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Editor of The Critique was called to Salina, Kansas, professionally, the latter part of last month. Inasmuch as it was right in the busy proof-reading and make-up period of this publication, any delay in issue may be traced to this source.
"The Chicago Crusading Committee is taking on proportions which must needs command respect.” “It will not do to either pooh-pooh it any longer, or to ignore it. “Thus far its findings—which have not been challenged or denied-make startling reading."-American Physician. A very good beginning, truly.
Mrs. Dr. C. N. Hart and daughter Francis, who have been sojourning in the immediate neighborhood of the recent outbreak of Mt. Ve suvius, are looking rather longingly in the direction of their own, their native land just about now. Miss Francis is quoted by a society writer in the Post with saying that she did not go abroad in search of trouble.
In Cleveland, Ohio, a town made famous by Kraft, Rockefeller and a few other notables, the Board of Health claim to have solved the problem of crowded street car abuse by permitting a car to carry as many passengers as it can seat plus half as many. It is that plus element which will "holler."
Commencement exercises of the Denver Homeopathic Medical College will take place the 10th of the present month. We have not learned the number of students to be graduated at this time, but suppose the number will be sufficient to make a most excellent showing for this institution,
Mr. Eber B. Woodruff, of Cleveland, Ohio, nephew of Doctor S. S. Smythe, has located on a piece of land near the doctor's ranch in Adams county and will raise a little of everything in the way of farm products this summer. Incidentally, also, he will endeavor to regain a little lost flesh and health,
If the American Medical Journalist is to be relied upon, we do not imagine one would be far wrong in saying that there will be a hellofa time at the forthcoming meeting of the A. M. A, which convenes in Boston this coming month of June. Wonder what comparison can be made between the two great national medical bodies?
Collier's National Weekly declines the honor of associating with Medical Talk in a crusade against vaccination, inasmuch as the latter has permitted its statements regarding the Jenner method to abound so completely in material which lacks a sufficient tone of moderation as to make them less reliable, if more readable.
Health Officer Luther Peck, of Plymouth, Michigan, brother of Dr.
Grant S. Peck of this city we believe, in his annual report to the health board of this city, advocates a by-law pronibiting milk venders from using a milk ticket more than once. Detachable tickets in book form is his suggestion, and a good one too.
Referring to John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the caustic editor of Critic and Guide stands for the following: "Some think that John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is a consummate hypocrite. I don't think so. I am more charitable. I think John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is a dam fool.” Wonder if Mr. Rockefeller has heard about this?
After investigating the matter Governor McDonald of Colorado, has come to the conclusion that it would be cheaper and better to enlarge the present quarters of the Insane asylum at Pueblo, rather than build a new institution of this character somewhere in the northern part of the state. Say, governor, build a new building and allow homeopaths to conduct it.
Medical Forum of Kansas City, in its March issue, says that Kraft of American Physician fame had a fall recently which resulted in his lower limbs being paralyzed and, furthermore, that it is feared the injury will be permanent. Recent reports from the seat of war state that Dr. Kraft is gaining slowly but surely with every prospect of complete recovery in the near future.
On or before May 1st, Dr. Rudolph F. Rabe, Jr., will move his offices in New York City from room 614 Fuller building to 181 East Sixty-fourth street, and in order to be able to devote more time to his rapidly-increasing office patronage, his residence from Weehawken to 1128 Bloomfield street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The Critique hopes to have one of the doctor's stirring articles for publication in the very near future.
Doctors H. R. Arndt, E. R. Bryant and J. H. Romig occupied offices in the James Flood building, San Francisco, and as that structure is numbered among those totally destroyed by the recent earthquake, it is not at all probable these gentlemen escaped without an almost complete loss of much valuable property. The Critique extends its sincerest sympathy to members of the profession in this stricken city and trusts that the lives of all have been spared for further usefulness to the cause.
