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given him a broad field for study in this particular line and the fact that he has taken advantage of this opportunity makes him thoroughly capable to write on this subject. The book is very attractively gotten up with a good binding and many very good illustrations. Its style is very pleasant as it is easy reading and void of the many technicalities that make the average medical treatise such a bug-bear to a layman. It is also very practical. The subject is one of great importance to mother and child and concerning which there is much ignorance. Physicians can well recommend this book to mothers as a useful guide in the care of their children. Its subject matter starts at the very beginning with an opening chapter on“ Before the Baby Comes," and in successive chapters it treats on the baby's growth, toilet, clothes, food, sleep, exercise and training, physical, mental and moral, nurses, rooms; and the last chapter, also the longest and most important, is devoted to “The Sick Baby." Under the subject of feeding the baby, Dr. Griffith says that he prefers bicarbonate of soda as an alkalinizing agent to lime water. In the appendix we find many formulæ for lotions and powders as well as many simple domestic remedies; also directions for preparing food, baths, poultices and plasters.

We acknowledge receipt of the following books and pamphlets since our last issue:


The Physician Himself. By D. W. Cothell, M.D. by F. A. Davis Co.

Diseases of the Liver. By J. C. Burnett, M.D. Published by Boericke & Tafel.

Gout. Tafel.

By J. C. Burnett, M.D. Published by Boericke &

Herbal Simples. By W. T. Fernie, M.D. Published by John Wright & Co.

Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract. By P. Watson Williams, M.D. Published by John Wright & Co., Bristol, Eng.

Urinary Surgery. By Henry Fenwick, F.R.C.S. Published by John Wright & Co.

Art of Massage. By J. H. Kellogg, M.D. Published by Modern Medicine Pub. Co.

Plain Facts. By J. H. Kellogg, M.D. Published by Modern Medicine Pub. Co.

Man the Masterpiece. By J. H. Kellogg, M.D. Published by Modern Medicine Pub. Co.

Ladies' Guide. By J. H. Kellogg, M.D. Published by Modern Medicine Pub. Co.

Handbook for Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, 2 vols. By J. H. Kellogg, M.D. Published by Modern Medicine Pub. Co.

Science in the Kitchen. By Mrs. Kellogg. Published by Modern Medicine Pub. Co.

Medical History. Published by Scientific Press, Eng.

Genito-Urinary Diseases. By O. Will, M.D. Published by Scientific Press, Eng. Hospital and Charities Annual. By Burdett.

Published by Scientific Press, Eng.

Twentieth Century Practice, Vol. III. Edited by T. L. Stedman, M.D. Published by Wm. Wood & Co.

Pathology and Treatment of Tumors. By Nicholas Senn, M.D. Published by Wm. Saunders.

Dennis' System of Surgery. 2 vols. Published by Lea Bros. & Co.

Strabismus as a Symptom. Its causes and its practical management. By Leartus Connor, M.D. (Reprint from Journal of American Medical Asso., June 29, 1895).

Perforation in Enteric Fever and its Surgical Treatment. By F. H. Wiggin, M.D. (Reprint from Proceedings of Conn. Med. Society, 1895).

Cystic Tumors of Vaginal Vault. By F. H. Wiggin, M.D. (Reprint from New York Med. Journal, July 13, 1895).

Imperforation of the Rectum. By G. B. Johnston, M.D.

Movable Kidney By G. B. Johnston, M.D. (Reprint from Transactions of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Asso., 1894, and Annals of Surgery, Feb., 1895).

A Plea for Eficient Legislation Regulating Medical Practice. By Perry H. Millard, M.D. Read before the American Academy of Medicine at Baltimore, May 6, 1895.

We take pleasure in announcing that the American Year-Book of Medicine and Surgery, edited by G. M. Gould, A.M., M.D., assisted by eminent American physicians and surgeons, Published by Wm. Saunders, will be ready for delivery January ist.


{All former members of the Medical School are requested to send in items of

interest for this department.)

The sixteenth annual meeting of the Yale Medical Alumni Association was held at the school, June 25, 1895, at 2 P. M., with President Welch in the chair. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The report of the Prudential Committee was given and accepted. Dr. T. Mitchell Pruden, ’75, and Dr. Geo. Rice, '61, were elected members of the association. The annual report of the Secretary was rendered, including the report of the committee on paid up dues and concluding with the resignation of the Secretary Both reports were accepted as was also the Secretary's resignation. The sociaty then extended a vote of thanks to the retiring Secretary for his exceedingly faithful and efficient services while in Office.' Dr Osborne then presented the report of the committee appointed at the last annual meeting to consider the advisability of. Changing the date of the banquet and business meeting. Committee reported that they would recommend that the banquet be held hereafter on Monday evening and the meeting on the following Tuesday morning, so as not to conflict with other alumni meetings and the ball game. Report was accepted and finally adopted after debate and remarks by Drs. Cheney, Curry, Osborne, Welch and Crane. The following amendment to the by-laws was offered by Dr. Osborne. " Resolved, That members of the faculty of the Yale Medical School who are not alumni of this school be and are hereby made ex-officio members of this association; provided, that such nongraduate members shall not be eligible to any regular office of the association. Such members shall pay the regular dues and assessments of the association.” This amendment was laid upon the table for one year. The applications of the following graduates of '95 were presented for election to the society and the Secretary was instructed to vote for their admission. Drs. C. J. Bartlett, J. H. J. Flynn, W. J. Sheehan, H. B. Rising, F. C. Bishop, T. M. Smirnow, C. J. Child, A. C. Williams, M. P. Robinson, V. Kenerson, A. L. House and E. A. Lawbaugh. The election of officers resulted in the following. President: Henry Fleischner, '78. Vice-presidents: J. H. Curry, '52, G. F. Lewis, '65, B. Austin Cheney, '90, C. J. Bartlett, '95, W. J. Sheehan, '95. Secretary and Treasurer: R. A. McDonnell, '92. Chairman of Executive Committee: H. B. Ferris, '90.

