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Dr. Llewellyn P. Barbour, formerly of Tullahoma, Tenn., who was lecturer on special tuberculosis in the University of Tennessee, Medical Department, has located in Boulder, Colorado.

Climatology and Phthiso-Therapy. The Progress of Medicine feature of the MONTHLY seems to have found such favor with our readers that we have enlisted the services of Dr. Llewellyn P. Barbour, of Boulder, Colorado, in adding to this a department of progress in climatology and phthiso-therapy. This feature will be inaugurated with our April issue.

BOOK REVIEWS.

A Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations. For practitioners and students. By Lewis A. Stimpson, B. A., M.D., Professor of Surgery in Cornell University Medical College, New York. In one octavo volume of 823 pages, with 321 engravings and 20 full-page plates. Cloth, $5.00 net. Leather, $6.00 net. Just ready. Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia and New York. No branch of surgery presents more difficulties in treatment than does that of fractures, for unhappy results in the treatment of fractures, which so readily come about, are fruitful of malpractice suits. And while the subject of dislocation does not possess the same degree of difficulty, the proper handling of these conditions is also no easy matter. To Prof. Stimpson, then, practitioners and students should feel grateful, for no one is better qualified to treat of fractures and dislocations than he, and in the present work this eminent author has drawn upon his vast experience and condensed in a single volume a world of information of a practical nature, and yet it is so comprehensive and exhaustive as to fill the requirements of a standard reference book. In rendering a subject clear to the reader, good illustrations have inestimable value, and this seems to have been borne in mind in the preparation of this work, for pictures are abundant throughout the volume, a notable feature being a rich and instructive series of X-ray full page plates.

Professor Stimpson's work presents only settled opinions, and therefore the knowledge imparted will be recognized as direct and applicable. We are confident that its careful reading will enable the practitioner to avoid much future embarrassment.

Diseases of the Eye. A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice, for Students and Practitioners. By G. E. DeSchweinitz, A.M., M.D., Professor of Ophthal mology in the Jefferson Medical College; Professor of Diseases of the Eye in the Philadelphia Polyclinic; Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Philadelphia Hospital; etc., etc. With 255 illustrations and 2 chromo-lithographic plates. Third edition, thoroughly revised. Price, cloth, $1 net; sheep or half morocco, $5 net. W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa. It is something unusual for a work devoted to a special subject to go through three successive editions in the short space of six years, so we must admit that the favorable reception universally accorded DeSchweinitz's book is the best criterion of its merits. We have reviewed the previous editions of this work in

our pages, so we will, on this occasion, merely note the additions and changes that have been made in the volume in its thorough revision. Particular attention has been given to the important relations which microorganisms bear to many ocular disorders. Special paragraphs on the following subjects appear for the first time: Favus of the Eyelids, Blepharo-Chalasis, Koch - Weeks' Bacillus Conjunctivitis (Acute Contagious Conjunctivitis), Pneumococcus Conjunctivitis. Diplo-Bacillus Conjunctivitis (Subacute Conjunctivitis), Parinaud's Conjunctivitis, Pneumococcus Infection of the Cornea, Schizomycetal Infection of the Cornea, Mixed (Streptococci, Staphylococci) Infection of the Cornea, Oystershuckers' Keratitis, Fugacious Periodic Episcleritis, Röntgen Rays for Detecting Foreign Bodies in Vitreous, Retinitis Striata, Hereditary Optic Nerve Atrophy, Eucain and Holocain. Certain articles-for example, those on Astigmatism, Acute and Chronic Retro-Bulbar Neuritis, Diseases of the Sinuses, Color-Blindness and its Detection, and the Treatment of Insufficiencies of the Ocular Muscles, as well as a portion of the chapter on Operations-have been re-written largely, or at least materially changed. A number of new illustrations have been added.

A Manual of Massotherapy. The use of Massage Rollers and Muscle Beaters. By W. E. Forest, B.S., M.D. The Health-Culture Co., Publishers, 503 Fifth Avenue, New York.

Massotherapy first received vogue in Europe, and it has received such additional attention in the past year or two that some knowledge of its principles and practice will not come amiss to any practitioner. This knowledge is clearly and concisely imparted by this manual.

Manual of Clinical Chemistry. By Elias H. Bartley, B.S., M.D., PH.G, Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology in the Long Island College Hospital; etc. 33 illustrations. Price $1. P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.

The essentials of chemical diagnosis are contained in this volume, and prac ticing physicians will find herein described the chemical processes most useful to them. The portion of the book devoted to the subject of urinary analysis is especially noteworthy, and deserves commendation.

A Practical Handbook on the Muscular Anomalies of the Eye. By Howard F. Hansell, A.M., M.D., Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College; Professor of Diseases of the Eye, Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine; etc., etc., and Wendell Reber, M.D., Instructor in Ophthalmology, Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine; etc. 28 illustrations and 1 plate. Price $1.50. P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.

In this little book the principal facts in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal states of the eye muscles are thoroughly and carefully presented. The authors have endeavored to make the work eminently practical by clothing their thoughts in language easily understood, by avoiding discussions and speculations, by emphasizing methods that have stood the test of their own experience, and, while not giving the volume the proportions of a book of reference, by omitting.

no important data that has been recognized as trustworthy. The primary aim of this book is to meet the requirements of beginners in ophthalmology, but, while it may not be said to contain anything that is particularly new, skilled workers in this special field will not find this volume devoid of interest.

