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ture, and that each and every member had cause to feel honored that he was a participant in the accomplishment of the above mentioned ends.

On motion the report of the secretarytreasurer was approved and accepted as read.


This being the annual meeting, and the next business in order the president appointed Drs. Dewees, Hawthorn and Sheldon to nominate officers for the ensuing year. After due time. committee submitted the following: President-Dr. E. E. Hazlett, Abilene. First Vice President-Dr. H. H. Sutherland, Herington.

Second Vice President-Dr. W. S. Harvey, Salina.

Secretary-Treasurer-Dr. E. B. LaFevie, Abilene.

On motion the report of the committee was accepted, the nominations closed and the gentlemen named by the committee elected by acclamation.

The retiring president, Dr. Murphy, in a few words heartily thanked the society for the honor that had been given him and the courtesies extended by the members during his term of office.

Thereupon Drs. Dewees and Felty escorted the newly elected president, Dr. Hazlett, to the chair, who expressed the appreciation he felt for the trust that had thus so kind'y been bestowed upon him, and gave the society the assurance that he would do all in his power to advance in every way the best interests of our society.

On motion a vote of thanks was tendered the officers of the past year.

Dr. J. W. Felty suggested that inasmuch as the next meeting would regularly occur during the intense heated term, that it be omitted, and there be no more meeting until the regular October one. Discussion of this question elicited the fact that it was the enthusiastic desire on the part of the society to continue the meetings in their regular order, and that the next meeting be held in Salina the second Thursday in July, 1895, instead of the first Thursday, as that day falls on a national holiday.


Whereas, Certain changes in the code of ethics adopted by and now in force by the American Medical Association, have been contemplated, and probably will be brought prominently before and voted upon at the coming meeting of the American Medical Associaton, to be he'd in Baltimore in May of the present year; and,


Whereas, We believe that certain of the proposed changes will work harm, and prove detrimental to the best interests of the profession; therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the Golden Belt Medical Socety that no change should be made in the code of ethics, in so far as it pertains to the allowing of more liberal privileges as relates to the affiliation of the regular profession with irregulars.

Resolved, That the delegates to the American Medical Association from the Golden Belt Medical Society be instructed to use their greatest possible influence against and to vote aganst the adoption of such changes.

Resolved, That a copy of these re30lutions be sent to the editor for publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Whereas, The trustees of the American Metical Association, and the editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, are permitting certain, advertisements to appear in the Association Journal, such as labordine, antikamnia, perpoena, the American Physicians Sanitarium Association and other secret nostrums and questionable advertisements; and,

Whereas, The Philadelphia County Medical Society has duly, through their appointed delegates, called the attention of the trustees and editor to the matter, and they having thus far disregarded the wishes of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and through them the instructions given by a vote at the last meeting of the American Medical Association; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Golden Belt Medical Society endorse the action taken by the Philadelphia County Medical Society in the matter, and urge the renewed and continued effort, both on the part of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and all other medical societies, to purge the pages of the Journal of the American Medical Association of such disreputable advertisements as have been mentioned, and all others of a like nature.

Resolved, That the delegates from the Golden Belt Medical Society to the American Medical Association be instructed to use all possible influence. and also their ballot, in furtherance of these objects.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the secretary of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, and also a copy for publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. J. W. Felty moved that the resolutions be read and voted on by sections. Carried.

The secretary then read the same by sections, and the resolutions as given above were unanimously adopted.

There were present during the meeting the following named members and visitors: Drs. Murphy, Hawthorn, Curtis, Hodge, Neptune, Hazlett, Sutherland, J. W. Felty, Sheldon, LaFevre, Dewees, H. B. Felty, Searl, and Mr. Jolley. Respectfully,

E. B. LA FEVRE, Sec'y.

Meeting of the American Medical Association, Baltimore, Md. May 7th to 10th

The above named meeting promises to be one of the best attended and most interesting medical meetings held in years and you will be doing yourself an injustice if you are not present when the meeting convenes.

