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THE QUESTION OF ASPIRIN
"And for your country, boy, and for that Three floating bits we pick from the currents
Flag, never dream a dream but of serv
ing her as she bids you, even though the swiftly rushing by. The Bayer aniline works Country service carry you through a thousand
what to announce having instituted legal proceedings for
matter who flatters you or who abuses preventing an American concern using the trade
you, never look at another flag, never let a night pass but
you pray God to bless that Flag. Remember, boy, that marked name “Aspirin” in marketing or selling behind officers and government, and pepole even, there is any acetylsalicylic acid not manufactured and
the Country Herself: Your Country, and that you belong
to Her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by Her, sold under this name by the German house. boy, as you would stand by your mother.”—Edward EverSimultaneously Lehn & Fink, of New York, announce to the drug trade that they are ready to
for our using aspirin is that it is marketed in defend any suit begun, by the latter firm, against convenient tablets and is pushed by its adverany person that may buy or sell aspirin mar
tisers.-Am. Jour. Clin. Med. keted by Lehn & Fink. At the time, a news-note informs us that the Imperial German government has forbidden German citizens to pay any debt
Renew your subscription to the Medical Herthey may owe citizens of the United States.
ald and our new year will be a glad one. Certainly, an autocracy has a prompt and ef- Unit of Women Doctors for France—The fective way of dealing with matters, a way that Woman's Hospital of New York has organized contrasts unpleasantly with the divided counsels and equipped a unit of ten women doctors for and dilatory methods of a democracy. We do not service in a base hospital in France. The unit deal with innuendo or make charges without the will leave for France in the near future. testimony to back them—but, why, oh why, has Congress allowed the German dye and chemical Insane Women Doing War Work—About 100 houses to hold up the United States, extinguish patients in the State Hospital for the Insane at our dye manufacture and extort fortunes from Middletown, Conn., whom heretofore it has been the sick in the way they have been doing for difficult to keep employed, are said to be conso many years, and then even now, when we
tentedly engaged in knitting and making bandare at war with them, permit their continued ex
ages. ploitations? Has Germany granted our people
Dinner-Meeting-The next meeting of the reciprocal privileges, in the way of patents and
Buchanan County Medical Society will be held copyrights and trademarks ?
at the St. Francis hotel, Wednesday evening, A citizen of the Commonwealth of Great January 16. Dr. G. Wilse Robinson, of Kansas Britain complained to Cromwell that the French City, will read a paper on Cerebral Localization. on some pretext had seized his vessel. The Lord Dinner will be served at 7 o'clock. The profesProtector at once ordered his officers to seize the sion cordially invited. first French ship that came within reach and hand it over to the aggrieved man, to be held un- New Officers-At the annual meeting of the til the French government made good the loss. Buchanan County Medical Society, the following There was mighty little red tape unrolled in set- officers were elected: President, Daniel Morton; tling that case.
vice-presidents, L. J. Dandurant, G. R. StevenThis journal is not jingo. We do not strut son; secretary, W. F. Goetze; treasurer, J. M. about with a chip on our shoulder. We make no Bell; censor, J. I. Byrne; delegate, J. F. Owens; yawps about licking all creation. But, we should alternate, F. H. Spencer. like to see a little more of a disposition to insist upon respect for the rights of American citizens
“The Song of '18" and upon a little more business acumen in our
The song of '18 is a marching song, tariff and patent and trademark laws, so as not Of throbbing drums, of tramping feet, to discriminate unduly against our own selves.
Of bugles which never shall sound retreat,
Of hope, of faith, of purpose strong, As to this aspirin matter, there seems to be a
Of high resolve and the will to win loophole for controversy. The patent on aspirin The glorious struggle we all are inhas expired; but how about the trademarked Forward, forward with heart and soul! name? The two are not necessarily of like im
Onward, onward to gain the goal! port, and we may have the legal right to make
Some must fight in the fields of war, and sell aspirin as acetylsalicylic acid, not, Some must toil in the fields of peace, though, to use the name aspirin. This is a ques- Shop and mill must their stores increase tion for the lawyers. We may be able to give
But all must follow one guiding star.
