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force used, which should not be great. This treatment soon dries up the stump It is so small that it can be manipulated of polypus, never to recur. with one hand while we hold the ear Small granulations may be treated the with the other. It is cheap and can be
I have removed quite large used by the parents.
The ear can be polypi by daily application of strong thoroughly cleansed as with a large solution of Nitrate of Silver or saturated syringe. First, gently drop 2 or 3 solution of Bichromate of Potash. The drops of Peroxide of Hydrogen in the potash is severe and causes considerable ear, holding the diseased side up; the soreness and sometimes pain, so apply it child will be quiet, as the boiling and with cotton at the office. Silver solution bubbling of the medicine the moment it is safe for the patient to use, causes no comes in contact with the pus seems to soreness and seems to attack only the have a quieting effect. Let this bubble diseased surface, granulations, or polyfor a minute, then gently syringe out pus. Internally for polypus, unless with the pipette. Drop in a few drops something else is well indicated, Calca
. again, wash out, and repeat this as long rea Carb. 6x or 30x. as you can notice any bubbling. Ab- If there is no local cause for the supsence of this signifies that the pus is all puration, the cleansing process is kept up destroyed, and we have a healthy, clean twice a day, and. 4 drops of the Nitrate surface, which can be kept thus by re- of Silver 10 gr. to the ounce solution peating the cleansing process three or dropped in the ear at bed time, remaining more times a day. Give internally as in as before noted. Twice a week blow indicated, Hepar, Calcarea Carb., Calca- in the ear sufficient powdered Boracic rea Phos. and Silicia. These are usu- Acid to well cover the diseased surface ally sufficient for any case of acute otor- and fill the middle ear. This treatment rhea.
will usually be sufficient with proper inIn old standing cases where the dis- ternal remedy, one of the following being charge is a continued thing, whether usually called for: Hepar c. c., Silicia, the patient is young or old, we must ex- Sulphur, Calcarea Phos., Tellurium, amine and if possible determine the Graphites or Psorium. cause. We will often find polypi, which The Eustachian tube should be kept show themselves through the rent in the open by Pollitzer bag or other means. Membrani Tympani; and their bright In a case of suppurative otorrhea, red color, highly vesicular condition and R. E. of about fifteen years standing, movability, tend to make their presence Membrani Tympani entirely destroyed, easily known.
In case of polypus, pro- no polypus, and continual thin watery ceed to remove it with curette or snare. discharge, in which I used the above Touch the stump with a Io or 20 gr. measures, and many others for three to the oz. solution of Nitrate of Silver months without stopping the discharge (after the cleansing with warm water entirely, the case was entirely and I beand Hydrogen Peroxide), once a day. lieve permanently cured by the applicaIf impossible to see the patient so often, tion of 2x trit. of Arsenicum, which I it is perfectly safe to give them the med- blew in by mistake, thinking it was icine and let them drop 4 drops of Silver Boracic Acid. Three days later he resolution in the ear, retaining it five ported the ear dry from the discharge,
, minutes and letting it run out on cotton. as well as feeling dry. He suffered pain
which prevented sleep the first night medical subjects, and the papers were after using the powder, but wanted the of the highest order of merit, fully equal same used again, as he was sure that to the majority of the papers that are would cure. I then discovered my mis- usually presented at the meetings of the take, and seeing the apparent good re
American Institute of Homeopathy. sult, I concluded to try it once more. In We had a large number of visitors short, four applications of powdered from sister cities outside the State, who Arsenicum 2x was all he had. For four were most cordially welcome. Several months his ear has been well, and to use of them read very interesting papers for his expression, “feels just like the other our edification and instruction; many by one;' his hearing is 16.
request took part in the discussions. I cannot find in any work or journal One of our honored guests said to a where this remedy was ever used exter- visiting physician who called upon him nally for this disease, but I believe it a few days after returning home: “I had was the remedy in this case, and shall a royal time." We hope to have just hereafter use it in chronic cases where such a meeting this year. We have the discharge is thin and watery. cause for congratulation on account of
I do not want it understood that the the harmonious condition of the State above measures are all that is necessary Society. in these cases, but that if these measures Since the beginning of the last annual are carefully used by the general practi- meeting we number six members more tioner, there would be fewer chronic than we did one year ago, which makes our cases for the specialist, and more glory total membership forty-eight. The total for the family doctor."
number of Homæopathic physicians in the State is about ninety. Many of the
Homeopathic physicians are located in Societies.
remote parts of the State, with no col
league to leave in charge of their Maryland State Homeopathic Medical Society.
patients, should they leave for two or PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS. three days to attend the meetings of the
State Society, no matter how desirous BY ELIAS C. PRICE, M. D., BALTIMORE. they might be of doing so.
