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Dr. E. Williams, in response to a call, made a few appropriate remarks.

The committee appointed to investigate charges of unprofes sional conduct against Dr. L. A. Shepard, a member of the Association, reported the charges true, in their opinion, after a careful investigation of the evidence.

On motion, the report was received and the committee discharged

On motion, Dr. L. A. Shepard was expelled from the Association, in accordance with the action of the committee.

Drs. B. Stauton, W. A. Dun and W. W. Hall were appointed a committee on nomination of officers for the ensuing year.

The officers elected for 1886–7, in accordance with the report of the committee, are as follows:

President- Dr. Rufus B. Hall, of Chillicothe, O.

Vice-Presidents-Dr. Geo. M. Allen, Cincinnati, Class of '81; Dr. J. S. McKee, Newcastle, Penn., Class of '76; Dr. George Skinner, Hamilton, O., Class of '79; Dr. S. C. Benedict, Athens, Ga., Class of '80; Dr. E. A. Farquhar, Zanesville, O., Class of '72; Dr. Conley Heaton, Moores Hill, Ind., Class of '79.

Secretary—Dr. W. H. Falls, Cincinnati.
Treasurer--Dr. W. A. Dun, Cincinnati.

Executive Committee-Drs. J. C. Oliver, F. O. March, C. B. Van Zant, Cincinnati.

THE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES Were held in the Odeon, at 8 p.m., before a large and intelligent audience. Rev. F. W. Baker opened the exercises with prayer, after which the Dean, Prof. W. H. Taylor, presented a brief sketch of the history of the college for the year just closed; alluding, in feeling terms, to the demise of his predecessor in office, Dr. W. Clendenin.

A. H. McGuffey, Esq., President of the Board of Trustees, conferred the Degree of Doctor in Medicine upon the graduates.

The following is the graduating class: David Cassatt Barber, Calvin Bates, Joseph Eugene Berry, William Herbert Bell, Herman Boerger, John McIntyre Buchanan, Thomas Benton Cable, George Washington Chabor, Richard E. Clevenger, Ohio; Milton Harlan Clond, Pennsylvania; Harry T. Dalgleish, Indiana; Clark Wasgatt Davis, Norton Eckleberry, James Hazzard Farber, Ohio; Herschel I. Fisher, Indiana; Lowell Rush Fletcher, Ohio; John McElhaney Grubbs, Pennsylvania; Christian R. Holmes, Oliver Paxson Holt, Ohio; John William House, Alva J. Kimmel, Indiana ; Oscar Barrett Kirkpatrick, Charles Milton Lenhart, Wilbur Newton Leonard, Joseph Valentine Longfellow, Nevins Lowrie Martin, William Henry Negley, jr., Herschel Anderson Snorf, Ernst Herman Robert Stein, Charles Francis Talley, Clayton Husburn Tribbet, Ohio; Charles Oden Truscott, Illinois; Frank Howard Van Dyke, Edward George Frederick Wendland, Horace Newton White, Willis E. White, Edwin Oscar Wilms, Ohio.

The Dean awarded the prizes offered by the Faculty for best examinations, as follows: First prize, a microscope, Dr. C. O. Truscott, of Cisne, Illinois. Second prize, case of instruments, Dr. John W. House, of Wright's Corner, Indiana.

Third prize, set of works on Surgery, Dr. C. M. Lenhart, of Chandlersville, Ohio. To Dr. Lenhart was also awarded Prof. Langdon's prize for best oral examination in Anatomy.

Dr. Dan Millikin, of the Faculty, delivered the Valedictory to the class : subject, —"Doctors; their personal and professional varieties. His remarks, alternately sensible, satirical and sentimental, were highly appreciated both by the audience and graduating class.

The Queen City Orchestra enlivened the occasion with some choice selections, and Rev. F. W. Baker pronhunced the benediction.

After the exercises at the Odeon, the Faculty invited the Alumni and their friends to the Burnet House, where an elegant banquet awaited their disposal, to which fuil justice was done while old and new graduates formed and renewed acquaintances, compared notes, and enjoyed themselves geneerally in the manner characteristic of the Miami Alumni.

MIAMI MEDICAL COLLEGE. --Changes in Associate Faculty.-At a late meeting of the faculty of this institution, the resignations of Drs. G. M. Allen, as Demonstrrtor of Medical Chemistry, and of W. A. Dun, as Demonstrator of Histology, were received and accepted; Dr. Allen still retains his connection with the Chair of Obstetrics, and Dr. Dun will be assigned to a clinical position, by request of the faculty.

Dr. C. R. Castle was elected Demonstrator of Medical Chemistry, vice Dr. Allen, resigned, with Dr. C. R. Holmes as his assistant. Dr. F. O. Marsh was elected Demonstrator of Histology, vice Dr. Dun, resigned.

Dr. J. C. Oliver was appointed Clinical Assistant to the Chair of Gynæcology.

ABSTRACTS.

CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS. Prof. J. Burney Yeo, in a lecture on the above subject, delivered at the Kings College Hospital (The Lancet, Feb. 13) gives many practical suggestions. He says in many instances a combination of two or more diuretics will act much more efficiently than if they were given singly. A union of remedies that excite the glomeruli with those that stimulate the activity of the renal cells will lead to a more thorough depuration of the blood.

