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prises the disease from the "Rectum and Anus Diseases of, to Zinc," and also a general index, thus practically ending a work of six volumes which covers all the general diseases described in text-book and besides this all the progressive features that the past decade has furnished. The literature of the past few years is quite extensively quoted and credit always given for the quotations. As regards therapeutics the remedies that are in use are represented, together with what is new, while the obsolete ones are omitted. The sixth volume contains a large number of valuable articles, most notable of which "Rheumatism," by Dr. Levison of Copenhagen; "Diseases of the Stomach,” by Prof. D. D. Stewart of Philadelphia; “Surgery of the Stomach and Intestines," by Prof. W. W. Keen and Dr. M. B. Tinker of Philadelphia; "Surgery of the Spine," by Prof. R. H. Sayre of New York; "Syphilis," by Prof. G. F. Lydston of Chicago; "Surgery of the Urinary System,” by Prof. J. W. White and Dr. A. C. Wood of Philadelphia; “Diseases of the Uterus," by Prof. H. T. Byford of Chicago, and “Diseases of the Uterine Adnexa,” by Prof. E. E. Montgomery of Philadelphia; “Wounds and Injuries of the Chest,” by Prof. L. A. Stimson and Dr. E. L. Keyes, Jr., of New York; and “Yellow Fever," by Surgeon-General Wyman of Washington. The general index is intended to be a help and doubtless will prove such, although it would seem that had the number of the page been given rather than the headings of articles considered it might have saved much time in reference work. Taken as a complete work the six volumes comprise an amount of literature that is easily accessible, which doubtless can be found in no other similar work. Too much cannot be said in its favor.

INTERNATIONAL CLINICS, A Quarterly of clinical lectures and especially prepared articles on Medicine, Neurology. Surgery, Therapeutics, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Dermatology, Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, and other topics of interest to students and practitioners, by leading members of the medical profession through

ut th world. Editeri by Henry W. Cattell, A. M., M. D., Philadelphia, U. S. A. with the collaboration of John B. Murphy, M, D. of Chicago; Alexander D. Blackader, Philadelphia; T. M. Rotch, M. D., of Boston; E. Landolt, M. D., of Paris; Thomas G. Morton, M. D., and Charles H. Reed, M. D, of Philadelphia; J. W. Ballantyne, M. D. of Edinburgh, and John Harold, M. D., of London. With regular correspondents in Montreal, London, Paris, Leipsic, Vienna, Volume II. Eleventh Series, 1901. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company. 1991.

While the International Clinics are always most welcome, the present volume seems to be of much more than usual interest. Tuffier has an article on “Cocaine Injections into the Spinal Column," in which from his experience in 252 cases, he comes to the conclusion that "it causes no risk either immediately or remote to the nervous system.” He says, however, that "men bear this method of analgesis much better than women." Four of his patients had taken chloroform on former occasions and said that the new method was much less disagreeable. He furthermore says: “I still think this method is not applicable to children or to hysterical patients." A. Doléris, M.D., Accoucheur to the Paris hospitals, has also made some observations with the use of lumbar injections of cocaine on pregnant women, He finds that it makes increased uterine tension with longer and nearer contractions, and sums up his conclusions as follows

LUMBAR INJECTION. "(1.) The lumbar injection of cocaine is counter-indicated with pregnant women; if the method were used for the execution of any operation during pregnancy, miscarriage might ensue. (2.) A new method of bringing on labor has been found in the use of these injections, which have a certain effect on the uterine motor nerves. (3.) This process may render great service in case of uterine inertia during labor. particularly with a moderately contracted pelvis, as I have found in two

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instances. (4.) In eclampsia, where "I have no great hopes of making rapid evacuation of the uterus is in- many proselytes at a time when a cerdicated, the lumbar injection ought to tain amount of discredit is connected be efficacious, and may have a happy with the slightest appearance of sureffect on the nervous reflex symptoms.” gical timidity; I shall be content with

having corrected an error and have CROUPOUS PNEUMONIA.

shown to those who are of my way of Prof. James Tyson, on the subject

thinking some figures that appear to of croupous pneumonia, in conclusion,

me conclusive." speaks of the use of anti-toxine. He says: "Thus far I have used it

PRACTICAL FIRST PRINCIPLES.-Simpliin ten consecutive cases with- fying the study of normal and abnormal out a death. I have not, however, de

structure and function, and aiding diagnosis.

Designed for the use of students and prac. pended on it alone, but have used

titioners of medicine. By A. H. P. Leut, such other treatment as seemed indi- M.D., associate editor of The Medical Coun

cil. Philadelphia, cated.

Published by The MediIn one of these, a desperate

cal Council, Twelfth and Walnut Sts. 3 case, I used blood-letting, hypoder

105 pages, nearly 50 illustrations, a!most moclysis and oxygen.' He speaks of

all new and original. Price $1.00 net. the necessity of using the anti-toxine

This work is original in conception, from two to six times a day. At the

is true, and recognizes the detached

mode of instruction now and always end of this volume is a list of some

in vogue in the teaching of medicine, of the newer medical words with their

on which account it has been offered pronunication and definition. The fol

to the profession to make up this delowing is a good example of some of ficiency by supplying the connecting the shorter words: “Ureteropyelone- ilnks between the various departphritis (u-re-ter-o-py-el-o-ne-phritis.) ments. Inflammation of a ureter and of the

ECZEMA; with an Analysis of Eight Thourenal pelvis.'”

sand Cases of the Disease. By L. Duncan

Bulkley, AM M.D. Third Edition of MEDICAL APPENDICITIS.

