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The State College Hospital.

a little way off and beckoning to me. The State College Hospital. I followed to the lost, hid the body and This hospital is located at 210 N.

came down in the dark. At the winSenate Ave., Indianapolis, Ind.

dow where my mother had appeared There are 70 beds under the control

were two armed Germans, talking, and of the Indiana University School of when I got to the dissecting room door Medicine.

I saw six more down in the hall. My The services of the clinical teachers only chance of hiding was in the disof the faculty are rendered gratuitously secting room. Opening the door as the to those patients available for clinical Germans came upstairs, I

my instruction.

mother standing by the table from An obstetrical ward, and male and

which I had taken the corpse. I had female medical and surgical wards, at no light, but light came from her. I $6.00 petr bed per week. An operat

lay down and covered my face with the ing room fee of $5.00 is charged for

slieet and the men came in. They unsurgical cases.

covered four bodies and came to me. Each community has surgical, ob

I thought of jumping up and scaring scure medical, and obstetrical

them, but heard a voice say, 'Be still.

cases who are unable to pay for regular hos

be still.' They were looking for a girl. pital fees and medical service. These

and my feet were sticking out at the

end of the table. Here's a fellow who are the patients to whom we are offering the advantages of our wards, but

died in his boots; I guess he is a fresh this hospital is not the place for chronic

one,' said a German; and they did not cases or incurables.

uncover my face, but left the Physicians may refer cases to any

house."-(Excerpt from "The Barred member of the hospital committee.

Road to Anatomy," by Howard A. Private rooms mav be secured at $10

Kelley, M. D., Johns Hopkins Hospital

Bulletin.) to $20 per week. Patients who can afford private rooms should not be referred to the wards. The hospital com

The Religion of a Democrat. mittee comprises Drs. Charles R. Sow

Prof. Charles Zueblins's “The Relider, Edmund D. Clark, David L. Kahn, gion of a Democrat,' 'is full of sugges. Albert C. Kimberlin and E. Oscar Lin


Evidently written as a series of denmuth.

lectures, it contains enough "popular"

material to make it interesting to any A Ghost Story.

reader. To one already profoundly Dr. Joseph McDowell, founder of interested in religion and democracy, the McDowell Medical College in St. his book will make a strong appeal. Louis, and a firm believer in ghosts, His first chapter is on the expression tells an interesting story:

of man's relation to the universal ulti“A German girl died with a very ww- mate and infinite. However religions usual disease, and we determined to may differ, they are comprehended in get her body for dissection. We got it. this relation, and whatever seeks this Gernians heard of it and made things expression is religion. This conceplively, and I heard they were coming tion may answer at once the demand that night to search for the body. I for the greater common religious dewent down to hide it and threw it over nominator, and the criticism that relimy shoulder to carry it to the top loft gion will perish with theology. The to conceal it in the rafters. At the top religion of an individual is the chief of the first flight, out went my lamp. I test of personality. With the revoluput down the corpse and re-lighed it. tions and changes that have followed Out again, and as I felt for another the contributions of science, with the match I saw my dead mother standing enlarged critical attitude, and the possibility of fusing various tempera- gion and the church, and religion and ments, more people should have gen- the state are luminous. They may uine, strong personalities than ever be- shock some people by their frank profore in the world. This ought not to posals and propositions, but they are mean the denial of religion, but that refreshing in their clearness and sanity. religion is to be less dogmatic, more His discussion of the use of the day of spontaneous, more personal, at the rest for the workers is most interestsame time more social. It is good to ing. The bad art of to-day is largely live for others; it is better to live for commercial, and the church by its pruall the others. This is the religion dery and puritanism has degraded the of a democrat—the dynamic to secure best art. He would have all the best the realization of the fulness of life for influences of society, schools, theaters, all people.

