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BOOK REVIEWS.

Practical Hormone Therapy. By Henry R. Harrower, M.D., with foreword by Professor Dr. Artur Biedl, of Vienna. New York: American Medical Publishing Company, 18 East 41st St., 1916. Cloth, $4.00.,

This is a manual of organotherapy for general practitioners. It is written in a masterly style, so clean that it is no burden to the practitioner to read and comprehend. Seldom does a book appear which so lucidly explains a new subject, and seldom is a new subject so unbiasedly treated. The book shows scholarly research, gives information, is never foggy, and presents the record of successes and failures in the efforts to achieve cures by organotherapy. We heartily commend the book. Short Talks on Personal and Community Health. By Louis Lehteld. A.M., M.D. Philadelphia, Pa.. F. A. Davis Company. Price, $2.00 net. A splendid book, in language plain enough for the laity and one of great value for the doctor who contributes short health articles or talks before local clubs of the laity. It shows how plainly scientific matter can be presented in simple and direct statement. This would make a good presentation book from the doctor to his patients.

Refraction and Motility of the Eye. With Chapters on Color Blindness and the Field of Vision. Second revised edition; 125 illustrations. F. A. Davis Company, Philadelphia. Net price, $2.50.

Sound reasoning, common sense and a good style make this work a desirable one tor student and practitioner. The author lays particular stress upon the relationship between ocular detects and the functional aberrations of other organs. It is, therefore, a safe and useful manual of instruction.

Practical Preventive Medicine. By Mark F. Boyd, M.D, C.P.H., Professor of Bacteriology and Preventive Medicine in the Medical Department of the University of Texas. Octavo volume of 352 pages, with 135 illustrations. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Company. 1920. Cloth, $4.00 net.

There are two great fields of medicine. (1) To prevent diseases; (2) to cure or alleviate in diseases. Could we wholly accomplish the first, we would have no need of the second. Every sensible effort to teach and apply preventive medicine is a step towards what may never come, but may be largely approached-universal health. Certain it is that such maladies as depend upon pathogenic organisms, municipal and rural filth and personal carelessness, need not necessarily exist. This book is a splendid, up-to-date review of methods of prevention worthy of the name.

A Manual of Pathology. By Guthrie McConnell, M D., Associate in Pathology, Western Reserve University, Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio. Fourth edition, thoroughly revised, 12 mo. volume of 611 pages, with 18 illustrations. Philadelphia and London. W. B Saunders Company, 1920. Cloth, $4.50 net.

The subject of pathology is a very wide one and a heavy study as presented by most authors. In this book a happy medium between the deficient and the over-padded has been accomplished, and a book prepared that gives known facts and most commonly accepted theories; a comparison and resume of the many theories advanced is thus avoided and the student protected from contusing statements. The style is clear, direct and interesting, making this an ideal manual for the student and practitioner.

COLLEGE AND SOCIETY NOTES.

Dr. Matthew Fishman, E. M. C. 1920, passed the last New York Regents' examination, and is now registered. He has recently joined both the State and National societies, and is a contributing member of the College Endowment Fund. Dr. Fishman recently enlisted for American Red Cross service abroad, and has taken out a passport for a trip to Poland.

Dr. Abraham Gillman, E. M. C. 1920, has recently joined the New York State and National Eclectic Medical associations, and is located at 567 Fox Street, New York City.

Interneship Vacant until July 1, 1921, at $50 per month, 100m, boaid and laundry. For particulars address Di J K. Scudder, or Sister Superior, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Dayton, Ohio

We are glad to learn that Dr Leon J. Shank, E M. C 1920, was successful in passing the New York Regents' examination last October. He is temporarily located at 818 Madison Street, Syracuse, N. Y., where he is completing his course for a degiee in the Syiacuse University.

