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the gastronomical feat of satisfying the appetite Dr. Ward thought the report of such cases of fifteen or eighteen hungry doctors with as good as a clinical lecture, and also thought oysters, he was able to get their brains in such 'it well that we could call in the aid of a denta condition that they could appreciate the ist. The dentist in this case, Dr. L. A. McArgreat gratitude he felt toward them for the un- ter, he thought deserving of special praise. sought honor thrust upon him.

Dr. McGuire in closing said that generally The doctor believes the profession over. when a blow was struck of sufficient force to crowded not with men wlio deserve to suc-'fracture the superior maxillae the result was ceed but with those who are unfitted either fatal. Spoke of the inability of using the lowfrom non-adaptability to the profession or from er jaw as a splint in this case, and said that a lack of the proper educational foundation, generally the same obstacle presented viz.: literary and medical.

hemorrhage and inability of the patient to The young man who contemplates the study take nourishment. of medicine, and the hard working farmer or

There being no other paper presented for artizan who is anxious that his son should en- discussion, Dr. McGuire spoke of the relations ter professional life, should understand that of the people and the board of health in rethe doctor's life is not one of ease and comfort gard to scarlet fever which elicited quite an but that it is one full of hardships, and self interesting discussion, participated in by most denial, and that the respect shown the profes- of those present, and resulted in the passing of sional man is not greater than that shown the resolutions warning the people of the danger successful business man.

of the misleading names used and the danger He dislikes the idea of excluding graduates in the way of contagion from even the mild of high schools and academies, but thinks the form in which the disease presented itself. remedy for overcrowding lies in requiring col

The standing committees for the ensuing lege training

year are: Quotes Flint, Eggleston and Doremus as

Membership--Drs. Mitchell, Alexander and saying that of the 117 colleges in the United McGuire. States, there are not one dozen that should be

Finance and hall-Drs. R. E. McVey, Rightolerated in any country that pretends to be ter and Donaldson. civilized.

Constitution and by-laws-Drs. Williamson, Dr. McGuire made a written report of a

Ward and McClintock. case of fracture of the superior maxillae,

Publication-Drs. Minney, Stewart and which appears in this issue.

Lewis. Dr. Hogeboom in opening the discussion on

Subjects for meeting first Tuesday evening Dr. McGuire's paper, said a similar case came in January, "History and Diagnosis of Scarlet under his observation after the wreck at Fever,” Dr. T. W. Peers. Streater, Ills. In this case there was not only

“Sequela and Treatment of Scarlet Fever," a fracture of the alveolar portion of the bone. Dr. W. H. Righter, . but also a fracture of the malar portion extend

D. F. RODGERS. ing over to the nasal bones and causing the

Secretary. face to sink in, producing great deformity. The same kind of a splint was adjusted and the The N. E. Kansas District Medical Society. patient recovered without any appreciable deformity.

The above society met at Horton, in Dr. Dr. E. C. Chapman said these cases if not Reynold's office, December 3, 1889, the presiproperly treated result in great deformity, and dent, Dr. Joseph Haigh in the chair. complimented Dr. McGuire on his manage- The minutes of the last meeting were read ment of the case.

and approved. Drs. Stewart, Green, Mitchell and Righter, There were present Drs. Joseph Haigh of complimented Dr. McGuire on the good results Grenada, J. O. Lindsay, H. Grimwell, R. C.

Pierce, L. Reynolds, M. R. Hackadorn, M. S.


Brundage, C. C. Stivers, A. X. Campbell, W. sary to have the salt fixed in the dressing; "his W. Ralston of Horton, L. P. Paddock of Net-is accomplished by the use of starch with the awaka, J. Geiger of St. Joseph, J. C. McClin- double cyanide. After being prepared the tock, and J. E. Minney, of Topeka.

gauze if wanted for immediate use, is passed Drs. Hackadorn, Campbell and Lindsay through a solution of bi-chloride of mercury, were appointed censors for the present meet- of a strength of 1 to 4000, this makes the bulk ing Committee on programme Drs. Paddock, of the dressing. The layer next to the skin Grimwell, and Hackadorn. Drs. Lindsay, should be washed in a solution of carbolic acid Stivers and Ralston, were appointed to draft which will soon fly off and leave only the unirresolutions relative to the death of Dr. Fisher ritating double cyanide, and under this, not of Horton, with instructions to report the only those wounds which have been brought same to the KANSAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, the together, unite beautifully by first intention, papers of Horton and to the doctor's family. but even granulating sores heal by the gradua

