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The fifth annual meeting of The Tri-State Medical Society of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, will meet in St. Louis, April 6th, 7th and 8th, 1897. A large number of valuable papers will be

read. Dr. Joseph Price, of Philadelphia, will hold the Surgical Clinic, Dr. James T. Whittaker, of Cincinnati, the Medical Clinic, and Dr. Dudley Reynolds, Ophthalmic Clinic. Dr. G. Frank Lydston, of Chicago, will entertain the members with an original story during one of the evening sessions. The officers are: A. H. Cordier, M.D., President, Rialto Building, Kansas City; Hugh T. Patrick, M.D., First Vice-President, Chicago; H. C. Eschdach, M D., Second Vice-President, Albia, Ia; G. W. Cale, M.D., Secretary, 4403 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis; C. S. Chase, M.D., Treasurer, Waterloo, Iowa.

The preliminary program will be published in next issue.


Sir Thomas Spencer Wells died a few days ago at Antibes, France. He was born in 1818, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was president of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1882-83. He was surgeon to Her Majesty's household. At the third centenary of the University of Leyden and the eighth of the University of Bologna, he received the degree honorary of M.D. The University of Charkoff also conferred an M.D. upon him, and Dublin made him an LL.D. Queen Victoria, in April, 1883, conferred upon him a baronetcy in acknowledgement "of the distinguished services which he has rendered to the medical profession and to humanity." He was the author of several works on abdominal surgery.


Among the honors bestowed by the Crown at the New Year, is the elevation to the Peerage of Sir Joseph Lister, the illustrious founder of the antiseptic system. I think this news will be

received with lively satisfaction by the medical profession of all countries. Even the American, who of course looks down on such vanities as titles (though his daughters do not seem to be averse to them) must feel glad where such old-fashioned and unprogressive dignities as "Lords" and the like exist, Sir Joseph Lister should be the recipient of the highest honor which is ever bestowed. This is also the first occasion on which a member of the medical profession has entered the House of Peers. At the same time Dr. Douglas Powell, one of the Physicians Extraordinary to the Queen, receives a Baronetcy.-Med. Fortnightly.


The Southern Kentucky Medical Association will hold its eighth semi-annual meeting in the city of Hopkinsville, Ky., Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15. An interesting program will be arranged. Reduced rates on railroads and at the hotels. All physicians are cordially invited to attend and take part. B. W. SMOCK, M.D., Secretary, Oakland, Kentucky.


ANAMOLIES AND CURIOSITIES OF MEDICINE: Being an Encyclopedic Collection of Rare and Extraordinary Cases, and of the Most Striking Instances of Abnormality in All Branches of Medicine and Surgery, derived from an Exhaustive Research of Medical Literature from its Origin to the Present Day, Abstracted, Classified, Annotated, and Indexed. By GEORGE M. GOULD, A.M., M.D., and WALTER L. PYLE, A.M., M.D. Imperial Octavo, 968 pages, with 295 Illustrations in the Text, and 12 Half-tone and Colored Plates. Philadelphia: W. B. SAUNDERS, 925 Walnut Street. 1897. Cloth, $6.00 net; Half Morocco, $7.00 net. Sold only by Subscription.

The first impression made upon examination of this work is that it represents stupendous labor and untiring industry upon the part of the authors. The second is that it will prove, not only of interest to the reader, but a work of unparalleled value from a scientific standpoint. It certainly is the first systematic effort to compress within the scope of one volume all the curiosities of medicine and surgery that have been recorded from time to time over a period extending through centuries. Such a book is invaluable to the searcher after the curious and the bizarre in medicine. We can give our readers some opportunity of seeing of what this volume is made up by quoting from the table of contents. Chapter I, Genetic Anomalies; Chapter II, Prenatal Anomalies; Chapter III, Obstetric Anomalies; Chapter IV, Prolificity; Chapters V, VI, and VII, Monstrosities; Chapter VIII, Longevity; Chapter IX, Physiologic and Functional Anomalies; Chapter X, XI, XII, XIII, and XIV, Surgical Anomalies of Various Anatomical Regions, Chapters XV. XVI, XVII, Anomalous Types and Instances of Diseases; Chapter XVIII, Historic Epidemics.

Such a work should be in the hands of every physician. The authors are to be congratulated upon the thoroughness with which they have accomplished such a great task.

THE DISEASES OF INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD. For the Use of Students and Practioners of Medicine. By L. EMMETT HOLT, A.M., M.D., Professor of Diseases of Children in the New York Polyclinic; Attending Physician to the Nursery and Child's and the Babies' Hospitals, New York; Consulting Physician to the New York Infant Asylum, and to the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled. With Two Hundred and Four Illustrations including seven colored plates. New York. D. APPLETON & Co. 1897.

This magnificent work work is one of the most valuable recent contributions to medical literature. It will rapidly win its way to a front rank with other standard works upon kindred subjects. It is as nearly complete as a treatise upon this subject can be. Every effort has been made by the author to render the book practical and useful, both as a text-book and work of reference. The author has judiciously omitted all useless discussions of theoretical questions, which as a rule, serve to encbumber scientific work. He has adopted a new arrangement of his subject matter. More space than usual has been allotted to pathology and special pains taken with diet and hygienic measures. It is in every respect a splendid work and will beyond doubt become popular with students and practitioners.

TWENTIETH CENTURY PRACTICE. An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical Science by leading authorities of Europe and America. Edited by THOMAS L. STEDMAN, M.D., New York City. In twenty volumes. Vol. X.-Diseases of the Nervous System. WILLIAM WOOD & Co., New York: 1897.

Volume X appears before volume IX because of some delay in receipt of matter intended for the latter from continental writers. This volume is in keeping with the preceding volume of this master-piece of composite book making. Probably no similar work published in this century can compare with this in encyclopedic fullness and perfectness. The well-known publishers deserve the warmest praise and the most grateful thanks of the profession for having designed and executed such a magnificent work. We are very much pleased with this volume. The contributors are all well known authorities upon diseases of the

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