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C. Lee; Dr. Henry R. Leibinger; Dr. Daniel J. Jacob R. Bolasny; Dr. Edmund W. Bolio; Dr.
Leithauser; Dr. Alfred E. Lemon; Dr. Paul H. Ralph H. Bookmyer; Dr. Richard F. Boonstra;
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Martin; Dr. James D. Matthews; Dr. Kenneth F. Glenn A. Bulson; Dr. John K. Burns, Jr.; Dr.
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George E. McKean; Dr. Angus McLean; Dr. H. Albert E. Catherwood; Dr. Aaron Lee Chapman;
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Jr.; Dr. Thos. F. Mullen; Dr. Arthur J. NeuK. Cullen; Dr. Hampton P. Cushman; Dr. Sam
mann; Dr Frederick H. Newberry; Dr. Arthur W. uel S. Danziger; Dr. Milton A. Darling; Dr. Jos.
Newitt; Dr. Harry J. Noble; Dr. Ralph A. NorL. Desrosiers; Dr. Harry F. Dibble; Dr. John C.
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Robb; Dr. Paul C. Rohde; Dr. Herman H. Runo; Dr. George E. Frothingham; Dr. Claude B.
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Shankwiler; Dr. Lyle O. Shaw; Dr. Harold K. Wm. Gramley; Dr. Hunter L. Gregory; Dr. Thos.
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Tomsu; Dr. Harry N. Torrey; Dr. Emmett C. W. Hull; Dr. Willard H. Hutchins; Dr. James W.
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ABSTRACTS OF WAR SURGERY. An Abstract of
the War Literature of General Surgery that has been published since the Declaration of War in 1914. Prepared by the Division of Surgery, Surgeon General's Office. St. Louis, Mo. C. V. Mosby Co., 1918. $4.00 cloth.
This is a compilation of the work done by the English, French and Italian Surgeons before we were in active service and a renewal of what had been done with our additional force. These abstracts have been compiled from the various surgical Journals and embody the surgeries of the front line trenches and all forms of wound infections, and are grouped under the following headings: General topics, wound infection and treatment, tetanus, gas gangrene, abdomen, chest, cardiovascular surgery, joints, fractures, burns, anesthesia in warfare, trench-foot, foreign bodies, peripheral nerve injuries, and jaws and face. The chapter on injuries of the jaws and face and their early care may easily be transferred to such injuries of the face and jaws as occurring in factories, and by following the teaching there given better results will be obtained than by following some of the present methods.
HONORABLE DISCHARGES, MEDICAL
CORPS, U. S. ARMY.
Comstock Park-Capt. F. A. Boet.
Detroit-Lieut. D. M. Clarke, Lieut. C. J. Foley, Lieut. R. S. Goux, Lieut. C. J. Jentgen, Colonel A. McLean, Lieut. E. W. May, Capt. C. H. Merrill, Lieut. H. E. Northrup, Capt. H. E. Safford, Capt. F. H. Smith, Lieut. 1 M. Sutherland, Capt. J. Rosenthal.
Deerfield-Major G. M. Clafin.
Grand Rapids-Capt. J. R. Coryell, Capt. R. T. Urquhart.
Greenville-Capt. A. S. Barr.
Highland Park—Lieut. P. F. Morse, Lieut. W. N. Braley.
Henderson—Capt. G. T. Soule.
QUARTERLY MEDICAL CLINICS. A Series of Con
secutive Clinical Demonstrations and Lecture3, by Frank Smithies, M.D., at Augustana Hospital, Chicago. Volume I, Number I. January, 1919. Published by the Medicine and Surgery Publishing Company, Inc, St. Louis, Mo. Annual Subscription; $5.00 paper, $8.00 cloth. Single copies, $1.50 paper, $2.25 cloth. Frank Smithies, M.D., F.A.C.P.. Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Illinois; Gastro-Enterologist to Augustana Hospital; Medical Consultant to U. S. Marine Hospital; Formerly Gastro-Interologist at Mayo Clinic; Fellow of the American Gastro-Enterological Association, etc. September-December, 1918.
These clinics present a series of case demonstrations and lectures and each case presents a definite subject of its own giving the present and past history, examinations, discussions, and treatment. à careful review of all cases given we are strongly reminded that we often loose sight of important or minor details in our hurried methods and somewhat grand stand diagnosis and again our smaller towns and cities are not all equipped for such care. This makes it all the more important that these clinics should be read and studied for they are a valuable asset and will prove useful to all practitioners.
