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Uterine Tonic, Antispasmodic and Anodyne.


Dysmenorrhoea, Amenorrhoea, Menorrhagia, Leucorrhoea, Subin volution; checks Threatened Abortion and Vomiting in Pregnancy.

Directing its action to the entire uterine system as a general tonic and antispasmodic.

Prepared exclusively for prescribing. The formula will commend itself to every physician. FORMULA.-Every ounce contains 3-4 drachm of the fluid extracts: Viburnum Prunifo lium, Viburnum Opulus, Dioscorea Villoss, Aletris Farinosa, Helonias Diocía, Mitchella Repens, Caulophyllum Thalistroids, Scutellaria, Lateriflors.

On application we will mail to practitioners, our Treatise on Uterine Diseases, wherein

DI-O-VI-BUR-NIA is indicated, including commendations of many eminent physicians.


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The Hygiene of the Lying-in Room.



the puerperal state are peculiarly sensitive to the influence of inperfect sanitation, it is remarkable that comparatively little attention is paid to the hygiene of the lying-in chamber in private dwellings.

We do not believe the careful practitioner ignores the importance of disinfectants in this connection, yet it is true their use is frequently considered of secondary value, when the greatest skill will be vain, so long as the surroundings of the patient are lowering the vitality or poisoning the blood.

Because of the unpleasant odor it is easily understood why objection should be made to the use about the room of chloride of lime or carbolic acid, or any pungent compound, but when thorough disinfection and complete deodorization may be attained by the use of ordorless yet harmless chemicals, it seems it should be a pleasing duty of the physician to adopt their

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To neutralize the gases and odors of the room, moisten a towel or sheet with a mixture of one part Platt's Chlorides to ten of water. Shake or snap this about and then suspend it to the gas bracket, or any convenient hook, that it may act as a permanent absorbent. Re-moisten when dry.

For the vessel of the room, use one part Chlorides to four of water, to neutralize the discharges, etc.

For Sprinkling about the room, use a tenper-cent. solution and scatter with a whisk broom. It leaves no stain.

As a vaginal injection one part to fifty, or, if fetor still presists, one to thirty parts of water, as judgment and experience may dictate.




The following practical words from a well known New York City physician are to the point:

In all confinements with the best of care, there is necessarily a good deal of offensive air under the bead covers which is not due to offensive lochia, but to perfectly normal discharges and perspiration, both of which are so profuse during This effluvia is as

96 Miles Shortest Line to Cincinnati, unpleasant to the lady herself as to her physi

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cian and attendants. For all these conditions let me urge the profession to make free use of "Platt's Chlorides." For injections at first, use one part to thirty of water The strength can be easily modified to suit the circumstances. For simply purifying the room or bed I saturate towels with undiluted Chlorides and hang about the room or spread between the sheets and resaturate when evaporation is complete. It is very effectual.

A. M. PIERSONS, M. D., 24 East 127th Street.

Mellin's Food

For Infants and Invalids.

A SOLUBLE DRY EXTRACT, prepared from Malted Barley and Wheat, consisting of Dextrin, Maltose, Albuminates, and Salts.


The SUGAR in MELLIN'S FOOD is MALTOSE. MALTOSE is the PROPER SUGAR for use in connection with cow's milk.

The sugar formed by the action of the Ptyalin of the Saliva and the Amylopsin of the Pancreas upon starch is MALTOSE. In the digestive tract MALTOSE is absorbed UNCHANGED.

-Landois and Sterling. MALTOSE is a saccharose, not a glucose, and is a form of sugar which does not ferment,

- Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Dr. Mitchell Bruce. “I have never seen any signs of fermentation which I could attribute to the influence of MALTOSE.”

-Eustace Smith, M.D., F.R.C.S. MELLIN'S FOOD, prepared according to the directions, is a true LIEBIG'S FOOD and the BEST SUBSTITUTE for Mother's Milk yet produced.





Takes pleasure in announcing to the profession that their new building, situated at the corner of Deming Court and Lake View Ave., Chicago, will be opened for patients July 1, 1890. This institution was established in 1887 as a private summer and winter resort for the treatment of chronic diseases, with the idea of giving patients all the comfort of a home together with all the conveniences of a first-class sanitarium or Invalid Hotel. The new building is beautifully situated opposite Lincoln Park in the pleasantest part of the city.