The Colorado & Southern Railway, with its customary enterprise, has decided upon the electrification of its lines between Denver and Boulder. This will give the citizens of a large territory additional transportation facilities, in keeping with the rapidly increasing demands of tourist and other travel, and will relieve the strain which pushes this popular line to the limit in the summer season.
Secretary Vinland is to be complimented over the very neat and attractive program which he issued for the last meeting of the Denver Homeopatic Club, and the club is to be congratulated over the fact that it has so capable an official to look after its interests in this par. ticular respect. Dr. Vinland has a way of doing everything in a thoroughly business-like manner which is refreshing to look upon occasion. ally.
A special course of lectures were given by Kansas City Habnemann Medical College the first week of last month which were largely attended. A week of clinics added to the event and physicians from Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri were benefited thereby. It was a free doin's.
"Whiskers" or "no whiskers" is the war cry of two different political cliques in Sioux City, Iowa. The health officer of the city has whiskers which the city physician claims carry bugs and things, and the health officer says “tisn't so." The walking delegate of the barbers' union perhaps has "seen" the city physician.
The Critique has received during the past few weeks a number of letters and postal cards from members of the profession in different parts of the country expressing approval of the course taken by it in standing by Homeopathy regardless of so-called homeopathic institutions and men of our school and against the adverse influences that seem to take particular delight in circulating, in so far as their limited patronage will permit-nothing in particular, and lots of it.
The Hahnemann Periscope, San Francisco, in its most recent issue, prints pictures of the new Homeopathic hospital of that city, also of eleven of the men more directly responsible for the erection of the same. The whole "bunch" is beautiful to an alarming degree and we hope the recent affliction which overtook the Golden Gate city in no way affected either the hospital, college, or individual members of the faculty and their families, likewise the students.
According to the fifteenth paragraph of Kraft's comments upon "The Chicago Crusade" it is becoming the customary thing for students to dictate what shall and what shall not be taught in the colleges at the present time. The commercially-conducted affairs which Kraft has been hammering away at for the past ever so long, would no doubt, permit a matter of this kind to influence their conduct to the end that "any-old-thing" might be incorporated into the curriculum-just so the sweet students were satisfied. All those running pill plants for, pleasure, please raise your right hand.
The San Francisco County Homeopathic Medical Society now holds its meetings in the James Flood building, headquarters having been established there. To Dr. Arndt, president of the society-editor of Pacific Coast Journal of Homeopathy-is due most of the credit for this move and inasmuch as the location is a central one, easy of access, besides being provided with numerous accommodations, society siationery and all that sort of thing, it will, no doubt, be liberally patronized by members of the profession thereabouts.
Dr. Warren Twining, who will be remembered by the old students of the Denver Homeopathic Medical College in the days when that institution was the proud possessor of a whole "passel" of students, was a visitor in the city the latter part of March, whither he came to represent the city of Aspen in some litigation over several valuable water claims. He is mayor of that hustling city, successful physician and prominent citizen; what more could be desired? The Critique delights to tell about such people and we know his many friends will be pleased to read of his success.
The Committee on the Prevention of Tuberculosis of the Charity Organization Society of the City of New York has sent out a letter recently, which contains a lot of wholesome advice, according to an editorial comment in April Hannemannian. One very wise precaution suggested to those intending a trip to Colorado and other recognized resorts for the cure of consumption, is extremely practical and is as follows: "Unless they have at their disposal at least $250 in addition to railroad fare" people should be prevented from being sent to other states for treatment.” A whole lot of people without a penny in their pocket have pulled through all right, however, right here in Colorado.
Editor of The Critique acknowledges receipt of invitation to attend opening exercises of Hahnemann hospital, San Francisco, which took place in that city the 10th of last month. Extremely sorry that distance and other trifling drawbacks prevented our accepting the same, but we assure the profession of that hustling town, we mean the hustling profession of that town, that from the appearance of the structure, picture of which adorns the card of invitation, that they are deserving of many more nice things than we are capable of saying under the circumstances and the only reason we do not say more is that we could not say enough if we said everything there was to say. We hope no circumstances will occur wherein it will be found necessary for this institution to change its name and that homeopathy will be its drawing card indefinitely. Selah.
