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cures the asthma. He reports thirty-five cases, Hints in Practical Urinalysis, by Chas. C. Yarbrough. Secwith no entire failures. He points out some

ond edition, revised and enlarged. Frederick Stearns & Co.,

Detroit, Mich., U. S. A. This work is free to physicians on anatomical errors and inconsistencies in percus- request. sion of the heart, and suggests a remedy in the This little book contains 69 pages, giving form of a special form of pleximiter devised by briefly the directions for performing the various himself. He ascribes asthma to unbalance of

more common urinary tests. It has also some the vagus nerve. He discards, for reasons which

valuable hints on the economical preparation he deems sufficient, the theory of Bree as to causation. He believes the cause of the dis

and arrangement of appliances for testing urine.

It fails to mention the fallibility of a number of turbed action of the vagi is the pressure of the enlarged heart. "The beat of the heart can

tests, and the unwary one might be led astray if

he depended upon it implicitly in incompletely hammer the nerves as tho upon an anvil.”


developt cases. It is neatly printed, and will theory is ingenious, and he has evidently made a

come handy to keep in test cases, or on shelf success by following it out. Every doctor who

with urinary apparatus. It contains 13 pages of has asthma ought to read the book, and try the

a condensation of the symptoms and etiology of conclusions of the author in actual practice ; and those who do not have it themselves, ought to

the common genito-urinary diseases.-A. L. R. give their patients “the benefit of the doubt." - The Newer Remedies. By Virgil Coblentz, A.M., Phar. M., A. L. R.

Ph. D., F.C. S., etc. Third edition, revised and very much

enlarged. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1012 The Hygiene of Transmissible Diseases: Their Causation, Walnut Street. 1899. Price, $1. Modes of Dissemination, and Methods of Prevention. By A. C. Abbott, M. D., Professor of Hygiene and Bacteriology, and

This manual is a 147 pages, octavo, cloth bound Director of the Laboratory of Hygiene, University of Pepp- book. It has run thru two editions in two years sylvania. Illustrated. Philadelphia : W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut Street. 1899. Price, $2.00 net.

and now the third is called for and issued. It Bound in dark-green cloth, and containing 303 gives synonyms, sources, methods of preparation, pages of well-edited, and typographically perfect tests, solubilities, incompatibles, medicinal proptext. It has an excellent index.Prophylaxis is erties, and doses so far as known. It devotes the keynote of the book, and other branches of

five pages to organo-therapeutic agents, and one hygiene are only touched upon incidentally, or

page to the indifferent compounds of iron. There when they become actually germane to the text.

is a place for a work of this kind, and Dr. CobWhen we reflect that transmissible diseases are

lentz has filled it well. The almost innumerable generally preventable diseases, the importance of

and ever increasing number of new drugs preworks of this kind is more appreciated. Of the

sented to the profession can not be ignored ; we more common diseases, typhoid fever, small-pox,

dare not remain totally ignorant of them, lest we

become back numbers in the healing art. This diphtheria, tuberculosis, epidemic cerebro-spinal fever, influenza and the diseases of childhood re

book, on our shelves, beside the Pharmacopeia ceive their full share of attention. The rarer dis

and Therapeutics, will give us confidence in oureases of leprosy, bubonic plagne, Madura foot, etc., selves, and will aid us in " trying all things, and

" Every proare discust thoroly, yet concisely. Under tuber holding fast that which is good.” culosis, the author emphasizes the fact that the gressive physician needs it.-A. L. R. consumptive does not exhale the bacilli in ordi- The Treatment of Pelvic Inflammations Through the Vanary respiration, but that the sputum alone is gina. By, William R. Pryor, M.D., Professor of Gynecology,

New York Polyclinic; Consulting Surgeon, City (charity) the cause of infection. He does not mention

Hospital ; Visiting surgeon, St. Elizabeth Hospital, New York “the reporting” of cases, but he suggests the City. With 110 illustrations. Philadelphia : W.B. Saunders,

