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LITTLE THINGS.

makes it compulsory upon every city and

town to keep a local board of health organized TALMAGE ON LIFE INSURANCE.—“It is and ready at short notice to act for the promeanly selfish for you to be so absorbed in

tection of the public in case of emergency. the heaven to which you are going that you

San Inspector. forget what is to become of your wife and

A good suggestion for all States outside of

Maine. children when you are dead.” BINIODIDE VS. BICHLORIDE OF MERCURY-

His wife for the heathen works early and late,

On her the Sorosis can count without fail, Miquel, who gave such a reputation to bichloride of mercury as a disinfectant, now de- And “hubby" works hard, but we're sorry to

state, clares biniodide to be the better of the two. For surgical use he advises its solution of the

His trousers keep up by the help of a nail.

Kenebec Journal. strength of .004 per cent. “In public hygiene there is a new redemp- no faith in vaccination ; what good does it do?

In company one day a man said, “I have tion of our country not less important than its

I know of a nice little child that was vaccipolitical redemption,” are the words of one of

nated, and would you believe, after two days the truest of Italy's workers for her well be

it was dead.” ing, Prof. Carlo Rouata, the editor of La

After two days?” they all exclaimed. Salute Pubblica.

“Yes, it fell from a tree and broke its neck. DURING the epidemic of 1870 to 1873, -20,- What good, now, did vaccination do?"— 575 persons died of small-pox in the Nether- Swiss Journal. lands. Since then, as a result of the thorough

IN weak heart, when the usual supporting and continuous observance of their new vaccination laws the prevalence of the disease measures have failed, we have in strychnia has steadily declined. Last year but a single results. Give hypodermically the dose for an

the remedy that gives the most satisfactory death occurred from that cause.

adult, being the to of a grain twice daily. PRUDENT PA.—"Doctor says many loath- Some patients will require a larger dose, and some diseases are communicated by kissing." some will be relieved with even the ho of a

Lovely daughter-"What kind of a doctor grain. The use of strychnia allays the nausea, was he, pa?"

controls thirst. As a result the appetite rePa—"A homeopath."

turns and nutrition is promoted. Daughter—“I thought so. We don't believe

The Atlanta Medical Journal, under the in that kind, you know.”

new management, refuses to place advertiseThe profession in America has never re- ments among the reading pages. The KANceived a higher compliment than that given SAS MEDICAL JOURNAL is glad to see progress, by the distinguished president of the late and says amen, and hopes to see many other Inter-national Congress-Prof. Virchow, when journals do likewise. he said: “The American medical world to

WESTERN Post Office. — The Popular day excells in surgery, midwifery and dentist- Science News is responsible for the statement ry. What the Germans know about dentistry that a new western post office has been named they learned from America." American oc- Malaria, probably because the mail service of ulists also shared his praise.

the place is intermittent. We may add that After this it will be more amusing than ever when it grows to be large enough to have a to see the medical snob assuming airs because money order office it may assume a remittent he has seen Europe. Let us seek to deserve character.Coll

. and Chem. Rec. the compliment by better teaching and harder

If this should be the case it will doubtless study.

be continued. This item is to remind or to inform out- SURGEON-GENERAL JOHN MOORE has been siders that in the State of Maine the law placed on the retired list on account of age.

The contented man is ever so much richer Alma, S. Murdock of Oneida, and H. M. Fathan the rich man is contented.

gaines of Leoti, were among the JOURNAL DR. WILLIAM Boyle has been appointed callers during September. They were in atAssistant Chief Surgeon, at Atchison, Kas., tendance at the Kansas State Fair, and also to in the place of Dr. Holland deceased.

the encampment of the Sovereign Grand A TRAINED

nurse in Bellevue Hospital Lodge of the world which convened in the gave a patient a drachm of pure carbolic acid city September 17. by mistake. Death ensued in an hour.