Persons, we mean members of the medical professon, contemplating attendance upon the meeting of the American Institute of Homeopathy at Atlantic City in September, will do well by themselves to write the editor of Medical Century, Ann Arbor, Michigan, or correspond with the business office of this reliable publication, regarding hotel accomodations and other information relative to this stirring event inasmuch as the editor in the April issue assures his readers that “our time, our energies, our facilities and our good will are yours to command." That means the publication in question will take care of you if you will just write and say what you want. The business address is No. 9 East Forty-second street, New York City. Dewey is at the Ann Arbor end of the line, AND HE IS ALL RIGHT.
“Phials,” the student body edition of the University Homeopathic Observer, (Ann Arbor, Michigan, University), is before us and speaks in loudest praise of the quality of the students of this institution and bespeaks an augmentation to the homeopathic physicians of a decidedly clever lot of medical men, if the character of their work in this particular case is to be a criterion by which to measure their future efforts in life. The mechanical part of the venture is a tip topper and the character of the contents completely "out of sight.” The whole
effort shows the students are proud of their Alma Mater and each seperate professor should heave a sigh of satisfaction at the thought of being in any way connected with such a wholesome lot of loyal boost
The extremely energetic manner in which editor T. Mitchell Burns, M. D., of the Colorado Medical Journal, expresses himself regarding the questionable methods employed by one John V. Shoemaker, M. D., convinces The Critique that there are breakers ahead for this class of contributors to "news" items in the secular press. By-the-way, Mr. Journal man, did you notice that cock-and-bull story in the Sunday edition of the Post, 15th ult.? A whole stone quarry found in a fellow's lungs. Wow!
The many friends and alumni of the Cleveland (O.) Homeopathic Medical College will be saddened to learn that the college buildings of this institution were almost completely destroyed by fire, Friday evening, March 9th. Dr. Kimmell, treasurer and custodian of the college, had the wreck so thoroughly cleared up by the second Monday following the fire that work was resumed in all the departments with only this one week's interruption. Some people piead as an excuse for slow actions, a thickness of the air in that courtry; evidently, however, the air has thinned out considerably in and about Cleveland, or else the college authorities of that burg are not susceptible to such influences. Success to them if for no other reasons than that they are hustlers.
An artist of note was lost to Denver when Mrs. William Hayden passed away on March 29th. Mrs. Hayden founded the Le Brun club and was a member of the Denver Art League, the Artists' Club, and the Friday Morning Club. Her loss is mourned by many friends.
Mrs. Hayden had lived in Denver since 1888. She was born in Franklin, Massachusetts, July 20th, 1840, and moved to Chicago at an early age with her parents. She was educated at the Dearborn Seminary, Chicago, and the Rockford Seminary, Rockford, Illinois, and early showed marked artistic abilities. This talent she cultivated and became an excellent artist, especially in the painting of flowers. Many Denver homes are adorned with specimens of her work.
Mrs. Hayden has done much for the cause of art in Denver. During the past few years Mrs. Hayden was a confirmed invalid, living in great seclusion.
Mrs. Hayden is survived by a brother, Charles E. Dickenson, of Denver, and two sisters, Miss Louise and Miss Jennie Dickenson of Chicago.-Denver Post, March 31st.
Mrs. Hayden was the mother of Mrs. Dr. Giles F. Roosevelt of this city, to whom The Critique extends most heartfelt sympathy.
"Our observation of the medical literature indicates that Echinacea is being used for mare than formerly.”—J. A. M. A., April 8, 1905.
Ecthol contains in each fluid drachm twenty-eight grains Echinacea and three grains thuja. It is put up in bottles holding twelve ounces, and any physician who has not used Ecthol can get a twelve-ounce bottle for experimental purposes by sending 25 cents to Battle & Co. to prepay express charges.