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Resolved, further, That all county societies take

State News Notes cognizance of such ungrateful and inconsiderate conduct and use their full influence in bringing pressure to bear upon both the physicians in ques

COLLECTIONS. tion and the employing industrial concerns, to Physicians' Bills and Hospital Accounts collected induce them to restore the returned soldier to anywhere in Michigan. H. C. VanAken, Lawyer, his former position.

309 Post Building, Battle Creek, Michigan. Ref.

erence any Bank in Battle Creek. A public hearing was given the chiropractic bill in the Senate Chamber at Lansing, March 17, last.

MEDICAL RECIPROCITY WITH ONTARIO Chiropractors from Detroit and elsewhere in the state, and their attorney supporters, were out in At a meeting of the Educational Committee force in support of the bill, while the osteopaths of the Ontario Medical Council (the provincial of the state were well represented in opposition. medical licensing body), held in Toronto, June The State Medical Society was not represented. 25th, a special committee was appointed to take The osteopaths' main argument in objection to up the subject of medical reciprocity between the bill was the claim that chiropractic was stolen Ontario and Michigan. In connection with the osteopathy. The entire absence of proper edu- above the Ontario license of Major J. J. Walters, cational standards, the principle of the protection a graduate of Toronto University, and a member of the public against fraud and incompetence, and of the Ontario Medical Council, has been indorsed the "joker" contained in the bill permitting chiro- by the Michigan board as a "starter." practors to practice any kind of medicine under T: may be remembered that in 1902, shortly the guise of preventing infection and contagion after medical reciprocity had been pronounced by the use of antiseptics, did not seemingly ap- an impossibility at the meeting of the American peal to the osteopaths as reasons for its defeat. H.Iedical Association at St. Paul the previous year

Dr. Augustus S. Downey, of the New York the Michigan board indorsed the medical license Board of Regents, whose reputation as a fighter of a Wisconsin licentiate—the first medical license of similar bills in the New York Legislature is indorsed through reciprocity in the United States national, and who was an interested spectator of or in any other country. The policy of the board the hearing, writes:

at that time was, and is to-day, “Let's do it, not "The osteopaths wanted me to appear against

talk about it." To-day forty states are in the the chiropractic bill, but I told them that I did reciprocating column. The Canadian provinces not come out there for that purpose, and that we are also reciprocating one with the other; anci had troubles enough of our own in New York the various professions and near professions in without my meddling with the chiropractors of the several states, including dentists, pharmacists, Michigan. I quito agree that the osteopaths made attorneys, optometrists, osteopaths and nurses,

very poor showing. I heard some of their are all reciprocating upon the basis of qualificaarguments and they really talked their cause to tion 1 and 2, the original fundamental indorsedeath. I sat in the Assembly Chamber just long ment formulae upon which the first reciprocity enough to see that they were killing their own license was issued by Michigan. goose and that the chiropractors had by far the better of the argument. Then I left, for fear I

OFFICIAL CEMETERY, might be drawn into the controversy." In view of the above, Representative Moore's

The wife of a Detroit policeman who was killquick and effective strangulation act in the Com

ed over a year ago through the criminal caremittee on Health is most commendable.

lessness of the son of a wealthy father, and who He received very material aid from the Chair

at the time was arrested for manslaughter, has man of the Committee, Hon. Franklin Moore of

asked Prosecuting Attorney Bishop, recently ap

pointed to succeed the late Charles H. Jasuowski, St. Clair.

the reason for the delay of over a year in the

prosecution of the case. The prosecutor found Deaths

that the case had been “officially buried” along

with some fourteen other cases, all criminal ones, Dr. Harry Pepper, of Detroit, died suddenly during the term of his predecessor in office.


Assistant Prosecutor Speed in a public explanaJune 8th at Union City. The doctor was 36

tion states that at a meeting held in his office at years

age. Cause of death myocardial dis-

which the widow and the father and son were ease.

present, an offer for settlement by the payment


of a sum of money to the wife of the victim was the salary of which is six thousand a year. It is proposed, and he had supposed the case had been one of the most important of the official positions settled amicably by, the parties involved in the in Michigan, and we congratulate Mr. Carr and criminal case.

the people of the state. No attorney in Michigan From the above case in view, are we to under- stands higher from the standpoint of faithful stand that criminal cases are subject to financial service, legal attainment and success. adjustment in the office of the prosecuting attor- Mr. Carr is rightly considered an authority in ney of Wayne County?

