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The illustrated Medical Journal Co., SUGGESTIVE THERAPEUTICS IN PSYCHOPA- Publishers, Detroit, Mich. Price $1.50. thia Sexualis; with Especial Reference
The principal features to be commeded to Contrary Secual Instinct. By Dr. A. von Schrenck-Notzing, (Munich, Ger
of in this book over similar works, is, that many.) Authorized translation from the
each illustration shows the direction of the German by Charles Gilbert Chaddock, various turns of the bandage with arrowM. D., Professor of Diseases of the Ner.
heads, and each turn is properly numbered. vous System, Marion-Sims College of
There is an illustration for almost every Medicine, Etc., St. Louis. One volume, Royal Octave, 325 pages.
The. F. A.
bandage described. It is in use as a text Davis Co., Publishers, Philadelphia, book in a number of medical colleges, and 1895. Price $2.50.
two editions of it have been sold abroad. Upon clearly definite lines the title of this book should read; as the author states
A PATHOGENETIC MATERIA MEDICA, in his preface, “ Pathological and Sugges- Based upon Drs. Hughes' and Drake's tive Therapeutic Studies of the Abnormal Cyclopedea of Drug Pathogenesy. By Manifestations of the Sexual Instinct.”
The Medical Investigation Club of
Baltimore, Md. Boericke & Tafel, PubBat the title used was chosen for the sake
lishers, Philadelphia, 1895. Price $2.00. of brevity.
The efficacy of each drug is based upon This work is one of great importance as
the number of provings, and to each adauthoritative on suggestion as a therapeu- mitted symptom where the particular tic agent in the hand of the intelligent drug is said to be indicated, has attached practitioner. It is clearly shown in this
to it the number of provers experiencing work that the medico legal question of re
that particular symptom, It is a new desponsibility in sexual perversions is to be
parture from similar works, and has exdecided not from the fact of perversion,
cited considerable attention from that but by the psychical conditions of a whole.
class who follow the outline of works of
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Magazine. It is stated that this work has passed through twenty-two editions, which in
THE BOOK OF THE FAIR. By Hubert Howe itself is sufficient evidence that the book
Bancroft. The Bancroft Company, Pubmust possess special nierit, otherwise it lishers, Auditorium Building, Chicago, could not ha reached such a point of
Ill, 1895. Price $1.00 per part. popularity. For the inteligent lay reader It can be truthfully stated that this is this is one of the few works of the kind the best work illustrating the great fair that can be safely recommended. It is not that has yet appeared in print, nor do we intended by this to convey the idea that believe anything can surpass it. Paits nine every man can become his own doctor, but the and'ten are fully up to the standard of knowledge conveyed by this book to any any preceding numbers. individual, who possesses it, can do that individual no harm.
ULCERS OF THE CORNEA. By L. Webster
Fox, M. D., Philadelphia. A MANUAL OF BANDAGING. Adapted for
This thoroughly practical clinical lecself. instruction. By C. Henri Leonard,
ture was delivered at the Medico-Chirurgi. A. M., M. D. Professor of Diseases of cal College, and reprinted from Atlantic Women, and Clinical Gynecology, De- Medical Weekly.
A local examination is a'ways impara
tively necessary when any signs of impen. Ascarides, can be removed by injections ding abortion appear. of infusion quassia, two drachms to the
The prognosis in cases of alopecia due pint of boiling water.
to syphils, Dr. Horwitz says, is good unless
ulceration of the scalp sets in. Consumption is said to be rare where
Ice applied to the external gentials (the the atmosphere is saturated with saline
scrotum in men and the labia majora in vapors.
women) controls epistaxis and hemoptysis. Chloroform liniment - chloroform, tr.
Dr. Cousin reports two cases of malarial camph., tr. opii, aa. 3 iss., olive-oil, 3 ss.
cachexia treated with benefit by subcutaMix.
neous injections of splenic extract. Chorea has been very successfully Twenty grains of ichthyol after each treated by Fowler's solution, six to eight meal are said to be an efficient internal drops twice a day, for children seven to means of treating urticaria of alimentary twelve years of age; adults ten to fifteen origin. drops.
Mackenzie has found cannabis indica, to Dyspepsia, with fermentation of food, is give relief in cases of skin disease with relieved by ten or fifteen grains of sulphite itching, not amenable to local treatment. of soda, in water, thrice daily, with bitter There seems to be a tendency to use tonics, tinctures or infusions.
borax more and more internally. In all Eczema of the hards with intolerable
bladder troubles, ten grains of the powder itching, is reported cured by the parts
is given several times a day. being enveloped in cloths wet with a solu
Morphine is now recommended as an tion of carbonate of potassa, one drachm
active remedy in uterine inertia during to a pint, and arsenic internally.
labor. It also hastens contractions when Epistaxis (bleeding of the nose) is ar
there is uterine hemorrhage. rested with safety and certainty by external
A patient used phosphorized cod liver pressure continued for some minutes.
oil as a general restorative, and noticed
that all gray hair was restored to its ori. Internal hemorrhage - all kinds — have
ginal color, This suggestion may be been strikingly arrested by one to two
worth following: grains of ipecac every fifteen minutes, to
For winter pruritus, avoid woolens next
the skin, and apply camphor and chloral A case of hemoptysis (spitting of blood,
of each one drachm to rose water one in a robust person was cured by ten grains of ipecac administered at once.
Dr. J. C. Ross, of Manchester, Eng., An English physician declares that the conside:s a strong decoction of cinnamon. good effects of aloes are greatly increased almost a specific in cancer.
His reports by long trituration.
demand consideration. Two grains of ipecac mixed with an
To prevent an impending attack of gout aloetic dose will prevent its irritant action
from being severe, Dr. S. W. Franklin conon the rectum.
siders calomel, given until free purgation
is produced, the best and only remedy. Ten grains of fine powder of aloes laid
The Loeffler local treatment is achieve a raw surface or blistered spot will
ing as good results in diphtheria as antipurge in the course of six or eight hours.
toxin. Fungus springing ud in old sores or Syphilitic cephalalgia can only be cured during the healing process should be de- by mercury, which should be shoved to stroyed by sprinkling on it pulverized
the point of tolerance. blood-root.
The application of lactic acid in a soluGeneral massage always increases the tion of twenty to forty per cent. strength, amount of urine and the elimination of is a very successful remedy for tubercular nitrogen.
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CARE OF INFANTS IN THE SUMMER
in the cold seasons, in fact on the approach of cold weather they cease entirely.
Until something more clearly definite comes to light, we shall insist, that excessive solar heart is not an insignificant factor in the genesis of these troubles.
We affirm the causative relation and importance of septic agencies, and of the vegetable and animal micro-organisms; therefore we trust to the aseptic qualities of creosote, arsenite of copper, salol, salicylic acid, et al.
Our people should be taught that in the care of infants, cleanliness is next to godliness.
Baby should have its bath daily or twice daily, a plunge and immersion, from which it comes forth invigorated and shining like a new pin, and laughing and crowing for joy.
Healthy children treated thus are not apt to fall sick, and sick ones must not be denied the boon that renews life with little trouble and without cost.
At this season clothing for infants should
A word as to the cause of the prevalence of diarrheal disorders. Some recent writers ascribe the cause to the presence of microbes in the intestinal tract, asserting that it is preposterous to refer it to the heat or any other cause.
In all temperate climates, a high thermometric register invariably marks the prevalence of such disorders, and usually as temperature rises or talls, they increase in activity and virulence.
It will be observed they do not prevail