In detail of scientific arrangements it is the most complete Invalids' Hotel in the country. While especial attention is given to

orificial surgery in its relation to chronic diseases still all forms of treatment will be employed as indicated. Plain, Electric and Turkish Baths, Massage and Swedish Movements, all forms of Electricity. Luxurious parlors, finely equipped gymnasium, and the best-trained nurses. E. H. PRATT, M. D., LL.D., Surgeon. J. J. THOMPSON, M. D., Resident Physician. T. E. COSTAIN, Secretary.

EMMA BAUMBACH, Superintendent of Nurses. Physicians throughout the country are invited to visit this institution while in Chicago.

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Southern Journal of Homeopathy.

Vol. IX.

New Orleans, April, 1891.

No. 1


after having had the advantage of the preceptorship of the late Dr. John F.

Gray, a convert to Homoeopathy under HOMEOPATHY AND HOMEOPA- Dr. Gram, who was the first to practice THIC PHYSICIANS IN GEORGIA.

the new system in America--himself

having learned it directly from HahneBY F. H. ORME, M. D., ATLANTA, GA.


Being blessed with a fine personal apT being always interesting to know pearance and other natural endowments

the early history of a cause that is and being thoroughly devoted to his dear to us, and to know something of work, Dr. Gilbert made rapid progress those who have borne a part in the ad- in establishing a fine practice among the vancement of that cause, I propose, in most cultured and desirable people of this paper, to give, in response to a re- the city, and in endearing himself to quest of the JOURNAL, whose object I ap- those who were the objects of his care.

Ι prove, some items of information within This is no place in which to dwell upon my knowledge concerning the introduc- his merits as a physician and as a man, tion and progress of Homeopathy in and I must refrain from referring, as my Georgia, with some reminiscences of the impulse inclines me, to him who was "my pioneers.

sage, philosopher and friend.” He died

in 1853, aged 33 years, after a comparaThe first to enter the “old school ” tively brief but unusually brilliant career wilderness of Georgia was my honored as a physician, admired and beloved by preceptor, Dr. James Banks Gilbert. In a large circle of friends, to his devotion 1812 he arrived in Savannah and entered to whom, by reason of overwork, he was a wedge which soon made a wide rift in a victim. the Allopathic sides of that community- The next to adopt the new faith in making his start, as is usual with mem- Savannah was Dr. Jas Montford Schley, bers of our school, by curing forlorn old who was a practitioner of the old school. cases that had defied the skill and had Having had his attention arrested by been the despair of the best of the physi- some remarkable cures by Dr. Gilbert cians of the old regime. He was well he began a course of inquiries that reequipped for missionary work in this sulted, as is usual in such cases (which line, having been graduated from the accounts for so many conversions from University Medical College of New York, old medicine), in his adoption of the new


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method. He went to New York to wit- to the advancement of the case. ness the operation of the new treatment, Before the death of Dr. Gilbert he had and remained some time with Dr. Gray, taken into partnership Dr. William Hardy becoming daily more fortified in his con- Banks, who was established in Macon, viction. Returning to Savannah he now but who was induced to go to Savannah. gave himself up entirely to the new prac- He succeeded to the large practice of tice (having for a time, from a want of Dr. Gilbert, and was a popular and suc.

a knowledge, combined both systems) and cessful practitioner. was soon on the highway to an extensive The writer, having comienced the practice and to renown as a physician. study of medicine under Dr. Gilbert in It is, however, often the misfortune of 1850 continued under Dr. Banks, and those who make unusually rapid strides having received his diploma in 1854 from in the establishment of a medical prac- the Medical Department of the Univertice to be overwhelmed with demands sity of New York, formed a partnership upon their strength and their feelings, with Dr. Banks which continued for and to suffer impairment of health, and years, when it expired by limitation-the he (as Dr. Gilbert had done before him, friendship formed, however, continuing at an earlier period of life) broke down with uninterrupted cordiality while Dr. in health, and eventually died in the Banks lived. During the early part of spring of 1876.