A fine program has been arranged, many interesting papers will be read and a general good time is anticipated. No better place than Baltimore could have been selected for holding the meeting, as it will enable those who attend to make short trips at a slight cost to Philadelphia and New York and on the return trip, stop over for a day or so at the National Capital, or take a run down to the Sea Shore at Old Point Comfort, and return through the magnificent mountain scenery of the Blue Ridge and Alleghanies that is located along the line of the Chesapeake & Ohio Ry.

The Big Four Route and Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. constitute the most picturesque, comfortable and desirable route to the meeting and the service is all that could be desired, while the natural attractions of the line, such as beautiful scenery, old Battle Fields, points of historic interest, and famous medicinal springs and health resorts are unrivaled.

All trains are vestibuled throughout, heated by steam, lighted by electricity and carry observation cars, through sleeping cars of the latest patern and the famous C. & O. dining cars.

The Big Four and Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. is not only a good route, it is more. It is strictly first-class in every respect and the arrangement for round trip rates, stopovers at points of interest, etc., etc. will be on a liberal scale.

You should, by all means visit the Hot Springs of Virginia and the famous Old White Sulphur Springs if only for a day.


Through sleepers for the exclusive use of members of the Association will leave St. Louis by the Big Four Route, and it is expected that a congenial party will rendezvous here and all go together via the Big Four Route and C. & O. Ry.

For further particulars, maps, etc., address W. F. Snyder, General Western Agt., Big Four Route, or E. B. Pope, Western Passenger Agt., C. & O. Ry., St. Louis, Mo.


Salophen represents the outcome of a series of experiments made to provide a remedy in which salicylic acid and phenol should be so combined as to secure the therapeutic advantages of each, without the toxic effects of either. The phenol component of Salophen has been shown to be perfectly innocuous. Salophen is tasteless and odorless. It passes unchanged through the stomach, but in the intestinal canal is decomposed into salicylic acid and acetylpara-amidophenol.


It was Professor Guttman, of Berlin, who first directed attention to the efficiency of Salophen in rheumatic affections, and since the publication of his observations, his favorable experience has been confirmed by a number of clinicians. The remedy has proved especially serviceable in the treatment of cases of acute articular rheumatism, in which it is fully as effective as salycylic acid and its salts. while devoid of their irritating effects upon the stomach and their toxic action upon the nervous system. phen may be given continuously, in large doses and for considerable periods of time, without causing nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, vertigo, tinnitus, or any of the unpleasant or even serious after-effects of salicylic acid and its derivatives. In the treatment of cases of chronic rheumatism it has always given very satisfactory results, and while less effective than in the acute form, is deserving a careful trial. In muscular rheumatism it acts as a specific, rapidly relieving the pains, and it is of equal value in alleviating the distressing muscular pains attending influenza, especially if administered in combination with Phenacetine.



Dr. W. G. Sampson, of Tiffin, O., died March 18st.

Dr. S. E. Cloud has removed his office to Third and Isabelle Streets.

Dr. J. W. Hansen is now resident physician at the Ensworth Hospital.

J. Piermont Morgan has donated $20,000 to erect a Sanitarium for consumptives, at Liberty, N. Y.

Sir William Savory, for many years surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, died at the age of 69 years, on March 4th.

Dr. H. C. Dannaker, of Kansas City, is advocating some radical and much needed changes in the city hospital service of that place.

Mr. W. F. Goetz, for a number of years manager of the St. Joseph Drug Co., has severed his connection with that firm, and will embark in business for himself in the Carbry block, Seventh and Edmond streets.

Dr. R. C. Beaty, vice-president and manager of the Pasteurine Chemical Co., St. Louis, made THE HERALD a flying visit on March 20th, en route to the meeting of the Missouri Valley Medical Society, at Sioux City.


Dr. Otto Von Muller, until recently a practicing physician of Lawrence, Kas., has come to grief in Poland, and is under indictment for murder. transpires that the doctor has figured in numerous escapades before locating in the West.

