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will be held in Lincoln, June 28, 1888. Drs. Lowry, Mitchell and Ful.
The forthcoming volume of transactions of the Nebraska State
After 1891 the Illinois State Board of Health will not accept the
It other state boards will follow this commendable example,
From notes appearing from time to time in the medical journals, it
Jefferson Medical College has most certainly recently graduated a
Dr. Leroy Dibble has returned from the East where he has been
It is now pretty conclusively proven that many cases of asthma are
Dr. Carnahan, of Pleasanton, Kansas, recently called at the INDEX
Dr. Edwin B. Shaw, of Osage City, one of the progressive young
An Italian doctor has been studying the gait of criminals as com-
While staying six weeks in Rome the late Dr. J. Marion Sims re-
The Indiana Eclectic Medical Journal advertises for locations for
Dr. J. H. Thompson, well known as one of the best oculists in the
Dr. J. M. Perkins, of 10th and Broadway, has been appointed lec-
The Journal of the American Medical Association is castigating
Many persons who suppose themselves “ bilious are in reality
Dr. J. Bell, of Olathe, a prominent physician of Kansas, recently
How Many SEANCES WILL BE NECESSARY.-Patients are usually
The ordinary sponge
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.
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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.
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
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