When we consider all the difficulties TIME, like the tireless revolving globe under which the remote practitioners
upon which we dwell, and which labor, we think forty-eight out of ninety waits not for tardyman, has again is a very fair number. In conversation brought us around to the period of our with a Homeopathic physician residing annual meeting.
in a village about thirty miles from BalAgain I must thank you for your par- timore, since the above was written, he tiality and confidence in a second time said he would gladly attend the meeting electing me, notwithstanding my protest, of the State Society, but there were no to the presidential chair. I shall use trains leaving Baltimore after 3:30 p. every effort to perform my duty.
m. by which he could reach home that Our annual meeting last year was a night. grand success; we had a very large On the ist of July, 1890, we opened a number of papers on very interesting Homeopathic Dispensary at No. 323 N.
Paca Street. For six months the
$3,192 13 out of their own pockets, after which
CREDIT BY EXPENSES. the ladies very generously came to our
Furniture, rent, groceries, marketing,
coal, wages, gas, etc.... . $3,128 92 aid and formed a Ladies' Auxiliary Hospital and Dispensary Association,
Balance on hand September 30, 1891..$ 63 21 and relieved us of the greater part of the The Nurses Training School has supburden. On the first day of our annual plied twenty families with nurses and meeting last year the dispensary had turned in $118.52 to the hospital. been in existence two months and nine- Both our dispensary and hospital have teen days, and during that short period been very successful, and we have every 558 new cases had been treated and 1,310 cause to be gratified with the results prescriptions had been given. From achieved. The Ladies' Auxilliary AssoOctober 8 1890 to October i 1891 the ciation has worked with energy and physician in charge reports that the pre- enthusiasm, and has been remarkably scriptions to new patients and renewals successful, and we tender to them our amounted to 12,309.
heartfelt thanks for their noble work; At our last annual meeting you were and as they have had over one year's invited to inspect our new hospital. It experience to profit by, we hope that opened on the last day of the meeting, everything will continue to go on enerOctober 9, 1890. We now have twenty
We now have twenty- getically, enthusiastically, harmoniously seven beds; we hope in the near future in the future. We feel very confident to have an additional number. The that the medical staff will do everything physician in charge reports that from in its power to make the hospital and October 9 1890 to October 11891 dispensary a success. forty-nine free patients were received; Immediately after the adjourmnent of and from October 9 1890 to Aprili our last annual meeting, a Clinical So1891 forty-one pay patients were ciety was organized by the physicians of received; and from April 1891 to Baltimore and Washington. The meetOctober 1891 forty patients were ings are held alternately in the two cities received; three deaths occurred since a month. Each branch has its the opening, two of them from con- separate officers, who preside at the sumption and one from Bright's disease. home meetings. These meetings have Two children have been born in the hos- been of incalculable benefit scientifically, pital; they are included among the pay fraternally and socially, and I think patients.
every member rejoices in the conception Mrs. John E. Reese, treasurer of the and accomplishment of the enterprise. Ladies' Auxilliary Association, makes It has already cemented the Homcothe following report:
pathic physicians of the two cities in TO CASH FROM OCTOBER 29 1890 TO SEPTEM
bonds of brotherly love which we hope BER 29 1891 INCLUSIVE:
will descend to our childrens' children, From members and contributors. .$ 322 50
and in fact continue as long as the cities various entertainments.
986 05 pay patients....
626 92 of Baltimore and Washington shall exist. city patients..
All of us I think would regard it as one nurses department..
118 52 different ladies' sections.
682 41 of the greatest misfortunes for the meet
ings to be discontinued. Little did I to be admirably adapted for our present think when it was first organized that it needs, with ample accommodations for would be able to bring before us such a both college and dispensary purposes. number of interesting and instructive By the time we need a larger building cases. A great deal of information has I hope we shall be in a position to secure been gained by the discussions of the such accommodations as will last us for nature and treatment of the cases. The all time to come. Here is a grand two branches consist of fifty-three mem- chance for any number of philanthropists bers and two honorary members, the to engage in a great and glorious work, latter Dr. I. T. Talbot, of Boston, and that might be the only means of perpetDr. J. P. Dake, of Nashville, Tenn. uating their memory after kith and kin
To-morrow the Southern Homeo- have all passed away, and were it not pathic Medical College will be opened, for some memento of this kind, their and we will be pleased to see each of lives, and acts, and deeds, and all you in attendance. I congratulate the knowledge of their ever having existed Homeopathic profession of the State would be lost, and they would be numand of the country at large upon the bered with the forgotten multitude. opening of this institution. We are per- When will the memory of John Hopfectly satisfied that the time has arrived kins, and also the memory of the execufor the inauguration of this new enter- tors of his magnificent bequests pass prise. A new era is commencing for the away from earth? We hope that the South, and we of Baltimore would be world will never again lapse into the derelict in our duty if we failed to offer vandalism of former ages; and if the to our fellow-citizens of that vast region magnificent monuments already erected the facilities they have so long needed. on Broadway, and which are still to be Baltimore has already six Allopathic erected in other parts of the city by his medical colleges; most of them are pretty indefatigable executors, have no other well patronized, so she certainly ought to element to affect them except a possible give a liberal support to one Homæo destructive upheavel of nature (or the pathic school!