925 Walnut Street. Price, $2.00. thoro cooking of both milk and meat; the authorized, systematic inspection of all cattle, The volume is bound in smooth red cloth. and the total destruction of all found diseased; It contains 240 pages, and 110 illustrations, the greatest care of disposal of consumptive and an index. While only proposing to cover sputum; and moral suasion against marriages of this limited field of gynecology, the author consumptives. The history of the Lausen, Ply- states : “ It has been my endeavor, having in mouth and other notorious typhoid epidemics mind the object for which the book was written, are fully detailed by the text, aided by charts. to put down every detail, no matter how insigThe Schuylkill River is described as “a more or nificant, which might be of service.” His lanless grossly-polluted stream.” No specific direc- guage is rather forcible, impressing the reader tions are given for the disposal of typhoid excreta, with the idea that, feeling he has something of but the author evidently leans toward “boiling importance to say, the author proposes to say it water” and “carbolic acid." Small-pox in in such a way that his opinion will not be left in America is credited to Spanish importation in doubt. I have told what I think and do." He the sixteenth century. A number of bacterial admits that “the spirit of the work is aggressive candidates have appeared, but "the cause of interference,” yet he also gives palliative methods small-pox is as yet undiscovered.” “The dis- in most cases, The author considers that it is ease appears to be directly transmitted from the always necessary to open the cul-de-sac whenever sick to the well thru the air." “As a method of it is necessary to curette for sepsis. In irrigaprevention“ systematic vaccination, compulsory, tions, he prefers profuse, yet weak bichlorid if need be,” is advocated. The author is logical solution, 1 to 10,000. Many practitioners will and systematic, and takes up every disease in its take issue with his statement that “gonorrhea is etiology, geographical distribution, method of a disease of the non-pregnant uterus, while sepsis dissemination, manner of infection, and prophy- is most frequently found to follow conception.” laxis. The work is opportune, and deserves a He claims that “gonorrhea of the endometrium place on every progressive physician's book shelf. is never cured except by surgical means.” Ans-A. L. R.

wering the query as to whether or not gauze

drains, he says “gauze does drain.” He makes gauze one inch wide and a yard long. The uterus it distinctly clear that the vaginal route is his aborted at the third month will hold a strip four preference whenever possible. He never incises inches wide and a yard long. The full term the perineum to gain space-says: “Could I uterus will receive a roll one yard wide and five not perform the operation without this, I would yards long." The paper is good; cuts excellent; always do laparotomy.” Six and a half pages and typographical errors few, even tho " bisare devoted to morcellation. “By whatever toury” is spelled "bistomy” on page 195. The method ablation is attempted, a resort can al- book will be valued by both physicians and surways be had to morcellation.” “The girl's geons who wish to be well informed along this uterus measuring three inches will hold a strip of line.-A. L, R.

Our Monthly Talk. Tax the Rich as well as the Poor. abnormally large fortunes, and partially restore “In England, in addition to the income tax and the

a just distribution of the wealth that we all parinheritance tax, there is a flat tax upon property passing by ticipate in creating. It need affect only large death. It is called the estate duty, and was enacted by fortunes, and the taxation should be National Parliament in 1894, after vigorous opposition. This is a carefully graduated tax, levied upon the whole value of an State inheritance taxation is systematically under $500 are exempt. Upon an estate of a value of $2,500; claring a legal residence in some other state

, in estate, realty and personalty combined. Estates of a value avoided by the extremely wealthy classes, by defrom one to eight per cent., the latter being the maximum, which, for this purpose, they own a house and and levied upon estates of a value of a million pounds, or $5,000,000. This tax is rigidly collected, and the executors are

spend a small portion of each year. Also, this prohibited from moving a single article of the estate until class spend much of their time abroad, and spend the tax is paid. “The estate and inheritance duties combined produce

most of their money abroad. Should we not tar more tban one-ninth of the total tax revenues of England.

them as heavily as England would? Do we These taxes and the income tax produce together one third want to keep an asylum for the protection of milof the total annual revenues of the English Government." lionaires from taxation, while they spend most of

Such taxation here would tend to diminish the their time and money abroad ?

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rising at this late date—the end of the nineteenth

"Nothing to Learn." century? What has Christianity been doing during

Chairman Loud, of the House Committee on all the past centuries? Only half the disc has been

Post-Offices and Post Roads, and Superintendent above the horizon, and that the worst half. All

Bradley, of the Railway Mail Service, have finthis time has been spent in progressing from

ished their European tour of investigation into "me”' to "we.” What is heaven without hu

the workings of postal affairs abroad, and apparmanity? What is a divine fatherhood without a

ently they have accomplisht the feat of running buman brotherhood ? What is love to God with:

the gauntlet of the most advanced methods in out love to Man? What are doctrinal standards

the world without succumbing to a single new without ethical standards? “ Justification by

idea. They express the opinion that we have faith" is indeed a weak and useless thing unless

nothing to learn from European practice in posit carries justice to employees. Glory to God”

tal matters. should begin in this world in our relations to

Well, perhaps we have not. In Europe you humanity. If reforms were given the careful

can deposit money at any post-office and draw it and conscientious attention and liberal support

out in any amounts you please at any other office that charities receive, soon there would be no need

in the country, wherever you bappen to be. You for charity. Prayerful piety is in its essence se)

can pay your debts and make remittances of all fish ; while philanthropy is unselfish-that is the

kinds thru the postal savings banks. In some difference. Which do you think is the most ac

countries you can insure your life thru the postceptable on High? When you “ look up,” you

office. You can collect your bills thru it. If do it for yourself; when you lift up, you do it for

you are a farmer's wife and make a tub of butter others. Which do you think shows the more

the post-office will take your butter from your highly developt religious nature? Have we not

door, carry it to the city, deliver it to a merhad ihe narrow, selfish kind of religion long chant, collect the money for it and pay you the enuf? Is it not time for the appearance of the

cash. If you want to find out the price in adreligion of devotion to the uplifting and develop

vance you can send a telegram five hundred ment of the community, including every one in miles for half what it would cost you to send one it? This would include economic justice to all.

