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TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

Elixir Salicylic Acid Comp.

Prepared only by WM. R. WARNER & CO., PHILADELPHIA, PA.

This preparation combines in a pleasant and permanent form, in

each fluid drachm, the following: Acid. Salicylic (Schering's) grs. v. Potass. Iodid. grs. iss. Cimicifuga,

Tr. Gelsemium, gtt. i.

By

grs. i94.

So prepared as to afford a permanent, potent and

reliable remedy in

RHEUMATISM, GOUT, LUMBAGO, ETC.

This preparation is especially valuable for rheumatic diathesis and in the treatment of acute inflammatory subacute and chronic rheumatism; any of which will yield to tablespoonful doses; every three or four hours, until four doses are taken; then a dessertspoonful at a time and finally decreased to a teaspoonful every three or four hours.

In acute inflammatory rheumatism, experience has proven that two tablespoonfuls administered every four hours, until a slight ringing in the ears follows, the dose then decreased to a tablespoonful every three or four hours, will produce the desired effects.

The advantages of Elixir Salicylic Acid Comp. are afforded by the combination of Salicylic Acid with Soda in excess, thus forming a salt less corrosive and irritating and more readily borne by the stomach.

The other ingredients possesses advantages well known to the Profession to whom this preparation is alone introduced, we therefore suggest the propriety of specifying “Warner & Co.'s” and ordering in fzxii quantities, to obtain original bottles.

It is a matter of great satisfaction to us to be able to place before the Profession a remedy so effectual in the cure of one of the most stubborn classes of disease.

Elixir Salicylic Acid Comp. is put up in 12-02. square blue bottles, with prescription label on it, and may be obtained from Druggists everywhere.

See that no substitutes are offered.

the East in gloom and darkness. More than a hundred and sixty years ago Bishop Berkley wrote:

“Westward the course of empire takes its way;

The four first acts already past,
The fifth shall close the drama with the day;

Time's noblest offspring is the last.” What a splendid habitation has been here prepared for the human family. Where on earth can you find anything comparable to it? There is not a wing that cleaves the air, not a fin that parts the wave, not a hoof that presses the earth that seems to be absent; not a flower that blooms, a plant that grows, but is here to charm us with its presence.

Thus are seen a flora, a fauna and a silva that are not co-existent in any other portion of the globe. Besides this, the mineral wealth of this land is beyond the power of computation, not only the precious metals, but also all the useful minerals and metals known to science, and every gem and jewel that fascinates with its dazzling beauty. Besides these, Ceres waved her magic wand over the land, and there sprang from the soil an abundance so great that it became oppressive in its very superfluity. Hence is this area alone capable of supplying the human race with the essential wants of our being--food, raiment and shelter.

Nor is this country less peculiar in its natural advantages and blessings than in the race by which it is inhabited—the bold, audacious, aggressive Anglo-Saxon-active, restless, enterprising; whose vital force must be expended in conquering every opposition, whether in war, industries, art, science, or learning; whose ideal embraces the unattainable, and, hence, leaves no moment which ceaseless effort does not invade. Excelsior is to the American the watch word and the impulse to action. Here he has originated and developed a civilization without a model or parallel in the records of history. He is the first to realize that no nation can long exist as such whose faith is not the Christian religion, and that no government can be permanent and peaceful where the majority does not rule, and that liberty is the safeguard of human happiness. Here also has been demonstrated the fact that no people can ever attain civilization, refinement and enlightenment where the three learned professions, theology, law and medicine do not achieve the greatest excellence; that the

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first rests upon the story of the cross; that the second only accomplishes its mission as it assimilates divine truth; that the third is conceived in benevolerce and executed in beneficence, that for this purpose it is progressive and possesses a potentiality so remarkable that every victory in its wide domain but imparts the power for still greater conquests.

Can anyone contemplate this Republic in the light of its his. tory and all these advantages without believing that here upon the western continent is to be solved the problem of human life, that this is the theatre on which is to be enacted the drama of. human destiny?. The lessons here taught, the truths here enunciated under peculiar influences, circumstances and conditions, by a peculiar people, will be reflected back upon the Old World until all men shall know that real greatness consists in useful. ness, and that fame, and honor and distinction can only be won by doing the greatest good; that royal, princely and noble titles cannot be transmitted nor otherwise attained than by merit and true worth and noble manhood, and all else is pomp and vain show.

