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Dr. Lydston writes as well of other things as he does of medicin. He is also a photographer of markt ability. In his book he gives us bright and realistic pen pictures of an intensely interesting land, and with his glimpses of travel he blends humor, pathos and wisdom in such a skillful manner that one is entertained at the same time that he is being instructed. The book will have a large sale, both because of its intrinsic merit and because of the respect and esteem in which the profession hold the author. Every physician who wishes to keep young and happy needs to read it.-A. L. R.

Dr. King's Medical Prescriptions. Carefully compiled and formulated, containing the favorit formulas of the most eminent medical authorities, collected from their publisht writings. Embracing a summary of the most select prescriptions for the administration of remedial agents for combating diseases. By John H. King, Graduate of the Hospital College of Medicin, Louisville, Ky. Multum in parvo. 1890. Publisht by Lillard & Co., 108 Fulton street, New York, N. Y. Price, $1.50.

This is the second edition. The work contains 346 octavo pages. It is neatly bound; typography is excellent; and titles of articles are in heavy type; each of which features will commend it to those wishing to make hurried reference. It is well classified and admirably arranged. The entire field of therapeutics is covered. Many of the prescriptions are among those best trusted by the most experienced men. Under the "proprietaries " are given the formulas of many of the best known nostrums. The doctor who is conscious of deficiency in therapeutical skill will find aid here; the druggist who wishes to prescribe will gain pertinent and valuable hints; the nurse who wishes to conduct her own cases may find in it a long wished for desideratum. It is full of excellent

hints for the medical student who attempts practising. It seems that the book is intended for the public rather than, or as well as, the profession. Minor faults may be remedied in another edition. --A. L. R.

A Medico-Legal Manual. By William W. Keysor, Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence in the Omaha Medical College, and Judge of the District Court, Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha: Burkley Printing Company: 1901. Sold by The H. J Penfold Co. Price, $2.00.

Judge Keysor has had exceptionally good facilities for the preparation of such a work, as he is both a judge in a district court and a lecturer in a medical college, where he has abundant opportunity to become acquainted with the needs of medical men along the lines of medical jurisprudence. The error predominant in many larger works on medical jurisprudence is that they have been written to teach the attorney medicin rather than to teach the doctor law. Judge Keysor knows what the doctor needs to know, and wastes no time; yet the lawyer will do well to get the book. He has led the doctor into law by the inductiv method, and allowed the lawyer to seek his medical lore in medical books. The book is particularly adapted to the needs of the general practitioner with a small library, and is equally well suited for meeting the demands of the specialist or the busy lawyer. The plan of the work and its subject matter appeal to us so strongly that we advise every doctor, attorney and president judge to purchase it and read it thoroly. It aims to cover the various statutes of all the States, yet this is difficult. When the doctor knows what justice and precedent demand, he is fitted to care for himself in any court. The work will sell well and be satisfactory to purchasers.-A. L. R.

Diseases of the Heart; Their Diagnosis and Treatment. By Albert Abrams, A. M., M. D., San Francisco. Consulting Physician for Diseases of the Chest, Mt. Zion Hospital and the French Hospital. Illustrated. Pages, 172. Rough edges, handsome binding. Price, $1.00, net. Publisht by C. P. Engelhard & Co., Chicago, Ill.

In this book the author discusses the subject of diseases of the heart entirely from a practical aspect. His most noteworthy researches in methods of diagnosis are here recorded for the first time in collected form, and the latest and most practical methods of treatment given in detail. Later and more complete information is found here than in pretentious works on general medicine. An admirable and valuable little book.--A. L. R.

Urinary Diagnosis and Treatment. By J W. Wainwright, M.D., Member of the American Medical Association, New York State Medical Association, New York County Medical Association, etc. Illustrated with numerous engravings and colored plates. Pages, 140. Price, $1.00, net. Publisht by C. P. Engelhard & Co., Chicago, Ill.

This book gives not only all the usual methods of urinary examination, but introduces also a new feature in works of this character, viz., a discussion of the clinical significance of the urinary findings and their practical application in treating the diseases of which they are symptomatic. Among the subjects discust are the following: Composition and Physical

Character of the Urin; Normal Constituents of Urin; Abnormal Constituents; the Microscope and Microscopical Technique; Qualitative Analysis of Urinary Calculi; Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Gout and Other Conditions and Their Treatment; Favorit Prescriptions, etc. number of valuable tables and statistics are added.—A. L. R.