Dr. Haigh delivered an address on medical process of cicatrization from the edges-heal societies and the general practice of medicine. by scabbing in a way that has never before He urged the importance of physicians report- been seen under any other dressing. For the ing their failures as a means of benefit to the ordinary surgeon, the gauze may be dried. profession. He deprecated quackery in this When it will be found that the antiseptic canenlightened age and urged that measures not be dusted out, neither can it be washed should be adopted to prevent it. The advan- out in the moist state, and in this lies its chief ces of medicine and surgery were alluded to advantage over other dressings, for the diswith considerable pride, and attributed the charges, however free they may be, will not success in surgery to cleanliness.

wash away the antiseptic from the gauze. He called attention to proprietary medicines

Dr. Geiger-Bi-chloride of mercury is danand urged the profession to adopt some means gerous and after its use the wound should be to overcome the necessity of them.

irrigated by water previously boiled and used Dr. Paddock-All valuable agents should as hot as can be endured. be used. Antipyrin, antifebrin and salol Dr. Reynolds read a paper on “Intestinal are not so much used as in the past. New Obstruction,” which is published in this numremedies should be discussed. Sulfonal I re- ber of the JOURNAL. gard as a safe hypnotic especially in insomnia.

DISCUSSION. Phenacetin is a safer remedy than antifebrin Dr. Haigh called attention to the treatment or antipyrin, and hence preferable; hydronaph of this class of cases by the injection of coal thol is preferable to iodoform. It is safe and oil into the rectum ; he had used it in four odorless, an antiseptic and disinfectant.

cases with success. Dr. Geiger-The profession is in need of new Dr. Geiger--More stress should be laid on remedies. The new remedies have not been two points in the paper-one is to diminish, so beneficial as I had desired. Todoform is not the other to strengthen. He cautioned against a germicide. It prevents initial union. In too large injections; the bowels are frequently old abscess cavities it may be beneficial. easily ruptured; from one pint to one quart

Dr. McClintock-While iodoform is not a 'of fluid is sufficient in a child at one time. If germicide it does destroy the products of the the injection remains for some time, use no bacteria, the ptomaines. A new antiseptic more for a few hours. Inversion or suspendressing-Sir Joseph Lister proposes a new sion of the patient until almost worn out, todressing in an address before the medical gether with stroking the abdomen and manisociety of London, November 4, 1989. The pulation will sometimes disinvaginate; the antiseptic used being a double cyanide of zinc exact location and character of the obstruction and mercury, diffused througlı gauze, and per- should be ascertained. An early laparotomy manently retained therein. It is well known should be done. The symptoms are often that the mercury held in dressing by glycerine misleading. Vomiting is usually present and is very readily washed out, and it was neces- there may be diarrhea.

Dr. R. C. Pierce-A case of impaction came to 100° in which 30 grains of soda bi-carb. under my observation, in which the child had was dissolved ; after this had been siphoned diarrhea, severe pain and was sick for six out, he filled it with water in which soda biweeks; finally a dose of castor oil, brought borac 30 grains was dissolved and then washed away a large mass of fæces, containing a lump with clear water. The operation was repeated of chewing gum ; the child got well.

every other day at first. The diet consisted Dr. Reynolds—The coal oil is only empirical. mainly of Bovinine, and for medication he The character of the stools should not put us used 5 grain doses of pepsin in scales (P., D. off our guard. In the case reported there had & Co.) and compressed tablets 5 grs. each of been no operation in the bowels for two weeks; ferri proto-carb. Two cases were reported in one-half gallon of soap suds was injected into which eight washings practically changed men the rectum, and the child slept twenty-four from bed-ridden invalids to active laborers. hours without an anodyne. About one-third The paper was well discussed by Drs. Carpenof the lumen of the intestine was involved as ter, Wever, Lane, Van Eman and Bidwell. shown by post mortem. How do we account The prevailing sentiment was in favor of infor the relief of the child from tenesmus, un- troducing the tube without using cocaine or less by the bulk of water distending the bowel, introducing the finger, and one case was rethus preventing its action?

ported by Dr. Van Eman in which the patient, The paper was received.

a woman, swallowed the tube and washed out The committee to the Northern Kansas the stomach herself, being aided only by a 12Medical Society reported that a committee year-old boy. from that society had been appointed to con- After refreshments the society adjourned to fer with your committee at the May meeting.

meet at W. D. Bidwell's office, December 30.

W. D. BIDWELL, Sec'y. Report of the committee on program for the next meeting

A REMEDY FOR OVER-CROWDING IN THE “Erysipelas," by Dr. Lindley of Atchison. PROFESSION.- Big Bob Sattoo, the "tenan

Pneumonia,” by Dr. Grimwell of Horton: imous,” or medicine man of the Swinomish "Ophthalmia," by Dr. Paddock of Neta- Indians in the State of Washington, was lately waka. “Abdominal Surgery,” by Dr. Scott killed by four Indians, a committee of the tribe of Holton. “New Remedies,” by Dr. Ralston appointed for the purpose. His offense was of Horton. "Specific Medication,” by Dr. that, while responsible for the health of the Riggs of Muscotah. Placenta Previa," by tribe, he had permitted, or had not prevented, Dr. Stivers of Horton. “Membranous Croup,'

“Membranous Croup," an epidemic which had prevailed among them by Dr. Lindsay of Horton. “Antiseptic Mid- for some time.

