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Torpid Stomach.-If the stomach of your patient is torpid and will not secrete enough gastric juice to digest his food, then give him two or more fluid drachms of seng before each meal. Seng is the only remedy that will normally increase the flow of the digestive fluids.

Eggs and Bicycles. Did you ever notice that there are different grades of eggs? Some incorporate the latter and fresher ideas, same as the Knight wheel. Science has done her best and the Knight is the result. It is the bicycle of the year. Have you seen that 19 pounder at 311 N. 14th St.? Send stamp for catalogue. KNIGHT CYCLE Co., 311 N. 14th St., St. Louis, Mo.

Doctor.-Advice given in difficult medical cases, by an old physician, who has had more than ordinary success in the treatment of diseases. Write him a statement of the case that puzzles you. Inclose $2.00, fee for consultation. By return mail you will get his opinion, and the plan of treatment be prescribes.

Address, ELI G. JONES, M D. Ph. D., 84 Fair St., Paterson, N. J.

Best for General Use.--I have no hesitation in recommending the Globe Nebulizer as exceeding valuable in any doctor's armamentarium, especially if he treats diseases of the throat, bronchial tubes, etc. I have found it particularly valuable in acute inflammation of the throat, larynx, and bronchial tubes, in allaying the irritation, discomfort, and cough. It is also useful in treating diseases of the middle ear. Very truly yours, J. A. WHITE, M. D., Richmond, Va.

Dyspepsia Anorexhia.-My wife suffered for a long time with dyspepsia anorexhia and that tired feeling" accompanying such ailments. Finally I gave her Maltopepsine in both the elixir and powdered form, and I am gratified to say that all these symptoms vanished under its magic touch. I am using Maltopepsine very extensively in all forms of indigestion with satisfactory results. In cholera infantum it stands pre-eminently above any known remedy in the treatment of this disease. Francis I. Leonard, M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y.

The Mulford Anti-Toxic Serum. It is interesting to note the very gratfying reports recently received from those physicians who are using the Serum treatment in diphtheria. That of Dr. Edward Rosenthal, of Philadelphia, contains statistics of unusual results-the Doctor having treated over seventy-two cases of diphtheria without a single death. In addition to this, he immunized over two hundred persons without having had the disease contracted, although in many instances they remained in the same room with the contagion. Another feature of the reports, and one that speaks well for the superiority of the Mulford anti-toxic serum, is the entire absence of urticaria, or other skin troubles, which are so frequently noticed after the use of the foreign serums. Dr. Joseph McFarland, who has charge of the Mulford Bacteriological Laboratory, is now in Germany pursuing his investigations of the serum treatment.

Melachol. Dr. M. H. Sexton of Kansas City, in a recent discussion on proprietary medicines, before the District Medical Society, said: "The doctor mentioned melachol.' The dose is one teaspoonful instead of one tablespoonful; that makes a difference; there would be ninety-six doses for seventy-five cents, and there are not very many druggists in this town who will furnish ninety-six doses of any thing for seventy-five cents. I consider that the druggists charge just about as much if they prepared these things, and they are not nearly so palatable. I do not think they could take the stated ingredients and put it up anything like as good shape as the 'melachol'. This is due to the scientific way in which it is prepared; there is no secret about it. They tell you what is in it, and you can use your pleasure about prescribing it. If you wrote that prescription and sent it to the druggist, it would cost just as much. I have prescribed 'melachol' frequently, and gotten good results, usually in teaspoonful doses, and sometimes larger. I give whatever I think is best for the patient, whether the preparation is prepared in Kansas City or


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O branch of gynecological study so taxes the skill and judgment of the surgeon as does the treatment of the interstitial variety of uterine The sub-mucous and the sub-peritoneal growths are easily disposed of theoretically, at least, but when the question of the treatment


of the growth involves always the uterus, it becomes, indeed, a puzzling one. It is interesting to note the gradual evolution in the different methods employed in dealing with this most perplexing condition. When Trenholme published, in 1876, the report of his first case of "induction of artificial menopause by oöphorectomy" in uterine fibroma, the surgical world was torn in twain, some holding that this new operation definitely settled the question; others being horrified at the mutilation and destruction of healthy organs. The terror of the alarmist, however, in this instance, did not prove the worst enemy to the operation. The results did not show uniform success in stopping



even the hemorrhages, and in a number of recorded cases the mass increased in size and became pathologically degenerated. Furthermore, the mortality rate was not at all encouraging for so simple an operation, there being six deaths in the first seventeen recorded cases. Trenholme was followed very closely by Hegar in applying oöphorectomy to this class of cases. Thomas and Grailly Hewitt it took up not long after, advocating it as an alternative to hysterectomy. Skein in 1889, wrote that "Removal of the ovaries for severe hemorrhage has given satisfactory results," but adds, "the operation is still on trial."

In our own country, Battey did the first operation (1882) in the face of almost certain professional ostracism. In an address delivered only a few years ago, he described the situation in the following graphic manner: "Whilst engaged in nursing assiduously, as I did my first patient, spending ten days at her bedside, without leaving the house for a moment, even for a change of linen, during this time of great suspense and anxiety, in the office of one of my brother practitioners, were held nightly meetings of the profession of the town, receiving reports on the condition of my patient, awaiting her demise with anxious longings in order to institute proceedings in our court, and put me before the bar as a criminal." Pozzi in his new work discusses only two surgical measures in connection with this condition; namely, hysterectomy and oophorectomy. When Apostoli first announced his treatment of fibroids by the galvanic current, the professional world was again divided by a great chasm, the large majority being on the so-called conservative side, who dubbed the, modest investigator a "quack." Even during my own stay in his clinic in the year 1887, it was as much as to write oneself a fool to be known as an habitue of the dirty, dark and shaky old building in the purliens of Paris, where at that time he held his enormous clinics and worked out his theories in electro-therapeutics. Those who were brave enough to scorn the opinion of their fellows and follow his "sittings," as he called them, closely, picked up many a nugget of gold, not only in regard to the treatment of fibroids, but in other departments of gynecology as well. Granting, however, all that even Dr. Apostoli claims for electricity in fibroids, there are so many cases beyond its reach that in reality many times it comes in only as a factor to complicate the matter and make a decision as respects the proper treatment in a given case, the harder. In our own country, Dr. Byron Robinson has added to the surgical procedures applicable to fibroids, the tying of the uterine arteries down to the cervix as they course through the broad ligaments, in addition to the removal of the tubes and ovaries, In sixty-five recorded cases of tying the arteries after removal of the appendages for different reasons, only one case of continued menstruation has come to our notice. As I have now under treatment three cases of hemorrhage continuing after removal of the appendages without tying the arteries, we feel warranted in concluding that there are at least only a few cases of continued menstruation among the sixty-five cases, else we should have heard from them. Dr. Franklin Martin ties the uterine arteries through the vagina for hemorrhages' in fibroids, and has reported good results in a number of cases of interstitial fibroids of the uterus. The treatment then, in brief, is reduced to the following methods:

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