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or Surgeon. Monday, James Day, M. D. Prof. J. M. Comins, M. D. Tuesday, E. H. Millington, M. 1). Prof. E. Freeman, M. D. Wednesday, R. E. Kunze, M. D. Prof. P. W. Allen, M, D. Thursday, J. H. Fitch, M. D. Prof. J. M. F. Browne, M. D. Friday, P. A. Morrow, M. D. Prof. Robt. S. Newton, M. D. Saturday, W. R. Merwin, M. D. Prof. Wm. W. Hadley, M. D.
We have no doubt but that with the increased facilities which tlie purchase of the building will afford, and the efforts which are to be made to secure larger appropriations from the City and State authorities for the purchase of medicines and other needful appliances, the Eclectic Medical Dispensary will continue to prosper, and its circle of usefulness will be extended to embrace a much larger number of the unfortunate poor of this city.
Annual Meeting of the New York State Eclectic Medical Society,
The seventh annual mecting of this Society, will be held at the Delavan House, in Albany, on the last Wednesday and Thursday (27th and 28th) of January, 1869.
The following are the appointmerts for this meeting as announced by the President.
Annual Address,--M. M. Fenner, M. D. Essayists - Drs. J. M. Coming, and T. L. Harris. Committee on Surgery, Drs. E. Freeman, and II. C. Cooper. Obstetrics,—Drs. W. Jones, and Harman Peasc. TIedical Hygiene,-Drs. J. G. Fross, and J. C. Hurlbut. Materia Vedica, — Drs. A. B. Westcott, and E. S. Preston. Theory and Pra:tice-Drs. L. Stanton, and P. W. Allen. Chemistry and Pharmacy, Drs. C. T. Hart,* and H. C. Taylor. The Status of Eclectic Hedicine,–Drs. J. A. Martin, and Samuel Tuthill. Medical Statistics and Ethics,-Drs. R. S. Newton, and B. J. Stow. . Committee of Arrangemonts,-Drs. A. W. Russell, R. S. Newton, and J. A. Martin.
It is very important that every member of the Society be present at the approaching meeting, and each auxiliary society be fully represented. The success which has attended the labors of this organization for the last four years, is very encouraging, and should stimulate us to still further effort. The liberal charter of the New
York Eclectic Medical College and the establishment of this institution on a firm basis, the publication of the transactions of our Society by the State, which have been among the principal means of strengthering and popularizing our cause in the East, are the direct results of the influence of this Society. The establishment of the Eclectic Medical Dispensary of the city of New York, and the securing of its annual appropriations, may be considered as partly due to the respectability and influence of our State organization.
All proper means should be used to induce every qualified Eclectic physician in the State to become a member. There are over three bundred such, who have not yet connected themselves with this association,
As the Society will be in session two days, the members should make all their arrangements accordingly. We hope that the several committees will present able reports, and a spirit of earnest scientific inquiry pervade the meeting.
Brooklyn Eclectic Medical Dispensary. Tus Institution, situated at 240 Myrtle Avenue, is now open daily for the reception of patients, from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M., under the charge of Dr. W. H. Bowlsby, House physician.
The staff is composed of the following gentlemen :--Drs. D. E. Smith, H. E. Firth, Wm. W. Hadley, B. J. Stow, J. Y. Tuthill, H. S. Firth, M. Hermance, J. E. Danelson, Wm. B. Warner, and L. B. Firth.
The Orthopädie Dispensary of the City of New York. The following named gentlemen have been named as the incorporators of this benevolent institution :-James Brown, S. W. Coc, William E. Dodge, Alexander Frear, James Boorman Johnston, Robert Lenox Kennedy, U. A. Murdock, Robert S. Newton, Howard Potter, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles F. Taylor, W. Edward Vermilye, Otto Fullgraff, Charles G. Halpine, David V. N. Williams, Morgan Snyder, and such other persons as may hereafter be associated with them.
From the special act of incorporation, passed May 1st, 1868, we learn that the purposes of the said corporation, shall be to establish and maintain an institution for the treatment of physical deformities, and to give instruction in such treatment, and more especially to af
ford surgical and mechanical treatment to the disabled and deformed among
the At a meeting held on the 10th of December, 1868, which was attended by nearly all the trustees, a constitution and by-laws were adopted, and the following named persons were elected to fill the several positions until the regular annual meeting, which will take place on the 10th day of January, 1869.
President, James Brown. Vice-President, U. A. Murdock. Secretary, Howard Potter. Treasurer, Theodore Roosevelt.
Surgeons, Charles F. Taylor, M. D., and Wm. E. Vermilye, M. D. Assistant Surgeons, T. M. L. Chrystie, M. D., and D. C. Carr, M. D. Consulting Surgeons, C. R. Agnew, M. D., John T. Metcalf, M. D., Willard Parker, M. D., Wm. H. Van Buren, M. D.