THURSDAY, September 6, 1890, we visited Dr. Pelton's paper in this number of the Greenleaf, Kas., to attend the meeting of the JOURNAL will be read with interest. He de Central Branch Medical Association, but the serves credit for his nerve, and is to be con- busy time prevented a regular meeting so an gratulated on his success.

informal meeting was held at Dr. Armstrong's

office. There was present Drs. Andrews and MEN YOU HEAR OF.-Dr. Know, che Ger

Greene of Washington, Hardy, of Waterville, man physician who discovered antipyrin, is

Gardner, Axtell and Armstrong, of Greenleaf, said to have made more than a million dollars from the sales of the drug to sufferers from and Cullimore of Atchison, and Wall of Tothe grippe.

peka. There being no paper to present, cases The Academy of Medicine and Surgery ed by all present.

from practice were taken up and freely discuss

We must express our meets the first Tuesday of each month. From kindest regards for the doctors of Greenleaf one-half to two-thirds of the membership are for the hospitable manner in which we were always in attendance. Brethren visiting the entertained. Dr. Cullimore and myself are city, so arrange your business as to visit us under many obligations to Dr. Gardiner and during society evenings. You will be amply lady for the splendid repast we were asked to repaid and we will feel honored.

do justice to at noon. Should he come to The Eastern Kansas District Medical Socie- Topeka we will endeavor to reciprocate. Any ty will meet in Lincoln Post Hall, 118 East one wishing to be well entertained should Sixth avenue, Topeka, October 14, 1890. The visit Greenleaf. following papers have been promised: “The Water Supply of Leavenworth,” by C. R.

Kansas Medical College. Carpenter, M. D. “Femoral Herniotomy," a case by L, Reynclds, M. D., Horton. "Tu

The first session of this college opened as berculosis of the Knee Joint," by George M.

per announcement, the evening of September Gray, M. D., of Kansas City, Kas. “Report

Chief Justice, A. H. Horton, deliverof a Case,” by W. R. Van Tuyl, M. D, Fair. 23, 1890.

ed the introductory address, and Dr. Minney mont.

the address to the audience and students, the We are in receipt of the programs and invi- exercises being held in the Congregational tations to attend the quarterly (fall) meeting church, corner 7th and Harrison streets. of the Golden Belt District Medical Society, The first lecture in the college building was and the Republican Valley Medical Society, delivered by Dr. W. L. Schenck, on "Prevenboth convening Thursday, October 2. The tive Medicine and Pathology." A respectable Golden Belt at Abilene and Republican Valley class in number is in attendance, and above at Concordia. The November JOURNAL will the average, intellectually. Three were excontain full reports of these meetings. The cluded on account of their lack of literary programmes are like the orchards of Kansas, attainments. This seemingly is quite a loss, filled with luscious things, and those who at- but it will be to the interest of the school in tend we are sure will fare sumptuously.

the end; for the physicians upon whom mediDrs. A. W. SELLARDS of Scranton, J, P. cal colleges depend for students, will patronize Stewart of Clay Centre, C. P. Marner of Mor- the school which requires an intellectual ganville, W. F. George of Canton, E. R. Che foundation as a prerequisite to the study of ney of McPherson, T. H. Hall and wife of medicine.

G. A. W.

American Climatological Association.

mate free from extremes of heat and cold, that

woes and stimulates to out door life, and On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th inst,, we had the necessary exercise. Hence we find that statispleasure of meeting with this Association at

tics of the gulf States, where there is both Denver, Col. Valuable papers were read on dampness and a low altitude, but warmth, , various subjects within its scope, and quite a show a death rate of a little less than 8 per number upon the influence of climate on tu- 1,000, while in Colorado, Nebraska and Idaho, berculosis. While some of these, from par

where there is altitude and dryness, but cold, ticular “health resorts," ignored conditions not

it ranges a little above 8 per 1,000; whereas in common to their localities, as warmth, altitude, New Mexico and Arizona, where there is altietc., or claimed they were disadvantageous, tude, dryness and warmth, it is diminished and thus made their papers seem like special

more than one-half. In California and Oregon, pleadings and unscientific, presenting all they Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, had, by exagerating or eliminating the facts where there is more or less altitude, but cold, as they exist. The paper of Dr. H. B. Ba- and dampness, it ranges from 15 to 25 per ker, secretary of the Michigan State Board of 1,000. Health, was noticeable for its broad, unbiased,

In studying climatic influences upon disease scientific discussion of the subject. The doc- as in every scientific investigation, personal tor conceded altitude an essential condition, interest must never be permitted to bias judgaltitude, that removes pressure from the ment capillaries of the periphery, swells their circu- " If self the wavering balance shakelation and others relieves congestion and re

