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"Progress of Medicine" duriug 1901, make a most valuable addition to the Clinics.
THE NEUROSES OF THE GENITO-URINARY SYSTEM IN THE MALE, With
Sterility and Impotence. By Dr. R. ULTZMANN, Professor of GenitoUrinary Diseases in the University of Vienna. Second Edition. Revised, with notes and a supplementary article on Nervous Impotence, by the Translator, GARDNER W. ALLEN, M.D., Surgeon in the Genito-Urinary Department of the Boston Dispensary; Instructor in Genito-Urinary Surgery in Tuft's Medical College. Illustrated. Pages 198. 12mo. Price, extra cloth, $1.00, net, delivered. F. A. Davis COMPANY, Publishers, 1914–16 Cherry Street, Philadelphia. This little volume comprises two very excellent monographs of Prof. Ultzmann on the management of very difficult and refractory conditions. His experience, sound and comprehensive pathological views are most worthy of a wide circulation, and we can commend the work to any interested therein. Dr. Allen, in addition to his excellent discharge of duty in the translation, has added a number of notes and a supplementary article on Nervous Impotence.
A SYSTEM OF PHYSIOLOGIC THERAPEUTICS. A Practical Exposition of
the Methods, other than Drug-Giving, Useful in the Prevention of Disease in the Treatment of the Sick. Edited by SOLOMON SOLIS COHEN, A.M., M.D., Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics in the Philadelphia Polyclinic; Lecturer on Clinical Medicine at Jefferson Medical College; Physician to the Philadelphia Hospital, etc. Vol. III, Climatology, Health Resorts, Mineral Springs. By F. Parkes Weber, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P. (Lond.), Physician to the German Hospital, Dalston; Assistant Physician North London Hospital for Consumption, etc., with the Collaboration for America of Guy Hinsdale, A.M., M.D., Secretary of the American Climatological Association, etc. In two Books. Book I, Principles of Climatotherapy, Ocean Voyages, Mediterranean, European and British Health Resorts. Book II, Mineral Springs, Therapeutics, etc. Illustrated with Maps. Price for the complete set, $22.00 net.
These are the third and fourth volumes of Cohen's System of Physiologic Therapeutics, whose timeliness has already been commented upon. The first part treats of the factors of climate, with their effect on physiologic functions and pathological conditions, and describes the fundamental principles that underlie the application of climates, health resorts and mineral springs
in the prevention of disease, and to promote the comfort and recovery of the sick.
The second part describes health resorts; and the third part discusses in detail the special climatic treatment of various diseases and different classes of patients. Book II also describes the health resorts in Africa, Asia, Australasia and America.
In Book [ ocean voyages are first treated of with considerable detail and their advantages and disadvantages, indications and counter-indications as a therapeutic measure, are pointed out. The subject of altitude is treated in a similarly full and definite manner. In addition, the sea coast and inland health resorts of the Mediterranean countries, those of Continental Europe and those of the British Islands, including mountain stations of various elevations, plains and mineral water spas, are described, with no waste of words, but with a fullness of detail unusual in medical books. Not only geographic and climatic features are pointed out, but also social and other characteristics so important in selecting a resort that shall be suitable to the tastes and means of the individual patient, as well as beneficial in his disease.
The existence of sanatoriums for special diseases, as those at seaside resorts for scrofulous and weakly children, and in various regions for consumption, nervous affections, diseases of women, and the like, are specified; and the mere lists of such places, as found in the index, are likely to prove invaluable for reference. We know none other so complete.
PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE.-A Quarterly Digest of Advances, Discoveries
and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences, Edited by HOBART AMORY HARE, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in Jefferson Medical College, etc., assisted by H. R. M. LANDIS, M.D., Assistant Physician to the Out-Patients' Department, Jefferson Medical College Hospital. Vol. 1, March, 1902, 8vo. cloth, pp. 462.
A mere summary of the articles contained in this volume should suffice to apprize our readers of the very excellent char. acter and invaluable subject matter of so widely and well known a publication. Surgery of the Head, Neck and Chest, by Charles H. Frazier, M.D.; Infectious Diseases, by Fred. A. Packard, M.D.; Diseases of Children, by Floyd M. Crandall, M.D.; Pathology, by Ludvig Hektoen, M.D.; Laryngology and Rhinology, by St. Clair Thompson, M.D., M.R.C.P. (Lond.), F.R.C.S., Eng.; Otology, by Robert L. Randolph, M.D., afford an intellectual menu of a most appetizing charac. ter. The treatise on anyone of the above subjects alone, is well worth the modest price asked for the entire volume. As with its predecessors, we can and do, commend it most heartily.
Mosquito BRIGADES And How To ORGANISE THEM. By RONALD Ross,
F.R.C.S., D.P.H., F.R.S.; Walter Myer, Lecturer in Tropical
Dr. Ross, who is an authority on the mosquito as a carrier of diseases, endeavors to show in this little volume, tbe best and most practica, manner of waging war against these pests. His results are based upon bis wide and extended experience and many years' study of the subject in various parts of the world. He gives an account of the effects already made in different localities.