music and art, open to the people on In "The Constraint of Orthodoxy,” Sunday. “Democratize morality; dehe says, “Orthodoxy is a less intense mocratize knowledge; democratize temperamental expression than con- taste; and secure the synthesis of these, formity. Orthodoxy tends to empha- reconciling the sacred and the secular, size nonessentials. Orthodoxy being by democratizing Sunday!" Every excorrect ideas sanctioned by some ac

tension of the intellectual horizon is cepted authority, it naturally governs fertile in new religious movements. not only religious faith, but social, po- Emotional temperaments are caught by litical an deconomic beliefs.” So we soul-satisfying sects; the exaggeration may speak of religious orthodoxy as of rationalism produces secularism and devotion, social orthodoxy as conven- new thought. The sounder basis furtion, political orthodoxy as loyalty, nished by a knowledge of human needs coenomic orthodoxy as class conscious- has produced positivism, the worship ness. As to the decay of authority, he of humanity; and socialism, the organiobserves that it is not complete. Au- zation of humanity. thority is still tenacious of its power That last chapter concerns Imperand it is not desirable that it should ut- sonal Immorality. The incorporation terly decay. He then traces the no- of the idea in a personality accounts for ticeable decline in personal authority, the power of the belief in personal imeconomic and political authority. Each mortality. It is natural to cling to a is being shorn of its traditional power, belief in a future world peopled by perand, social authority must go the same sonalities such as we know. Imperway. It is equally inevitable that the sonal immortality is the perpetuation privilege of private investigation of oneself through the individuals, the should lead ultimately to the destruc- institutions and the ideas of years to tion of the authority of both church come. Impersonal immortality furand book. The authority of the old nishes a motive power more unselifish theology, of the church, of the Christ and more inspiring than any system of cult (devised by Luther and Calvin eternal rewards and punishments. It from Paul) has waned; but the moral makes possible the conception that one power of the unsullied life of Jesus is

may overcome evil with good. It enan increasing vital force. The new au- larges the boundaries of the spiritual thority must be that of the spirit--the life. The attainment of the fulness of spirituality of comradeship, of co-oper- life by the individual here and now ation, of wiversal suffrage and direct is the best promise of its wider enjoylegislation, of democratic culture and ment by a coming generation. democratic religion. Upon this living There is much inspiration and interlaw will be built the church of democ- est in Professor Zueblin's book. racy.

Ilhether it confirms one's own opinProfessor Zueblin's chapters on reli- ions, or shocks the reader by its unconventional views, it is refreshing to co-operation with several American find a book so full of human sympa- universities. The trip is from Monthy, or rational investigation, and gen- treal to Chicago and thence to New uinely religious spirit. (New York: B. York. When the entire twenty-four W. Huebsch.)

reach Chicago the journey will be con

tinued to New York, where the race Culture by Reading.

will come to an end. Culture comes to us mainly through literature; that is, by reading, for only

Not 3:30 But Four. by reading can we get a knowledge of

New York, June 12.-When Abram the best that has been thought and Goloisky returned to his farmhouse said and done in the world, and so be

near Troy Ilills, N. J., yesterday the come possessed of that wisdom and

doctor met him at the door. justness of perception which is needed

"Four," said the doctor. to draw right conclusions, and so guide

“No,” replied Golofsky. “It's only and develop the instinct for beauty in- 3:30." herent in our natures, and so enabled

"Four fine boys this time," said the to lead lives of hope, courage and

doctor, breaking it gently. cheerfulness as well as of veracity and

“Merciful gracious.” exclaimed the righteousness. Let any man

use the

farmer, dropping intu a hair. time he wastes on his vices if he have

It was true. Mrs. Golofsky had prethem, on useless business, deteriorat

sented her husband with four tokens ing amusements, trivial conversation

of her affection. The four boys and random reading, and he will have

weighed altogether sixteen pounds plenty of time for good books—that is, four ounces, and are perfectly formed,

— for culture.

have well-developed lungs and good

appetites. Golofsky is forty years old; Yale Student's Long Walk.

his wife is thirty-two. Here's the recChicago, Aug. 13.-Leading twenty- ord: Married April 5, 1892; twins three companions by over

