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Dr. Ward-What is the diagnosis? Thought

Dr. Stewart never has been a believer in the disease due to a ruptured ova sac. Opium opium, and in this respect followed the exshould not be used at all; you cause a con- ample of his father. Has always used a little dition that you cannot relieve with salines; opium, but never quieted paristalsis with it. you put on a splint and keep the gases con- Is a firm believer in salines. Gives salines or fined. Thought too much salts per rectum some purgative at once on being called to had been given in this case; too much causes such a case. Where there is pus in the apirritation. Salines should be given without pendix you need not desist in the use of samorphia; would rather see the patients suffer lines. We do not have idiopathic peritonitis. than give morphia. Quoted from Dr. Joseph The inflammatory process produces microbes, Price, “Out of sixty cases of abdominal sec- which in turn bring pus. The heat and exutions anodynes were given in but three.”dation from the inflammation causes paralysis Dr. Cushing, of Boston, says "Morphia pre- of the bowel. Opium does the same. In vents absorption." Morton, of Philadelphia, using salines you have a drain of the tissues ; say's

“One can never go wrong in using irri- they take away the products that produce ingation and drainage." Opium should never flammation, and later, pus. His experience be given to relieve pain after abdominal ope- fortifies him in the use of Salines. Would rations. Tait uses salines after abdominal give at times 18 grain morphia; but each case operations. Dr. Senn uses salines to relieve is a law to itself. Would never give it to any inflammation after obstruction has been re- amount; never to narcotism. If you give lieved.

much opium you cannot tell when to operate, Dr. Longshore thought the experience of should it become necessary. Thinks statistics Topeka doctors was in favor of the salines. show that we should give salines, and if not Reported a case where a lady had had several relieved then operate. With opium you make attacks of peritonitis, and had always been a splint, make adhesions that last a lifetime. treated by morphia. She did not give mor

Dr. Righter reported a case that had been phia even after two appeals. It generally treated with morphia, which was relieved on took three or four days treatment with opium; stopping the morphia, the bowels moving this time she was relieved in two days with

freely. salines. Would use some opium at times in

Dr. Guibor was taught that opium was the failing cases to relieve pain. Her faith grows sheet anchor. Did not know that he had ever in saline treatment.

treated a case with salines. Related having a Dr. Alexander-Clinical results seem to fa

peritonitis from gall stones himself. Salines vor salines. In this case, after twenty-four

were suggested but he could not take them; hours saline treatment, the patient was evi

they gave me opium, and after the pain was dently worse. Would not say that at the time

relieved I took the salines with good effect. salines were used they were not indicated. The saline treatment moves in cycles; forty

Dr. McGuire thought too much stress was years ago this treatment was used. Does not put on opium as a splint; opium relieves more believe in giving opium to narcotism. Most by putting a patient in a condition that you cases of peritonitis come from fecal obstruc- can relieve in some other way. In one sense tion; remove this with salines, then use

he is an advocate of opium; on the other hand opium. Not necessary to use large doses of he had seen a case where, after all other remesalines to relieve inflammation. We go too dies failed, saline catharties brought a good much to extremes; to-day salines are the rage. result. Salines do act as a drain to the tissues. Relieve gaseous distention with rectal in

Does not see how any man can go to either jections.

extreme; about 34 of the cases will be relieved Dr. Deweese, of Salina, thought the happy by salines, %4 by opium. Would not expect medium best. Flood the colon with fluid, ap

to relieve a patient of peritonitis with salines

without making him easy. ply hammamelis and hot applications externally. Small doses of morphine more useful Dr. Green-When the diagnosis is clear, he than is generally supposed.

did not see why we should use opium. It had always seemed to him that salines were the was anxious for them all to take the first form proper remedies to relieve the peritonitis. of life and compare it with the process of Would quiet nervousness, however, with disease and one will be able to comprehend opium.

the processes. Dr. Munn spoke of Clark using opium first. Dr Lyman, of Manhattan, read a paper enIn the first experiments with it at Bellevue it titled “Pott's Fractures." The paper and diswas a failure, due to the fact that it was not cussion will be found on page 545, this numpushed; when this was done the patients re- ber of the JOURNAL. covered.

