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A POSTGRADUATE school in gastrointestinal diseases has been established in Brooklyn in connection with the Brooklyn Central Dispensary.
DOCTOR WILLIS S. ANDERSON, of Detroit, announces the removal of his office to the Washington Arcade, 255 Woodward avenue, Room 511. THE Harvard Club of Michigan has elected Doctor Walter P. Manton, president, and Doctor Reuben Peterson, vicepresident for the current year.
SAINT LOUIS is now operating a city tuberculosis clinic at the corner of Eleventh and Chestnut streets. Treatment is proffered gratis to the worthy poor.
THE Walter Reed Army Hospital, so designated in honor of the discoverer of the etiologic factor of yellow fever, is in process of erection at Washington.
THE inmates of the hospital for the insane at Terrell, Texas, are suffering from an epidemic of cholera morbus. More than four hundred cases are under treatment.
AT the recent Boston meeting of the American Association of Librarians, Doctor George Dock, of Ann Arbor, was elevated to the presidency of that organization.
THE honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on Doctor William J. Mayo, president of the American Medical Association, on August 24, by the University of Toronto.
THE King of Portugal has conferred a Commandership in the Order of Christ of Portugal on Doctor Alexander Hugh Ferguson, of Chicago, in recognition of his contributions to surgery.
THE library of the late Doctor Weigel, the Rochester radiologist whose death resulted from burns received while administering the rays, is bequeathed to the Reynolds Library of that city.
PROFESSOR KOCH, the eminent investigator, who was recently awarded the Nobel prize for scientific research, has decided to apply the sum to the publication of a complete edition of his writings.
THE new Minor Private Hospital, of Seattle, was recently opened for the reception of patients. The institution has capacity for forty-five patients and is under the direction of Doctor George W. Hawley.
BOSTON is to have a Pasteur Institute in connection with the City Hospital. Heretofore Bostonians suffering from rabies have been compelled to journey for treatment to New York, this being the nearest station.
MAJOR JOHN M. BANISTER, of the United States Army Medical Service, says that scarlet fever, diphtheria, and yellow fever are not indigenous to the Philippine Islands, and adds that during three years spent in the archipelago he did not observe a single case of these diseases.
A RAILROAD hospital is to be established in Temple, Texas, by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fé Railroad Company. The contract will be let shortly for the construction of buildings to cost approximately $65,000.
THE annual meeting of the Chicago Physicians' Club was held on June 26. The following officers were elected: Chairman, Doctor William T. Belfield; secretary, Doctor Charles H. Micks; treasurer, Doctor Arthur M. Corwin.
THE honorary title of Professor of Medicine has been conferred on Doctor Tada Urata by the Japanese government. Miss Urata was the first Japanese woman to receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine from a German institution.
"A BILL for an act requiring physicians to take human life" was recently introduced into the legislature of Iowa. Many euthanasia bills have been framed in the past, but the injunction embodied in this title is indeed presumptuous.
THE New York Infirmary for Women and Children, located on Stuyvesant Square, is to have a seven-story annex, the present accommodations being vastly inadequate. Plans are already in the hands of the building department.
A TUBERCULOSIS clinic has been inaugurated at Los Angeles in connection with the medical department of the University of Southern California. Treatment is free of charge, the main object of establishment being to enlighten people on prophylaxis.
THE water department of New York City has requested bids for constructing an experimental filtration plant for the Jerome Park reservoir, the movement contemplating adoption of the cheapest and most practical means of filtering the city's water.
HONG KONG has suffered severely this year from plague. Since January, eight hundred seventy-five cases and eight hundred eighteen deaths have been reported. However, since May, when as high as one hundred sixteen cases per week were recorded, the disease has evidenced a steady decline.
THE Belilios prize for scientific research has been awarded to Joseph Herbert Ford, Captain and Assistant Surgeon in the United States Army, for his paper on "The Treatment of Dysentery." J. C. Berne of the Royal Army Medical Corps received second prize for his paper on the same subject.
THE medical license of James G. Stewart, of Seattle, was recently revoked by the Washington State Examining Board. The charge cited that this individual conspired with O. V. Lawson to obtain the questions for a coming medical examination in order that the latter might fraudulently obtain a license. The defendants were fined five hundred dollars each in the courts.
Ar a recent meeting of the Southwest Virginia Medical Society, a resolution was unanimously adopted to the effect that henceforth physicians should determine the fee in life insurance examinations, and five dollars was stipulated as the minimum charge for examinations wherein urinalysis is required.
MRS. FERDINAND REESE, who died recently at La Porte, Indiana, was an example of the effects of careful and abstemious living. Her reputed age was one hundred twelve years and personal documents bear evidence that she first saw light at Volgavitz, Poland, in 1794. She came to America in 1870.
DOCTOR C. B. BURR, medical director of Oak Grove Hospital, Flint, Michigan, retiring president of the American Medico-Psychological Association, was elected to represent that body on the executive committee of the American Congress of Physicians and Surgeons which meets in Washington next year.
PLANS for a new city hospital have been accepted by the Board of Public Works of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The hospital will be devoted mainly to the care of those suffering from contagious diseases. The building will be three stories in height and the specifications call for completion before the advent of winter.
DOCTOR ROBERT L. KENNEDY, of Detroit, has been appointed to the superintendency of the Michigan State Tuberculosis Sanatorium. The doctor is a graduate of the Detroit College of Medicine, class of 1898. In the event that the present plans materialize, the institution will be ready for occupancy by January 1, 1907.
