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7. A Medical Examiner Local Board No.

eleven months yearly with machine. Good fees.

Collected $7,800 last year. Books open for inspec8. A Member of the Medical Advisory Board


All you can do from start.

Fine modern ten room home, furnace heat, elecI was appointed to the position checked above

tric lights, hot and cold water. Garage. Good by

three room office. For quick sale $3,500. Terms I served from

one-half down balance to suit. Investigate. Reato

son: Special work. Address C-0 State Medical I served in (The U. S. or in a foreign country; state where) the period from


of the Middlesex College of Medicine and Surgery solicits donations of Medical and Scientific libra

ries, Medical books, bound and unbound volumes (Brief history of service, giving units, dates

of back numbers of Medical and Scientific Magaand positions held; use reverse of this sheet

zines, and funds for current American and foreign and attach additional paper if necessary.) Medical Journals, Jennie Hraba, Class '21, Asso


ciation Secretary University of Massachusetts (Full name of applicant.)

School for Medicine, East Cambridge, Mass. Application for membership, with fee of $1.00, should be mailed to the Secretary, Col. F. F. Rus- CANDIDATES LICENSED BY EXAMINAsell, M.C., U. S. Army, Army Medical School,

TION, FEBRUARY 20, 1919. Washington, D. C.

Russell Wilbur Alles, Detroit

86 3 Copies of the above application blank for mem

Joseph Bleier, Detroit

76.3 bership in the Medical Veterans of the Worlds

Ernest Anderson Cook, Fenton

80.1 War have been received at this office from the

Joseph Meryl Croman, Mt. Clemens

81. American Medical Association and will be furnished Thomas Stephen Davies, Detroit

81.4 anyone on application.

Chester A. Doty, Detroit

82. It is incumbent upon all who can avail them

George Henry Doyle, Marlette

81.7 selves of this opportunity to become members. Andrew Clifford Edgerton, Cass City

82.9 Charles Irvin Herrington, Bad Axe

84.6 Deaths Byron L. Howard, Detroit

86. Donald MacLean Howell, Detroit

83.7 The death of Doctor E. J. O'Brien of Che

Charles Raymond Illick, Detroit

84.6 Joseph Arthur Kasper, Detroit

83.9 boygan has been reported. His death occurred

Norman Oscar La Marche, Richmond

87.2 in Detroit.

Warner Durelle Lane, Bad Axe

84.9 William Frederick Nill, Detroit

86.9 The deaths of the following doctors not mem

Frederick Schauffler Osterheld, Detroit 85.6 bers of the State Society have been reported: Hyman Lazarus Perlis, Detroit

82.3 Doctor Harry G. Lundgren of Ironwood, and Carl St. Claire Ratigan, Detroit

84. Doctor Elizabeth Pope Wescott of Lansing.

Edward F. Runge, Detroit

85.1 John Albert Sheldon, Detroit

83.1 Manuel Soto, Detroit

81.4 State News Notes Clayton T. Stubbs, Detroit

84.9 Roger Venning Walker, Detroit

84.6 COLLECTIONS. Wesley Wellington Willson, Detroit

82. Physicians' Bills and Hospital Accounts collected anywhere in Michigan. H. C. Van Aken, Lawyer, The Franklin. Moore bill creating a 309 Post Building, Battle Creek, Michigan. Refer- health commission instead of a state board of ence any Bank in Battle Creek.

health was signed by Governor Albert E. Sleepei,

who appointed Dr Richard M. Olin, Secretary PRACTICE.

of the board, as state commissioner of health. GovCentral Michigan town of 700. A No. 1 school, ernor Sleeper also announced the appointment of Baptist and Methodist churches. Very fine farm- four of the five members of the newly authorized ing section. State roads. Average better than state council of health. He has named Doctor Guy


L. Kiefer, Detroit, and Doctor J. W. Turner, Houghton for the six year term, and Doctor C. C. Slemons, Grand Rapids, and Doctor Frank M. Gowdy, St. Joseph, for the four year term.

The announcement of the marriage of Dr. R. C. Allen of St. Joseph and a member of the Berrien County Medical Society, to Mrs. Helen Baker of Detroit has been made.

Dr. B. A. Shepard of Kalamazoo has opened a private sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis. The sanatorium is known as the Pine Crest Sanatorium.


The Clinical Club of Kalamazoo gave a dinner at the Hotel Rickman complimentary to Captain Ward Collins and Captain R. U. Adams, who recently returned from medical service in France with the American Army. After the dinner both men gave an account of their experiences in war work. The members of the dinner party, besides the honor guests were Dr. Sherman Gregg, Dr. William Huyser, Dr. D. J. Scholten, Dr. Frederick Shillito, Dr. Leslie DeWitt, Dr. J. T. Upjohn, Dr. Leonard Steward, Dr. Ralplı Cook, Dr. William Perkins, Dr. Arthur West, Dr. Benjamin Shepard, Dr. C. B. Fulkerson and Dr. J. W. Bosman.

