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On Arrangements for the Next Annual Meeting at Jackson, May, 1900: Drs. J. A. Crook, J. T. Jones, J. W. McDonald, J. T. Barbee, P. B. Lusk, and Col. R. S. Fletcher.

On Credentials:

Tate, J. A. Porter.

Drs. T. J. Happel, Jere L. Crook, B. F. Turner, R. Wood

On Memoirs: Drs. T. K. Powell, J. D. Hopper, W. T. Watson, L. L. Webb, Asa Bell.

On Publication: Drs. I. A. McSwain, R. McKinney, E. C. Ellett.

Judiciary Committee: The ex-Presidents of the Association, viz.: Drs. T. J. Happel, M. M. Smith, J. A. Crook, J. T. Jones, R. B. Maury, Wm. Krauss. Resolutions of thanks were tendered the railroads and hotels for reduced rates, and the I. O. O. F. for the use of their hall.

This has been a most interesting and profitable meeting.

The Association is rapidly and steadily increasing in membership, and must at no distant day include on its roll a large majority of the aggressive and leading physicians in this part of the State.

The Faculty of the Memphis Hospital Medical College has undergone some notable changes in personnel since its last catalogue was published. Professors Maury and Williford having resigned, the faculty is now thus composed: A. G. Sinclair, M.D., Prof. of Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Throat and Hygiene, and Secretary of the Faculty; W. B. Rogers, M.D., Professor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery and Clinical Surgery, and Dean of the Faculty; T. J. Crofford, M.D., Professor of Diseases of Women; Alexander Erskine, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Diseases of Children; B. G. Henning, M.D., Professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Diseases of the Rectum; D. D. Saunders, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Physical Diagnosis, Diseases of the Chest, and Forensic Medicine; B. F. Turner, M.D., Professor of Chemistry, Toxicology and Physics, and Lecturer on Clinical Medicine; Elmer E. Francis, M.D., Professor of Anatomy; E. P. Sale, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Lecturer on Clinical Medicine; J. L. Minor, M.D., Professor of Physiology. The assistants are: Wm. Krauss, Assistant to the Chair of Chemistry, Instructor in Microscopy, Histology, Pathology and Bacteriology; F. A. Jones, M.D., Chief of Clinic East End Dispensary, Demonstrator of Physical Diagnosis, Lecturer on Clinical Medicine, Assistant to the Chair of Physiology, and Medical Attendant to the School; E. M. Holder, M.D., Demonstrator of Anatomy and Assistant to the Chair of Anatomy, and Lecturer on Clinical Surgery; Frank D. Smythe, M.D., Assistant to the Chair of Surgery, Director of Surgical Laboratory, and Lecturer on Clinical Surgery; D. M. Hall, M.D., Assistant to the Chair of Principles and Practice of Medicine; Richmond McKinney, M.D., Laryngologist to the East End Dispensary; Edwin Williams, M.D., Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy; A. B. DeLoach, M.D., Assistant to the Chair of Clinical Medicine, Physical Diagnosis and Diseases of the Chest, and Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy; Moore Moore, M.D., Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy; J. H. Venn, M.D., Instructor in Chemical Laboratory; Allison Brown, M.D., Assistant to the Chair of Materia Medica and Therapeutics; J. H. Reilly, M.D., Assistant Instructor in Microscopy, etc.; J. L. Andrews, M.D., Assistant to the Chair of Obstetrics; E. E. Haynes, M.D., Assistant to the Chair of Gynecology.

Dr. G. C. Savage has been elected Secretary of the Medical Department of Vanderbilt University. This sterling institution is fortunate in acquiring in this capacity the services of a gentleman so well known and distinguished. The success of Vanderbilt's last session ('98-'99) will surely be eclipsed by that of 1899-1900.

The University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College held its annual commencement exercises in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, on Tuesday, May 16, 1899, at 8 P. M. There was a large attendance present to witness the exercises of the occasion, and thus was closed a most successful and the first year of the two consolidated medical schools. One hundred and sixty were graduated.

The Annual Meeting of the American Medical Editors' Association will be held in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, June 5, 1899, the day immediately preceding the opening of the annual meeting of the American Medical Association.

The DeSoto County (Miss.) Medical Association held a two-days session at Hernando, May 8 and 9, 1899. A number of excellent papers were read and the discussion of these freely participated in by all those present.

The Arkansas Medical Society held its twenty-fourth annual session at Little Rock on May 10, 11 and 12, 1899. This was a noted meeting in the history of the organization, the attendance being large and not a few valuable papers being presented. Two of these appear in this issue of the MONTHLY, and we shall have the pleasure of publishing others. The following officers were elected: President, Dr. Caleb Watkins, Little Rock; first Vice-President, Dr. S. M. Corrigan, Hope; Secretary, Dr. Frank Vinsonhaler, Little Rock; Treasurer, Dr. R. C. Thompson, Pine Bluff.