THE American Congress of Tuberculosis will meet in New York City on November 14, 15 and 16, 1906. The United States is taking an active interest in the event, Honorable Elihu Root, Secretary of State, having instructed the diplomatic officials of the government to aid and support the cause espoused by this Congress.
THE Crippled Children's East Side Free School Society, of New York City contemplates the erection, at 643 and 645 Water street, of a five-story school building. The structure, which will cost in the neighborhood of $75,000 will be of brick and ornamental stone, and will be one hundred one feet long by fifty feet front.
THE following appointments have been made at the Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons: Professor of principles and practice of medicine, Doctor William F. Lockwood; professor of therapeutics and clinical medicine, Doctor John Ruhrah; professors of clinical medicine, Doctors Cary B. Gamble and Harvey B. Beck.
THE British Medical Association which convened at Toronto last month is, with the exception of the American Medical Association, the largest medical organization in the world. Its membership list numbers twenty thousand names, and its official organ, the British Medical Journal, has a circulation of twenty-three thousand.
FOR the purpose of procuring physiological data at various altitudes, Doctors T. Chalmers Fulton and Samuel J. Ottinger, of Philadelphia, recently ascended in a balloon to a heighth of nearly four miles. The gentlemen were suspended in the air for over five hours, and their observations will shortly be given to the medical profession.
A PHYSICIAN in the insane asylum at Claremont, France, was seriously injured in a recent fracas with an inmate, who struck him with a piece of bottle. The cunningness of which the insane are capable was displayed in the concealment of red pepper by the malefactor, which he threw into the eyes of those who came to assist his victim.
PROFESSOR KOCH, who has been conducting researches on sleeping sickness in South Africa, stated recently that the disease is not amenable to treatment. He thinks, however, that the extermination of the insect of transmission, which can be accomplished by burning the underbrush in which it propogates, will eradicate the disease.
DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, is to have a new hospital. The acquisition is rendered possible by a magnanimous bequest of the late Arioch Wentworth, after whom the institution will be named. The structure will be of brick, two stories in height, and will cost approximately $100,000. Accommodation will be afforded for one hundred patients.
THE extermination of mosquitoes from Staten Island has been effected through the efforts of Doctor Doty, health officer of the Port of New York. Twenty square miles of salt marsh land have been drained and rendered free from dampness. The achievement is remarkable in view of the fact that only $17,000 was appropriated for the work.
DOCTOR DANIEL LAFERTÉ, of Detroit, has been honored recently by the French government. In recognition of his promulgation of the French language and his impersonation of Cadillac at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Detroit, he has been presented with the insignia and medal of the French Academy of the Arts and Sciences.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is to have a new sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis. Several sites are under consideration, but in all probability one near Kamloops will be selected. The institution is dependent entirely upon popular gift for its erection, but as interest in the institution is rife there is reason to believe that a sufficient sum will shortly be subscribed.
DOCTOR ROLLAND PARMETER, formerly of Albion, Michigan, but who has been pursuing special work at the University of Michigan and European clinical centres for the past three years, has decided to engage in the practice of gynecology and obstetrics in Detroit, and has secured offices in the Fine Arts Building. Doctor Parmeter is a new adjunct to the editorial staff of this journal, and in the present issue makes his debut as associate collaborator in the department of "Obstetrics."
THE new building of the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons, which is being erected at a cost of $75,000, will be ready for occupancy for the fall term. Andrew Carnegie has donated a sufficient sum to the college to assure the remodeling of the old Southern Medica! College building, which will henceforth be known as the Carnegie Pathological Institute.
ARRANGEMENTS for perfecting the organization of the proposed Medical Association of the Southwest are about completed. The Committee on Organization will meet at Oklahoma City on October 30 and 31 in connection with the meeting of the Tri-State Medical Society of Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. The temporary secretary is Doctor Fred H. Clark, of El Reno, Oklahoma.
THE Health Department of New York City was recently sued for $30,000 by a milk company of that metropolis, which contended that its business had been destroyed by a revocation of its licenses. The board held that inasmuch as the dairies were in an unhygienic condition and the milk unwholesome and adulterated the annulment was justifiable, and the court sustained the contention.
THE Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor contemplates the erection of a two hundred fifty thousand dollar hospital on the water front in the vicinity of Brooklyn for the treatment of children suffering from tuberculosis of the bones and glands. Of this amount John D. Rockefeller gave one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars and a like sum was raised by popular subscription.
AGITATION is rife in Kansas regarding the establishment in one of the Western counties of a sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis, and it is likely that the next legislature will be asked to make an appropriation for the purpose. The recent announcement of the secretary of the State Board of Health shows that tuberculosis figures more conspicuously in the death rate than any other disease.
ADMIRABLE work is being done by the New York Society for Improving the Condition of the Poor. A recent announcement discloses the fact that thus far four thousand outings of ten days' duration have been provided for women and children, besides eighteen thousand outings of one-day duration. Junior Sea Breeze, the open-air camp for sick babies under the society's control has also done good work in the direction of caring for deformed and indigent infants.
THE organization of a Women's Medical Club has been effected at Seattle, Washington. Meetings are held monthly and the following officers will guide the destiny of the society during the present year: President, Doctor Sarah J. Dean; vice-president, Doctor Sarah Kendall; secretary and treasurer, Doctor Marietta Marsh. The other members of the guild are Doctors Mildred Purman, Fredericka Phillips, Frances Raberge, Mary A. Downer, Cora Turner Saxe, Agnes B. Harrison, Harriet J. Clark, Mary D. Skinner, Minnie Allison, Maud Parker, Marmora DeVoe and Cora Smith Eaton.