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might not amount to much in such BOOK NOTICES AND REVIEWS. remedies as quinine, rhubarb, or such
SECOND SERIES COMPLETE IN TWELVE drugs as are not rank poison or harmful,
Parts, photographic illustrations of state how would this apply to morphia, skin diseases, an Atlas and Text Book strychnia, belladonna, aconite and the combined, by Geo. Henry Fox, A.
M., M. D., Hand colored plates, poisonous alkaloids and medicines.
nearly one hundred cases from life. It seems to us this is a pertinent query,
Parts 7 and 8. E. B. Treat, 771 and may account for many phenomenon
Broadway, N. Y. City.
These two exquisite numbers include which the physician observes some
"Cornea Cotanea," Keratosis Follicutimes of the very intense, and exagger- laris," Ichthyosis,” “Elephantiasis,” ated effect pills produced, which under “Rosacea,” “Pemphigus.” “Acne," ordinary circumstances would be a very “Porrigo" and Purpura.l' ordinary dose.
We cannot commend too highly this We should like to have some inquiry work both for the beauty of its illustrainto the subject. No one has the right tions as well as lucidity of its text. to jeopardize the lives of our patients THE DISPENSATORY OF THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, by Dr. George by careless manipulation for the sake of
B. Wood and Dr. Franklyn Bache, cheapness.
sixteenth edition, rearranged, thor
oughly revised and largely rewritten, SOME EMBLEM TO DISTINGUISH
with illustrations, by II. C. Wood, M. A DOCTOR'S CALLING,
D. L. L. D., Joseph P. Remington,
Ph. M. F. C. S. and Samuel P. Sadall the silly discussions, which we lier, Ph. D. F. C. S. Philadelphia, have read about, that which has J. B. Lippincott Company, 1888. been carried on in some of the Medical
This magnificent work has always Journals lately in reference to doctors
had a large sale among the physicians having some sign, badge, cane or uni- of the United States. It is authority, form whereby they can be instantly and almost Bible to many. It its greatly recognized from the common herd, improved style and excellence it will be takes the palm. Our esteemed con- hailed with delight by thousands of old temporary, The Medical Worla, has the friends, and carefully scanned by new distinguished honor of starting the idea, ones, all of whom will say it has no
equal. and of carefully fostering it. The whole
HAND BOOK Historical matter is too silly for anything, and
GEOGRAPHICAL PuthISCOLOGY, with surely cannot be seriously entertained. special reference to the distribution The simple fact (if such a thing was
of Consumption in the United States. desirable) that it could only be volun
Competed and arranged by Geo. A.
Evans, M. D. New York, D. Appletary, at once shows the absurdity of the ton & Co., 1888. whole thing
In this volume before us the author To those who really advocate this sketches the development of our scheme in earnest we would suggest a knowledge of pulmonary consumption pair of long hair covered ears projecting from the time of Hippocrates up to the out behind and under the hat, and in case present day, together with the actual this should not attract enough attention, facts regarding the geographical distria patent braying attachment might be bution of this affection. He has arincluded to make up the proper arma- ranged the statistics in regard to the mentarium.
geographical distribution in the United
States so as to make them available for leagues, and he therefore starts out with convenient references in selecting a bright prospect of making
The localities of resort or residence for in- Amecican Magazine worthy of the sucvalids and also for those who are in cess which usually follows well-directed health. The book, however, is made up effort. to a great extent of the observations of
The November Centnry begins the others, the authorities quoted being thirty-seventh volume and nineteenth given due credit.
year of the magazine; and the number It presents the most reliable data ob
is made notable by the beginning of tainable and is altogether an interesting several series, magazine and valuable book.
“features.” The most important of
these is the first installment of The CenCURRENT LITERATURE. tury Gallery of Old Masters; engraved
by T. Cole, and described by W. J. Mr. John Gilmer Speed has become Stillman and by Mr. Cole himself. The the Editor of The American Mayazine, engravings in this series were made in which, under its new ownership, has al- the presence of the original pictures ready shown many evidences of vigor themselves; they are actual copies, and and enterprise.
unique in the history of art; for such Mr. Speed, who belongs to the well-careful copies have never before been known Kentucky family of that name, made on wood. is well fitted by taste and training to successfully carry out the new work he lar Science Monthly deals with many
The November number of The Popuhas undertaken. He has passed throgh all the grades of journalism, and was for subjects of live and substantial interest.