Wheat Allergens-Squibb.-A powder representing all the soluble proteins contained in wheat. It is a granular powder nearly white, odorless, somewhat soluble in water and in physiological sodium chloride solution. Wheat allergens-Squibb has the actions and uses of Biologically Reactive Food Proteins. E. R. Squibb and Sons, New York. (Jour. A.M.A., Feb. 22, 1919, p. 573).
A MANUAL OF DISEASES OF THE NOSE, THROAT
AND EAR. By E. B. Gleason, M.D., Professor of Otology in the Medico-Chirurgical College Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania. Fourth Edition, thoroughly revised. 12mo of 616 pages, 212 illustrations. Philadelphia and London; W. B. Saunders Company, 1918. Cloth, $3.00 net.
This book has been revised a number of times and it has reached its fourth edition which in itself speaks favorable. The last edition exceeds all others. There is a train of conservatism running all through the book. The student and busy practitioner are often confounded to make a choice of so many recommendations; herein a few are given which have proven to be the most useful.
It is plain and clearly written especially the article on labyrinthine difficulties which is so clearly defined that many conditions are made plain. The teaching
of watchful waiting is followed by better results than the so-called radical operative work which does not mean radical cures.
The reviewer congratulates the author.
ROENTGENOTHERAPY, by Albert F. Tyler, B.Sc.,
M.D., Professor of Clinical Roentgenology John A. Creighton Medical College; Attending Roentgenologist St. Joseph's Hospital, Bishop Clarkson Memor. ial Hospital, Ford Hospital, Immanuel Hospital Douglas County Hospital and Lord Lister Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska; Member American Roentgen Ray Society; Fellow American Medical Association, etc. 162 pages with 111 illustrations. St. Louis, Mo. C. V. Mosby Company, 1918.
Because of the dearth of reliable texts available in “Roentgenotherapy" this book fills a decided want. It gives especially to the beginner a text in simple terms which can be readily grasped. Detailed technic for the treatment of different conditions has been described and cases capiously illustrated. The material in the book gives evidence of having been the result of a wide and long experience and the scrutiny of all the literature on this subject. The book is of especial value because of lack of over enthusiasm. All deductions are carefully backed up with conservatism which is typical of the author, as we know him. The important points are illustrated, the unusual cures are emphasized by convincing case photographs. The reference literature is as extensive as possible. The book is very free from general statements and all conclusions are well balanced. No literature on this subject has more “Pfhaler" like carefullness or well weighed conservatism. Such a book should be in the hands of surgeons and medical consultants to bring them up to the true possibilities of Roentgentherapy.
PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM. B. Iodine and B. Oleum Iodine.-The Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry reports that while B. Iodine (The B. Iodine Chemical Company) is said to be “Nitrogen Hydrate of Iodin" and B. Oleun Iodine a 5 per cent. solution thereof, the examination made in the A. M. A. Chemical Laboratory indicates that the first is a simple mixture of iodin and ammonium iodid, and the second a solution of iodin in liquid petrolatum. The Council declared these preparations inadmissible to New and Nonofficial Remedies because: 1. The composition of B. Iodine is incorrectly declared. B. Iodine is not a newly discovered iodin compound, but a mixture of iodin and ammonium iodid. B. Oleum Iodine is not a 5 per cent solution of B. Iodine as suggested by the statement on the label and in the 'advertising, but an 0.85 per cent. solution of iodin in liquid petrolatum. 2. Since the solution of B. Iodine in water will have the properties of other solutions of iodin made by the aid of iodid, the therapeutic claim made for it is unwarranted. 3. The names "B. Iodine" and "B. Oleum Iodine" are not descriptive of the pharmaceutical mixtures to which they are applied. 4. The preparations are unessential modifications of established articles. The first has no advantage over tincture of iodin or compound solution of iodin, and the second no advantage over extemporaneous solutions of iodin in liquid petrolatum. (Jour. A. M. A., Feb. 1, 1919, p. 365).
ULTRA VIOLET RAYS IN MODERN DERMATOL
OGY, by Ralph Bernstein, Philadelphia, Pa. Published by Achey & Gorrecht, 5-9 North Queen St., Lancaster, Penn.