Its rarely right adjusted." mora in internal organs, and gives the lungs In recommending climate there must be an opportunity for the free action required in its accurate adaptation of climatic influences and rarified atmosphere. He believed the import- surroundings to diagnostic indications. ance of dryness generally admitted, while After the feast of reason came the flow of Bowditch had long ago shown that a cold, soul-an elegant banquet given by the city damp atmosphere tends to the generation of and country, accompanied with song and phthisis, a dry atmosphere is free from the es- poetry and speeches and carried well into the sential elements that tend to the disease and small hours of the morning. Then came the stimulates to excretion and absorption through courtesies of the U. P., the D. & R. G., and the the pulmonary tissues. He believes as well Midland railroad companies, over roads that that warmth and an equable climate, is an es- are a marvel of scientific engineering, to nearsential element in the treatment of pulmonary ly every point of interest in that wonderful tuberculosis and showed by admirable diagrams land of silver and gold, of canon and mounthat the death rate was always and everywhere tain, of park and glen, of mineral springs greatest during and immediately after cold boiling hot and freezing cold and sparkling as seasons. Cold depresses, lowers vitality. In champagne, of cities on plains 7,500 feet high the consumptive it must be sustained and and cities up thousands of feet walled in by strengthened. Cold forbids out-door life and mountains thousands of feet higher, that ever confines to the artificial atmosphere of the shield them from the cold blasts that beat home, rarely so well ventilated that the patient against their summits. does not breathe over and again a vitiated air. To those who enjoyed these excursions, When the patient leaves his room for an airing their grand scenery, agreeable companionship the change is incompatible with invalidism. and generous courtesies, will long make the A worn and broken life, especially if through Denver meeting of the Climatological Assopulmonary tuberculosis, is incapable of resist- ciation an oasis in the journey of life. ing sudden and extreme changes; whilst altitude and dryness are essential to the success- The physician displays his intelligence and ful climatic treatment of consumption, they a desire to do what is best and right for himare doubly advantageous when found in a cli- self and patient, by giving his careful and systematic attention to every new remedy or pyin, although we have an unpatented article, combination of remedies, which may be ad- which is generally considered equally efficient. vanced, with any degree of honesty, for the We predict that the medical profession will relief of suffering humanity.

become more and more dependent upon the What signifies the name, which the ever manufacturing pharmacist and as they by their ambitious manufacturer may have given it. continued experience and growing knowledge Nine cases out of ten, the combination is one of chemical relations are enabled to give us in common use by physicians for years past, more and more accurate combinations so will but to which the manufacturer by his scien- we become more and more skilled in their use, tific ability has given a delightful taste,a beauti- more scientific in our application of remedies ful color and a convenience of form and accu-to disease and more certain in our judgment racy of dose, it did not before possess. Why of their effect. The local pharmacist of tothen should we not give him due credit for day is too frequently a mixture of quack the improvement he has made and let him call doctor, nostrum vender and general purveyor it by any name he may choose; what's in a to ever become the great dependence of the name? To the manufacturing pharmacist physician. belongs much of the credit, for our present advancement in medical science. To whom Resolutions on the Death of Dr. D. J. Holland. else can we give the credit for our sulphonal, our salol, antifebrin and antipyrin, without At 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, Septemwhich at this day and age we would be sadly ber 16, 1890, the members of the staff of local hampered. These men deserve our highest surgeons of the Western Division of the Miscommendation for the help they have given souri Pacific Railway met at the office of Dr. us, rather than our censure for the apparent Grant Cullimore in Atchison, Kas., the occagreed which they may possess. How many sion being the death of their honored and belovof us, after a fair experience, but are willing ed chief, Daniel J. Holland. Dr. A. P. Tenney, to attest the reliability of such firms as Park, of Kansas City, Kas., was made chairman of Davis & Co., The Fairchilds, Robinson, John the meeting and Dr. Grant Collimore secreWyeth and many others. We have no word tary. of abuse for the manufacturer because he an

The following members of the staff were ticipates our desires and presents to our present: eager hand an instrument whose elegance of A. P. Tenney, Kansas City, Kas., chairman finish, ease of manipulation and keenness of of meeting. edge are its own recommendation, and do we Grant Cullimore, Atchison, Kas., secretary refuse to use it because he has endeavored to of meeting. protect his own interest with a copywright? It

D. H. Fitzgerald, Wetmore, Kas. is the good of the thing we want, no matter W. W. Nye, Hiawatha, Kas. about the shuck. If the kernal is good let us