From the report which was submitted by Dr. Taylor, we learn that the institution has been in successful operation for more than one year, and that the results of the treatment were such as could not fail to be gratifying to every friend of the institution.
Under the present efficient management, this charity cannot fail to meet any demand of that class of sufferers who are to be treated in this institution. The Dispensary is situated at 1303 Broadway, and is open from 2 to 3 P. M., erery Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The First National Eclectic Assurance Society. Tus Society, having so many peculiar advantages, has rendered itself one of the most popular companies in the city. Its success has already been equal to that of
and as soon as all its favorable features are fully known by the public, its business will increase proportionately.
No Life Insurance Company in the United States has a more active and energetic list of officers and Board of Directors. Although many of the States are fully organized, the Company wish several hundred more good and experienced agents, and all that may wish such positions may address the Company in this city.
To Our Subscribers.
Those of our Subscribers who have not paid for the current year will find notices of subscription due inclosed in the present number.
The circulation of the Review, already large, is rapidly increasing, but we cannot afford to furnish a journal of such style and cost unless it is paid for. We therefore hope that these calls will be promptly attended to.
i New Book.
We have received an elegantiy bound copy of the “Recollections of a Busy Life,'' an autobiography by IIorace Greeley, to which, in our next number, we will give an extended notice.
REVIEWS AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ECLECTIC MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF
NEW YORK FOR 1867.
The second volume of the “Transactions," comprising 374 pages, is before us. The first part of the work contains the official proceedings of the Fifth and Sixth annual meetings. From the minutes we learn that both meetings were largely attended, that there was an unusual degree of interest manifested in its proceedings, and that there were quite a number of accessions to the membership of the Society.
A very commendable feature introduced at the last annual meeting will, we hope, continue permanent. We refer to the employment of a regular phonographic reporter, by the aid of whose services all the papers presented are not only mentioned, but the debates to which they severally give rise are reported. In this way many valuable practical hints and suggestions elicited by these discussions are recorded.
We notice with some regret that the proceedings of the sixth annual meeting are incorporated in the present volume. This, we understand, through no fault of the Secretary, but in pursuance of a resolution of the Society. We fear that it may lead to some embarrassing confusion as to dates. As the sixth annual meeting was held in January 1868, it seems to us that its proceedings would more properly come in the Report for 1868.
Besides the usual routine of official proceedings, the report contains many exceedingly able and interesting papers. Many of them are upon well-selected medical subjects, and give evidence of much thought and scientific research. We would be glad to favor our readers with extracts from some of them, but the want of space
forbids. Among the Reports of the different Committees, that upon
Eclectic Medical Literature, by Drs. M. M. Fenner and C. T. Hart, is de
serving of special mention, not only from the value and interesting nature of the matter presented, but from the evidences of care and skill displayed in its preparation. This report gives a very favorable exhibit of Eclectic Medical Literature, and it may surprise some of our old schcol friends to learn that, exclusive of our periodical literature, we have 64 volumes, many of them standard medical text-books, as the product of the industry and thought of the Eclectic Medical profession within the last twenty years.
The report of the committee on Eclectic Surgery, by Drs. R. S. Newton and E. Freeman, is able and interesting. The volume is enriched by several fine lithographs: one in illustration of a case of exsection of the upper jaw-bone, palate, and cheek-bone of the right side, by Prof. E. Freeman.
In an article on cancer, by Prof. Robt. S. Newton, we have 3 fine illustrations of a very remarkable case of fungus bæmatodes, involving the left shoulder and arm; another of encephaloid cancer of the eye cured ; and another of malignant tumor of the breast, involving the whole gland, which was removed some 20 years ago. The patient is still enjoying perfect health, with no indication of a return of the disease.
We are gratified to see a very decided improvement over the first report, both in the character of its contents, and comparative freedom from typographical errors. Altogether, the volume may be considered as creditable to the learning and intelligence of the members of the society, and the school of medicine which they represent.
A RATIONAL TREATISE ON THE TRUNKAL MUSCLES. Elucidating the
mechanical cause of Chronic, Spinal, Pelvic, Abdominal, and Thoracic affections; and of bronchial and other derangements incident to the clerical, legal, and other professions, with the ra. tionale of their cure by mechanical support. By E. P. Banning, M. D.
This is a work of 352 pages, gotten up in handsome style, on fine yellow tinted paper, well illustrated, in plain, readable type, and bound in a very elegant and substantial manner; by W. A. Towns. end & Adams, of New York.
It embodies the complete development by the author, to the present date, of ideas quite original and new. Those are based, as he in his preface asserts, on his idea “that the viscera are as much under the law of a primary and specific position and bearing as the bones, and that functional disturbances, requiring physical aid, may follow a violation of that law in one case as well as in the other."
This is more clearly explained in No. 3, of his fundamental propositions, where he says :—“The normal status of these weighty, lengthy, fragile, and irritable viscera, consists mainly in their being maintained in the ascendant, by their surrounding elastic abdominal walls, in opposition to a state of consecutive dependency from their