It is admitted that we need more literature on the Ultra Violet Radiotherapy, and this book may be an addition of value provided the reader has sufficient knowledge in light therapy to balance some of the over enthusiasm and general statements of the author. The book lacks in proved case histories, it lacks in convincing illustrations, it lacks in consensus of opinion. It is unfortunate in these times when things are balanced up by all authorities on the subject that so much weight should be given to "my experience, and to my private practice and my ideas” uninfluenced by other ideas. The literature referred to is meager.
The authors quoted lack some of the authors supposed to be best informed on the subject and a great deal of emphasis is laid upon manufacturers patented products. The doctor with his vast experience could have easily used his general statements in regard to apparatus and balanced up the scientific conclusions by reference to other literature and it is to be regretted that the book was not published in that spirit.
Misbranded Nostrums.—The following nostrums were declared misbranded under the Federal Food and Drugs Act because of the false, fraudulent or misleading claims made for them. M. I. S. T. (Murray's Infallible System Tonic); M. I. S. T. No. 2, Nerve Tonic; Imperial Remedy; "Japanese Wild Cherry Cough Syrup;" "Japanese Herb Laxative Compound;" Dr. E. E. Burnside's Purifico No. 1; Dr. E. E. Burnside's Purifico No. 2; Dr. E. E. Burnside's Purifico No. 3; Emerald Oil; Bristol's Sarsaparilla; Dr. Belding's Six Prairie Herbs; Dr. Carter's K, and B. Tea; “Brazilian Balm;" "Renal Tea;" Las-I-Go for Superb Manhood; Blood Tabs; Dr. Miles Restorative Nervine; Kilmer's Swamp Root; Homenta; Hinkley's Bone Liniment; Kopp's Baby's Friend; Kopp's Kidney Pills; Reuter's Syrup; Garfield Tea; Di-Col-Q; Sloan's Liniment; Bannerman's Intravenous Solution ; Cummings Blood Remedy; and Giles' Germicide (Jour. A.M.A., Feb. 8, 1919, p. 439).
Benzyl Alcohol.-While experience alone will tell whether or not the local anesthetic benzyl alcohol or phenmethylol will come up to the expectations of the discoverer of its action, it was deemed of sufficient promise by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry to warrant its admission to New and Nonofficial Remedies (Jour. A.M.A., Feb. 22, 1919, P. 594).
Cerelene not Admitted to N. N. R.–Cerelene, a paraffin preparation for the treatment of burns, was submitted to the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry by the Holliday Laboratories with the statement that it was composed of 84 per cent. paraffin, 15 per cent. myricyl palmitate stated to be purified beeswax, and 1 per cent. purified elemi gum, to which are added oil of eucalyptus, 2 per cent., and betanaphthol, 0.25 per cent. It was stated that on "special order" Cerelene has been made containing oil of eucalyptus and resorcin, oil of eucalyptus and picric acid, and picric acid alone. The Council declared Cerelene inadmissible to New and Non
official Remedies because there was no evidence to NEW AND NONOFFICIAL REMEDIES. show that this preparation had any advantage over simple paraffin of low melting point (Paraffin for
Sulphonchthyolare Preparations. - Preparations Films—N. N. R. because there is no proof that the
containing as their essential constituents salts or medicinal ingredients leave the wax when it is used,
compounds of a mixture of acids containing sulphur and because the constituent "myricyl palmitate"
and designated by the group name “sulphoichthyolic has not been accepted for New and Nonofficial
acid” are manufactured from certain bituminous Remedies. (Jour. A.M.A., Feb. 15, 1919, p. 513).
shales. Sulphoichthyolic acid is characterized by a
high sulphur content, the sulphur existing largely Beef, Wine and Iron.-So long as
in the form of sulphonates, sulphones' and sulphides. one of the
The ammonium compound of this sulphoichthyolic largest mail order houses in this country continues to sell Vinum Carnis et Ferri, N. F. in gallon jugs,
acid-first introduced as ichthyol-has been used the drought from prohibition legislation may not
extensively. The current estimate of the therabe as noticeable as it might otherwise. Seriously
peutic effects of sulphoichthyolate preparations is
based almost entirely on the use of ichthyol. As it however, is it not about time for the professions of
is not known to what constituent or constituents medicine and pharmacy to heave into the discard
of ichthyol such effects as it may have are due, the such utterly unscientific combinations as "Beef, Wine
actions of ichthyol cannot be transferred to similar and Iron” (Jour. A.M.A., Feb. 15, 1919, p. 498) ?