"Eczema and Its Management." Entirely It is interesting to note that the rewritten. New York and London, G. P. great surgeon, Broca of Paris, in a

Putnam's Sons, 1901. XII., 368 pp. 12mo.

Price: Cloth, $1.25 net. (Student's Manual clinical lecture at the Trousseau Hos

Series on Diseases of the Skin.) pital, takes the opportunity of saying This useful volume by Dr. Bulklcy will that his last few years' experience carry hope and new ideas to many in operations for appendicitis has

puzzled practitioners. The distinled him to become much more guished author lays especial stress conservative in

operations on the constitutional treatment of ecduring acute attacks of appendi- zema. The formulas for lotions, pastes citis. He concludes that there are cer- and internal medication will be found tain cases which should not be oper- very valuable to the general pra.":1ated upon during acute attacks, ana tioner. quotes a number of cases which have influenced him in believing that we

HOW TO COOK FOR THE SICK AND CON

VALESCENT. Arranged for the Physician, should be more inclined to operate af

Trained Nurse, and Home Use, By Helena ter attacks than during the acuteness V. Sachse, (Graduate of the Philadelphia

Cooking School.) of the disease.

Philadelphia; J. B. LipIt is a lecture that

pincott Company. 1901. shows the honesty of the man in being Here is a little work that should willing to retract in what he had be placed in the hands of not only formerly thought to be wise surgical every nurse, but of every cook and procedure. He concludes by saying: housewife. At this time of the year

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the chapter on frozen foods looks especially inviting, but throughout the whole work we find nourishing dishes gotten up to tempt the halting appetite. There are over two hundred pages of these recipes. In the one for oatmeal the author says-put the water in a double boiler, and the salt and oatmeal, mix well, then do not stir again. Cook continually for at

least two hours and better all day. Many think it is all right to only cook the oatmeal for a few minutes, and physicians should bear in mind the importance of long. cooking. Recipes for cooking beef marrow are worthy of notice. We believe that this is an article of diet the use of which should be encouraged.

THERAPEUTICAL HINTS.

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This cup has been designed by W. J. Evans, New York City, to meet the demand for an instrument for washing out the nasal cavity, which could be used without fear of injury to the breathing passages, or forcing of fluid into the Eustachian tubes. It admits of the natural method of cleansing the nose, or, as it has been termed "drinking through the nose." This method is at once easily taught and easily learned, and is efficient

without being harmful. The 'fluid is placed in the cup, the higher curve of the rim being adjusted beneath the nostrils. The cup is tilted until the liquid enters the nostrils, then, closing the mouth, a

slight drawing in of the breath causes the solution to enter the nose and nasopharynx, thus bringing it in contact

Bismuth in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders has long held first rank on account of the soothing, sedative, astringent and antiseptic influence upon the mucous membrane of the digestive tract. One of the best forms of bismuth for therapeutic use is that contained in Worden's Lac

Bismuthi cum Pepsino on account of the fineness of the division of the bismuth. This exceedingly minute division which, under the microscope shows the particles to be made smaller than the blood corpuscles, enormously increases the coating power of the bismuth and thus adds to its influence in allaying gastro-intestinal irritation and inflammation. The preparation also contains pepsin, hydrochloric and lactic acids which acts as valuable synergists in this connection. See advertisement 2nd page of cover.

tub should then be closely covered for two hours, when the clothes may be removed, rinsed and washed in the usual way.

or

SUMMER MONTHS. DIOVIBURNIA is the remedy par-excellence in cholera morbus, dysentery and other bowel troubles prevalent during the summer months. Free from all narcotics deleterious drugs. As an uterine tonic and antispasmodic, dioviburnia is unequaled. In the treatment of dysmenorrhea it is unexcelled. Dose: Dessert spoonful in hot water every two or three hours.

"FATHER, TAKE MY HAND." "The way is dark, my Father! Cloud

on cloud Is gathering thickly o'er my head, and

loud The thunder roars above me. See, I

stand Like one bewildered! Father, take

my hand,
And through the gloom
Lead safely home

Thy child.

of a

I used Sanmetto in a case young miss, thirteen

years of

age, who was becoming a regular "wet the bed." I had tried all the usual remedies, but failed to make a cure, so I tried Sanmetto and the result was a perfect cure, as she has not been troubled since the first treatment with Sanmetto, and I inquired today, and was informed that she had. attended school, traveled two hundred and fifty miles, losing two nights sleep, but not once has the trouble returned. Wm. H. Anderson, M. D.

Soda Springs, Idaho.

"The way is long, my Father, and my

soul Longs for the rest and quiet of the

goal; While yet I journey through this

weary land, Keep me from wandering. Father

take my hand;

Quickly and straight
Lead to Heaven's gate

Thy child.

Celerina restores the tired and jaded nervous system to its normal condition, and brings about a feeling of buoyancy that will be pleasing to both physician and patient. A fair trial will confirm the verdict of the medical profession all over the world as to the virtues of this preparation. It is put up in palatable form, and is always uniform in strength.

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 15, 1901.

"The path is rough, my Father!

Many a thorn Has pierced me, and my weary feet,

all torn And bleeding, mark the way, yet Thy

command Bids me press forward. Father, take

my hand,

Then safe and blest
Lead up to rest

Thy child.

"The cross is heavy, Father! I have

borne It long, and still do bear it. Let my

worn

DISINFECTION OF SICK-ROOM

LINEN. Sheets, pillow-slips, night-dresses, towels, etc., should be placed in a tub and over them poured a pint (onehalf a bottle) of Pratt's Chlorides and afterwards sufficient boiling water to completely cover the contents. The

And fainting spirit rise to that blest

land Where crowns are given. Father, take

my hand;

And reaching down
Lead to the crown

Thy child!”

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