Doctor and Mrs. B. D. Harison of Detroit, expect to open their summer cottage Steer Island, St. Mary's River sometime during the latter part of June.

Captain R. C. Main, Marquette's first full-time health officer, has returned to his home from Ellis Island where he has been stationed for the past year.


Captain O. Parker of Owosso, recently discharged from Service has just received word that he has been promoted to rank of Major in the M. R. C.

Doctor William A. Hyland, discharged as First Lieutenant, medical corps, at Camp Custer, returned to Grand Rapids to learn that he had been promoted to Captaincy. Captain Hyland was attached to Surgical Team No. 107 and saw service with various mobile hospital and surgical stations on the various fronts in France and Belgium.

Captain Thomas B. Marsden, M.C., 63 Own Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, has just returned from 21 months service in France. He has been assigned to United States General Hospital No. 36 for duty.

The physicians of the Wayne County Medical Society returning from war service may borrow from that organization money up to $300.00 to reestablish themselves in practice. The funds will be loaned on notes, with interest at four per cent. per annum, the notes to run one year and be renewable when circumstances warrant.

Captains Ward E. Collins and R. U. Adams liave been spending a short time in Kalamazoo, and expect soon to be discharged and resume their practices in Kalamazoo.

On invitation of the Academy of Medicine the Northern Tri-State Medical Society will hold its next meeting in Kalamazoo.

Miss Anna Ruth Winter of the senior class of Hope College has been awarded a scholarship by the Woman's Medical College of Pennsyivania, the only school of its kind in the country. Miss Winter is the first girl student to receive a scholarship while at Hope College.

Major R. E. Balch has been discharged and has returned to Kalamazoo and resumed the practice of surgery.

Dr. J. W. Bosman of Kalamazoo, who has been ill has sufficiently recovered to resume his practice.

Dr. Rock Sleyster has been appointed successor to Dr. Richard Dewey, physician in charge of the Milwaukee Sanitarium, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Dr. Dewey will act as Medical Director of the Sanitarium.

Doctor F. S. Osterheld of Detroit has taken over the practice of Doctor James McGillicuddy of Ovid.

The Milwaukee Sanitarium also makes the further announcement that Dr. W. T. Kradwell, Captain M. R. C., and assistant superintendent of the Sanitarium will soon be home from army service.

Doctor Ray E. Dean of Three Rivers is taking a post graduate course at the Harvard Medical University at Cambridge, Mass.

Doctor L. A. King of Baroda will locate at St. Joseph. Doctor King just recently returned from France after serving for ten months with the Johns Hopkins hospital unit.

Captain L. J. Stafford of Adrian has returned from France where he was stationed with the Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery unit.

Dr. George Duffield of Detroit announces the

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It is the Editor's desire to have this department of the Journal contain the report of every meeting

that is held by a Local Society. County Secretaries are urged

to send in these reports promptly

GRATIOT-ISABELLA-CLARE. Dr. N. F. McClinton of Saginaw gave an interesting talk on the diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis at the meeting of the Gratiot-Isabella-Clare County Medical Society held April 24.

It was decided not to have a county society meeting in May on account of the Annual State Society Meeting to be held in Detroit on May 21st and 22nd.

erence to the Use of the Sigmoidoscope as an Aid in Diagnosis.

Dr. A. S. Youngs, Kalamazoo. 2. Remarks on Fractures, Joint Infections and

Primary and Secondary Closure of

Dr. Angus McLean, Detroit.
B. A. Shepard, Secretary.

HOUGTON COUNTY. The newly elect officers of the Houghton County Medical Society are as follows:

President-Dr. Simon Levin, Lake Linden.
Vice-President-Dr. R. J. Maas, Houghton.
Secretary-Editor-Dr. W. A. Manthei, Hubbell.

LAPEER COUNTY. The following were elected officers of the Lapeer County Medical Society:

President—Dr. I. E. Parker, Dryden.
Vice-President-Dr. F. A. Tinker, Lapeer.

Secretary-Treas.-Dr. C. M. Braidwood, Dryden.

Delegate-Dr. I. E. Parker, Dryden.
Alternate-Dr. F. A. Tinker, Lapeer.



Special meeting of the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine was held April 1st.

Because of the State meeting it was decided to not hold the second meeting in May. The following program was carried out: 1. Circulatory Diseases of the Brain with Re

port on Three Hundred and Fifty Cases.