And whether it's here or in bleeding France, some good reason for prescribing aspirin instead
Hurrah! Hurrah for the thrilling chance! of some other salicyl preparation (can you?), Catch the spirit and swing alongbut, we blanch when asked for a legal opinion. The song of '18 is a marching song! As for ourselves, we suspect that the only reason
-Lee Shippey in K. C. Star.
Sixty students of the St. Joseph Veterinary
THE SLACKER College have been accepted for service in the Oh, doctor, doctor, I'm a wreck; it's plain I canarmy, and will be assigned to the veterinary re
not fight, serve corps.
I think I'm much too heavy, or perhaps I'm
much too light. “Over the Top”—Again demonstrating the loyalty of their citizens, both St. Joseph and I never was pugnacious, Doc, and peace at any Kansas City exceeded their quota in the recent price Red Cross drive.
Has always been my slogan—and I'm really very
nice. Military Medicine-The fundamental object of the Army Medical Service, in war is to provide Besides, I'm very delicate; since I began to cry, healthy men for the fighting line, to keep these
They've raised me up on lollypops, ice cream and men in good physical condition, and if sick or
apple pie. wounded, to make them fit and ready for fighting as soon as possible-Col. T. H. Goodwin. My feet are flat as elephants', I'm blind as any
bat, National Board Examination—The third ex- And all the brains I ever had are smothered in amination of the National Board of Medical Examiners was held in Chicago, October 10-18. Of the twenty-eight candidates examined, twenty- My heart is out of gear, Doc, it runs just like
, two passed. The next examination will take
a Ford, place at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, Janu- My joints are full of rhematiz; I'm agile as a ary 9-17, 1918. This board evidently believes
board. that only supermen should be licensed to practice medicine.
But most of all there's something, Doc, the mat
ter with my spine, Paris Phthisis Sanitarium Opened—The Ed- It aggravates severely when they mention firing ward L. Trudeau tuberculosis sanitarium, named line. in honor of the famous American specialist of
Outside of that I'm willing, Doc, dead willing French descent, was opened in Paris, France,
to enlist. Dec. 25. The first patients were refugee women and children. There are only eight beds now, And so the doctor took him, 'cause he knows he but it is hoped to increase the number to 1,200 won't be missed.-Ex. within the next year. Dr. James I. Gamble of Baltimore and American Red Cross nurses comprise the staff.
500 Graduate Nurses Wanted at Once for
Army Camps—The Surgeon General of the Army Soldier Need Not Undergo Operation—A sol- authorizes the following: Five hundred grad
dier cannot be compelled to undergo a surgical uate nurses are needed immediately for work with operation unless the military surgeon in charge the Army Nurse Corps. The work is particufurnishes him with a certificate showing that his larly difficult and exacting and the opportunity life will not be put in jeopardy, the judge advo- for patriotic service correspondingly great. A cate general has ruled. Recently a soldier re- thousand-bed base hospital has been established fused to be operated upon for removal of a dis- with each National Guard and National Army ability, and was sentenced by a court martial to cantonment. Each will require at least 65 gradthree months' imprisonment for disobedience of uate nurses in its personnel. Those whose serorders. The sentence is disapproved.
vices are immediately available are desired. The
pay is $50 per month and maintenance. AppliElks to Build a Reconstruction Hospital- cations should be made directly to the superinAmerica's first reconstruction hospital will be tendent, Army Nurse Corps, Mills Building. built in Boston by the Order of Elks. The Elks' Washington, D. C. Blanks and circulars of inWar Relief Commission, at a meeting in Wash- formation will be sent to those applying to this ington on November 8th, announced that the government had agreed to accept the hospital. The institution will cost $250,000 and will be erected
MOTHER GOOSE REVISED on Parker Hill. It will consist of a complete unit Hear! Hear! of twin ward hospital buildings, vocational work
The germs are near; shops, barracks, mess hall, and post exchange,
Pneumonia taints the breeze. and is to be a stndard for similar hospitals. Part
It enters and grows
In the mouth and the nose, of the $1,000,000 relief fund contributed by the
And spreads through a cough and a sneeze. 500,000 Elks of the country will be used.