In cases of typhoid fever where milk diet does not seem to agree with the patient, its ingestion being followed by abdominal pains and the occasional passage of milk curds with the feces, whey is recommended. This can be nicely made by boiling some milk with a little lemon juice.

Buttermilk has at times wonderful efficacy in the treatment of chronie dyspepsia, as well as many other diseases of the alimentary tract. He mentions one case of severe gastric catarrh in which the patient who was subject to these attacks had learned that an exclusive diet of buttermilk gave relief more speedily than anything else.

He makes a curious observation in regard to the disturbing influence tea sometimes has on digestion. Some people can ordinarily drink it in moderation without any perceptible effect, when it will at times lead to great distress, palpitation and pain in the cardiac region. This intoleranee of tea can generally be traced to a nervous or emotional condition due to excessive worry or anxiety, in which condition tea cannot be tolerated.

The same symptoms are at times caused by coffee.

In speaking of the influence of different wines on different people, with especial reference to gouty persons, he says that the wine that will most rapidly stimulate the renal secretion in any individual is the wine that will best agree with him. If a wine fails to produce diuresis, it will almost invariably do harm. “I was staying one autumn with a friend at his châlet in Switzerland when he paid a visit to an old wine grower in the neighborhood for the purpose of buying some of his wine; the old man, speaking in commendatiod of some particular vintage, said, as the highest praise he could think of, and in words which sounded coarser to us than to a French-speaking people: Vous buvez une bouteille, et vous pissez une bouteille," thus bringing the testimony of long experience to the corroboration of the fact I have just stated.

SCARLATINA WITH ULCERATIONS INTO GREAT VESSELS OF NECK. —In The Lancet, Feb. 13th, 1886, Mr. MacAlister, resident physician to hospital for children, Pendlebury, reports the following case under the care of Dr. Ashby.

The patient, a boy, aged two years, was admitted with a mild case of scarlatina. The cervical glands were considerably enlarged and surrounded by a considerable area of cellulitis. The internal throat symptoms were mild. The temperature gradually fell until on the tenth day the child was considered convalescent. That day, however, the temperature began to rise without any apparent cause, but on the thirteenth day fluctuation was deteted over the indurated cervical glands. An incision allowed the eseape of a thin watery pus. The child continued weakly, and on the twenty-fourth day the nurse discovered him saturated with blood which was escaping from the external wound. She promptly checked the hemorrhage by plugging the wound with her finger. When seen almost immediately by the surgeon the child was collapsed, blanched, no radical pulse. Examination revealed that there was an erosion of a large artery, if not the carotid The common carotid was then ligated just above the omo-hyoid muscle. No anæsthetic was given as patient showed no symptoms of pain throughout. After the hypodermic injection of ether and finally of the solution of sulphate of soda (2 oz. of a 12 per cent. solution), the patient rallied and took some food. Pulse at wrist 180, temperature 102°, twelve hours after the operation. The patient lingered until the thirty-fourth day, ten days after the hemorrhage, when he died.

Necropsy revealed entire absence of carotid artery from point of ligature up to seat of hemorrhage. There it was quite soft, "tearing like wet paper.”

The fact that the rupture was external renders this case quite interesting, following as it did a mild case of scarlatina.

M. PASTEUR ON RABIES. —A young man who was bitten two days ago by a dog, immediately took it to the Veterinary School at Alfort to have it examined, but as the animal did not appear to be affected with rabies, it was returned to the owner-a proceeding in my opinion, rather strange, for certainly the animal should have been kept under observation at least for some days. The young man, however, being naturally anxions about himself, wrote to M. Pasteur asking him to appoint an hour to receive him.

The illustrious savant immediately replied by letter, and, as it is rather instructive I give it here in its entirety :“ It is useless for you to come.

Every mad dog, whether it eats or not, dies from rabies in a few days; if it eats, death takes place a little more slowly, but it never exceeds eight or ten days. In the interval it manifests rabic symptoms. Confine the dog to his kennel, where he must be fed with caution, for at least twelve days. This had better be done under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon. If the dog lives after the time indicated, you may be assured that it is not mad. Meanwhile, you have nothing else to care about, but the wound caused by the bite. This should not be neglected. The saliva of a dog, even that of a heatlhy one, contains microbes foreign to the rabic virus, and those microbes might produce abscesses, and, in certain exceptional cases, septicaemia.

In case the dog should go mad, come to me without delay, 45 Rue d' Ulm, at I a. m., where I will apply the preservative treatment for rabies.”The Lancet Feb. 23.

RETRACTION OF PENIS.—In the London Medical Record is given the following singular case: A strongly built, generally healthy, married peasant, æt. 23, came to a local hospital evidently laboring under some mental trouble, and stated that “something had broken down below” with him. On stripping the patient a string was seen, one end of which encircled the retro-glandular sulcus of the penis and the other end was fastened around the lower part of the left thigh, the penis being kept in a stretched state. tient would not allow any one to touch the arrangement but himself untied the femoral end of the string. On relaxing the string the penis gradually retracted and finally disappeared beneath the

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