Practical Urinalysis and Urinary Diagnosis. A Manual for the use of Physicians, Surgeons and Students. By Charles W. Purdy, LL.D., M.D., Queens University, Fellow of the

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Kingston, Canada; Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Chicago Post-Graduate Medical School. Author of Bright's Disease and Allied Affections of the Kidneys"; also of "Diabetes: Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatment." Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edi tion. With numerous Illustrations, including Photo-engravings, Colored Plates, and Tables for estimating total solids from Specific Gravity, Chlorids, Phosphates, Sulfates, Albumin, Reaction of Proteids, Sugar, etc., etc., in Urin. 6x9 inches. Pages xvi-406. Extra Cloth, $300, net. F. A. Davis Company, Publishers, 1914-16 Cherry Street, Philadelphia.

Many readers may be tempted to pass this book by as too pretentious for them, but anyone who reads it will feel that there is not one page or line which he could have afforded to have misst. The urin deserves much more study than is accorded it; and this work is a reliable and safe guide to expertness in urinary examination. The tables and statistics are valuable, time saving and convenient. The cuts give one such a conception of actual plate images that he might recognize the appearances under any microscope. Much material regarding kidney diseas-s, and special examination for life insurance, is included. An appendix treats of the re-agents and apparatus required for quantitativ and determinate urinalysis. Many new features are included in this edition. Every practitioner should have a work on urinalysis; this will be satisfactory. It is likely that previous triumphs will be repeated by this edition. We mention it as one of the best works on the subject extant.-A. L. R.

The Clipping File. For arranging, classifying, and filing newspaper clippings, references to books and magazines, original articles, business papers, and all sorts of notes and memoranda; also a system of classification consisting of common subjects and a classified list of topics. Copyright, 1900, by J. N. Brown. Sold by Clipping File Co., 48 Fairview Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Price, $1.00 per volume.

The busy doctor, of all busy men, needs a system of filing. This device will prove a great convenience to any physician. The "volume" consists of an open backed box resembling a book. In the box are 10 envelopes with the scheme of classification printed on the outside. The volume is closed from dust by setting in book case or against the wall. With such a scheme any doctor may preserve articles which would never be preserved if he had to care for the journals containing them. The plan of classification is designed for general literature rather than medicin, but the doctor may make his own index. We understand that the publishers contemplate putting out a set specially indexed for the doctor. If this is done well, the idea cannot well be ignored by any physician. Those interested in general literature and preservation of miscellaneous data will find the scheme as it stands, cheap and convenient.— A. L. R.

An American Text-Book of Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat. Edited by G. E. De Schweinitz, A.M., M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology in the Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia: Consulting Ophthalmologist to the Philadelphia Polyclinic; Ophthalmic surgeon to the Philadelphia Hospital and to the Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Dis eases; and B. Alex. Randall, MA, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Diseases of the Ear in the Philadelphia Polyclinic: Clinical Professor of Diseases of the Ear in the University of Pennsyl vania: Ophthalmic and Aural Surgeon to the Methodist and Children's Hospitals, Philadelphia Illustrated with 766 engravings, 59 of them in colors. Publisht by W. B. Saunders & Company, Philadelphia, Penna., 1899. Price, $7.00, net.

The work is edited and publisht with special care. It will be found to contain easily understood information for the general practitioner, and food for thought for the specialist. The eye proper has 24 sections, by 24 different authors. Attention is given the special examination required by railroad companies for colorblindness among employees. The ear has 13 sections by 14 authors. The nose and throat take up 20 sections, by 19 authors. The work contains 1213 pages, with a good index of 38 pages. The book is an example of what may be accomplisht in the effort to get out a volume suited alike to general and special needs. No minute detail has been permitted to escape without mention. Operations and diseases are fully considered, and any practitioner may rely upon and follow the verdict. The "collaboration method" has been followed, as in former American text books; it has few disadvantages, and many good points. The eye, ear, nose and throat are more or less intimately connected anatomically, physiologically and pathologically; yet the treatment of each inspires specialists to search for some special work on each subject. The editors have sought to combine all in this book. Considering such an undertaking, one must say that they have done well; the errors are few and of minor importance, and the book is all of the equal of any American text book yet issued. The plates are, in the main, superb ; yet we hope No. 14 may not appear in subsequent editions until it shall have been thoroly overhauled. We can advise any general practitioner to buy the book in confidence that he will have both a work of reference and almost a cyclopedia of all the ills of eye, ear, nose and throat for every day use.-A. L. R.

Fischer-Infant Feeding in Health and Disease. A Modern Book on all Methods of Feeding. For Students, Practitioners, and Nurses By Louis Fischer, M.D., Attending Physician to the Children's service of the New York German Poliklinik; Bacteriologist to St. Mark's Hospital; Professor of Diseases of Children in the New York School of Clinical Medicin; Attending Physician to the Children's Department of the Westside German Dispensary; Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicin, etc. Containing 52 illustrations, with 16 Charts and Tables, Mostly Original. 368 pages, 54x8 inches. Neatly Bound in Extra Cloth. Price. $1.50, net. Delivered. F. A. Davis Company, Publishers, 1914-16 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa.