Dr. D. F. Longnecker read a paper on the Dr. Bradley in closing said, that before you “Recent Advancement in Ophthalmology." have a marked typhlitis salines are indicated, Dr. G. A Wall read a paper on “Ophthalbut when it is well marked opium is the mic Surgery, by permission, in order that both remedy. Would not give in every case opium papers might be discussed at one time. Both to narcosis. Opium given short of narcosis papers will appear in a future number of the does not prevent the action of the bowels. It JOURNAL. is a clinical fact that the bowels do move while Dr. M. B. Ward, of Topeka, read a paper giving opium. As to the action of morphia on the “Pathology and Treatment of Intraand opium, thinks opium more constipating Pelvic Inflammation.” The paper and discusthan morphia.

sion will appear in the JOURNAL. The advisability of operating in this case Dr. Schenck's paper entitled, “Intussuscepwas spoken of by several of the physicians, tion was read by title. and the indications for the same pointed out. Dr. C. W. Adams of Kansas City, read a

Dr. R. S. Magee reported in writing a case short paper on “Cysts of the Pancreas." and of “Intra-ocular Sarcoma," which was briefly presented a specimen. The paper was well discussed.

received, but owing to the lateness of the hour Adjourned to meet in regular session Tues- was not discussed. day evening, June 3.


Society met in the Board of Trade rooms.

Dr. Murdock reported a case of Hysterecto

my and exhibited the uterus. He did not reKansas State Medical Society. duce the patient by keeping her from food

prior to the operation. He made a half circu(Continued from June Number.)

lar incision just above the os and easily broke Dr. J. S. Foote read a paper entitled the up the adhesions. He left a small strip on “Relation of Formative Matter to Disease," either side of the uterus and then inserted his and exhibited some very elaborate drawings finger back of the uterus and was then able to to exemplify his paper.

tie the arteries. He left the ligatures short, Dr. Bidwell opened the discussion by saying and then passed his finger into the rectum that the paper if carefully studied will be the and tied the fallopian tubes, left the ligatures best paper of the session. It is the A. B. C. four inches long. Operation was done in of the whole process of disease. The best twenty-three minutes. Patient recovered. thing for each one to do, is to study the effects Dr. Robinson had done a vaginal hysterectoof irritants rather than the growth of cells. my for prolapsus. Did not know at that time

Dr. Minney –Did you mean to say disease that it ever had been done. is an entity.

Dr. Ward in discussing the paper said Dr. Foot said it was not.

vaginal hysterectomy is an upsurgical operaDr. Wright wanted to commend the paper, tion. Although being done by a good many, particularly the pictures.

gynecologists for cancer of the cervix ; at the Dr. Green said this is the work being ac- present time it is a questionable operation. complished in the medical schools.

The mortality is very great unless done early Dr. Foote said in closing the discussion, he in disease.

Dr. Daily read a paper reporting three cases Your committee on sections makes the folof abscess of liver.

lowing report, namely that the scientific work By a vote the society authorized its repre- of the society be divided into four sections as sentatives to take such action as they may follows: deem prudent regarding uniform legislation at First-General medicine. the Nashville meeting, as suggested by the

Second-Surgery and anatomy. American Medical Journal.

Third-Obstetrics and gynecology and disW. S. Lindsay read a paper on “Neurasthe

eases of children. nia." No discussion. Dr. Hal Foster, of Kansas City, read a paper

Fourth--Ophthalmology, otologylarynon “Hypertrophy of the Lateral Walls of the gology. Pharynx." No discussion.

That each section be officered by a chairDr. Sawtell reported verbally the amount of man and a secretary. That these officers shall money received to be $229 00.

make all arrangements for the necessary paThe following motion introduced by Dr. pers for the section, &c. The chairman to deWard was unanimously adopted.

liver an address. Resolved, That the thanks of the Kansas That the session of the society shall continMedical society be tendered the physicians of ue two full days and an evening. Salina; especially the committee on arrange- That the forenoon be devoted to the busiments for the courteous treatment and cordial reception extended to the members of the ness of the society and the delivery of the adState society, while in their city.

dress of the president and chairman of section. On motion a hearty vote of thanks was

That the afternoon and evening shall be detendered Dr. W. W. Cochrane, for his faithful voted to section work. That this work shall labors as the treasurer of this society, for many be so arranged as to best meet the requireyears past, and that the secretary be instruct- ments of attendance; for instance two seced to send a copy of these resolutions to Dr. tions to be in session one afternoon and evenCochrane Carried by standing vote.

ing, and the remainder to the other afternoon

we believe will very

This The judiciary committee made the following and evening.

much facilitate the work. report: We hereby recommend that the Golden

We recommend the following named gentleBelt Medical society, be recognized, and the men as officers for the sections. delegates, Drs. W. U. King, C. H. Guibor, z. Surgery-A. H. Cordier, chairman; L. H. T. Harvey, J. W. Crowley, T. U. Greene, G. Munn, secretary. E. Harvey, Junction City, and L. H. Murphey,

Medicine-L. A. Buck, chairman; C. Klipbe allowed, seats in this meeting. Further, that the delegates, who are not already mem

ple, secretary. bers of the State society, must make applica- Obstetrics and Gynecology-M. B. Ward, tion in due form and go before the board of chairman ; A. Fabrique, secretary. censors, the same as all other applicants, in order to gain membership in this organiza-necker, chairman ; G. A. Wall, secretary.