ten miles here. Then there would be no special privileges, and

The post-office in this country will not do any all would have an equal opportunity. Then if

of these things for you. But it will do more for there were any lazy, shiftless and dissipated per

the railroads than any European service which sons, they could justly be left to the consequences

is still obliged to deal with private transportation of their own worthlessness, for they, only, would

companies would dream of doing. Perhaps that be to blame. But in an economically just com

is why Mr. Loud thinks we have nothing to munity, with equal opportunities to all, it is

learn from Europe.-North American. probable that there would be no lazy and degraded classes.

Let the full orb of Christianity shine and the Cameron G. Gordon, of Palo Alto, Cal., writes: dark places will be flooded with purifying light. “God speed the promulgation of your teachings. Start this full orb to shining in your community. If we drift into imperialism, the teachings of Have it publisht in your local papers, and in your yourself and other independent men will be put religious papers. Some printers are skilful enuf back for fifty years. Home questions of the to set the above design in type ; if not, we can most vital importance will be neglected for the furnish the above cut for 50 cts.; postage, 10 cts. more exciting and attractive administration of

imperial power.”

A political party in Norway puts the following Ten Commandments of the Lynn Labor among its demands: “National support for the Church.

families of workingmen during military service." This is right. If the state demands or accepts

the services of a citizen for public defense, the 1. Thou shalt earn thine own living, and not state should see that the natural dependants of live on rent, profits or interest.

such citizen do not suffer for the necessities of 2. Thou shalt help others in proportion to their life during such service, weakness, ignorance or poverty.

Mr. Chapman made a business of going from 3. Thou shalt make the highest possible use of

his home in New Jersey to New York City each by vote, regarding it as a most sacred trust.

day and making purchases for others, carrying 4. Thou shalt look upon the workingmen of

the packages back with him each evening. The all countries as thy brethren.

express companies objected, and the railroads 5. Thou shalt endeavor to prevent and abolish

forced Mr. Chapman to give up his business on war.

the ground that they had sold to the express 6. Thou shalt treat private luxury as immoral, companies the exclusive right to carry packages so long as poverty exists.

for others. 7. Thou shalt resist and overthrow all injustice, tvranny and social evil.

A. T. Cuzner, M.D., of Gilmore, Fla., writes : 8. Thou shalt regard the duties and happiness I enclose clipping from Saturday's“ Metropolis,”! of the present as supreme.

showing the use I make of your work. One 9. Thou shalt seek thine own welfare in ad- year ago I could not have obtained entrance for vancing the welfare of all.

such an article. So you see the world moves. I 10. Thou shalt seek out the laws of Nature had to mutilate my July WORLD to save copyand obey them.

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leader one who can see. So with those

who have been made abnormal by disease VOL. XVII. DECEMBER, 1899.

No. 12

or drugs. The doctor must have a picture

of the normal ever before him as a model, Nature Cannot Be Cheated.

and he should be as near that model as An eminent specialist on nervous dis possible. However, many doctors grow to eases and drug habits, Dr. T. D. Crothers, believe that the misshapen abnormalities of Hartford, Conn., recently read a paper with which they have to deal every day before the New York State Medical Asso- are normal; and thus their standard is ciation, on “Morphinism among Physi. lowered. We wish to exhort physicians eians,” in which he made some startling to ever beware of this danger, statements. He said that from six to Have a picture of the normal ever betwenty per cent. (!) of the physicians of fore you. Realize daily the limitations of this country habitually use opiates. This drugs and their possibilities for evil. Realpaper has caused quite a sensation, and ize this for yourself as well as for your many have seriously questioned and de- patients. Don't forget that pure food, nied the above estimate, asserting that it pure water, pure air, sunshine and suffiis a gross exaggeration. We hope so; but cient rest are the best things in the world, the fact remains that a regrettably large both for your patients and yourself. portion of the medical profession are drug Perhaps there is an epidemic in your slaves.

community, or an unusual amount of sickPope said of vice, when thrown with it ness of ordinary sorts, and you are" nearly

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