cases in which medico-legal questions are inIt would seem so on the surface at any rate, yolved. and what about the other fourteen cases reported by the new prosecutor found "officially buried.” Two State Board examinations were held in Warrants during the past year have been sworn

Detroit this year, the first on February 19-20, at to against "get-rich-quick" medical fakers and which 28 candidates wrote on the Final. medical "holdup artists” in Detroit with the re

The second examination, held June 17, was for sult in many instances after weeks and months Primary candidates only, 51 students from the of attendance in police and other courts of wit- Detroit College of Medicine and Surgery taking nesses, followed by adjournments without seem- the examination. ingly any reason for same, the cases have com- The examinations were held at the Hotel Tulpletely disappeared without notification and with. ler, the usual place, out explanation of any kind or degree. Occasionally one is informed, after frequent inquiry, that

A State Board examination for license was held a case has been discontinued upon advice of the

at Ann Arbor, March 17-19. Seventy-one appliprosecutor, the reasons given being in most in

cants wrote on the Primary (first two years), and stances, lost, removed, disappeared or dead wit:

48 on the Final. The Finals received their de.

grees at a special Commencement, March 20. We are pleased to learn through the press that

An additional examination was held by the Prosecutor Bishop has promised a "houseclean

Medical Board, June 10, 11, 12. Twenty-eight aping" in the near future. We know of no place

plicants appeared for the Primary, and eleven more in need of the proverbial "new broom.” wrote on the Final. The latter represented those

students who did not as a war measure continue Hon. Merlin L. Wiley, A.B., L.L.B., University vacation period.

their courses from July, 1918, without the usual of Michigan, 1904, representing Chippewa County in the Legislature, and author of the Wiley Bill.

Within the past two years, owing to the scarciwhich was passed by the 1917 Legislature and put ty of labor and the large number of foreigners Michigan in the dry column, is a candidate for

returning to their native countries, Detroit has nomination on the Republican ticket, 1920, for become the mecca for the negro race residing the state office of Attorney General.

south of the Mason and Dixon line, to the extent The Supreme Court upheld the Wiley Bill in

of some thirty thousand additional colored popuall of its provisions, and made many complimen- lation of the laboring class. Following this intary remarks involving the ability of its author. cursion, increased numbers of colored physicians

Representative Wiley, together with Attorney are seeking registration in Michigan.
General Groesbeck, drew up the Lemire Utility
Bill, which passed the Legislature after it had

Dr. John W. Moore, Atlantic Mine, who reprejected many other proposed bills covering the resented Houghton County in the Legislature same matter.

this session, was one of the most popular Attorney Wiley would make an ideal Attorney bers of the House, and deservedly so. His iaGeneral, and medical legislation and the proper Auence for good was far-reaching and his return and effective enforcement of medical laws cover. to the Legislature of 1921 assured beyond doubt. ing violations, and allied laws, would receive his His friends, who are legion, are suggesting him most earnest attention.

for Lieutenant-Governor, and some of the far

seeing ones as Governor, at no distant date. Hon. Leland W. Carr, of Ionia, Assistant Attorney General during the past eight years, and who Senator Wm. A. Lemire, M.D., Escanaba, lias had charge of the legal business in connec- one of the most influential members of the Senate tion with the State Board of Health and the Board this last session. of Registration in Medicine, has been appointed Is Chairman of the Health Committee, he was

eputy under the Commissioner of Highways, largely responsible for the success of health legis


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It to 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 COUNTY. The June meeting of the Gratiot-Isabella-Clare County Medical Society was held in the Wright house in Alma Thursday, June 19, at 2 p. m.

Dr. J. A. Bruce of Saginaw was the guest of the day. The doctor read a paper entitled “Newer methods and older problems” which was a most interesting discussion of focal infections. The paper was timely, and was made more impressive by case histories of actual cases the doctor had encountered in his own practice. The paper was discussed by nearly every one present. After Dr. Bruce left on the 4 o'clock train the usual order of business was taken up.

E. M. HIGHFIELD, Secretary.

The following Fee Bill was adopted and to take effect Aug. 1st, 1919: Day calls in city 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. $2 up. Night calls in city 7 P, m. to 7 a. m. $3 up. Day calls in country 7 a. m. to 7 p. m.: First mile $2; second mile $1 extra, each additional mile 50c. Night calls in country one-third more than day rates. Obstetrical fees $20 up. Reducing fracture of femur $50 up. Reducing fracture of tibula or libia $25 up. Reducing fracture of humerus $25 up. Reducing fractạre of raduis or ulna $15 up. Deliverations to be charged at same rates as fractures. Office calls, minimum charge $1.

