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will be held in Lincoln, June 28, 1888. Drs. Lowry, Mitchell and Ful.
ler constitute the committee on arrangements, and as they are all “rust-
lers,” a sp.endid time is anticipated.

The forthcoming volume of transactions of the Nebraska State
Medical Society for 1886 and 1887 will be the best ever published by
that organization. It is now undergoing revision by the efficient secre-
tary, Dr. A. S. Von Manstelde, of Ashland.

After 1891 the Illinois State Board of Health will not accept the
diploma of any medical college that has not an obligatory three years'

It other state boards will follow this commendable example,
the days of snide schools will be numbered.

From notes appearing from time to time in the medical journals, it
appears that corrosive sublimate is by no means as safe an antiseptic as
was first supposed. Dr. L. Butte has collected twenty cases of puerper-
al affections in which fatal results followed its use.

Jefferson Medical College has most certainly recently graduated a
student who never attended more than one course of lectures. Jefferson
is an old school-she can do it and nothing will be said. But if one of
the Kansas City Medical Colleges should do this, what a howl would be
raised !

Dr. Leroy Dibble has returned from the East where he has been
spending a number of weeks in pursuit of knowledge pertaining to his
specialty of the eye and ear. During his absence he attended the meet-
ings of the American Society of Microscopists and the International
Medical Congress.

It is now pretty conclusively proven that many cases of asthma are
due to nasal affections--hyperæemia of the Schneiderian membrane ; var-
ices, hypertroplry, deflected septum, exostoses, polypi and other morbid
growths-removal of which will promptly and effectually relieve this dis-
tressing condition.

Dr. Carnahan, of Pleasanton, Kansas, recently called at the INDEX
office, reporting an interesting case in which a young man passed two
live worms from the bladder. They were unfortunately lost, but the doc-
tor is constantly watching, trusting to be able to report the eighth au-
thentic case of strongylus gigas.

Dr. Edwin B. Shaw, of Osage City, one of the progressive young
members of the Kansas State Medical Society, gave ye editor a very
pleasant call recently. If the K. S. M. A. had about fifty enthusiastic
men like Dr. S. it would be a “hummer.” He promises the INDEX
another article in the near future.

An Italian doctor has been studying the gait of criminals as com-
pared with that of (presumably) honest persons and finds that the walk
of the former is peculiar and unmistakable. This is only an illustration
of the passage of "Scripture ” which says: “a man should be known by
his walk rather than his conversation."

While staying six weeks in Rome the late Dr. J. Marion Sims re-
ceived sixty-five thonsand trancs for operations. Then he went to Paris
where he remained four weeks, for his “health," receiving there forty
thousand francs-a total of more than one hundred thousand francs, or
twenty thousand dollars, for ten week's work.

The Indiana Eclectic Medical Journal advertises for locations for
physicians. Send 'em to Kansas City, by all means; with a population
of two hundred thousand there are here now (and in Kansas City, Ks., )
292 Regulars, 15 Females, 40 Homeopaths, 35 Eclectics, –a total of 381
besides the “Christian Scientists" et id omne genus.

Dr. J. H. Thompson, well known as one of the best oculists in the
West, has been appointed to fill the chair of Ophthalmology, Otology
and Histology in the University of Kansas City, while Professor Tiffany
remains in Europe. Professor Thompson has also recently been elected
Professor of Otology and Cinical Ophthalmology in the Kansas City
Medical College.

Dr. J. M. Perkins, of 10th and Broadway, has been appointed lec-
turer on orthopædic surgery in the Medical Department of the Universi-
ty of Kansas City. Dr. Perkins is a graduate of Harvard, is the Sur-
geon of the Union Pacific railroad and has had great experience in this
department of surgery. Consequently the selection is to be regarded as
an excellent one.

The Journal of the American Medical Association is castigating
Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, for having recently conferred
the degree of Doctor of Medicine upon Geo. J. Garrison, ot Wheeling,
W. Va., who had attended only one course of lectures. No wonder
that the West Virginia State Board of Health refused to recognize the
diplomas of Jefferson.

Many persons who suppose themselves “ bilious are in reality
suffering from excessive deposit of oxalate of lime, causing a low, irrita-
ble malaise, with headache, dizziness, nausea, and all the usual signs of
* biliousness.” In these cases, halt a grain of calomel taken nightly for
a few days, will wonderfully relieve, by its action on the capillary and
and retarded circulation in the liver, stomach and intestinal tract.
Medical World.