The Prescription—Therapeutically, Pharmaceutically, The Doctors' Library
Grammatically and Historically considered. By
Otto A. Wall, Ph. G., M. D., Professor of Materia "Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition
Medica, Pharmacognosy and Botany in the St. is that of good books."-C. C. Colton.
Louis College of Pharmacy. Fourth and revised
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Professor of Diseases of the Skin, University of Kansas, School of Medicine. With 833 illustra- This book thoroughly covers all that should tions and 8 colored plates. Second edition, re- be known about a prescription and the present vised and enlarged. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Com
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appendix. There is a general consideration of We congratulate the doctor upon the fact that
weights and measures, language, extemporaneous a second edition is necessary within a year. That prescriptions, history of the prescription, and the the book has been enlarged by one hundred
author thoroughly elucidates each part or parts pages, corrected and revised and takes its place
of the prescription. It should be consulted often among one of the best upon the subject. There by each physician. are numerous illustrations which ably demon
The Treatment of War Wounds—By W. W. Keen, strate the various lesions of the skin.
M.' D., LL. D., Emeritus Professor of Surgery, matter we find gangrenous balanitis and atrophy Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. 12mo. of the mucous membrane of the tongue. The of 169 pages, illustrated. Philadelphia and Lon
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This little book is a report from the large ex
perience of several able surgeons actually in the The Medical Clinics of Chicago_Volume II, Number
conflict, on the treatment of war wounds. There VI (May, 1917). Octavo of 252 pages, 46 illutra
is an important contribution on the new antiseptic 'tions. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Dichloramin-T, and the simplified technic of Company, 1917. Published Bi-Monthly. (Price Dakin. There are chapters on “Respects in per year: Paper, $8.00; cloth, $12.00.)
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kins. Published by Fleming H. Revell Co., Lon.
don, New York, Chicago. ($1.25.) presents an illuminative article on Clinical Interpretation of Jaundice. The number includes
In his recent book, "The Man in the Street cases of entero-colitis, pernicious anemia, hemat- and Religion,” Burris Jenkins, the popular Kanemisis, gonorrheal arthritis, erphysema and ne
sas City theologian, convinces us of what we have phritis following tonsilitis. With this issue the often suspected, namely, that the man in the Chicago Medical Clinic ceases as a separate pub- street, every man, is naturally religious. By nulication, being merged into the Medical Clinics merous well chosen examples he shows that many of North America. This publication will appear
an “old shoe” staunchly as he may deny all resix times a year, with 300 pages devoted to some
ligious tendencies, in reality has some code of one medical center. The July number will be living that is religious. “I do as I would be done devoted to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The new
by.” Every man in moments of distress and republication will be attractive and valuable and
lief calls to the higher power. In grief he says will live as an offspring of the old Chicago Medi
“God help me ;' in relief, “Thank God.” cal Clinic. May its memory be kept green.
Dr. Jenkins goes further to show how He anJ. M. B.
swers the needs of the common man, and explains almost as if to a child the way he may develop From his rich experience Dr. Jenkins sets guide-book to a territory of vast dimensions, but forth the following as the religion in a nutshell, this reviewer will testify to the great benefit he of the man in the street:
and understand his religion. For instance, he NOTE–The Medical Herald's Kansas City office will supply any book reviewed in this department at publisher's elucidates a number of often repeated but little price, prepaid. If an order for two books be sent at any one time, the purchaser will be entitled to a six months'
understood phrases such as "Justification by subscription to the Herald. This plan is arranged for the faith," "Kingdom of Heaven," "Christ's death on convenience of our readers, and we trust it will stimulate trade in the direction of good books.--Editor.