The book is intensely interesting, and eminently practical. The author combines "his experience with the suggestions of many good text books." He calls attention to the easy digestion of acid curds as opposed to the difficult digestion of rennet curds. He asserts that lime water is a cause of constipation; and bicarbonate of soda a cause of diarrhea. The danger of bacterial infection from the use of milk sugar is noted. 16 pages are devoted to the bacilli of the digestiv tract. Interesting

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The Deadly Nursing Bottle.

The filthy nursing bottle might well be used to illustrate the epitaph of many luckless infants. All seasons of the year claim victims, but the late summer and early fall months seem to yield greater devastation from this cause. All physicians and most mothers know that the nursing bottle should be kept clean; but few physicians and fewer mothers understand how to completely cleanse the bottle. No. 8 It is unnecessary to state that the tube should never be used. The entire appliance should consist of a bottle and nipple. The difficulty in getting nipples large enuf at the base to go over the neck of a wide mouthed bottle, and yet have a tip small enuf for the child's mouth, is generally the cause of the use of a bottle with a neck too small to permit of the introduction of either the fingers or the brush. Yet even such a bottle may be kept clean. We would advise every mother or nurse who has charge of a bottle-fed infant to commit the following directions: As soon as the infant is thru nursing, remove the nipple from the bottle and drop it in a glass of saturated solution of boric acid in water. Empty the bottle completely, and fill with pure boiled water. It is well to have


Language is a growth rather than a creation. The growth of our vocabulary is seen in the vast increase in the size of our dictionaries during the past century. This growth is not only in amount, but among other elements of growth the written forms of words are becoming simpler and more uniform. For example, compare English spelling of a century or two centuries ago with that of to-day! It is our duty to encourage and advance the movement toward simple, uniform and rational spelling. See the recommendations of the Philological Society of London, and of the American Philological Association, and list of amended spellings, publisht in the Century Dictionary (following the letter z) and also in the Standard Dictionary, Webster's Dictionary, and other authoritativ works on language. The tendency is to drop silent letters in some of the most flagrant instances, as ugh from though, etc., change ed to t in most places where so pronounced (where it does not affect the preceding sound), etc.

The National Educational Association, consisting of ten thousand teachers, recommend the following:

"At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Educational Association held in Washington, D. C., July 7, 1898, the action of the Department of Superintendence was approved, and the list of words with simplified spelling adopted for use in all publications of the National Educational Association as follows:

tho (though); altho (although):

thoro (thorough);

thorofare (thoroughfare);

program (programme);
catalog (catalogue);
prolog (prologue);
decalog (decalogue);
demagog (demagogue);
pedagog (pedagogue).

thru (through);

thruout (throughout); "You are invited to extend notice of this action and to

join in securing the general adoption of the suggested amendments.-IRVING SHEPARD, Secretary.

We feel it a duty to recognize the above tendency, and to adopt it in a reasonable degree. We are also disposed to add enut (enough) to the above list, and to conservativly adopt the following rule recommended by the American Philological Association;


Drop final "e" in such words as "definite," "infinite," "favorite," etc., when the preceding vowel is short. Thus, spell "opposit," "preterit," "hypocrit,' "requisit,"etc. When the preceding vowel is long, as in "polite," ""finite," ," "unite," etc., retain present forms unchanged. We simply wish to do our duty in aiding to simplify and rationalize our universal instrument-language.


four nipples and two to six bottles. each day, cut a raw potato into squares about an eighth of an inch in size, and place a few teaspoonfuls in each bottle, and fill bottle half full of water, and immediately shake thoroly for several minutes; if necessary, this may be repeated, but the potato should be used but the once and only in the one bottle. After the potato washing, rinse the bottles with boiled water, and place them in boiled water till ready for use. When the child is ready to nurse, take the nipple from the boracic acid solution and rinse in boiled water, empty a bottle of water and at once fill with milk. It takes hardly as long to do the work as it does to tell about it, and no brushes or soap powders are needed. The plan is entirely satisfactory and absolutely safe. The rubber nipples sometimes take on a slightly greenish tint from their prolonged and repeated baths, but it in no way impairs them. If bottles are found in a filthy condition, we do not destroy them, but place a spoonful of medium sized bird shot in the bottle in a solution of some of the soap or washing powders, and after shaking vigorously for a few moments, empty and rinse the bottle and follow with the potato rinsing. We immediately destroy every rubber nursing tube on which we can get our hands, for cleansing them, much less sterilizing them, is entirely out of the question. With the plan given, no strong, offensiv, or dangerous antiseptics are used; yet no child will ever have trouble from either bottle or nipple. We have used it with success for years, and have never had cause to change. We have seen one of our professional friends use rice in lieu of shot or the potato and, he assured us, with perfect results.