The Mississippi State Board of Medical Examiners, at its annual meeting, held in Jackson, May 11 and 12, examined the papers of 134 applicants for license to practice medicine in the State of Mississippi. Of these only 78 passed the examination.

BOOK REVIEWS.

Annual and Analytical Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine. By Charles E. de M. Sajous, M.D., and one hundred associate editors, assisted by corresponding editors, collaborators, and correspondents. Illustrated with chromo-lithographs, engravings and maps. Volume 3. The F. A. Davis

Co., Philadelphia.

In this volume there is no departure from the general excellence of style and construction maintained in the two previous volumes of this series. The work seems to be meeting with general favor, and we are confident that no one regrets the change made from the older to the present form. Among the special articles in this volume we note " 'Infantile Myxedema (Cretinism)," by Professor Osler and Dr. Norton, of Baltimore; "Exophthalmic Goitre," by Professor Putnam, of Boston; "Goitre," by Professor Adami, of Montreal; "Dysentery," by Dr.

Flexner, of Baltimore; "Endometritis," by Professor Byford, of Chicago; "Dislocations and Fractures," by Professor Stimson and Dr. Keyes, Jr., of New York; "Gout," by Dr. Levison, of Copenhagen; "Hip Joint Disease," by Dr. Reginald H. Sayre, of New York; Eczema," by Professor Stelwagon, of Philadelphia; and an Analytical Study of Hysteria and Hypnotism," by Professor Eskridge, of Denver. General practitioners, authors and teachers will

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find this Cyclopedia eminently practical and useful.

An Essay on the Nature and Consequences of Anomalies of Refraction. By F. C. Donders, M.D., late Professor of Physiology and Ophthal mology in the University of Utrecht. Translated under the supervision of the Kirschbaum School of Languages and Bureau of Translation of Philadelphia. Revised and edited by Charles A. Oliver, A.M., M.D. (Univ. of Pa.), one of the Attending Surgeons to the Wills Eye Hospital; one of the Ophthalmic Surgeons to the Philadelphia Hospital, etc. With portrait and other illustrations. Price, $1.25. P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.

The correction of errors of refraction constitutes not a small portion of the ophthalmologist's routine work, and no part of his practice requires more exaction as to thoroughness and care than this. Donders, a pathfinder, and a bright star of the ophthalmologists of the old world, wrote this brochure on refraction more than three decades ago, yet, as an example of the thoroughness of his work, the fundamental principles laid down by the author in the pages of this book have to but a very slight extent, in spite of numerous controversies, suffered correction, alteration, and conversion during the thirty progressive years that followed its publication. Aside from the immense scientific value of the contents of this book, it possesses the charms of excellent composition (which has not suffered in the translation) and of venerable interest.

An Epitome of the History of Medicine. By Roswell Park, A.M., M.D., Professor of Surgery in the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo, etc. Based upon a course of lectures delivered in the University of Buffalo. Second edition. Illustrated with portraits and other engravings 64x9) inches. Pages xiv-370. Extra cloth, $2 net. The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914-16 Cherry street, Philadelphia.

Books are often written with the avowed purpose of filling "a long felt want," but we know of none which comes nearer accomplishing this mission than does this history of medicine by Dr. Park. Until its appearance the medical profession had been rather at a loss for something tangible of this character. This second edition has been called for within a year of the first, evidencing the truth of our statement regarding it.

Textbook of Ophthalmology. By Dr. Ernest Fuchs, Professor of Ophthalmology in the University of Vienna. Authorized translation, revised from the seventh enlarged and improved German edition. By A. Duane, M.D., Assistant Surgeon Ophthalmic and Aural Institute, New York. With 276 illustrations. Second American edition. Price, cloth, $5; sheep, $6. Sold by subscription. D. Appleton & Co., New York.

Of European ophthalmologists Fuchs is perhaps the best known to Americans, largely through this splendid textbook of his. The first American edition of this work appeared in 1892, and since that time five German editions have been issued. These of course carried with them on each occasion a thorough revision and the addition of much important new matter. The translator and American

editor, Dr. Duane, has, in this second American edition, brought the work fully up with the times, and has even made some additions to the original seventh German edition, from which this is translated-notably, two new sections, upon heterophoria and upon the use of hematropine and other cycloplegics and the general subject of the correction of refractive errors. This new American edition of Fuchs' work will no doubt even outstrip the former one in popularity with American ophthalmologists and practitioners.