preparations which differ from ichthyol in their
composition. The use of sulphoichthyolate preparaMisbranded Nostrums.—The following nostrums. tions is still largely empirical, and the evidence for were declared misbranded under the Federal Food the use unsatisfactory. and Drugs Act because of the false, fraudulent or misleading claims made for them: Hall's “Texas
Biologically Reactive Food Proteins.—The puriWonder;" King's Liver and Kidney Alterative and
fied and concentrated proteins of foods. These proBlood Cleanser ; En-Ar-Co Oil; Lindsey's Improved tein products are used in cases in which persons Blood Searcher; White Eagle's Indian Oil Liniment;
show a peculiar hypersensitiveness or idiosyncrasy Aqua Nova Vita; Brown's New Consumption Rem
to certain articles of the dietary, both to determine edy; Akoz Ointment; Akoz Rectal Suppositories ;
to which food it is due and to immunize the patient Akoz Powder; Akoz Dusting Powder; Akoz Plas
against the effects of the food. The test for senter; Akoz Compound; Fenner's Kidney and Back
sitiveness is made by scarifying the skin and rubache Remedy, and Wine of Chenstohow (Jour.
bing in the protein to be tested, either dry or in A.M.A., Feb. 22, 1919, p. 591).
solution. When the production of an urticarial
wheal identifies the protein to which a patient is Styptics.-Ordinary bleeding has a strong ten- sensitive, the patient is desensitized by administradency to stop spontaneously with the formation of tion of gradually increasing amounts of the offenda clot, so that the benefit attributed to a drug that ing food of the isolated food protein itself. has been used as a hemostatic cannot easily be evaluated. Evidence of the current confusion of
Cow's Milk Allergens-Squibb.-A powder reprecause and effect in relation to local hemostatics has
senting all the soluble proteins obtained from cow's been furnished by P. J. Hanzlik. In general he
mi'k. It is a fine, white, odorless powder, somefinds that the local application of vasoconstrictor
what soluble in water and physiological sodium and astringent agents diminishes or arrests local hemorrhage, while vasodilator and irritating agents
chloride solution. Cow's milk allergens-Squibb_has
the actions and uses of Biologically Reactive Food (without astringent action) increase local bleeding.
Proteins. E. R. Squibb and Sons, New York. The value of the newer thromboplastic agents of the kephalin or tissue extract type is considered as still uncertain. Epinephrin remains as the most During February the following articles have been efficient and desirable hemostatic agent. Tyramin accepted by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemand pituitary extracts were found efficient, and, un- istry, for inclusion with New and Nonofficial Reme. like epinephrin, they do not increase bleeding later.
dies : Astringents were found variably effective, ferric Non-proprietary Articles: chlorid and tannin standing highest, while alum Biologically Reactive Food Proteins. was disappointing. The vaunted cotarnin salts Merck and Co.: (stypticin and styptol), antipyrin and emetin were
Tannin Albuminate Exsiccated-Merck.
Cow's Milk Allergens-Squibb.
Takamine Laboratory : Harvey W. Wiley, in his book “1001 Tests,” thus
Neoarsaminol, 0.15 Gm. Tubes. characterizes this preparation: “Contains arsenic,
Neoarsaminol, 0.3 Gm. Tubes. and some phenolic body, probably resorcin; per
Neoarsaminol, 0.45 Gm. Tubes. fumed and colored. The trace of alkaloidal ma
Neoarsaminol, 0.6 Gm. Tubes. terial present was too small for identification. .Con
Neoarsaminol, 0.75 Gm. Tubes. tains 40 per cent. of alcohol, as declared, and less
Neoarsaminol, 0.9 Gm. Tubes. than one-half of 1 per cent. of non volatile matter. Claims that it is an herb compound and a positive remedy for eczema and dandruff obviously unten- There is no duty we so much underrate, as the able" (Jour. A.M.A., Feb. 22, 1919, p. 594)). duty of being happy-Stevenson,
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS. The commander in chief in the name of the President has awarded the distinguished service cross to the following named officers :
John F. Doudna, Lieut., M. C., U. S. Army, 362d Infantry, Lake City, Mich. For extraordinary heroism in action. This officer was under constant shell fire with his battalion for 17 days, and though he had been painfully wounded by a machine-gun bullett, he remained at his post, rendering first aid to the wounded night and day, performing the duties of two other medical officers who had been incapacitated, in addition to his own. Lieut. Doudna's utter disregard for personal danger and complete devotion to duty made possible the rapid evacuation of the wounded, thus materially keeping up the morale of the combat troops, and alleviating the suffering of the wounded.