Dr. W. J. Bell met with a serious accident recently, being thrown from his buggy, and striking the back of his head on the curbing, besides sustaining several minor bruises. He was confined to his room for some time, but is now attending to his practice as usual.

Dr. Isaac M. Himes, professor of pathology and dean of the Medical department of Western Reserve University, died in Cleveland, April 2d, of heart disease, aged 61. He was also well known in New York and San Francisco, in both of which cities he has practiced.

Dr. S. G. Gant, of Kansas City, has been for several years preparing a work on rectal diseases, which promises to be the most complete ever issued along this line. The manuscript and illustrations, which latter are unusually numerous, are now in the hands of the publishers, and we hope to receive notice of its early issue from the press.

Dr. Heine Marks, superintendent of the St. Louis City Hospital, will not carry his case into the courts, the medical society having voted to table the proceedings against the doctor, after having found him guilty, and reques ting his resignation which was not forthcoming, however. Great is the St. Louis Medical Society, and the reporters of city newspapers are to be the next victims of attack.

Dr. J. W. Moore, the hustler for the surgical instrument house of St. Louis, made a nice display of goods at the recent meeting of the Tri-State Medical Society, attracting much attention among the members. This house is one of the oldest and most enterprising in the West, and the physician who desires the latest and best adjuncts to the healing art, should call on or address the Holekamp, Grady & Moore Instrument Co., St. Louis, for catalogue.

Dr. Edward H. Weir is again in our city visiting our physicians in the interest of Melachol. The doctor is en route to Denver and the West, bearing testimony to the efficacy of Melachol from the best practitioners of the day. Dr. Weir is much pleased with our western cities, and says that in St. Joseph, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, Council Bluffs and Leavenworth he has found the brightest physicians in his ten years' experience in detail work.



The Hygeia Sanitarium, at Kalamazoo, Mich., was destroyed by fire March 14th.

State Meeting.--Preparations are being made for a large gathering in Hannibal, May 21st, the occasion of the Missouri State Medical Association meeting. An excellent program is being prepared.

New Use for Cellulose.-A cablegram from Paris brings the news that at the battle of Yalu, the Japanese battleship Matusima was pierced by a 6-inch shot, the ship suffered but slight damage, because the cellulose in her cofferdams quickly expanded and closed the breach. This is the first time that cellulose has been tested in a naval battle.

Easy Sterilization of Milk.-Dr. A. Seibert, of New York, made thirty experiments with milk filtered through cotton. No cream is lost by the process, only germs and filth saved from use. Where plain milk gave 3,800 to 200,000 germs on culture plates, the filtered specimen would show only one-quarter of that number. Filtration is found to be almost as good as sterilization.-Canada Lancet.

Dr. Emil Schopen, of Yonkers, New York, won his suit for attendance on Mrs. H. R. Baldwin, who was injured in a railway wreck. The doctor charged $3000 for the operations, which were as follows: Amputation of left hand, three fingers from right hand, removal of both eyes and ears, and transplanting new skin on the skull-cheap enough for the amount of work, but the lady's relatives considered the "remains "hardly justified the expenditure,

Give Them a Chance.-Electricity says there is nothing theoretically improbable in the statement that an Ohio convict has invented a battery which converts sound into electric power by a device which makes it possible to operate an ordinary call bell by simply clapping the hands in front of the battery." Now if a certain class of lawyers will but stand aside and let justice have its way with criminals, something good may be wrought by the many incarcerations.

Progress in the Embalming Art.-There died, recently, in a Western city, a man whose countenance had for many years pained all beholders. His features were irregular, cheek-bones high, jaw lantern-shaped, and the whole surmounted by a brilliantly illuminated probosis and bloated cheeks. After the funeral a neighbor woman who had taken a last look at the dear departed," was heard to remark: "Sure an' Mr. B-was the fines' corpse I iver seed: his face wuz so handsome I couldn't belave me own eyes. Faith an' these new buryin' min does wanders in gitten yez ready fer purgatory!"