The regular quarterly meeting of the Ohio State Medical Board was held during the examination in Columbus, December 2. Several applicants were granted permission to take the examination, and others to file reciprocity applications. Under the recent arrangement with the State of Illinois, it now requires that all applicants for reciprocity shall appear in Illinois personally and take the practical examination Ohio hereafter will require a similar practical test from Illinois licentiates. R. P Baker, D.O., was appointed to succeed J. F Bumpus, as the member of the Osteopathic Examining Committee.

Charges were preferred against several physicians who had been convicted of the illegal dispensing of drugs, using liquor to excess and alleged abortions. They were cited to appear before Board at the January meeting.

Dr. H. H. McClellan of Dayton, Ohio, who was charged with making false life insurance examinations for the Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, of Cincinnati, will have his license to practice suspended for a week, and be reprimanded at the January meeting.

The certificate of Charles B Dickinson, a chiropractor of Columbus, Ohio, was revoked for newspaper advertising "calculated to defraud and deceive the public."

The following reciprocity applications were granted: S. N Dilberakis, Univ. Athens, Greece, 1895., Ills. 1916, Ind. 1918

Sigma Theta Notes.

The regular meeting of the Sigma Theta Fraternity was held Tuesday evening, December 7, at the home of the Brotherhood. Routine business was carried on, old plans discussed and new ideas considered for the ensuing year. Immediately after the meeting the entertainment committee got busy and sprung their surprise. Dainty refreshments were served in a manner that would tempt the most dietetical critic We are glad to note that many of the members of the alumni are attending these social functions. Those present were: Drs. Alexander, McLachlin, Cress, Engle, Bailey, Dannecker and Ganzel. Old Jazz Bow himself was there with a program that was bigger, better and jazzier than ever. The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday evening, January 4, 1921, at the Sigma Theta home.

Fellow Firm C. Burkett made a flying trip to Columbus last week. Dr. Tedesche was a guest for dinner last week. Call again, Doctor. You don't need a written invitation to feel welcome.

Dr. Dannecker made a business trip to Cincinnati last week. Dr. Dannecker has several patients here under the care of Dr. Amidon.

Members of the Frat. who remained at the house during the Xmas holidays were: Fellows J. F. Morey, C. V Spangler and C. M. Askue.

Dr. C. C. Engle and Dr. J. H. McLachlin have recently been social callers at the house.

Guess who? Sprig, Senator, Counterdictorium, Hair Tonic, Sartorius, Old Hett, Greasy and Samson

The Sigma Theta Fraternity 1equest and desire to hear from all members. of the alumni. We are preparing to publish our directory for the year and wish to obtain the correct address of all. Kindly send in your address

at once.

Stop, look, listen! It will soon be time for another regular meeting. When? January 4, 1921. Where? At the Sigma Theta home. It is the request of the M. W. M. that all members be present. Remember, this home is your home. It is the oasis of the desert. J. F. MOREY.

PERSONALS.

Dr. Charles Lloyd has changed his location from New York City to 236 Sterling Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. D1. Lloyd has been a subscriber to our Journal since 1871, and is still in active practice at the age of fifty-three years.

Dr. W H. Swaine has moved from Griffin to Gainesville, Ga.

Wanted. An active middle-aged Eclectic physician, with some experience, who would go in with me as partner in my sanitarium devoted to the treatment of epilepsy and nervous diseases, or who would go in with me on a salary basis For particulars address Dr W. S. Cole, 1235 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

Albrecht Jensen, whose book on "Massage and Exercises Combined" was reviewed in last month's Journal, has moved, his new address being. Box 73, G. P. O., New York City.

Dr. Welch V. Daniels, E. M C 1888, formerly of Marion, Ind., is now. permanently located at 235 Sixth Avenue, North, St Petersburg, Fla

Books Wanted.-Books on Eclectic and Botanic medicine, both recent and old, out-of-print books; Downing's Domestic Medicine; Kost's Domestic Medicine, Kost's Materia Medica, Strong's American Flora; books by Sperry, Ives, Fyfe, etc; medical botanies, old books on Indian medical lore; old Eclectic Medical Journals; journals of the PhysioMedical school. Address Box 517, Lancaster, Pa.