Dr. S. U. Gregg, Kalamazoo State Hos. 2. Fractures and the Application of Army Splints.

Capt. Chas. W. Mercer and Lt. Carl

Crutchfield, Base Hospital, Camp
Custer, Mich.

The Lenawee County Medical Society held its regular monthly meeting May 13, 1919, at the New Adrian Hotel, Adrian, Michigan.

Pres. R. H. Nelson, of Hudson, called the meeting to order following a dinner and social session.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

In the absence of those who were to appear on the program several members reported interesting cases which were freely discussed.

Addresses were made by Dr. C. T. Southworth, of Monroe, Councillor of the 14th District, who complimented us on our showing and gave us words of encouragement, that we might boost our membership, and Dr. H. H. Hammel, of Tecumseh, who gave an account of some of his many interesting experiences in the service. Major Hammel was one of the first medical officers

The regular meeting of the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine occurred April 22nd.

The following program was carried out. 1. "Resume of the More Common Diseases of

the Rectum and Colon with Special Ref

Book Reviews

to be sent to the relief of the British Medical Corps in 1917 at which time the British ranks were well nigh depleted. He was detached from the American army and attached to the British army so that he had opportunity of studying Eng. lish methods. The use of picric acid in treatment of wounds was new to the members of the Society, none having read or heard of its employment as applied by the British. Major Hammel declared that it had completely taken the place of iodine in the British army, both by the surgeons and in the equipment of first-aid packets. A 10 per cent. solution in alcohol is applied to the skin in preparation of the field of operation and also to open wounds in the field.

Drs. H. H. Hammel and J. W. Beardsley, of Tecumseh, were new members taken into the Society

The dues of Drs. A. W. Chase and G. M. Lochner, members still in the Service, were upon motion, paid out of the treasury, this bringing the total membership up to 27.

There being no further business, the Society adjourned.

E. T. Morden, Secretary.


ORGANIZATION. By Loren C. Grieves, Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army.

This book contains the first broad, general out. line of a most gigantic organization which is now being created for the banding together of the vast number of individuals who saw service both at home and abroad during the great war. Colonel Grieves is a West Pointer, class of 1904, and has held important army positions since his graduation. He saw active service in France with the 2nd and 37th Divisions in the operations branch of the General Staff.

This interesting book outlines the probable policy of the new Grand Army and points out the vital importance of this nation-wide organization to all who were in the service and to all public-spirited Americans.

George H. Doran Company, Publishers, New York.

MARQUETTE COUNTY. At the annual meeting of the Marquette County Medical Society held in January the following officers were elected:

President-D. R. MacIntyre, Gwinn.
Vice-President-C. N. Bottum, Marquette.
Secretary-Treas.-H. J. Hornbogen, Marquette.

Delegate to the State Meeting—A. W. Hornbogen, Marquette.

Alternate Delegate-V. H. Vandeventer, Ishpeming.

ESSENTIALS OF SURGERY. A Textbook of Surgery for

Student and Graduate Nurses and for Those Interested in the Care of the Sick. By Archibald Leete McDonald, M.D., the Johns Hopkins University. Formerly in charge of Department of Anatomy, University of North Dakota, etc. 265 pp., 46 illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and London. 1919.

The author has prepared in a simple, concise and clear manner the principles of surgery for nurses and includes etiology, pathology, surgical anatomy, course of disease and indications for treatment. The graphic illustrations are clearly pictured and easily understood. Each chapter is followed by useful suggestions for demonstrations of the subjects discussed.


Swan's Mixed Furunculosis Bacterin (No. 39).Marketed in 6-Cc. vials, each cubic centimeter containing 500 million killed Staphylococcus pyogenesaureus and 500 million killed Staphylococcus pyogenes-albus. For a discussion of Staphylococcus Vaccines, see New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1919,

The Annual Meeting of the Oakland County Medical Society was held April 18th in Pontiac. The newly elected officers are:

President-Dr. N. T. Shaw, Birmingham. Vice-President-Dr. S. E. Galbraith, Pontiac. Secretary-Treas.--Dr. D. G. Castell, Pontiac. Delegate-Dr. P. D. Hilty, Birmingham. Alternate-Dr. J. J. Murphy, Pontiac.

Board of Directors—R. Y. Ferguson, Pontiac; E. Orton, Pontiac, C. J. Southerland, Clarkston.

Col. Angus McLean of Detroit gave a fine talk on “War Surgery."

P. 289.

Diphtheria Toxin-Antitoxin Mixture-Lederle.A mixture consisting of five Lt doses of toxin and 6.25 units of antitoxin. Marketed in vials containing one dose. Three doses are packed in a carton. Schieffelin and Co., New York.