Following the meeting Dr. (Major) J. C. Webster, gave a very interesting talk on “His Personal Experience in the Army Over Seas.”

The next meeting of the Society will be held at Brown City Wednesday, September 3rd at 2:30 p. m. and some outside talent will be invited to entertain us.

J. W. Scott, Secretary.

SANILAC COUNTY. Sanilac County Medical Society met at the Court House, Sandusky, July 16th, for the purpose of revising the County Fee Bill. President, Dr. J. E. Campbell, Brown City, presiding.

Book Reviews

oughly and in such an understandable manner. Clear in diction, excellent in illustrative features and splendid typographical compilation one is confronted with a timely and valuable addition to one's library. Plentiful references to literature adds to its value. The chapter on tuberculous peritonitis is especially well covered.

We predict a very cordial reception of this work to the compiled medical literature of the profession.

THE HIGHER ASPECT OF NURSING. Gertrude Harding. 12 mo. 300 pp. Cloth, $2.00 net. W. B. Saunders Co.

This volume should be ade a part of the prescribed reading course of every nurse in training as well as a guide to every graduate. The work imparts the author's many years of personal study and experience in training schools. The time has come when nurses must possess more than technical training; she must cultivate a character and a morale. The author has imparted in plain, definite language the desirable features of a nurse's character and how she can attain those attributes. It is a splendid discussion and should go far to enhance the higher aspects in nurses if training school officers will insist upon having their pupils familiarize themselves with and practice daily its teachings.

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RECONSTRUCTION THERAPY. William Rush Demton, Jr., M.D. Illustrated, W. B. Saunders Co.

This is a timely discussion of a subject that is now foremost in many minds. It is applicable not only to the injured but also to those who are physically and mentally sick. A splendid bibliography is incorporated in this instructive work.


NURSES. Charlotte A. Aikens. Cloth, $2.25 net. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

This work from the pen of such a well-known author on Nursing subject scarcely calls for any review as its writer has long since gained a reputation as a recognized authority.

This volume must be in the hands of every training school executive. It is a splendid outline and discussion of training school courses and methods of instruction.


Gilbert Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S. Cloth, $2.76 net. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia.

As its title indicates this is an outline presenting the important points in symptomatology and pathology of genito urinary diseases with a like · outline of treatment and surgical procedures.

It is based on the authors experience in private work and in his service in the Massachusetts General Hospital. Each chapter ends with a selected bibliographical reference that greatly enhances the volume's value.

Well written, splendid illustrations. We find it to be a modern valuable text that will be found a splendid aid to every doctor.

THE HEALTH OFFICER. By Frank Overton, M.D., D.P.H.,

Sanitary Supervisor, N. Y. State Dept. of Health and Willard J. Denno, M.D., D.P.H., Medical Director of the Standard Oil Company.

Octavo of 512 pages with 51 illustrations. Philadelphia and London: W B. Saunders Company, 1919. (loth $4.50 net.

Here we have imparted that information which the average health officer must have to discharge his duties. It tells him, why, what and how to do his work and the activities he should engage in, etc., etc.

The day is past when a health officer is only supposed to tack up quarantine signs. We recommend this volume most enthusiastically.

M.D., F.A.C.P.

THE PERITONEUM-Its Structure and Function in Relation

to the Principles of Abdominal Surgery. Arthur E. Hertzler, M.D., F.A.C.S. 2 volumes. Cloth, price $10.00. 0. V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, Mo.

This exhaustive study and research report is based upon the author's twenty-five years of surgical practice and thus while not lessening its scientific merit, still it incorporates the practical with the theoretical. The first volume is devoted to the consideration of the abstract problems and in the second we find the practical viewpoint.

He who engages in abdominal surgery must be conversant with the role the peritoneum plays in all the pathological conditions of the abdomen and in the surgery applied. We know of no other work that covers the subject so thor


tative Nervous System in Its Relationship to Clinical Medicine. Francis Marion Pottenger, A.M., Cloth, price $4.00. C. V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, Mo.

The author of this monograph interprets, as far as possible, in terms of visceral neurology, symptoms which are found in everyday clinical observations of visceral disease. He who studiously reads its pages is going to be materially aided in better understanding the symptomatology “nd diseased conditions of his patients. Likewise he will

more clearly understand and interpret the clinical phenomena.