OBITUARIES.

Nutter, Earl R, Nebi. 1909, at Kansas City, Mo, November 5, age 40. Bolton, Robt. S, Bennett 1890, at Johnson City, Tenn., November 10, age 58.

Howard, Isaac D., Penn 1870, at Hai vaid, Nebi, August 26, age 80.

READING NOTICES.

Old Eclectic Books and Journals Wanted. The Lloyd Library, Cincinnati, Ohio, is endeavoring to acquire and preserve files of all old Eclectic books and particularly journals Electic physicians are solicited to give or bequeath to this library then old Eclectic books and journals when they have no further use for them. Look through your garrets and see if you have some old jounal files that you can devote to this

cause.

Controlling Anesthesia.-When a solution of a loval anesthetic is injected into a tissue its effect is limited by the rapid dispersion of the fluid; that is, the fluid is absorbed and can1ied off by the circulation, and the anesthesia is of short duration. True, the surgeon can control this condition when operating upon an extremity, as a finger, by throwing

a ligature around the member, but even that procedure is open to objection.

If a means could be devised to hedge about the area of operation without engorging the tissues, such a device would be in insistent demand. No mechanical invention has yet offered itself, but we have an almost perfect check on the rapid absorption of the anesthetic in adrenalin. This substance is readily soluble; it is compatible with all local anesthetics, physically, chemically and physiologically; and it is not irritant. Furthermore, it controls hemorrhage, and in operations on the mucous membranes affords the operator a clear view of the field. By limitation of the absorption of the anesthetic it is possible to do an operation with less of the drug, and thereby the risk of toxic effect is minimized.

This subject is dealt with more at length in the advertising section, where the reader will find the fifth of the series of short articles on adrenalin to which we have had occasion to refer in previous issues of this journal. A perusal of the article and its preservation for future reference are suggested.

Mulford's New Home.-Announcement has recently been made by the H. K. Mulford Company of removal to their new home in the Mulford Building, at 632-640 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa., and they have asked us to extend through the columns of this journal a cordial invitation to all physicians and pharmacists to call upon them whenever in Philadelphia.

The executive offices and pharmaceutical laboratories can now all be housed under one roof, in a nine-story building, having nearly ten acres of floor space. The construction, equipment and arrangement represent the last word in modern improvements, and the drugs, chemicals, etc., are systematically passed from one department to the next, transformed step by step from the crude article into the refined, scientifically prepared, finished product.

The stock room for finished products covers about 36,000 square feet of floor space and contains 50,000 feet of shelving. It also includes a complete cold storage plant and all biological products are kept at a low temperature until he hour of shipment.

This new home, with its improved facilities, enables the H. K.. Mulford Company to eliminate lost motion and handle every order in the most expeditious manner consistent with accuracy.

In malarial conditions a diuretic is not indicated as often as the symptoms suggest, as one always has to contend with a torpid liver that is throwing a part of its work on the kidneys, meaning double duty for the latter. In such cases the rational treatment is to use some agent which will stimulate all the excretory organs, dividing the duty of each and causing thorough elimination. Tongaline either alone or in combination with other agents, as indicated, will invariably expel the malarial and other poisons promptly and thoroughly.

Nervous Dyspepsia. The form of dyspepsia traceable to nervous conditions is perhaps the most frequent form met in medical practice nowadays. Undoubtedly the war has been largely responsible for a great increase in mental anxiety and worry-prolific causes of nervous indigestion. Seng provides the most certain and safe means of relieving this condition, because by inciting the natural flow of the gastric secretions it restores the activity of the digestive processes. Distressing symptoms promptly disappear.

Gall-Stones. Because chionia is an effective cholagogue and relieves congestion of the liver and biliary passages, it is often exceedingly helpful in warding off attacks of gall-stone colic,

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