Swan's Typhoid-Paratyphoid Bacterin (No. 42) (Prophylactic.-Marketed in packages of three 1-Cc. vials, one vial containing 500 million killed typhoid bacilli and 250 million each of paratyphoid bacilli A and B, while the other two vials each contain 1 billion killed typhoid bacilli and 500 million each of paratyphoid bacilli A and B. For a discussion on Typhoid laccine, see New and Nonofficial Remedies, 1919, p. 292. (Jour. A.M.A., March 22, 1919, P. 863).


There is no reason at present to attribute the seem. ingly substantiated benefit from malt preparations on calcium storage to the maltose (Jour. A.M.A., March 1, 1919, p. 656).

Mr. W. H. Long, acting Secretary for the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, reports that it is 100 per cent. easier for the blind to get positions than it was a year ago. Opportunities are opening up for the blind every day, and the public is having its eyes opened as to what they can do. In Canada massage, Braille, shorthand, and poultry raising are popular courses with the blind, and they have become very proficient in them in a great many cases.

The 32nd Annual Convention of the American Association of Orificial Surgeons will be held September 15-16-17 at the Congress Hotel, Chicago. The forenoons will be given to operative demonstrations at the hospital.

The program will be replete with practical addresses, essays and papers by prominent Uriticialists. The clinics will be interest.ng as usuai.

September 15-16-17 Congress Hotel, Chicago.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and "Private FormulaProducts.-Sharp and Dohme explain that it is their inflexible rule that all “private formula”.orders intended for public distribution are refused until the copy for the "literature” has been studied by their experts. They explain that an order for three preparations which were later the subject of prosecution for misbranding under the federal Food and Drugs Act were filled and shipped in the belief that the copy had been passed on by their Spanish expert, when in reality this had not been done. The house of Sharp and Dohme feels that it has been done an injustice in the publication of the "misbranded nostrum” notices which gave no hint that the preparations were private formula products, and were not sold under the name of Sharp and Dohme. The firm believes that an injustice was done in that the references to these misbranded nostrums will lead readers to believe that they were sold under the label of Sharp and Dohme. There is unfortunately a commercial distinction between products which are made by a firm and products which are sold by it. Whether or not there is any moral difference between profiting by the manufacture of a "patent medicine,” that is to be retailed by some one else, and selling the same medicine under one's own name, is a question. (Jour. A.M.A., March 1, 1919, p. 669).

The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Americanı Association of Industrial Physicians and Surgeons will be held at Atlantic City, N. J., June 9th, 1919, the Monday of the week of the A.M.A. meetings.

Headquarters will be at The Breakers on the Boardwalk. There will be a morning and an afternoon session and a banquet in the eveng. It is urged that members engage accommodations at The Breakers.

The National Society for the Study and Correction of Speech Disorder will have its summer meeting in Milwaukee, on july 4, as one of the affiliated Societies of the Natinai Luucai onal issunaton, Members of the Society and invited guests of prominence in the field of speech correction, will address the Association. Anyone interested to receive an advanced program may do so by addressing the Secretary, Miss Marguerite Franklin, 110 Bay State Rd., Boston, Mass.

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 : Alkavis; Sul. ferro-Sol; Gonorrhea and Gleet 3 Day Cure; Old Indian Fever Tonic; Pain-I-Cure; Walker's Dead Shot Colic Cure (Jour. A.M.A., March 1, 1919, p. 670).


PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM. Male Preparations in Infant Feeding.-Malt preparations have enjoyed popularity for some time in the feeding of infants. A familiar mixture is the so-called malt soup, the use of which was modified by Keller to include potassium carbonate. The assimilability of maltose has been highly lauded, but the advantage over other carbohydrates has not been definitely proved. Maltose has been vaguely stated to be indicated in the constipation of infants and the retention of calcium facilitated by the use of Keller's formula. fiowever, in experiments on animals it was found that administration of a base like sodium carbonate produced any effect on the balance of calcium. It has also been reported that in a normal infant the addition of alkali to milk produced an unfavorable effect on calcium retention. Without addition of alkali, malt extract was found to act beneficially on calcium storage, but this is probably not due to the maltose. If malt soup has a favorable effect on calcium metabolism, it is not due to the alkali originally present or added to it.

SaccharinAfter the War.-Having satisfied need during the sugar shortage, the manufacturers of saccharin appear not to be content to turn their talents and plants to better uses, but suggest that the great commercial sacrifices made in setting their works into operation to produce saccharin should be rewarded by permission to continue the traffic under post-war conditions. The referee board to which the saccharin question was referred in this country has by no means given a clean bill of health to the chemical, and the people need to be protected from the danger, or at least the decep. tion, of a substitute for sugar which is in no sense a true food. (Jour. A.M.A., March 8, 1919, p. 729).

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