St. Louis Sanitarium.-This institution, for the treatment of throat and lung diseases, soon will be open to the profession for a limited number of cases. An informal "christening" occurred on the afternoon of April 4th, following the adjournment of the Tri-State Medical Society. About fifty physicians, by invitation of Dr. Paquin, assembled in the reception room of the Sanitarium, and responding to the call of Dr. Love, who acted as master-de-ceremonie, several of those present gave their experience with cases under the serum treatment at the city hospital. After the guests had drunk to the success of the serum-therapy, and to the health of the superintendent, Dr. Paquin, the party were driven to the Planters' hotel. It is the unanimous opinion of those who have followed Dr. Paquin closely in his experimentation with the serum that the results warrant the claims made thus far, and we rust our readers will read the article in this issue of THE HERALD, giving a history of the cases under treatment.


Tabooed.-The Massachusetts Medical Society has debarred all graduates of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Boston.

New Brochure, The Maltine Mfg. Co. have just issued a little work on "Maltine with Coca Wine," which will prove interesting to all physicians. Send for it.

Publishers should not lose sight of the meeting to be held at the Eutaw House on the morning of May 6th. You are all interested in this Association of American Publishers, and should not fail to be present and take part in its deliberations on this occasion.

Gratifying. The manner in which our friends, the subscribers, are sending in their annual "dues," is indeed gratifying to the editor and publishers, and we hope the movement will continue till not a delinquent name remains to blot our record book. We are determined to reach the seven thousand mark by June 1st, and our solicitors will be under many obligations to present subscribers who will lend them any aid in their respective towns.

Bacteriological Laboratory. The H. K. Mulford Co., of Philadelphia, held a reception in their new laboratory, on April 3d. Prominent physicians from all over the country were invited to inspect, upon this occasion, the production of the diphtheria anti-toxic serum and allied preparations, and the large number accepting proved the very general interest being manifested in this important subject. The Mulford productions may always be relied upon for therapeutic strength and uniform results.

Experiments with Peyotl.-Before the Physiological Society, Berlin, Prof. L. Lewin gave an account of some experiments made with an alkaloid obtained from a North Mexican cactus called "Peyotl." It is well known that this plant has an intoxicating action, and in large doses producing sleep and a state of nervous excitation accompanied by a so-called "power of prophesying." similarly attributed to the sulphurous exhalations of the temple at Delphi. Small doses of the alkaloid when given to frogs produced tetanic cramps and a much increased reflex irritability, analogous to strychnine; but with this difference, that by carefully apportioning the dose the effects were permanent for several days. Similar results were permanent for several days with rabbits, and Prof. Lewin regarded ths new alkaloid as especially adapted to further the study of the nature of tetanus. In rabbits it was noticed that during each paroxysm of cramps, the blood vessels of the ears were widely extended. The speaker had also found alkaloids with powerful actions in many species of cacti hitherto regarded as harmless by botanists, notably one closely resembling curare.

Antitoxine-Arrangements have been made at the Pasteur Institute for the immediate dispatch of tubes of anti-toxic serum to any part of France. It will be seen that M. Roux and his assistants have worked with a will; the public having through the Figaro, and by means of gifts made directly to the institute, contributed up to December 31, 1894, no less a sum than 611,000 francs ($122, 200). This does not include 100,000 ($20,000) just voted by the Chambers, and which will doubtless become an annual subsidy. The institute now possesses, for immunizing purposes, a stud of 136 horses, a total that will probably be ultimately increased to the maximum of 150. Of these, 20 are kept by the Municipal Council of Paris at a cost of 20,000 francs ($4,000) a year, for the benefit of the Paris hospitals and poor. At Villeneuve d'Etang-a property ceded by the state to M. Pasteur in 1886 there are 79 horses cared for by a capable veterinary surgeon and his staff. That the animals flourish under the regime and good feeding and periodical bleedings. adopted is proven by the presence in good health, at Alfort, of a sturdy Brittany pony which has hitherto supplied no less than 420 quarts of blood.

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