CERTAIN PROBLEMS RELATING TO SURGICAL OPERATIONS, the Alvarenza
Prize Essay. By GEORGE W. CRILE, A.M., M.D., Ph. D., Professor of Clinical Surgery, Medical Department Western Pennsylvania Uni. versity; Surgeon to the St. Alexis Hospital, etc., 8vo. cloth, pp. 200.
After an introduction and a chapter on mode of Adnotation and Investigation, the following subjects are considered in a very able manner: The effect of severing and mechanically irritating the vagi; effects of intravenous injection of saline solution; the physiologic action of cocain and eucain; and the effect of temporary closure of the carotid arteries.
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Records, Recollections and Beminiscences.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF MED. ICAL OFFICERS OF THE ARMY AND NAVY
OF THE CONFEDERACY.
(Concluded from June number). MORNING SESSION-THIRD DAY.
DALLAS, Tex., April 23, 1902. DR. J. C. ABERNATHY, of Birmingham, Ala., read his paper, “Com ments on a Manual of Military Surgery,” issued by Surgeon General S. D. Moore in 1863. The Doctor exhibited a copy of the manual.
DR. Evans, of South Carolina: I used a hypodermic syringe in '62, very frequently in lumbago, and the soldiers used to say I relieved them. Another thing with regard to microbes and antiseptics. I was in the army with Dr. Knott, and we were discussing the reason why we had erysipelas, etc., in some battles and in others we had none. Dr. Knott said, “I am infused with the idea that it all comes from our inattention to cleanliness, introducing poison into wounds by reason of not washing our hands;" and I hare often thought that if he had had the means to demonstrate it, that there we would have antedated this germ theory 20 years. At the battle of Spottsylvania we had å man who was shot in the face. We washed it carefully and stitched it with a needle, and in five days it had healed. Drs. Knott and Mitchell saw that, it healed with first intention.
DR. Cowan, of Tullahoma, Tenn.: Mr. President, I was excused yesterday on account of a bad cold and being very hoarse, but I am better to-day. When I received the request to write a paper I was very busy. I had not time to write that paper, so had to sketch it. I sketched it with a pencil thinking I could get it type-written here, but failed to have it done yesterday. I will offer as a prelude to it, that it is on a subject I have neither seen written upon nor heard discussed. We haxe talked a good deal of supplies in the army and our destitution in surgical appliances, and say a good deal about our enemy making these things contraband of
I want to say that so far as that was concerned it made no difference with the command I was with. We made the Federal Government the Commissary and the Purveyor for our medical stores, and drew as we required.
DR. Cowan then read his paper.
DR. ABERNATHY: A few years ago I went to Chattanooga. I had been in all those battles and I concluded I would go up on Lookout Mountain. When I went up there I found a table with what was supposed to be mementos of the war. and among others were some of what were said to be the medical supplies we had been using. There was one smart little “Alec" from the North, who, I suppose, was about 25 years of age. It was his duty to lecture the people. I noticed some little packages not larger than my fist, and in these packages you would find roots, herbs, etc., and this little smart “Alec'' was lecturing to the crowd. “Now, ladies and gentlemen," he said, "you can see to what straits the Confed. erate Army was reduced. You can see what they had to do when they were digging up these roots to be used for medicine. Just look at the samples.” The people were astonished. I listened and could scarcely keep from cursing. I said to myself I will die before I will let this opportunity pass to correct this impression. That is the style of stuff they have been teaching the Northern people. So I stepped up and I said "Ladies and gentlemen, I am a Confederate surgeon and soldier, and let me tell you that these little samples in paper here that you see were used by certain camp followers who claimed to treat certain diseases, but when we wanted medicine if we did not have medical supplies, all we had to do was to bring on a fight with the Federals. The Federal Army was the most grand and prolific purveyor of medical supplies in the world. Every fight we got into somehow we managed to get everything we wanted. I remember on one or two occasions I bad more thau I could handle." The impression that that young fellow wanted to make upon that crowd was that we were Indians digging roots and herbs. After I was through the ladies asked me where I was from. I told them, and told them I was familiar with all the facts. And I told them that young man had told them a falsehood, and that I wanted to disabuse their minds. You never saw such a respectful audience as I had. They said they would not take anything in the world for the opportunity they had to be present and to learn about our people and to have their minds disabused. Now, I mention that merely to show you how they tried at that time to poison the Northern mind against us, and to belittle the Confederate Army.
DR. MOSELEY: In Forrest's army all we had to do when we needed medical supplies was to say General Forrest wants medical supplies. We went into the Yankee medical departmen on one occasion, and the boys said we have something here we don't know what it is. We got to tasting it, and one thing about it is it tasted awfully good. I believe it was called “Peach and Honey."
The President announced that the election of officers was the next order of business.
DR. COWAN: It affords me great pleasure to place before this associ. ation the name of a man who I believe every surgeon in the Confederate Army living to-day and those who have already passed over, would delight and do delight in honoring. A man who has given the best years of his life to his country and is to-day in a ripe old a ge, still laboring in the