Ophthalmology and Otology-D. F. Longtion. Respectfully submitted, L. A. Buck, chairman.

Respectfully submitted, The society elected the following physi

C. H. GUIBOR, chairman. cians as delegates to the American Medical The nominating committee recommended Association at Nashville:

as place of meeting for the ensuing year Drs. H. D. Hill of Augusta M. B. Ward of Wichita, Kas. Topeka, T. L. Weaver and 0. C. McNary of The officers for the ensuing year are : the Soldier's Home, W.L. Schenck of Osage

President, J. E. Minney, Topeka. City, A. H. Cordier of McPherson, J. E. Min

First Vice President, W. A. Phillips, Salina. ney of Topeka, Levi Horner of Lawrence, W.

Second Vice President, A. B. Peters, ManA. Phillips ofSalina, J. E. Sawtell of Gypsum kato. City, L. J. Lyman of Manhattan and F. M.

Secretary, W. L. Lindsay, Topeka. Dailey of Scottsville.

Treasurer, N. T. P. Robertson, Hutchinson.

Member of the judicial committee-F. M. business the association adjourned to meet at Dailey, of Scottsville.

Greenleaf, Sept. 4, 1890, 4. p. m.

Dr. LEVI CHASE, President. F. M. HILL, Secretary. Chairman.

DR. A. S. ANDREWS, Sec'y. The name of F. M. Bailey, M. D., of Scottsville, was omitted from the list of new mem

REVIEWS. bers last month, through mistake.

Spinal Concussion, surgically considered as a

cause of spinal injury, and neurologically The Central Branch Medical Association.

restricted to a certain symptom group, for

which is suggested the designation ERICKExtract of the Minutes of the June meeting, SON'S DISEASE, as one form of the traumatic held at Greenleaf, Kans., June 5, 1890 neurosis. By S. V. Clevenger, M. D., &c.

Philadelphia' and London. F. A. Davis, Shortly after 4 p. m., President Chase called publisher. 1890. the meeting to order and on roll call the fol- This is a most excellent review and classifilowing members were present: Drs. M. N. cation of the knowledge of this subject of the Gardner and E. Armstrong of Greenleaf, Dr. present day. The author's theory of organic Harry Riding of Vermillion, Drs. D. W. change in the cord is reasonable, and may Humfreville and C. W. Hardy of Waterville. prove in time to be exactly correct. The sugDr. R. S. Fillmore of Blue Rapids, Dr. A. J. gestion of the name “Erickson's Disease,” Best of Centralia, Dr. J. S. Wallace of Barnes, we consider quite unscientific, and we hope Dr. Levi Chase of Irving, and Drs. Wm. O’R. for a short time when our nomenclature will Bradley and A. S. Andrews of Washington. be rid of such meaningless terms as Bright's Absent Dr. H. Humfreville of Waterville, Dr. Disease, &c. The volume has great merit as 0. C. Axter of Creenleaf, Dr. Wm. Jacobs of a medico-legal work. Washington, Dr. R. M. Hughes of Irving, and Stories of a Country Doctor.

STORIES OF A By Willis Dr. M. A. Browley of Frankford.

P. King, M. D. Minutes of previous meeting read and ap- Let all who want to see the funny side of proved, after which several very interesting professional life, sometimes too sad to be clinical cases were presented to the meeting, funny, and all who want to "laugh and grow a free discussion following each case.

fat" over the freaks and frailties of our "poor At 6 p. m, the meeting adjourned to 7 p. m. human nature,” read Dr. King's new book.

Sumptuous banquets were given to the We had heard the Doctor tell some of his members of the association at the residences stories, and are glad to see them in a book, of Drs. Armstrong and Gardner.

and bespeak for it a wide circulation. Not Promptly at 7 p. m. the meeting was called that he make money, and we sometime ask to order by President Chase and the following to borrow and be refused, for we too are makpapers were read and freely discussed by all ing books in the JOURNAL, and will of course, the members present: “Restoration of Peri- like the Doctor, grow rich from the profits, neum,” Dr. M. N. Gardner, Greanleaf; “Uses but because the stories are good leisure hour of Antipyrine and Acetanilide,” Dr. H. Red- medicine, and because the book is the last ing, Vermillion ; “Hepatic Abscess,” Dr. Wm. link in the proof of the Doctor's manhood; Bradley, Washington; "Office Pharmacy,” for does not Wilhelm Meistu, or some other Dr. J. S. Wallace, Barnes.

fellow say, “To prove yourself a man you The following officers were elected for the must plant a tree, get a child, and write a ensuing year; Dr. Levi Chase, president; Dr. book.” D. W. Humfreville, ist vice-president; Dr.