A Textbook of Mechano-Therapy (Massage and Medical Gymnastics). Especially prepared for the use of Medical Students and Trained Nurses. By Axel v. Grafstrom, B.SC., M.D., late Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Army; late House Physician, City Hospital, Blackwell's Island, New York. With 11 Pen and Ink Sketches by the author. Price, $1 net. W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Mechano-therapy is one of the more recent methods of treating disease, but it is an accepted method. Dr. Grafstrom has presented the subject in a condensed form and in a rational and popular way in this little volume, and the book is to be commended to students who desire to learn the fundamental principles of a form of therapy from which not a little may be expected in some conditions.

The International Medical Annual, 1899.

It is announced by Messrs. E. B. Treat & Co. that their valuable Medical Annual will be issued shortly. This is the seventeenth year of this work, and its worth seems to increase with age. The forthcoming issue is said to be something more than a mere retrospect of the past year. It includes a series of articles intended to bring the reader's knowledge up to date on subjects of modern investigation, and the present volume contains new matter of practical interest concerning almost every known disorder.

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Among the special articles will be found the following: "Practical X-ray Work," by R. Norris Wolfenden, M.D., B.A.; “ Advances in Skull Surgery," by Seneca D. Powell, M.D.; "Surgical Treatment of Paralysis," by Drs. Robert Jones, F. R.C.S., and A. H. Tubby, M.S., M.B. These articles will be freely illustrated, chiefly by reproductions from photographs. "Climatic Treatment of Consumption," by F. de Havilland Hall, M D., F.R.C.P. An article on "Legal Decisions Affecting Medical Men," by William A. Purrington, A.B., LL.M., be found interesting and pertinent. In response to the request of many subscribers there will be found an article on "The Chief Pathogenic Bacteria in the Human Subject," with descriptions of their morphology and methods of microscopical examination, by S. G. Shattock, F.R.C.s., the Pathological Curator of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, illustrated by a series of finely colored plates.

A Compend of Human Physiology. Especially adapted for the use of medical students. By Albert P. Brubaker, A.M., M.D., Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Hygiene in the Jefferson Medical College; etc., etc. Ninth edition, revised and enlarged. With new illustrations and a table of physiologic constants. Price, 80 cents net. P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.

It would be useless for us to attempt to add to the commendation that has. already been so widely accorded this little book. This is its ninth edition.

Literary Note.

The Macmillan Company announces the early publication of Surgical Technique, a handbook and operating guide of all operations on the head, neck and trunk, with five hundred illustrations, by Fr. von Esmarch, M.D., professor of surgery at the University of Kiel and surgeon-general of the German army, and E. Kowalzig, M.D., late first assistant at the Surgical Clinic of the University of Kiel. Translated jointly and edited by Prof. Ludwig H. Grau, PH.D., formerly of Leland Stanford University, and William N. Sullivan, M.D., formerly surgeon of U. S. S. 66 Corwin;" assistant of the Surgical Clinic at the Cooper Medical College, San Francisco, California.

This work, now for the first time translated into English, has been thoroughly revised and enlarged by the translators, who have brought every operation up to date. It is a book which has for some time been of much importance to all surgeons who can read it in the German. The translation has been undertaken under the authorization of the German publishers, Messrs. Lipsius & Fischer, and the text used is that of the latest German edition, the sheets of which are now going through the press. There are upward of five hundred illustrations of operations upon the head, neck and trunk. The translators have also embodied the best American instruments in the illustrations, and have omitted such German illustrations as are of little or no value for the American surgeon. In a word, their reproduction will form a complete, practical operating guide for the American surgeon.

Blest is the man whose head and hands are pure!
He hath no sickness that he shall not cure,

No sorrow that he may not well endure;
His feet are steadfast and his hope is sure.
-John Addington Symonds.

FOR SALE.

Practice of between $2,500 and $3,000. Nice country residence, five rooms; good outhouses, and fine orchard, with small farm; within five miles of Memphis. Price, $5,000. Terms to suit purchasers. For further information address 121 Fifth street, Memphis, Tenn.

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CHRONIC HYPERTROPHY OF THE PHARYNGEAL TONSIL (ADENOIDS) IN CHILDREN.*

BY RICHMOND MCKINNEY, M.D.

Laryngologist to the East End Dispensary.
MEMPHIS.

It is not a little difficult for the nose and throat specialist to select for consideration a subject in which he can hope that general practitioners will find a large degree of interest, but I am to address you this afternoon, gentlemen, upon a topic. in which both classes of practitioners alike feel, or should feel, that they have met upon a common ground of mutual interest.

While it is true that the subject of hypertrophy of the pharyngeal or Luschka's tonsil has in the last few years become almost hackneyed on account of its frequent consideration in rhinologic and pediatric literature, this fact alone is evidence sufficient that the importance of the recognition and treatment of this condition is now being universally admitted, although it is indeed also true, as may be said of most of the really great and valuable discoveries in medical science, that this admission has been unwillingly and but slowly made.

* Read by invitation before the DeSoto County Med. Association, Hernando, Miss., March 13, 1899.

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