The first article is on “The Effects of several years Managing Editor of the New York World, before it was pur- aims to show that protection is expen
Protection," by Charles S. Ashley, who chased by its present proprietor. Since then he has spent much time in foreign sive, that it benefits but few, fails to travel, and has also been a frequent con
keep up wages, checks our export trade, tributor to the magazines and news
and makes us “a nation of liars," and
our Government a heedless spendthrift. paper press. He has written a life of John Keats, and edited his letters and
“Altruism Economically considered," poems. For this work Mr. Speed had by Charles W. Smiley, is a vigorous inpeculiar advantages, as his mother, a
dictment of those alms-givers who are daughter of George Keats, the younger too lazy to give judiciously, and who brother of the poet, had preserved all of consequently exert a debasing influence John Keat's letters to his brother, and upon the poor. many of the manuscript poems to which A New Series of Metric Test Letters George Keats fell heir, upon the un- and Words for determining the amount timely death of the young poet in of Range of Accomodation,” by Charles
Mr. Speed, in turn, inherited A. Oliver, M. D., of Philadelphia. Rethese letters and manuscripts, and made printed from the transactions of the good use of them in his edition of American Opthalmological Society, Keats.
1888. In conducting the Magazine, it is Mr. “A General Consideration of Tumors Speed's purpose to make it all that its from a Surgical Point of View,” rename implies—an illustrated monthly, marks introductory to a discussion on representative of American thought and Tumors before the New York State life. He will have the hearty co-oper- Medical Association, October 10, 1888, ation of competent and resourceful col- by John W. S. Gouley, M. D., Surgeon
to Bellevue Hospital. Beprinted from eases of Children attracted more than The New York Medical Journal. the usual amount of attention. The
“Hot Water in the Management of meetings were largely attended, the paEye Diseases.” Some suggestions by pers presented were of interest to the Leathis Connor, A. M., M. D.
general practitioner and the discussions, “Address on Physiology.” The presi- often spirited, enabling the members to dent's address before the American give personal experiences, e. g. The Physiological Association, by Carl H. discussion upon “infant feeding," which Von Kline, of Dayton, Ohio. Reprint occupied the first day. To remind you from the Journal of the American Medi- of the importance of the section upon cal Assocation,
Pediatrics would be supererogatory. Transactions of the American Asso
To consolidate such a section of pracciation of Obstetricians and Gynecotice under the head of “Midwifery logists, at the 1st annual meeting held would be a step backward, entirely unin Washington, D. C., Sept. 18, 19 and warranted, and it becomes all members 20, 1888. Reprint from the Buffalo interested in this great and uncultivaMedical and Surgical Journal.
ted field of practice, to sustain at New"Phenacetine-Bayer,” The new Anti-port, the high position attained at Cinpyretic and Antineuralgic, W. H. cinnati. I feel at liberty to call directly Schieffelin & Co., New York.
upon you for the title of your contribu
It is a “The significance of the Epiblastic tion to our section, in season. Origin of the Central Nervous System,” matter of regret that discussions, often Presidential Address delivered at
more valuable than the paper discussed,
have been omitted from the transacthe annual meeting of the New York Neurological Society, May 1, 1888, by tions. An effort will be made to secure Dr. Geo. W. Jocoby. Reprint from
for our section, one or more stenothe New York Medical Journal.
graphic reporters. In conclusion per“ Chronic Rheumatic Laryngitis,” by mit me to suggest that, whatever subE. Fletcher Ingals, A. M. M. D., Chi-ject you may honor with your pen, that cago. Reprinted from the Transactions you may bring it to your original of the Illinois State Medical Society.
thought and experience, as we need “Lilly's Hand Book of Pharmacy
more original papers. and Therapeutics.” Third edition,
Hoping that you will not delay but thoroughly revised. Eli Lilly & Co., give this your immediate attention, I Indianapolis, Ind.
remain most sincerely, “Sulfonal Bayer, the New Hypnotic,”
J. A. LARRABEE. by Professor Baumann & Kach. Wm. H. Schieffelin & Co., N. Y. city.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 1, 1888. "Enterocolotomy for Acute Intestinal Obstruction,” by B.Farquahar Curtis, M. PATHO- BIOLOGICAL LABORAD. Reprint from the Medical Record.
TORY. “ The Doctor. A quarterly journal of Medicine and Theraputics.» Pea- Editor New England Medical Monthly: cock Chemical Co. St. Louis, Mo.
The intense need of a National La
boratory at Washington for the study CORRESPODENCE.
of the contagious and infectious dis
eases of human and animal life musi Editor New England Medical Monthly: have been imminent to thinking men of
At the Thirty-ninth Session of the the medical profession for years, as it American Medical Association, held in has been to me. After much thought Cincinnati, Ohio, the section on Dis- and correspondence with our best rep
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA.
resentatives in Congress, the following A PROPOSED BILL FOR A PATHO-BIOLOGIbill has been drafted for presentation at
CAL LABORATORY. the coming session. Will you carefully A bill for the establishment of a nagive it editorial consideration and sug. tional patho-biological laboratory, for gest any improvements that may occur study and investigation into the nature to you, and publish the same in one or
and causes of contagious and infectious more issues of your journal, sending me diseases which threaten and endanger marked copies of the same. You will the health of the people and the live observe that its aim is stimulus to all and stock interests of the country, control over all the work done in the
Be it enacted by the senate and the country, with an opportunity for volun- house of representatives of the United teer workers, the country to have the States of America, in congress assembenefits. I would respectfully call your bled: attention to the following points.