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The following men received full professorships at the meeting of the corporation last June: Prof. 0. T. Osborne, Prof. F. B. Ferris and Prof. G. Lusk. Drs. L, S. De Forest and H. L. Swain were made Clinical Professors.

Dr. Nelson Isham, the oldest graduate of Yale Medical College, died in Little Falls, N. Y. He was born in Bolton, Conn., in 1805. He was a member of the class of 1828. He was surgeon in the Ninety-seventh regiment, New York Volunteers, during the Civil War.

Dr. Sylvester Mead of Greenwich, Conn., who graduated in 1829 is now the oldest living graduate.

1890. Dr. W. P. Baldwin was married to Miss Gertrude L. Lockwood of Riverside, Conn., October 10, 1895.

1892. Dr. L, W. Bacon, Jr., translated from the German, section III., and Dr. R. A. McDonnell section XI., of an eighthundred-paged treatise on General Pathology by Professor Ernst Zieler of the University of Freiburg. Dr. McDonnell's subject was “Animal Parasites," and Dr. Bacon's, “Disturbances in Circulation of Blood and Lymph."

Dr. Evans who has spent the last thirteen months studying in Germany, has been appointed instructor in Botany in the Sheffield Scientific School to succeed the late Prof. D. Cady Eaton.

1894. Dr. Edward S. Moulton has returned from California and opened an office at 233 York St.

1895. Dr. H. B. Rising was married to Miss Farnham of South Windham and is practicing in Whitingham, Vt.

Dr. C. J. Bartlett is assistant instructor in Pathology and Histology.

T. H. Young has been appointed Pharmacist at the Dispensary and assistant instructor in Pharmacy at Yale Medical School.

Only two members of last year's graduating class have begun general practice, the remainder are in hospitals in this country and abroad.

1896. Defendorf had charge of the obstetrical work at the Dispensary during the Summer. Beard, Blair, Kingsbury and Nadler have taken the course at the Broome St. Lying-In Hospital.

The following officers of the Senior Class were unanimously elected for the ensuing year: L. M. Gompertz, President; J. A. Cooke, Vice-president; C. W. Holbrook, Secretary, and M. H. R. Gill, Treasurer.


Practical Dietetics, by W. Gilman Thompson, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Clinical Medicine in the University of the City of New York, Visiting Physician to the Presbyterian and Bellevue Hospitals, etc. Pages 142 and 143.

Diastase is a vegetable ferment which has the property of converting starchy foods into a soluble material called maltose. Like the ferments in the saliva and pancreatic juice, it acts in alkaline solution, but, unlike them, it continues to operate in acid media and, therefore, its action is not disturbed by the gastric juice. Diastase is a peculiar substance which causes the ripening of fruits and vegetables by converting their starches into dextrins and sugar; hence fruit becomes more and more digestible as it ripens. Maltine is made from three cereals—barley, wheat and oats. It is rich in diastase. It may be taken either plain, with cod liver. oil, with cocoa wine, with pancreatin, with hypophosphites, etc., in tuberculosis and other diseases.

The necessity of establishing Emergency Hospitals at State Fairs and public gatherings has been proven by the number of people who received free treatment at the emergency hospital erected by the Clinton Pharmaceutical Co., at the New York State Fair held at Syracuse, August 26th to 31st. Of the average daily attendance of twenty thousand, fully five hundred people were treated for such diseases as sunstroke and cholera morbus, and accidents requiring temporary assistance. The Syracuse Post, August 31st, speaking of the hospital, states: A number of prominent Syracuse physicians yesterday visited the State Fair for the express purpose of inspecting the Emergency Hospital provided by the generosity of the Clinton Pharmaceutical Company, and by the trained nurses from the House of the Good Shepherd. They expressed themselves as being very much pleased with the hospital, and considered it one of the most interesting features of the Fair. The tent hospital is divided into three compartments, a ward for women, one for men and a consulting room. Dr. Fisher is in daily attendance. A complete assortment of high grade remedies, suitable for hospital service and provided by the Clinton Company from its extensive laboratories located in West. Water Street, this city, and donated by them for the use of the hospital, reflects much credit upon the firm and their enterprise in this humanitarian of relief."

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