L. A. Golden, Cedarville, Kas. have it. If it is all bad we soon find it out.

Committee on Resolutions. The American Medical Association may re- W. H. Bogle, Atchison, Kas. solve and place its resolutions on record, but Chas. Ferguson, Atchison, Kas. they will most certainly amount to nothing J. A. Lane, Leavenworth, Kas. unless the profession see fit to observe them. J. H. Woodull, Whiting, Kas. We belive it no exageration to say that a J. E. Hawley, Burr Oak, Kas. majority of the members of that honorable W. R. Priest, Concordia, Kas. body, yes a majority of those who were pres- W. F. Sawhill, Concordia, Kas. ent at the last meeting and voted upon that G. K. Thomas, Lenore, Kas. resolution are using and prescribing proprie- F. Armstrong, Greenleaf, Kas. tary medicines without stint. We will ven- J. A. Jeannotte, Clyde, Kas. ture to say a very small per cent. of those J. W. Heddens, St. Joseph, Missouri. gentlemen have yet discarded the use of anti- C. T. Burchard, Falls City, Nebraska.

S. F. Hall, Weeping Water, Nebraska.

Patent snd Proprietary Medicines.
N. R. Hobbs, Elmwood, Nebraska.
J. R. Haggard, Lincoln, Nebraska.

There seems an impression among drug
A. D. Root, Crete, Nebraska.
J. F. Bradshaw, Superior, Nebraska.

manufacturers that the average physician is a Arrangements were made by vote of the knave or a fool. “If 'tis true 'tis pity 'tis 'tis members present for attendance upon the

true.” But it is not true, and the intelligent funeral in a body. Committees to secure an

and honorable practitioner denounces the inappropriate floral tribute, the badges, and for dignity. The code of ethics of the American securing carriages, were appointed by the medical association says: “It is derogatory chair; and a committee upon resolutions be to the dignity of the profession to resort to ing named, the meeting adjourned to reassem- public advertisements, or private cards, or ble at Dr. Holland's office at one o'clock.

hand bills, inviting the attention of individAt one p. m. the committee on badges re

uals afflicted with particular diseases-publicly ported. Report adopted.

offering advice to the poor gratis, or promisThe committee on floral tribute reported a

ing cures, &c. These are the ordinary pracbeautifully arranged broken wheel with the tices of empirics, and are highly reprehensible initials “Mo., Pac." and the words “Our

in a regular physician. Chief.”

Equally derogatory to professional characThe committee on resolutions reported the ter is it for a physician to hold a patent for following resolutions, which were adopted:

any surgical instrument or medicine; or to Whereas, It has pleased an Almighty God dispense a secret nostrum, whether it be the to remove from our midst in the full Aush of composition or exclusive property of himself useful, confident and aggressive manhood our or of others. For if such nostrum be of real beloved chief, Dr. D. J. Holland ; therefore be efficacy, any concealment regarding it is init

Resolved, That in the premature death of consistent with beneficence and professional our late assistant chief surgeon, the medical liberality; and if mystery alone give it value profession of the State has suffered the loss and importance, such craft implies disgraceful of a brilliant and successful practitioner; the ignorance or fraudulent avarice.” railway company an accomplished and faithful

It is derogatory to patent or dispense an apsurgeon; the city an honored and valued citizen; his family an affectionate husband and pliance or medicine, because if of real efficacy father; this division a painstaking and devot- any concealment regarding it is inconsistent ed executive, and its members au able coun- with beneficence and professional liberality," sellor, enthusiastic guide, an ardent, untiring then will it not require a veritable Hudibras, and able friend.

who can Resolved, That in sharing the grief of the community and household, we do most earn

“Split a hair

Twixt south and southwest side." estly extend our deepest sympathy to his bereaved wife and family, and reverently com- to distinguish between the propriety of premend them to the care of Him who is alone scribing patent and proprietary medicines. able to support their burdens of grief, and There are few patent medicines whose conwhose gracious promises give surety of supstituents are not known port to the widow and fatherless.

Many of them were Resolved, That in token of our esteem we the prescriptions of intelligent physicians, well attend the funeral of the deceased in a body: adapted to particular conditions, but falling that copies of these resolutions be transmitted into the hands of "fraudulent avarice," they to Mrs. Holland, the chief of the medical depart- became patent medicines and universal spe. ment of the Missouri Pacific railway, to the official organ of the National Association of cifics, and transferred their shrewd advertisers Railway Surgeons, to the KANSAS MEDICAL into Doctor Pearce, and Price, and Smith, and JOURNAL, and to the local papers for publica- Hall, &c. These advertise in the secular and tion.

D. H. FITZGERALD, religious? press ad captandum vulgus.
W. W. NYE,
L. A. GOLDEN,

But what of those who fill the medical press,
Committee.

and often the non-professional journals as GRANT CULLIMORE, Secretary. well with wonderful compounds, often pro

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