Dr. J. Bell, of Olathe, a prominent physician of Kansas, recently
gave the INDEX a most agreeable call. In company with Dr. Egleston,
of Olathe, he recently hal a case of obstetrics in which the fætus was an
anencephalous monster, the peculiar feature being that what should
have been the upper part of the temporal bones had developed into shafts
about two inches in length, giving very much the appearance of two long
horns growing from the sides of the head.

How Many SEANCES WILL BE NECESSARY.-Patients are usually
anxious to know how many sittings will be required in completing a
cure by the use of electricity. Dr. F. T. Paine, of Comanche, Tex., thus
answers in Daniel's Texas Medical Journal :

The ordinary sponge
electrodes when first applied gives you no appreciable pain ; you will
improve in a direct ratio with the increase or improvement of sensation.
This is especially true of the lower half of females, including the gen-
italia, ovaries, and mamma when the menstrual functions are abnormal.
The rule may then be said to be : the cure follows the return of electro-
sensibility.

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NOVELISTS' MEDICINE.—Lady writers of fiction, as a rule, limit their literary eccentricities to excursions among amorphous elements of novel. ists' French and un-English grammar. They sometimes dose freely with poison and the dagger, but rarely venture ou strictly anatomical details. The most unfortunate lapsus calami, however, which has come under my observation, is the following: The hero, with great difficulty, has succeeded in saving the heroine from falling over a precipice. The lady has fainted and is apparently liteless, but the hero finds, to his intense relief, “ by the pulse in her femoral artery, ” that her heart still beats. The hero evidently did not know he was "so near and yet so far.”

IRREGULAR, DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL MENSTRUATION.-T. Hewson Smith, L. R. C. P. & L. R. C. S. & L. M., of Reddish Green, near Stockport, England, says: I have found Aletris Çordial useful, chiefly in cases of irregular and difficult menstruations. In one case, a girl of twenty, who has been under my treatment a year with irregular and painful menstruation, I have been able to afford complete relief by giving the Aletris Cordial in teaspoonful doses, commencing about two days before the period and during the time of menstruation. I have also tried it in a case of dysmenorhea, with megrimes. The result has been to remove the dysmenorrhoea and relieve the headache. I have found it beneficial in many uterine troubles, and intend to give it a further trial.

THE SECRET OF SUCCESS.--One day a young clerk who was anxious for a large fortune determined to visit Commodore Vanderbilt and learn from him the secret of accumulating wealth. lle entered the magnifi cent apartments of the millionaire, with whom he was somewhat acquainted, stated his errand, and asked him on what mysterious principle he conducted business with such unexampled success! Mr. Vanderbilt eyed him a moment to sound his motives, and then slowly replied: “By working hard and saying nothing about it.

HYPOPHOSPHITES.-The usefulness of good Hypophosphites in pulmonary and strumous affections is generally agreed upon by the Profession. We commend to the notice of our readers the advertisement in this number of " Robinson's HYPOPHOSPUITES ”-an elegant and uniformly active preparation ; the presence in it of Quinine, Strychnine, Iron, etc., adding highly to its tonic value.

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PRACTICE FOR SALE.—A practice of $2,000.00 to $2,500.00 a year; house of 6 rooms; office of 2 rooms ; stables, &c., in a town of 100, surrounded by rich prairie. Good schools and churches. Price $1,200.00. Address Dr. D. V. Wale, Jasper, Jasper county, Mo.

For SALE.--Residence, office, and practice in good, growing countyseat town in Southern Kansas, of 2,500 inhabitants. Ill health reason for selling. For further particulars, address, L. B. G., care MEDICAL INDEX, KANSAS CITY.

EXCERPTS.

Radical Cure of Fistula in Ano.- First, trace fistula with flexible probe. Wash out the track with a 5 per cent. solution of hydrogen peroxide. Then inject a 95 per cent. solution of carbolic acid, plus equal quanity of a 10 per cent solution of muriate of cocaine. Draw about 10 to 15 minims in the syringe. Push the flexible needle to the depth of fistula, and then inject slowly as you withdraw the needle. Within two hours inject oleum eucalyptus and glycerine, equal parts and the operation is finished. Keep patient quiet for forty eight hours. - Technics.