“Antiseptic Mid- for some time. It is to be hoped that the wifery,” by Dr. Moore of Effingham. “The Ob- practice of burying the doctor with his misstetric Art," by Dr. Campbell of Horton. takes will not spread. Such a process of se"Inflammatory Rheumatism," by Dr. Graham lection is rather too far ahead of the times.of Wetmore.

Medical Review. Adjourned to meet in Holton the first Tuesday in March, 1890.

OF A total of 123 deaths in the navy in 1888,

sixteen were due to accidental drowning. Of Leavenworth Medical Society. 10,000 persons, examined for the naval service,

3,914 were rejected for physical disqualificaThe Leavenworth Medical Society met No- tions. Of this number 130 were rejected for vember 25th at the Soldiers' Home. Dr. Me- color blindness. The ratio of deaths in the Nary read the paper of the evening on “Lov- service was 12.35 in a thousand, or about the age as the treatment for Chronic Gastric Ca- same as that of a fairly healthy city. tarrh," performing the operation on a patient to show the modus operandi. He advised BACILLUS TUBERCULOSIS. - Flick claims cocaining the fauces and holding the tongue that while the bacillus tuberculosis may gain while the tube was inserted. The stomach entrance into the lungs by inhalation, that the was filled with water at a temperature of 90° stomach is the usual mode of entrance.

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which has entitled the state, and will entitle

the medical profession of the state to that inThe Journal, has studiously avoided mak- vincible spirit expressed by her motto, Ad ing mention of the college heretofore. The astra per aspera.

J. E. M. papers of Topeka gave notice of the charter when it was obtained, and have encouraged BARBERS.-In these days of antisepsis, when the undertaking. This is the only notice we take a seat in a barber's chair we watch given, and no reference would be made to the the manipulations of the knight of the razor college at the present time but for the numer- with a feeling of dread, when the possibility ous inquiries made by physicians from differ- of a cut from the keen blade comes into our ent parts of the state.

minds. The absence of all antiseptic and This is not because we are unfriendly to the aseptic precautions are startling to the medenterprise, but desired that every detail should ical victim in the chair. The physicians be perfected before announcement should be should urge upon barbers the necessity of edumade.

cating themselves in antiseptic barberism. It affords the JOURNAL pleasure to inform the medical profession that a legally chartered DR. R. H. FISHER, of Horton, died on the medical college, designated as the Kansas 28th of November, 1889, of septicæmia. He Medical College, has been organized in To- had opened an abscess for a patient on Nopeka. A faculty has been elected, and a pre-vember 19, and used the same lance on himparatory school for dissecting has been estab- self to relieve his hydrocele, without taking lished. The school proper will begin in Sep- the precaution to disinfect it. Within twelve tember, 1890.

hours he had a chill, followed by the usual It is agreeably surprising to hear the many symptoms of septicæmia. Fully half the expressions of encouragement from the breth- scrotum sloughed away. ren throughout the state. The sentiment expressed when the JOURNAI, was speaking of The next regular meeting of the Republithe Wichita Medical College, “That every can Valley Medical Society, will be held in the state should educate her own citizens, in the office of Dr. Letourneau, Concordia, Kansas, main, in medicine as well as in other profes- Thursday, January 2, 1890, at 11 a. m. sions," is the watchword of success.

Programme--"Chorea," Dr. F. A. McDonThere are a few good men who conscien- ald, Aurora, Kansas; “Surgery, Report of tiously deplore this sentiment, but they are Cases," Dr. W. R. Priest, Concordia, Kansas; gradually becoming convinced of their error, Pneumonia," Dr. W. T. Hobbs, Jewell City, and turning to the paths of advancement. In Kansas; “Modern Gynæcology," Dr. F. M. this connection we mention the good sense of Daily, Scottsville, Kansas; "Inflammatory the great mass of medical journals in calling Rheumatism,” Dr. D. C. Tyler, Clifton, Kans. attention to these new colleges in a friendly Voluntary papers are requested. manner, and are entirely willing that the

J. H. BRIERLY, President, "fittest shall survive." Occasionally an editor

Glasco, Kansas, (a professor) is afraid the profession will crowd W. F. SAWHILL, Secretary, him out, and he does some wholly kicking.

Concordia, Kansas.

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