The Young Doctor has Come.

The new graduate is now among us “in abundance." He comes with the idea that he has mastered all the deep mysteries of

medicin, and like Pare, feels that nothing further can ever be discovered. His egotism is to be excused, for he undoubtedly has learned more theoretical and scientific medicin than we have had opportunity of absorbing. He looks on us as out of date old fogies, and we gaze upon him in amazement for his presumption in pitting his book lore against the clinical wisdom gleaned thru many years of arduous practise.

He settles near us, and some of our best patients go to him. He is somewhat more enthusiastic than we in answering night calls, and his practise grows. He seems to be winning from us, and human nature seems to demand that we feel "sore," and show it. Soon there is an open rupture, and the people say that the "old doctor" is jealous.

There are redeeming features in the matter; if he gets some of our best patients, he is coerced into attending many whom we are glad to be rid of. He gladly welcomes night work; but we would rather sleep. He wins practise, but we are still busy. If he glories in his perfect knowledge of the latest developments in bacteriology, we may tell him some facts learned by sad experience. He has unbounded faith in humanity, and we may be somewhat softened by his zeal. We need each other, and it is a mistake if we drift apart when we should be mutually attracted. The old doctor may learn much from the younger competitor, and he should be glad to do so; the younger man should give due respect to the older physician's mature judgment. We like to cultivate the acquaintance of young physicians; while they may smile at our ignorance and antiquity, we are amused at their freshness; so both parties are entertained. While they laugh at us, we are learning from them; while we laugh at them, we try to give them some of the fruits of our long experience. The older man is too pompously dignified; the younger man is too impudently independent, and the breach is widened.

Let us get together; learn from each other; bear with each other's frailties; and get along well together. Let the old man learn that he is growing old; that he has not fully kept pace with medical progress; that younger men must eventually supersede him. Let the young man learn that the older practitioner views him somewhat as an interloper; let him be satisfied to humor the old man's whims ; let him respect the matured experience of arduous years; let both be charitable, and let both be honest; and let both work for the best interests of themselves and their patients.


The late Dr. Pepper quizzed his students more frequently upon this affection than upon any other. It is important. While It is important. While the prognosis in the acute catarrhal variety is universally favorable, the severer forms are always grave, and frequently fatal. In the amebic form, relapses are to be expected, and secondary hepatic abcess is not uncommon. Such a disease compels our attention; and while there is little new to offer, we believe that the essentials of treatment may well be called anew to the attention of WORLD readers.

*Tho appearing in mild form, this affection always excites the patient, and is distressing in the extreme. When seen in the more serious types it is one of the most severe of all acute troubles. Thus every indication forbids dallianee and calls for heroic medication. Cases treated too coaxingly are prone to pass rapidly into a chronic condition, and even seemingly mild cases occasionally do this. The amebic form is frequently chronic in type from its very inception. In the majority of cases medicin and minutes judiciously used will control the symptoms and result in cure. Even the milder cases are to be treated as if we were sure that they indicated the onset of graver symptoms; this is the only line of safety. Enjoin absolute rest, and insist on the use of the bed pan. Give

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Astringent injections of nitrate of silver, lead acetate, etc., are only advisable in cases which have past the acute stage without cure. Mild intestinal antiseptics, quinin, alcohol, opium, and bismuth, are the drugs to be relied on for administration by the mouth. External applications of turpentine in lard or by stupes is beneficial. In cases markt by bilious complications, thirty grains of ipecac every four hours has proven almost a specific; it is necessary to give twenty drops of laudanum half an hour before giving the ipecac to prevent vomiting. Laxativs like castor oil and laudanum, or sulfate of magnesium, often come in good service. Eliminate; soothe; combat further germ invasion; and keep quiet and easy; and your patient will generally do well. Do not be fussy, and do not keep your applications and rectal attention up constantly; have preparations made so that the necessary manipulations may be performed gently and rapidly, and the patient be kept as quiet as possible in the intervals. If the case develop symptoms of severity, and no trained nurse be obtainable, it is generally well to remain within call till you have baffled the attack; charge for your time, certainly, and few patients will pay so willingly as those who have been promptly relieved of an attack of acute dysentery. In the chronic form: rest, liquid diet, and salicylate of bismuth

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