than not make this impossible.
The He has been an ear, nose and throat specialist in
question therefore arises whether it is possible Kansas City. He was an associate professor at
to prolong the preinflammatory stage. The the University of Kansas school of medicine,
only treatment which a wound at present reand on the staff of following hospitals: Bell
ceives in war previous to being excised or otherMemorial, Rosedale,, General Hospital, Mercy, wise dealt with at a casualty clearing station is Christian Church and St. Margaret's.
the application of a first field dressing. In spite Aievoli reviews some recent literature on the of the advances in surgery, particularly in the subject of brain wounds thus analyzing a total
treatment of wounds, Hull states that the emergof 2,357 in British and 6,664 in French hospitals. ency treatment is no more efficacious than it was Aside from the transient cerebral manifestations
le from the transient cerebral manifestations in the days of the Trojan wars. The dressings at first, there seems to be no question that a man applied to wounds before the arrival at a caswho has been trephined for a wound of the skull
ualty clearing station have no influence whatever and brain is often left with reduced mental or on the infection in the depths of the wounds. professional capacity, and there may be symp- Improved results of the treatment of wounds can toms ranging from headache to vertigo, from only be achieved by some method of either exasthenia to amnesia, with diminished power of cising the wound during the preinflammatory attention and association of ideas, and exagger stage or by prolonging that stage, and research ated emotivity. Hyperemia of the papilla, hyper in the latter direction appears to be most desirtension. abnormal albumin content of the cere- able. The old first field dressing appears to be brospinal fluid, and labyrinth disturbances are totally inadequate. It is suggested that, as soon also common. At the same time, Marie has not as practicable after the infliction of a wound, it known of a single instance of general paralysis should be instilled with some nonirritating antior dementia developing as a consequence of a septic, in order to inhibit the growth of microbrain wound, and Tuffier has only encountered organisms. Within the first few hours, unless 0.64 per cent cases of serious mental impairment septic foreign matter remains in the depths oi The outlook is more favorable with hemiplegia the wound, pathogenic organisms are found to from injury of the prefrontal lobe and the ro- be few in numbers and confined to the surface landic region and vicinity, gradual improvement of the wound. being not infrequent. Masmonteil's general review of this subject confirms that the pathogensis
As a brick fell from a carrier's hod it knocked of shock varies in different cases, and treatment down a Spanish flag displayed from a store front can be only symptomatic. practically empiric. below. "That must have been an American Until recently it was taken as a matter of course brick," said a passer-by. “Yis," said the hod that the operation must be deferred until the carrier above, “but it was of Oirish descint." patient has recovered from shock. But this doc The Bile in the Light of Newer Teachings—There trine has been much battered of late, and several can be no doubt that Roger has made a material ! varieties of shock are now disregarded. In shock
contribution to both physiology and clinical medi
cine, by emphasizing the multiple role played by bile from hemorrhage, the vessels must be ligated.
with reference to the digestion of starch, sugar, proIn shock from toxemia or septicemia, the focus tein, and fat; with reference to its antiputrefactive for the intoxication must be suppressed without and antitoxic functions; and with reference to cer. delay by amputation of a crushed limb or excis
tain properties, hitherto unsuspected, in controlling ion of muscles; if the condition is too grave for
the physical condition of the intestinal mucus. The
bile thus provides an illustration of the wise economy this, the wound can be sprayed or injected with of nature in imparting many different functions to Menciere's fluid or a formaldehyd solution. In one digestive secretion.—Medical Record. nervous shock, usually with mutiple wounds and
Rest and Sleep in Acute Diseases-If, in acute concussion, intervention is not needed so much at illnesses you secure rest and sleep for your patient, once. If an operation is done in shock, it must you will get a more definite response to the indibe as rapid as possible (not more than three or
cated line of treatment. A highly desirable agent
for the purpose and one that may be given without four minutes for amputation of the thigh). The
fear of further weakening an already laboring heart, intoxication from the anesthesia must be reduced is Pasadyne (Daniel). Pasadyne (Daniel) possesses to the practicable minimum; at the same time it in a marked degree the power to soothe the nervous must be remembered that the anesthesia must be system and may be used as confidently to produce complete, as pain aggravates the state of shock.
rest and sleep as chloral or the bromides. A sample
bottle of Pasadyne (Daniel) may be had by addressEarly intervention is thus very promising, and
ing the laboratory of John B. Daniel, Inc., Atlanta, the results are more brilliant, he says, the shorter Georgia.