March 22, 1893; one was born 1894; dred miles, Robert Harriman, a Yale

twins 1895; triplets 1896; twins 1897; student, whose home is in New York

twins 1898; twins 1899; one 1900; one City, finished a long walk of ,

walk of 1,100 1901 ; twins 1902 ; one each year 1903, miles from Montreal, Canada, last

1904, 1905; triplets 1906; twins 1907; night at the Central Y. M. C. A., quadruplets June 10, 1908. Total, thirwhere he applied to Secretary Chase ty in fifteen years, of whom fourteen for a room and bath.

are living. (In lieu of the summer Harriman, according to the story snake and fish stories.) credited by the local Y. M. C. A. officials, left Montreal on July 16 on a “How Near is Greatness to Our Dust." walk of 2,500 miles to prove the qualities of certain diets and their effects New York, Aug. 14.-Dr. David on an athlete in an endurance test.

Coombs Peyton, of Jeffersonville, Ind., These twenty-four men

were divided president of the Indiana State Mediinto sections of eight men, the first to

cal Association, got a hair cut in the go through the entire trip on a vege

Hoffman House today. Dr. Peyton tarian diet, the second on a meat diet

also said to the barber: and the third given to a combination

“You need not shave my upper lip diet. Harriman was of the third divi- today; I'm going to grow mussion.

tache." The plan, according to Harriman, Then Dr. Peyton got into a closeal was formulated by officials of McGill cab, and, notwithstanding the hea, University, at Montreal, working in pulled down the curtains and told the





driver to break all records driving .. every arm of precision, and know how the, nearest railroad station.

to employ all modern methods to make Once Dr. Peyton thought it was a a safe diagnosis. He must then know joke because he is a remarkable double how to use the specialist for his own of W. J. Bryan, but after being routed purposes, not to be used by him. The out of a New Haven train coming from general practitioner will then be more Boston to New York at midnight, secure in his place than ever before in pushed to the back platform, cheered history:--Lancet-Climc.

, and asked to deliver a speech, Dr. Peyton thought it was time to change Twelve Cases of Typhoid Traced to Milk his looks.

in Indianapolis. Dr. Peyton would not have worried Dr. Eugene Buehler, secretary of so much over the loss of sleep, but to- the City Board of Health said, August day he was caught in the Caie Martin 13th, that the health officers had traced and a score of men insisted on shaking twelve cases of typhoid fever in the hands with him. During the excite- southeastern part of the city to the ment Dr. Peyton lost a watch fob, and milk sold by one dairyman on that was too much, hence the hair cut route. "It is likely," said Dr. Buehler, and a new mustache.- Press Dispatch. "that this dairyman gathered milk bot

Tread lightly; don't you know? tles from a residence in which there You can hear his whiskers grow. was a case of typhoid fever and that

he did not sterilize the bottles before The General Practitioner-JIe Must Stand

refilling them and delivering them to at the Top.

other customers.

“I wish to warn all dairymen not "Is there any room left for the gen

to take bottles from a house in which eral practitioner?" asks a writer in the

there is a case of typhoid fever. It is August Charlotte Medical Journal. He

a violation of the law and we will prosmentions the various specialties, all of

ecute any dairyman found doing this. which encroach upon his preserves

We also

persons in families the "dermatologist, the aurist, rhinolo

where there is a typhoid case not to gist, gynecologist, stomatologist, gen

alloir dairymen to remove milk bottles ito-urinary specialist, abdominal sur

from the house. A milk bottle is one geon, naval surgeon, general surgeon, tuberculosis specialists, specialists on

of the easiest means of spreading ty

phoid. The dairymen, who merely diseases of the eye, car, nose, throat

washes his bottles and does not scald and chest, obstetrician, pediatrist,

them well or sterilize them before realienist, ophthalmologist, psychiatrist,

filling them, is sure to spread the dischiropodist, habit


ease if he takes bottles from an inosteopath." The remedy in this day of

fected house. I wish, also, that dairyspecialism is to become more conver

men would inquire at this department sant with the science of medicine. The

for a list of typhoid patients on their general practitioner has lost his selfreliance. le frequently feels his ina

routes, and in that way they can avoid

trouble." bility to cope with a serious disease, an dnot possessing self-confidence how can he convey it to others?' Ile needs Neuronhurst Hospital, Founder's Day and must study and visit clinics and hos