Nervous and Mental Diseases. By Archibald Church, M.D., Professor of Clinical Neurology and of Mental Diseases, and Medical Jurisprudence in the Northwestern University Medical School (the Chicago Medical College), Chicago; Professor of Neurology in the Chicago Polyclinic, etc., and Frederick Peterson, M. D., Clinical Professor of Mental Diseases in the Womans' Medical College, New York, etc. With 305 illustrations. Price, cloth, $5 net; half morocco, $6 net. W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut street, Philadelphia. In the preparation of this work we do not find that there has been employed the conjoint work of the writers, but per contra, and what is decidedly preferable, each has written upon a given subject-Dr. Church on Neurology, and Dr. Peterson on Psychiatry. Thus we have combined in a single volume distinct treatises, each of which might have made a separate monograph. This placing of the correlated sciences, neurology and psychiatry, under the same cover, will prove quite a convenience to the reader. The authors have thoroughly sifted the literature of both subjects, and from their own experience they have been enabled to present their facts clearly, distinctly, and with brevity. We are quite impressed by the unusually large number of most excellent illustrations found in each department of this book, most of these having been prepared from the authors' own material. There is much to commend and almost nothing to condemn in this work, and we are sure that the claim that it is a carefully prepared textbook for medical students and practitioners will be substantiated by its careful reading.

Practical Materia Medica. For Nurses, with an appendix containing poisons and their antidotes, with poison emergencies, mineral waters, weights and measures, dose list, and a glossary of the terms used in Materia Medica and Therapeutics. By Emily A. M. Stoney, Graduate of the Training School for Nurses, Lawrence, Mass.; late Head Nurse, Mercy Hospital, Chicago; etc., etc. Price, $1.50 net. W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut street, Philadelphia.

The first part of this book is devoted to the general consideration and classification of drugs, while the second is given up to the subject matter of a series of lectures delivered by the author as a companion, so to speak, to "Practical Points in Nursing." The third part, or appendix, contains poison emergencies, poisons and their antidotes, etc., etc. The book is practical and well arranged. Materia Medica and Therapeutics. An Introduction to the Rational Treatment of Disease, for the use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine. By J. Mitchell Bruce, M.D., F.R.C.P., etc., Physician and Lecturer on Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital, London. New (6th) edition, revised and enlarged. In one 12mo. volume of 618 pages. Cloth, $1.50 net. Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia and New York. 1899.

Bruce's Materia Medica "is chiefly therapeutical in its scope, and is intended to be a rational guide to the student and practitioner in the treatment of disease," so we learn from the preface of the work, and its mission is undoubtedly filled,

for the book is a concise mine of information. A noteworthy, valuable feature is the plan adopted by the author in the description of special therapeutics, which consists in systematically tracing the physiological actions and uses of the different drugs in their passage through the body, from their first contact with it locally until they are eliminated in the secretions. This is of special value to medical students and practitioners, as they are thus enabled to understand more fully the physiological action of drugs. In the part of the manual devoted to general therapeutics, this rule also obtains.

Maisch's Materia Medica. New (7th) edition. A Manual of Organic Materia Medica, being a Guide to Materia Medica of the Vegetable and Animal Kingdoms. For the use of Students, Druggists, Pharmacists and Physicians. By John M. Maisch, PH.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Botany in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Thoroughly revised by H. C. C. Maisch, PH.G., PH.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Botany in the MedicoChirurgical College of Philadelphia, Department of Pharmacy. In one very handsome 12mo. volume of 512 pages, with 285 engravings. Cloth, $2.50 net. Lea Bros. & Co., Publishers, Philadelphia and New York. . Not alone in America, but likewise in England and Germany, is the reputation of this work extended. Edition after edition has been exhausted, and it is now in its seventh. In this seventh edition, which has undergone thorough revision, all recent advances have been incorporated. The New British Pharmacopoeia has been fully recognized, and such alterations made as were rendered necessary by the increased stringency of its requirements. Where the name given in the British Pharmacopoeia differs from the U. S. Standard it has been added as a synonym. Maisch's Materia Medica has long enjoyed the position of a standard textbook throughout the Colleges of Pharmacy of this country. It is universally accepted as trustworthy and authoritative. Medical students, as a rule, are too prone to slur the study of organic materia medica, but a knowledge of this subject is essential, and could not be more agreeably obtained than by reading this cleverly-prepared work.

The Anatomy of the Central Nervous System of Man and of Vertebrates in General. By Prof. Ludwig Edinger, M.D., Frankfort-on-theMain. Translated from the Fifth German Edition, by Winfield S. Hall, PH.D., M.D., Professor of Physiology in the Northwestern Medical School, Chicago. Assisted by Philo Leon Holland, M. D., Instructor in Clinical Neurology in the Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago; and Edward P. Carleton, B.S., Demonstrator of Histologic Neurology in the Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Illustrated with 258 engravings 6 x 9 inches; pages xi-446. Price, extra cloth, $3. The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914-16 Cherry street, Philadelphia.

Edinger's work is well known in Europe, and we are glad to be able to announce this excellent translation into English. On the central nervous system hinges neurology in most of its phases, and a knowledge of its anatomy is of course essential to a comprehension of the various neuroses. No better work for imparting this than Edinger's could be found. The illustrations are well executed, the index complete, and the typographical work good.

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