That for the purpose of the better 1st. The bill divides the work into protection of the health of the people of two distinct divisions, human and ani- the United States from the ravages of mal diseases, and thus at once creates a contagious, infections and malarial dispoint of noble rivalry between them.
eases, and for the preservation and pro2d. It places it in charge of the Sur-tection of the great live stock interests geon General of the Marine Hospital of the country from the decimating deServices, thus supplying him with the vastations of pestiferous diseases of a means of acquiring a body of compe- similar nature, and for the more comtent workers, with whom he may be-plete elucidation of the relation existing come acquainted beforehand.
between many diseases of our domestic 3d. It gives him the world to choose animals, and the life and health of hufrom for Directors of the two institutes, man beings whose business calls them while it limits the selection of assist
into intimate relations with them, and ants to this country, thus providing the of the welfare of the public as consuway for Americans of ability to rise to
mers of animal food or animal products, chief positions.
there shall be established at Washing4th. It gives a chemist to each insti- ton, in the District of Columbia, and tute, thus keeping up the stimulating the United States of America, a laborarivalry.
tory for the purpose of making a con5th. It opens the way to independent tinuous and seientific study into the workers, and thus increases the number,
causes and nature of the classes of diswhile the country has the benefit of the results.
ease herein mentioned, and of all sub6th. It opens the way for students, jects connected
connected there with, bearing
either thus providing the means for Boards of
upon the public health or animal Health and Medical Schools to obtain economics of the country, and that said competent men, and stimulating re- laboratory of the United States of search in all parts of the country.
America. 7th. It tends to make our national
It is further enacted that the general capital a center of learning and culture supervision and control of said pathowhich should be the ambition of every biological laboratory shall be in the citizen.
hands of the surgeon general of the Trusting, my dear sir, you will lend marine hospital and quarantine service the object all your support and in- of the government of the United States; fluence,
that the said surgeon general shall at I remain your obedient servant, the completion of the buildings and
FRANK S, BILLINGS, Director. grounds herein provided for, appoint
two distinct and independent directors, shall be fully equal to conducting inwho shall be the heads of two distinct vestigations in search of the true charand independent departments of inves-acter and value of the ptomaines or tigation, and who shall be known res toxius produced in the evolution of pectively as the director of the humano- micro-organismal life, and who shall patho-biological institutes of the patho- have previously distinguished thembiological laboratory of the United selves in this line of research. The States. The directors of the institutes salary of said chemists shall be five named above shall be competent and thousand dollars each ($5,000) per anskilled patho-bacteriologists, the one The surgeon general aforesaid is in human, the other in animal diseases, also authorized to employ such assistand shall, respectively, he graduates ants and servants for the aid of the said from a thoroughly organized and world chemists as shall be necessary to the accredited medical medical and veterinary
faithful and thorough conducting of school, college, or department of some
their investigations. university, and shall have both been en
The salaries of the persons herein gaged in and have published in some
named in connection with the work of accredited journal or report investiga- patho-biological laboratory of the tions which have gained them each
United States shall be paid out of the reputation in the medical-scientific
funds in the treasury upon warrants world, and have demonstrated their fit. drawn by the said surgeon general, ness for the positions and responsibili- countersigned by the secretary of the ties herein provided for.
treasury department of the United The salaries of the directors of the States. It is further provided that in
order to stimulate and encourage originstitutions above mentioned shall be
inal research into the cause and nature five thousand dollars ($5,000) per an
of the classes of disease herein mennum.
tioned, that the said surgeon general is · The said surgeon general, with and hereby authorized to offer the free use by the advice and consent of the direc
of such rooms and appurtenances as tors of the institutes named, shall also shall be provided therefor in the said appoint an assistant to each at a salary laboratory to a limited nnmber of such of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) citizens of the United States as may per annum, respectively; the one assist- volunteer their services, at their own ant to be a creditably gtaduated doctor
and who are known to the said of medicine, and the other a doctor of
surgeon general to have been creditable veterinary medicine, both of whom graduates of an honorable veterinary shall be citizens of the United States
or medical school or college, and to and shall have done creditable work in have distinguished themselves by origthe field of patho-bacteriological inves- inal research in the lines of work herein tigation.
provided for, the necessary room, mateThe directors of the institute named rials and appliances to be supplied by shall appoint, with and by the consent the officials of said laboratory, said volof the surgeon general of the United untary workers shall agree, in writing, States marine hospital service, such with the said surgeon general, to accept other assistants and servants as shall be
two young medical or veterinary stunecessary to carry on the work herein dents of American schools or colleges, provided for.
to be selected by the said surgeon genThe said surgeon general shall also eral, as assistants and students, and to appoint to each of the institutes named instruct them in the lines of work they a competent chemist, each of whom may be engaged upon. Such students