the civil war he was a captain of cavalry, A brother of the above mentioned, Dr. but his health being lost he retired to a Freeman Schley, commenced the practice farm in Florida After the war, much of medicine with him in 1853, but was reduced in health, he removed to Mariovertaken by the yellow fever which was etta where he died in aliout 1871. violently epidemic in 1854 and having Dr. Jos. H. Boggs, a graduate of old gone to his relatives in Augusta with the school medicine but a convert of Dr. Gilfever upon him, died at that place from bert, practiced in Savannah several years, that fearful disease. The writer saw him commencing in 1850; but, being of a depart with a prepossession that he melancholic turn of mind and not sucshould never look upon his face again. ceeding well-—which circumstances were He was a young man of fine promise and complicated with a love affair, he deliberfell a victim with seven others of the ately committed suicide, in 1852, by takprofession in Savannah, who died of the ing hydrocyanic acid. same epidemic during that frightful sea- At different times a number of our son. Two medical students who were at school practiced for short periods in work in trying to combat the pestilence Savannah, among whom was a brother of also fell victims during the season-mak. the writer, Dr. John Orme, who studied ing a mortality in the profession greater under Dr. Edward Bayard in New York than has ever occurred during any epi- and took his degree from the Medical demic of which the writer has known or Department of the University of New heard. The superior success of Homco- York. He located in Savannah in 1846; pathic treatment was very thoroughly de. but, his health being poor at the time, he monstrated during this epidemic, greatly did but a moderate practice until he died




in 1818 in the twenty-eighth year of his the situation in Savannah, the first city

in the State to receive Homeopathy-up Dr. Salstonstall was another who loca- to this date, March, 1891, as far as the ted, but remained only a short time. writer's knowledge or memory goes, it Dr. Louis Knorr, & German physician only remains to mention that he himself

a of the old method, settled in Savannah in continued to practice there up to Decem1851, and under the guidance of Dr. ber, 1861, since which time he has been Gilbert studied and adopted Homeopa- doing what he could for the cause in thy, which he continues to practice. He in Atlanta. was for some time coroner of the county of Chatham.

Dr. Gebhardt, & German physician, Dr. Wm. Nephew King, another con

who passed some time in the office of Dr. vert from the old school, settled in Savan

J. M. Schley in Savannah, went, in about nah in 1858, and established a large 1850, to Augusta, and practiced there practice but on account of the demands

with good success for many years, when, of his wife's health left it and went, in on account of impaired sight and weight 1876, to New York, where he continues of years, he concluded to return to his in the practice of his profession.

fatherland. Dr. Louis A. Falligant studied under Dr. Thayer was also in practice in the Dr. Schley, and was graduated from the city for some years before the war-but,

— Homeopathic College of Pennsylvania in being a Northern man, left soon after the 1858. For a time he engaged in real es

breaking out of hostilities. tate business, but subsequently resumed

Dr. H. Van Voorhies settled in the his profession, in which he is busily en- city in 1851, and became established in gaged. He was at one time physician of practice, but left after a year or two on the port of Savannah, or health officer, as account of domestic considerations. I believe it is called.

Dr. M. A. Cleckley commenced practice Dr. Charles C. Schley, who served in there in about 1856, and has steadily and the medical department as surgeon in

successfully held the field in which he is the Confederate service during the war,

still industriously engaged. settled in Savannah at the close of hos- Dr. S. P. Hunt has, with some intertilities, and continues in active practice. ruptions, been practicing there for about He was of the Homøopathic faith from twenty years-as he still continues to the first, although an old school gradu- do. ate. He has associated with him Dr. E. Dr. Nelson was for some time in pracR. Corson, who has for some years been tice, but retired to other pursuits. his partner.

Dr. Curtis, an old school convert, is Dr. Rich is the most recent accession practicing with better success, on the to the ranks in Savannah. He is a part- line of the new school. ner of Dr. Falligant.

Some others have, from time to time, Passing over some who were for a time helped the cause of Homeopathy in what in the city, but who did not remain long is now called "the electric city,” but their enough to become prominent, this brings residence has not been long, and the

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