Hypnotism .--At a recent meeting of the Académie de Medecine M. Mesnet described a case of somnambulism in a young man of 19. The patient p. ssessed a good intelligence, but during his childhood was subject to frequent nervous attacks. His mother was hysterical. Anal. gesia and anæsthesia were complete ; there was total loss of sensibility of temperature, excepting in the symmetrical regions. M. Mesnet and M. Tillaux obtained, successively, entire influence over the subject, by fixing their eyes upon him. If any object intercepted their regard, the influence was immediately dispelled. A vigorous insufilation sufficed to awaken the patient from his hypnotic sleep. M. Mesnet then subjected the patient to a post-hypnotic influence, and ordered him to take a watch on the morrow from a person whom he indicated. The next day the patient carried out this order in M. Mesnet's presence, among a number of people. When he was afterwards made aware that he had stolen a watch, be exhibited great agitation, and earnestly declared that he was not a thief.-- American Lancet.

Salol in Sciatica.-Salol is recommended by Dr. Aschenbach, on the strength of personal experience, as a remely of great efficacy in sciatica. He had been suffering from the affection for three weeks, being contined to his bed, and had tried all the usual remedies without experiencing any amelioration, when he was advised to try the effect of salol. He took seven grains of the drug in the evening and fitteen grains more at midnight. The result was that he slept soundly that night and woke perfectly free from his trouble in the morning.-- Med. Record.

Hysteria in the Army.Hysteria is much more prevalent in the army than one would hitherto have supposed. The trouble was simply not recognized and what was really hysteria wastaken for epilepsy, or the soldier was supposed to be simulating. The main symptoms of hys

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teria in this connection are the following: (a) Disturbances of sensation, hemianæsthesia or hemianæsthetic zones, where there is either loss of sensation of the skin or muscle, or absence of one or more of the different factors of sensation, such as sense of pressure and temperature ; (b) disturbances of vision, hearing, taste, etc., particularly of vision, such as reduction of the field of vision and inability to distinguish colors; (c) changes in the reflexes, especially loss of the esophagus reflex, with perfect existence of the patellar reflex ; ( a ) changes in the muscular sense withont any changes in the electric excitability of the muscles ; (e) seldom disturbances of motion, such as paralysis or contraction, unaccompanied by muscular atrophy or degeneration. Effeminacy is not at all necessary, as the trouble occurs very frequently among the most robust. In very severe cases one observes, just as with women, all the symptoms of hysteria, such as general convulsions, hypnogenic and hysterogenic zones, possibility of hypnotism and suggestion, and magnetic reaction. Even in milder 'fo. ms one can always observe a sufficient number of hvsterical symptoms in order to correctly diagnose the case.- Medical Review.

The Operative Treatment of Basedow's Disease.-Bobone ( Ann. d'Oculist) calls attention to the case, reported by Dr. Hack, of Freiburg, of a young girl who had bilateral exophthalmic goitre, with hypertrophy of the mucous membrane of the middle and interior turbinated bones. Cauterization of the right nasal cavity caused a disappearance of the exophthalmia of the right side, and the same occurred on the left side, when the left nasal cavity was cauterized. After repeated cauterizations there was a progressive disappearance of the cardiac phenomena, with a dim

inution in the volume of the thyroid body. Bobone reports a very similar case occurring at the clinic of Dr. Chiari, in Vienna: In explaining these cases, he believes that the chronic affection of the nasal cavities kept up a permanent irritation of the ends of the sympathetic nerve in the nasal mucous membrane. Hence, in all cases of exophthalmic goitre the nose should be carefully examined.-New York Medical Journal.

Stenocarpine.-Dr. Herman Knapp, of New York, relates his experience with “ stenocarpine,” the local anesthetic recently discovered by Mr. M. Goodman, V. S., and Dr. Allen M. Seward. He made experiments on various parts of the body--the eye, nose, throat, penis, etc. -and in all the local anesthesia was as rapid and profound as with cocaine. Great care must be exercised as regards the quantity when injected under the skin, for when introduced into the veins stenocarpine is the most powerful of poisons, causing death almost instantly by arrest of pulsation and respiration.-Medical Record.

Warts. It is now fairly established that the common wart, which is so unsightly and often proliferous on the hands and face, can be easily removed by small doses of sulphate magnesia taken internally. M. Colrat, ot Lyons. has drawn attention to this extraordinary fact. Several children treatea with three grain doses of Epsom salts, morning and evening, were promptly cured. M. Aubers cites the case of a woman whose face was disfigured by these excrescences, and who was cured in a month by a dram and a half of magnesia taken daily. Another medical man reports a case of very large warts, which disappeared in a fortnight, from the daily administrations of ten grains of the salts. The Medical Press.

Sweating of the Feet.—Great relief is sometimes afforded by a footwash made by adding one-half ounce solution of subacetate of lead, dilu

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