only other one I can think of, but which The Homeopathic physicians outside is as inevitable as death, "the corroding of our city, and even outside of the tooth of time”), they will probably point State, have very kindly sent quite a their spires heavenward for untold ages. number of difficult surgical and medical
MEDICAL LEGISLATION. cases to our hospital for treatment, and The first medical law passed by the many gratifying letters have been re- legislature of the State of Maryland ceived from the physicians who sent the was on the 20th of January, 1799, patients, on the return of the latter when the legislature incorporated the either cured or greatly improved. Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of
The building we are now occupying, Maryland. The law provided for the you will observe has been remodeled appointment of a board of medical to suit our purposes for a college and examiners whose duty it should be dispensary. The Hotel Rennert is on to examine all applicants for examinathe opposite side of the street; almost tion who were not graduated from some adjoining it are the rooms of the Young legally chartered medical college, and Men's Christian Association. It appears if the applicant was found to be qualified
to practice medicine, surgery and ob- throw of their practice as the repeal of stetrics, the examining board must fur- the law; they taught that heat was synnish him with a certificate to that effect. onymous with life, and when a person Heavy penalties were imposed upon any became ill, the most important thing to one attempting to practice medicine, be done was to stimulate. It is true surgery, etc., in this State unless they their stimulants were not quite as pernicould produce a bona fide diploma from cious as those of the celebrated John some legally chartered medical college, Brown. (He held that most diseases or a certificate from the Medical and ran into an asthenic condition and reChirurgical Faculty of Maryland. quired stimulants, and he acted as Amendments the charter were made though he thought his own system in a from time to time as necessity seemed to continuous asthenic condition, for he require.
died from chronic alcoholism.) THOMSONIANISM.
Be it as it may, the repeal of the medAbout the year 1838 a system of prac- ical law being followed by the purposes tice, introduced by Samuel Thomson, sought, it has been found a much more which consisted of stimulating with heat- difficult thing to re-enact the law than it ing remedies, steaming, sweating and was to repeal it. Efforts have been vomiting with Lobelia, etc., had become made on four or five different occasions very popular in parts of this State. Dr.
to have a medical bill passed, but it has Risteau who resided in the Eleventh always resulted in a failure except once district, Baltimore County, being a -in January, 1867. A medical bill did member of the State legislature in 1838, pass and was signed by the governor, introduced a bill to repeal all medical but the constitutionality of the bill was laws in the State, and to allow any one contested. The Court of Appeals dewho might choose to do so to practice cided that the necessary prefix to each medicine, and to sue and collect by law clause, “Be it enacted by the General their bills for medical services rendered. Assembly of Maryland," being prefixed Dr. Risteau argued that many persons to one clause, and no other, that one whose moral sensibilities of justice and clause in the whole bill, and no other, right were not very orthodox, sent for was constitutional; this narrowed the the Thomsonian practitioners, because bill down to very small proportions. if the parties who had received the ser- Both schools of medicine have an vice did not find it convenient to pay the equal interest in the enactment of a medbill, the practitioner had no legal re- ical law that will prevent incompetent dress. "Repeal the law," said the persons from engaging in the practice of doctor; "allow the Thomsonians when medicine, and if both schools would unite called upon to give medicines or render in recommending a medical bill that medical services, to charge for their ser- would be mutually satisfatory to each vices and collect their bills by law, and party, there would not be the slightest difand it will put an end to the Thomsonian culty in having it passed. Past experience practice."
has proved that while acting in opposition The law was repealed, and Thom- each medical school has sufficient influsonianism is now a thing of the past. ence to annul the action of the other. Perhaps their untenable theory of dis- They will now find in their efforts to ease had as much to do with the over- obtain the enactment of a medical law