Leo J. Crum, Lieut., M. C., U. S. Army, 126th Infantry, Kalamazoo, Mich. For extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, july 31 and August 1, 1918. During the attack against Cierges by his regiment he worked continuously and heroically under fire to treat and evacuate the wounded. When the house in which his first-aid station was located was struck by an enemy shell he safely evacuated all of his patients and promptly established another aid station near the front. His untiring efforts and personal bravery saved the lives of many wounded and suffering men and were a source of inspiration to the entire command.
AN APPEAL FOR NATIONAL MEDICAL
RECIPROCITY. In the interest of the morale of the medical officers who have been left in the service since the signing of the Armistice and as an act of simple justice to all medical men who have abandoned their work in civil life to serve in the Army during the war, an etfort should be made through the Governors of the several states or otherwise to secure for the ones who are graduates of reputable medical colleges and who have made good records the right to practice in any State in the Union without examinations. This suggestion is supported by the following:
(A) The object of all Medical Practice Laws is to protect the public from ignorant and vicious Practitioners of Medicine. No State Law regulating the practice of Medicine is passed on any other theory, nor for any other purpose. The graduates of reputable medical schools selected for Army Service and especially those who have made good records in the Army meet all of the requirements demanded by all state laws governing the Practice of Medicine.
(B) Practically all states grant to medical men in the Army and Navy the right to practice in civil communities while in the service. If these men meet the requirements while in the Army and Navy, they certainly meet the requirements when retired to civil life.
(C) Many medical men have been made proficient in special branches of medicine during the war and should be given opportunity to select new locations in which to begin practice as specialists.
(D) Some men have. in addition to the loss of their civil practices been broken in health and will find it necessary to begin work again in different climates and environments.
(E) Many having lost their practices at home will find it easier to begin life all over again in new localities. This is particularly true of those who have been much reduced in financial standing. They should be spared the humiliation of having to begin at the bottom and to compete on unequal terms with old competitors who have profited by their absence from home.
(F) The last men to be released from the service will be the most in need of encouragement and help in every possible way. During the war they were regarded by their patients as patriotic men making sacrifices during a great national emergency. Now that the war is over they are thought to be remaining in the army as a matter of choice and are therefore more often censured tha'n praised. The men first out of service will very naturally get the hest of whatever practice is recovered by the returning medical officers.
This appeal should be given very careful consideration by the Registration Board. The justice of the same is recognized.
While reciprocity exists between a number of the states, yet those who have not appeared before the examining board and were practicing medicine prior to their entrance into the war could not gain this reciprocity. Some method should be adopted whereby this appeal could be handled in a proper manner and granted.
The Council of National Defense authorizes the following:
· The Volunteer Medical Service Corps was organized early in 1918 to serve the Government during the emergency of war. As this emergency has ceased to exist, active membership in the Corps is no longer solicited. However, the survey initiated by this organization last year has proved of such value as a source of information concerning the individual members of the medical profession that the Surgeons General of the Army, Navy and Public Health have requested the Council of National Defense to complete it so as to include every doctor in the country, in order that a permanent record of the profession may at all times be available for reference in future emergencies. Upon their completion, the records will be transferred to the Surgeon General's Library where they will be kept up to date by a force assigned for the purpose, and be accessible to all government bureaus.
Every physician is requested to co-operate with the Council of National Defense in making this record complete by returning at once the questionnaire received or by writing to the Medical Section of the Council of National Defense, Washington, D. C., and requesting that a blank be sent him if through an oversight he did not receive one.
THE HARRISON ACT. As Amended by the new War Revenue Act, will be mailed postpaid to any druggist, physician, dentist or veterinarian who will send a postal request therefor to "Mailing Department, Parke, Davis & Co., Detroit, Mich." Please observe directions strictly.