has received in the reading of the book. This The man in the street does not believe in the volume is exactly what the busy physician needs, resurrection of the body but he does believe in as he has not the time to devote in extensive personal immortality. He does not believe in a study of much which would prove to him interliteral hell but in swift and sure reformatory pun- esting. The volume is interesting and the knowlishment for sin. Neither does he accept the idea edge and viewpoint it gives should be known by of an eternity of punishment for any mortal, but all. the ultimate prevalence and triumph of righteousness. This, in a nutshell, is the current popular belief. Whatever opinion the gentle reader
WHY NOT MARRY? may hold in regard to the religious truths herein Why Not Marry, compiled by Anna Steese Richardset forth, he is bound to admit that the book as son, bound in cloth, illustrated by Agnes Lee. Price a whole is sincere and at times forceful and that
$1.40 net. Published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, the point is well taken. There are a few sermons
Indianapolis. successful in cold print. These are among the
The problems discussed in this little volume
arose probably the moment the garden gates of Eden few. HARRIET B. BELL (Univ. Mo.) were swung open, and they have come as new prob
lems to every succeeding generation since. How to A Handbook of Gynecology-By H. F. Lewis and A.
be Happy Though Married, flourished more years ago de Roulet of Chicago. With one hundred and
than we like to recall and became a catch phrase of seventy-seven illustrations. St. Louis: C. V.
the day. This new volume without a trace of cyni
cism treats the married relationship, and indeed the Mosby Co. (Price, $4.00.)
relationship existing between all house-mates, with
kindliness, impartiality, sincerity, humor and underThe authors have produced, based on their
standing that is rare. Unlike most attempts of its experience as teachers of obstetrics and gynecol- kind, Why Not Marry, is wholly lacking in sentiogy, a concise volume which presents an up-to- mentality. There is none of the meet-me-with-a date consideration of the diseases of women.
smile-and-a-kiss business in it, and there is an unLong descriptions of major operations and their
usual appreciation of the fact that home is a place
where tired men and women go for rest and peace technic are omitted. The preface states correctly
and appreciation. Those who long to follow the that no one can learn technic by reading descrip- natural instinct and marry are often deterred by tions and studying illustrations, and the hospital those who have done so and lived to regret it. This —not the lecture hall—is the place to learn sur
book is evidently intended to counteract the influence
of the divorce court and to show the young men and gery. This book fulfills the primary requisite
women of this complex social era that they have that it has a good foundation of pathology, ana- nothing to fear if they set about the great adventure tomy and physiology and that it contains the in the right way. The rocks on which happiness splits, most practical illustrations on the subjects of
the economic rights and duties of husbands and wives, which it treats of any volume with which we are
the mistakes of courtship are subjects to the fore,
though there are many interesting digressions, such acquainted. The classification follows the clin
as pleasure madness, housecleaning and the mascuical and not the usual anatomic course. It treats line dislike for evening dress. The reason why so of all important subjects in gynecology in a con- many nice girls say "no" is discussed, and the blame cise manner and representative of the best teach
largely placed on masculine selfishness, though the
man's point of view is very generally maintained ing
through the book. The wage-earner versus the home
maker fills one chapter, and the author points out History of Medicine-Suggestions for study and Bibli
that the parasitic woman has gone out of style, and ographic Data, by Fielding H. Garrison, A. B., M.
that the demand for efficiency in the housekeeper D., Principal Assistant Librarian, Surgeon Gen
is one of the penalties of equality. eral's Office, Washington, D. C., Second Edition It would be an easy matter to write a column revised and enlarged. Octavo of 905 pages with about this stimulating and entertaining volume, but many portraits. Philadelphia and London: W. B. probably it's enough to say that it is fresh and inSaunders Company, 1917. (Cloth, $6.50 net; half teresting, never didactic or dry, that many illustramorocco, $8.00 net.)
tions from real life, little incidents that have come
under the author's eye, an occasional letter that Among the average American physicians the proves the peg on which to hang her discussion and
scraps of talk diversify the pages. Good feeling, study of the history of medicine has been neglected. Dr. Garrison has produced a book on the
sound judgment, worldly experience and vivacity
unite with the knack of the trained writer to make subject which is easily read, and which will ac
Why Not Marry a book of real charm and value. quaint the reader with the ideas of medicine and the biography of the shining lights. The inten
Golden Dream for Every Day tion of the author is to stimulate the physician and student to do his own thinking and research
Every day is another blessing,
Every hour is another chance by interesting him in the subject at the start. To win the goal where the world goes pressing, The author regards his work but a primer or And taste a bit of its sweet romance.
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