The author is too well known to call forth any other comment upon the value of this volume.


It is a distinct addition to our literature and will lished in the Ecole de la Legion d'Honneur, at inspire more exact examination of patients. St. Denis, quite close to Paris, where many of

the wounded from Chateau-Thierry were brought. GERIATRICS: A Treatise on Senile Conditions, Diseases of

Advanced Life and Care of the Aged. Malford W. Thewlis,
M.D. Cloth, price $3.00. C. V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, Mo.

The great Haviland china factory at Limoges Too long have we neglected giving detailed

was turned over to the Americans for hospital attention and treatment to our patients entering

purposes and the library of Orleans was stripped the "old age" period of life. This was often so of 100,000 books to make room for the narrow because we were really at loss as to what to do.

cots and operating tables. In Vichy, hospitals In this volume we are presented with many valu

were established in eighty-seven hotels, while able points, suggestions, treatments and directions

several other hostelries were similarly converted that will enable us to direct intelligent treatment in and around Vittel and Centrexeville. Two of in senile conditions and so enable us to lessen

the outstanding features of American hospital ne discomforts of the aged.

work in France were the great hospital centers

such as Mesves with 25,000 beds and the mushARMY MEDICAL CORPS KEEP EFFECTIVE

room 1,000-bed “Type-A” hospitals, that stan9334 PER CENT.

dardized all American-built hospitals in France. Out of 195,000 wounded, 182,000 have recovered. Summing it up, the Army Medical Corps and Work blends with Red Cross in many ways. the Red Cross were able to keep 9334 per cent.

The record of the Army Medical Department of the fighting forces effective for duty at all in despatching its duties of war stands out in times and of the remaining 5.7 per cent, only 3.4 bold relief as one of the greatest accomplishments

per cent.

were incapacitated through disease. in the records of medicine. It was the role of This is a record on which the Army and the Red the Red Cross to supplement this work and all Cross can look back with satisfaction. activity relative to the preservation of the life and health of the fighting men had its Red Cross phase. The Medical Corps and the Red Cross

NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE? are non-combatant branches of the mobilized

Is the gauze which you use on wounds of a forces of the nation, but together, in the great

negative or positive character? In other words, is war they waged the longest, hardest, biggest bat

the gauze merely negatively aseptic, meaning that it tle of the war; one, in fact, that is not yet ended,

will not of itself infect the wound; or is it positively and one by which the lives of those 195,000 antiseptic, with the faculty of keeping out infection wounded Americans were rai ned. Of this

and of inhibiting infectious processes in the wound number 182,000 have recovered.


Given the choice of the two surely the latter, the Statistics show beyond all dispute that the one which is actively antiseptic instead of pasAmerican Army was the healthiest and cleanest sively aseptic is to be preferred. army that ever fought. By far the greatest toll Such a dressing is Chlorazene Surgical Gauze, of deaths from disease was taken by pneumonia new addition to the well-known Chlorazene and influenza during the general epidemic that family, supplied by The Abbott Laboratories of at the time was world wide. Deaths in the Army Chicago, Ill., which is now introducing it as "the from this cause are placed at 8,000. There were fighting dressing for wounds." We who are only 1,000 cases of typhoid, fifty of which were familiar with the well-known action of Chlorafatal; venereal cases never exceeded 4 per cent., zene, can well believe that it marks another step an exceedingly low figure in an army in the field. forward in the modern dressing of wounds. Dysentery was present at one time, but this was Chlorazene Surgical Gauze, we are assured by checked before it reached the epidemic stage. The Abbott Laboratories, contains more than

When the American troops arrived in France 5 per cent. of impregnated Chlorazene. This there was great difficulty in securing hospital amount is guaranteed not only at the time of space and the first wounded found themselves manufacture but also at the time of use. To housed in all manner of buildings, from choice support this they show that a strip of the gauze edifices of imperial foundation down to humble which essayed 6.44 of Chlorazene was kept under and none to clean municipal halls in the French ordinary conditions for over six months and at villages. There were, at the close of the war, the end of that time essayed 6.35, a loss of less 153 base hospitals, sixty-six camp hospitals, and than one-tenth of one per cent. twelve convalescent hospitals in France alone. Chlorazene Surgical Gauze is now being marOne of the best known hospitals was that estab- keted in one-yard and five-yard rolls. Its price


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