The very children of future generations will smile at the .vanity of a man attired in fantastic, taudry costume with a piece of metal filled with shining gravel resting uncomfortably upon his brow, seated in a chair in the presence of a company also clad without reference to the purposes of apparel, and inflated with arrogance and conceit because he terms the first royal robes, the second a crown, and the third, a throne. All these vanities will pass away and be forgotten, or only remembered as evidence of human folly. For the time is coming when truth shall be enthroned, when philanthropy shall wear the royal purple, when justice shall waive a regal sceptre, and righteousness shall constitute the crown of glory.

These are the lessons which the diffusion of knowledge is teaching, and here in a government based upon the honesty and intelligence of the people, will they be taught by universal education. It has been estimated that the population of this nation in the year 1900, will be 100,000,000; that the products and crops for a single year will be in value $21,296,000,000, and from this estimate is excluded our commerce, and further, with all the advantages of mineral wealth vastly surpassing that of • Ormus or Ind.,” with a soil of such extent and fertility that it could supply the world with bread, with flocks and herds beyond the dream of the most opulent patriarch of the East, and all the elements of material prosperity in such abundance as to defy description, if its citizens are industrious, enterprising, intelligent, moral, law-abiding, God-fearing men and women, there is in reserve for it a future wich not all the dreams of the poets, the rapt visions of the seers can describe in too glowing colors—a future which shall make the Ancient Paradise a modern reality and cause men to flock hither as to a new Eden. But if energy and enterprise are lacking, if morals are debased and intelligence wanes; if pride, self-confidence and immorality lead to all the vices which have ruined the empires of the Old World, all this material wealth and prosperity, all these advantages of situation and production will only make the down. fall the more sudden and terrible.

Thus there rests upon the learned professions a great responsibility, for they will be in the future as in the past, important factors in securing the blessings of patriotism and philanthropy, and averting these reverses and calamities. And to none does this imperative duty more strongly attach than to the medical profession-one whose progress has astounded the world by its discoveries and inventions, which is accomplishing more in a year than was formerly achieved in a century, and whose daily facilities and extent of information are so increasing that men are afraid to say what may not be done; whose explorations are so vast in all the domain of science and the discovery of truth, and the dual nature of man, physical and psychical, that it seems that not only will all the component parts, but the very material, and of what made, and whence derived, and how lost, and how restored, will be ascertained, defined, remedied and supplied.

What a noble future therefore, opens up to the medical profession in this age and in this time, in this country and with this people! How inspiring the thought, how bouyant the hope, how joyous the anticipation, how glorious the mission! We may, therefore, fellow students, interchange congratulations, that near the close of the nineteenth century, in the most enlightened period of the world, in the greatest country on the

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globe, among and a part of the greatest people that ever lived, we begin our career at a time when medical science has so advanced that all of the medical colleges of the United States have increased the prescribed course of study one third, thus making it at once more difficult, more honorable and distinguished to be a member of our profession; that we have received our degree from the Medical Dapartment of the University of Tennessee, an institution older than the State itself, and more prosperous than ever before-an institution destined to live as long as learning shall be appreciated, and science shall be cultivated, and human liberty, connected with moral and religious elevation, shall endure.

Then to each other, to our distinguished and beloved faculty, to the beautiful City of Nashville and its enlightened, generous and refined people do we say farewell, with regard so sincere, with esteem so true, with memories so pleasing and associations so delightful, with hopes so bright and encourgaged with aspirations so pụre, and ambitions so worthy, that it appears more the cordial greeting of reunited friends than a sad and sorrowful goodbye.

NEUROPATHIC ENVIRONMENT.

BY THOS. O. SUMMERS, M.A., M.D., F.s.sc., (LOND.), ETC.

Waukesha, Wis.

It is with a sense akin to reverence (if such a mental condition may be predicated of a materialistic pathologist) that I take up the discussion of a subject which brings us face to face with the mysteries behind the veil”-in the very "sanctum sanctoriumof life itself. Time and again have I attempted it, and as often have I laid down my pen with the conviction forced upon me that I had not yet reached that point in the elaboration of vital conditions to speak with authority concerning them. But so rapid has been the progress of modern pathology that, aided by the work of other investigators, I feel justified at length in bringing before my professional brethren the results of my own explorations in the terra incognita of neural pathology.

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