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of the physics of electricity as applied to Electro-Therapeutics. The authors have handled the subject in so terse but comprehensive a manner that one not specially trained in electro-technics can quickly obtain such knowledge of the subject as will enable him intelligently to take up the study of electro-therapeutics and the employment of electricity in the treatment of certain diseased conditions, for the relief of which it is daily becoming more extensively employed. It has been the use of electricity by the charlatan which has kept its employment as a therapeutic agent so long in disrepute, for it is only when used in an intelligent and scientific manner that the best results are obtained. The authors have displayed much taste in avoiding the recital of historical data, theories and obscure technical reasonings. The volume, while thoroughly scientific and up to date in every respect, is simple and meets the needs of the physician for whom it was intended. We take pleasure in recommending the work to students and practitioners as a foundation for the study of electro-therapeutics.
R. E. P.
A System of Surgery. Edited by Frederic S. Dennis, M.D., assisted by John S. Billings, M.D., LL.D., D.C.L. Philadelphia, 1895. Lea Brothers & Co., Publishers. Four volumes.
Volume III. of this most valuable and modern treatise of surgery has been added to our library and we are pleased to give it a notice in our pages. This volume is entirely in keeping with its two predecessors in authority and importance of the subjects treated. It includes the three principal specialties in medicine, viz., surgery of the eye by De Schweinitz and Noyes, of the ear by Dr. Gorham Bacon, and of the genito-urinary system by J. William White, M.D. The Larynx and Trachea is treated by Dr. Delavan, the Surgery of the Mouth and Tongue by Henry H. Mudd, M.D., and Diseases of the Salivary Glands by Chas. B. Porter, M.D. Dr. Willard Parker writes on Surgery of the Neck, while the editor himself treats Surgical, Injuries and Diseases of the Chest. Dr. Tiffany has charge of the chapter on Surgical Diseases of the Jaws and Teeth and Dr. Hardaway on Surgical Diseases of the Skin. The authority of this country on Syphilis, Dr. Robt. W. Taylor, devotes a hundred odd pages to that subject. It is unnecessary to speak of the worth of the various subjects since the names of the authors attached to each is a sufficient guarantee to their excellence. It has been mentioned that a treatise on surgery ought not to delve so deeply into the various specialties. This is where we think
the book offers an additional advantage. It is comprehensive, combining all branches of surgery so that the practicing physician need not consult a different set of books for each or any subject that presents itself to him. We look forward to the completion of the fourth and last volume of this series which will mark the greatest achievement in the literature of surgery the world has ever seen and place before us the most modern principles extant.
1. M. H. Diets for Infants and Children in Health and Disease. By Louis Starr, M.D., editor “American Text-Book of the Diseases of Children." Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders. 1896.
For the purpose intended this little volume seems to fill a long-felt want. It contains a large number of blanks, which can be removed by the attending physician and left in the sick room or home, for the guidance of the nurse for the diet of the
These blanks are classified as follows: "A," diet from birth to the end of the seventh month; “B," diet throughout eighth and ninth months; "С,"diet for the tenth, eleventh and twelfth months; “D," diet from the twelfth to the eighteenth month; "E," diet from the eighteenth month to two and onehalf years; “F,” diet from two and a half to three and a half years; “G," diet in childhood. It also contains tables as well as formulæ for preparing different kinds of food and various dishes, many of which are new, and all are very good. The volume is well bound in a convenient size for carrying in the pocket and will prove, we think, a useful aid to the physician in the care of children.
C. C. G.
BOOKS, ETC., RECEIVED.
Obstetric Accidents, Emergencies and Operations. By L. Ch. Boisliniere, A.M., M.D., LL.D., late Professor of Obstetrics in the St. Louis Medical College. Philadelphia; W. B. Saunders. 1896.
The Life, Letters and Journals of the Rev. and Hon. Peter Parker, M.D., Missionary, Physician and Diplomatist, the Father of Medical Missions and Founder of the Ophthalmic Hospital in Canton. By the Rev. George B. Stevens, D.D., Professor in Yale University, with the co-operation of the Rev. W. Fisher Markwick, D.D., Ansonia, Conn. Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society, Boston and Chicago. 1896.
A Manual of Anatomy. By Irving S. Haynes, Ph.B., M.D., Adjunct Professor of Anatomy in the Medical Department of New York University. Philadelphia: Wm. B. Saunders, Publisher. Price $2.50. 1896.
The Therapeutical Applications of Peroxide of Hydrogen (Medicinal) Glycozone and Hydrozone. By Charles Marchand, Chemist, graduate of the “Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures de Paris” (France). Treatment of Diseases caused by Germs, Bacteria, Microbes. Tenth edition. New York: 1895.
Infantile Intussusception. A study of one hundred and three cases treated either by Intestinal Distention or Laparotomy and a report of two cases. By Frederick Holme Wiggin, M.D., Gynecologist to the New York City Hospital, Blackwell's Island. New York: Publishers' Printing Company, 132, 134, 136 West Fourteenth Street, 1896.
New Outlooks in the Science and Art of Medicine. By T. Mitchell Prudden, M.D. Reprinted from the Popular Science Monthly for January, 1896. New York: D. Appleton & Co.
Plans for Delivery of Occipito-Posterior Positions. By Stanley P. Warren, M.D., Portland, Me. New York: William Wood & Co., Publishers. 1896.