Nurses' School Commencement. pitals and laboratories, take advantage Founder's day and commencement of every opportunity to become truly were celebrated last night on the lawn conversant with the science of medi- at Fletcher's Sanatorium, 1140 East cine. Above all, he must learn how to Varket street. Seven

were recognize the disease. To do this ef- graduated and a number of the city's fectually he must be in possession of best known physicians gave short talks




in which Dr. W. B. Fletcher was af- with the exception of that of Section 1, fectionately remembered. The sani- are to be found in the page proof. tarium and grounds were decorated In connection with the Congress a with Japanese lanterns. After the series of lectures is to be given in commencement exercises a dance was Washington, and in other cities by held on the gymnasium floor.

distinguished foreigners. The Founder's day address was delivered by Dr. Guido Bell, who said Disease and Death in Indiana in July. August 18 was celebrated as Founder's

The State Board of Health Bulletin day because it was the birthday of Dr.

for July says: Diarrhoea was reW. B. Fletcher, who was born on that

ported as the most prevalent disease date, 1837. Other speakers were Dr.

followed by cliolera morbus, dysentery, Theodore A. Wagner and Dr. John and cholera infantum. It was preSutcliffe. Dr. Wagner spoke of Dr.

dicted in the bulletin of the preceding Fletcher is the first to do away with

month that diarrhoeal diseases would the straightjacket and other instru

lead the list in July. As soon as the mients of torture in the treatment of

people learn to take proper sanitary insanity, and declared that the step

care of all foods including water, they marked an epoch in the treatment of

will be much freer from diarrhoeal nervous, diseases. Dr. E. E. Padgett

diseases. delivered the class address. Dr. l'r

Smallror-Presented 65 cases in 13 bana Spink presented the diplomas,

counties with no deaths. In the correand Dr. Mary A. Spiuk the pins. These

sponding month last year, 77 cases in were graduated : Luella Schlosser,

21 counties with no deaths. The disBlanche P. Bell, Ivah M. Hill, llar

ease existed uusually in Clark county, garet E. McGrath, Mazy De Vertrand

10 cases; Varion, 28; and St. Josephi, ano John J. Lynch.


Tuberculosis- This disease wrought The International Congress of Tuberculosis

its usual baroc causing 339 deaths, 134 Washington, D. C.

males and 205 females. Of the males, DR. JOHN S. FULTON, SECRETARY-GENERAL 26 were married in the age period of

714 COLORADO BUILDING, WASHINGTON. 18 to 40 and left 52 orphans under 12

The section meetings will take place years of age. Of the females, 70 were the week beginning September 28, and married in the same age period and the exhibition will continue for the en- left 140 orphans under 12 years of age. tire three weeks, from September 21 This awful disease, therefore, put 96 to October 12.

young fatliers and mothers in the The program for the week includes grave and made 192 orphans. two plenary sessions, one on Monday, Pneumonia-Caused 60 deaths, 35 September 28, at which it is hoped that males and 25 females. 12 infants inPresident Roosevelt will preside; and der one year of age died from pueuthe other (probably) on Saturday, Oc- monia and one person over 90 years of tober 3. In accepting the presidency age.

age. In the corresponding month lastof the Congress, President Roosevelt

year pneumonia caused 8+ deaths. promised that if it were impossible for Of

of typhiod fever there were 207 him to preside at the general sessions cases reported in 53 counties with 58 he would delegate Secretary Cortelyou deatlis. In the corresponding month to present him. Each of the seven last year, 312 cases in 6+ counties with sections into which the Congress is 53 deaths. The amount of typhoid (ivided will hold two sessions daily, fever a community has is a measure except on the days on which the plen- of its intelligence and cleanliness. ary sessions will take place. The pro- Violence caused 207 deaths, 159 visional programs for the sections. males and 18 females. Of this number,

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