Then this book is kingly, it breathes the Wm. Bradley, 2d vice-president; Dr. A. S. spirit of its author, which is the spirit of Andrews, secretary ; Dr. E. Armstrong, treas

“ Old King Cole urer; Drs. H. Humfreville, Wm. Jacobs and

The jolly old soul." M. A. Browley, censors.

And yet while it is fun for the boys it is often After the transaction of some miscellaneous “death to the frogs.”

Report of the Stormont Library Committee. Gowers-Diseases of the Nervous System.

American System of Gynecology, 2 vols. MR. PRESIDENT:-We beg leave to make American System of Obstetrics, 2 vols. the following report of progress since our Playfair-Midwifery. last meeting :

Engelmann-Labor Among Primitive People. In January last, one hundred and fifty dollars of accumulated proceeds was placed to


Bilroth's Surgical Pathology. the credit of the Stormont Medical Library

Virchow--Cellular Pathology. Fund, and one hundred and fifty dollars more will be added in July next.

Pharmacopoeia of the United States,

Dalton--Human Physiology. On account of the already overcrowded condition of the State Library, accommoda. Fothergill-Handbook of Treatmenttions could not be furnished us until recently,

Fothergill-- Diseases of Sedentary Life.

Allingham-Diseases of the Rectum. and it was Mrs. Stormont's desire that no

Van Buren—The Rectum. books be purchased until they could be placed

During-Diseases of the Skin. with the State Librarian.

Ample room has been furnished us within During-Atlas of Skin Diseases. the past few months, and we have purchased

Bramwell-Diseases of the Spinal Cord.

Wagner-Manual of General Pathology. the following list :

Skene-Diseases of Women. Gray's Anatomy.

Hammond-Diseases of the Nervous System. Quain's Anatomy, 2 vols.

Vogel-Diseases of Children.
Klein-Micro-organisms and Disease.

Lusk-Science and Art of Midwifery.
Gray's Manual of Botany.
Mann-Manual of Psychological Medicine, etc.

Bryant-Manual of Operative Surgery.

Bartholow-Practice of Medicine. Dunglison-Medical Lexicon.

Bartholow-Materia Medica and TherapeuThomas-Complete Medical Lexicon.

tics. Beard & Rockwell— Medical Lexicon. Donders-Refraction and Accommodation.

Keys-Genito-Urinary Diseases, etc.

Gerster--Aseptic and Antiseptic Surgery. Juler-Ophthalmic Science.

Shoemaker-Diseases of the Skin. Fothergill-Diseases of the Heart.

Gould-A new Medical Dictionary. Delafield & Prudden-Pathol. Anat. and His

Medical and Surgical Register of the United tology.

States. Richardson-Preventive Medicine.

Medical and Surgical History of the War of Murchison-Diseases of the Liver.

the Rebellion, 5 vols. Taylor-Massage and the Movement Cure.

Index Catalogue of the Library of the SurU. S. Dispensatory—W., R. & S. Reese-Manual of Medical Jurisprudence and

geon General's Office, U.S. A., 9 vols.

Foster-Encyclopedia Dictionary.

Quain-Medical Dictionary.
Wormley-Micro. Chemistry of Poisons.

Wyeth-Text Book of Surgery.
Beale--Microscope in Prac. Medicine.
Mitchell-Fat and Blood.

Physician's Anatomical Aid (Manikin.)
Hardwicke--Medical Educator.

The total purchase amounts to three hunCampbell-The Language of Medicine. dred and thirty-six dollars and twenty cents. Gross-Life of John Hunter.

This list is composed exclusively of books Guernsey—Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects. donated by Mrs. Stormont as a part of the Lee-Hand Book for Coroners.

five thousand dollar purchase intended as a Pasteur-Life and Labors.

nucleus. Lyman-Insomnia and other Disorders of The accumulated proceeds of one hundred Sleep,

and fifty dollars from the five thousand dollars Ranney-- Applied Anatomy of the Nervous endowment fund has not been used, and we System.

recommend that it be reinvested and not

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