ALUMNI AND SCHOOL NOTES. (All former members of the Medical School are requested to send in items of
interest for this department.] The annual banquet of the Yale Medical School Alumni Association will be held on Monday evening (June 22d) of Commencement week, and the annual business meeting on the following (Tuesday) morning.
Among the delegates appointed by Dr. Eliot, the President of the New Haven County Medical Society, to represent the society of the American Medical Association at Atlanta, Ga., were the following Yale men: S. D. Gilbert, M.D., 1871; Thos. H. Russell, M.D., 1875; M. C. Welch, M.D., 1877; Henry Fleischner, M.D., 1878; L. W. Bacon, Jr., M.D., 1892.
1880. Jay W. Seaver, M.D., is preparing for the press a new edition of his book on Anthropometry.
1885. Chas. W. Vishno, M.D., of New Haven, sailed for Paris May 16th. He will be abroad about six weeks.
1887. Warren C. McFarland, M.D., has moved to 360 West 51st street, New York city.
1892. Joseph B. Hall, M.D., was elected Registrar of Vital Statistics by the Hartford Board of Health on Wednesday, May 6th.
1893. F. S. Cowles, M.D., has removed from Durham to Westbrook, Conn.
1895. Vertner Kenerson, M.D., of New York City Hospital spent a week in New Haven recently.
1895. T. H. Young, M.D., has recently opened an office on Winchester avenue, near Munson street, New Haven, Conn.
1896. C. C. Gildersleeve will be married on June 22d to Miss S. M. Corbin at the bride's home, West Woodstock, Conn.
The following will be the addresses of the graduating class after June so far as they have been obtainable:
L. H. Abbott, Bridgeport, Conn.
T. H. Beard, Jr., will open an office at 163 Wooster street, New Haven, Conn.
0. S. Blair, Springfield City Hospital, Springfield, Mass. Term of service one year from May 1, 1896.
J. A. Cooke, Hospital Staff of New York Society of Lying-In Hospital, corner 17th street and Second avenue. Term of service September 1, 1896, to April 1, 1897.
A. R. Defendorf, 322 Orchard street, New Haven, Conn.
T. L. Ellis, Hospital Staff of Society of Lying-In Hospital, corner 17th street and Second avenue, New York. Term of service July 1, 1896, to January 1, 1897. Bridgeport City Hospital, January 1st, 1897, to January ist, 1898.
C. C. Gildersleeve, Worcester (Mass.) Hospital. Term of service one year beginning July 1st, 1896.
M. H. R. Gill, Norwich City Hospital. Term of service one year from November 1, 1896.
Louis M. Gompertz, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital. Address: 521 East 117th street, corner Pleasant avenue, New York.
Irwin Granniss, Poughkeepsie City Hospital, Poughkeepsie, New York. Term of service September 1, 1896, to March 1, 1898.
S. M. Hammond, Torrington, Conn., September 1 to December 1, engaged as coach at Perdue University, Lafayette, Ind.
H. H. Hartung, 259 St. Ronan street, New Haven, Conn., will spend the ensuing year abroad.
I. M. Heller, 95 St. John street, will spend the ensuing year in post-graduate study in New York.
C. W. Holbrook will open an office at East Haven, Conn.
G. M. Hubbell, The Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Term of service one year from July 1st, 1896.
M. H. Jones, Greenwich, Conn., will probably spend the summer in Europe.
C. W. Kellogg, 81 Howe street, New Haven, Conn.
J. L. Kelly, New Britain, Conn., will probably spend the Summer at Harvard University.
W. S. Kingsbury, Glastonbury, Conn.
A. G. Nadler, New Haven Hospital. Term of service sixteen months, to begin July 15th, 1896.
C. S. Page, Bridgeport City Hospital, Bridgeport, Conn. Term of service July 1, 1896, to July 1, 1897.
M. J. Sheahan, 361 Blatchley avenue, New Haven, Conn.
H. F. Smith, Hartford City Hospital, Hartford, Conn. Term of service two years from July 1st, 1896.
H. C. Thompson, New Haven, Conn.
S. H. Wadhams, Norwich City Hospital, Norwich, Conn. Term of service May ist to November ist, 1896; New Haven Hospital, term of service sixteen months beginning November 15th, 1896.
All members of the graduating class are requested to register with Dr. R. A. McDonnell, Secretary of the Alumni Association, as soon as possible.
1897. A. E Loveland will be the graduate vice-president from the Medical Department of the Yale University Y. M. C. A. for the coming year.
Dr. A. N. Alling, Instructor in Opthalmology, has removed his office to 199 York street, New Haven.
Examinations in the school began June 4th and end June 16th.
The annual meeting of the joint advisory and editorial boards of the YALE MEDICAL JOURNAL was held May 16th and the prospect for the ensuing year thoroughly discussed.
The Annual Address in Medicine to be delivered before the Yale Medical School will be given by Colonel George Waring, Jr., of New York, at Battell Chapel, 12 o'clock noon, on Tuesday, June 23d. The subject of the address will be "The Proper Disposal of Sewage." The engaging of Colonel Waring as orator for that occasion is in recognition of the importance of sanitary science to the art of medicine. The medical profession of the State are invited by the faculty to attend the address and a reception tendered Colonel Waring in the evening.