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address before the Colorado Homeopathic Society at it's last meeting we will say that this includes those who believe in pills in preference to prayer for the suppression of pain; the allopath, and those of our own immediate family, the Homeopaths—"high" or “low" it makes little difference.
APATHY—There appears to be a peculiar bug working in the ranks of the Homeopathic profession in general which has been given the name of “apathy” by such scientific gentlemen as Kraft and a few others. There does not appear to be any doubt but what the diagnosis is correct. There is an insensibility to the fact that homeopathic remedies are relegated to the rear by the big guns of the profession who write text books to guide students along the straight and narrow path of homeopathy; an indifference as to wether they set even a working example; an unconcern as to what the laity and the profession think about it; a stoicism under fire worthy of a more heroic situation; a supineness and sluggishness amounting to absolute contempt for the law as promulgated by the immortal Hahnemann, whichif no other reason existed-might account for the falling off in attendance at many of our colleges and the loss of prestige and position among the homeopaths of the country. Apathy is the correct conclusion, all right, all right; but what's the use? Kraft, in his December leader, “Is Barkis Willing!" says we are all miserable hypocrites, and that those who pretend so much in publice are the very worst ever, in their private practice. Is the esteemed brother at Cleveland, Ohio, correct?
COLORADO AGAINST THE WORLD-The proposition to establish homes in Colorado, to be maintained by states in the East, in which consumptives may be treated at a nominal cost, and with every likelihood of ultimate cure, is being urged by many medical magazines in the East and already several states
have started active operations leading towards the adoption of this method. Besides the fact of it being in every way practical it would tend to relieve the congested condition of the pulmonary department of the numerous hospitals, thus lessening the chances for contagion—if there are any—besides giving the patients the advantage of the much recommended change of climate; it would also place them under the care of specialists who have had an opportunity to study the great white plague in it's every attitude. An Indiana home will shortly be begun near Colorado Springs; Texas and Virginia have taken steps to follow suit and only last month the Kentucky Home Association was incorporated in Denver, articles having been filed with the secretary of state on the 12th of the month. The association has for its object the buying of a tract of land and the erection of a sanitarium and hospital thereon at a cost of not less than $150,000 where consumptives from Kentucky can come and be cured. Truly Colorado is in a position to be of benefit to the entire world. Come to Colorado.
NEW JERSEY STATE HOMEOPATHIC MEDICAL SOCIETY.
The fifty-second semi-annual meeting of the New Jersey Society was held at the Chalfonte hotel, Atlantic City, on October 3d and 4th. The session was called to order at 3:30 p. m. by, the president, Dr. Edward S. Sheldon of Collingswood. The first vice president, Dr. Edwin De Baun, then took the chair and Dr. Sheldon read the address of the president. He urged that the society devote its activities to the securing of new members and continuing its old, and that all give more attention to the presenting of papers and to the attending of the society meetings. He advised that the younger men be given more to do and urged to take the lead. And he concluded by an inspiring appeal for all to join in promoting the society's interests.
The reports of the secretaries and treasurers showed the society to be in a flourishing condition. The legislative committee reported that legislation had been carefully watched and no bills adverse to the interests of homeopathy had been passed. Upon request from the State Board of Medical Examiners, a special committee, consisting of one member from each county, was appointed to co-operate with the regular legislative committee. The design of this action is to keep up the standard of requirements for license to practice medicine in the state.
The fee bill, adopted two years ago, which gives a complete schedule of the fees to be charged for all calls, treatments or operations was ordered printed and sent to all members of the society. It was decided to continue holding two meetings a year. The regular annual meeting will be held at Trenton on May 1, 1906.
The necrologist, Dr. Wallace McGeorge, reported the death of Herman A. Newbold, M, D., of Morristown.
The board of censors recommended the names of fourteen physicians and these were elected as members. Those admitted were Drs. Percy L. Brown, W. J. Barret, Frank H. Brown, W. L DeLap, Oliver Grimshaw, P. . Krichbaum, E. S. Hallinger, Charles S. Mills, Charles T. Palmer, B. B. Powell, E. R. Richie, O. W. Thomas, Nathan Thomas, Thomas Youngman. Dr. Ella P. Upham, the second vice president, presided over the scientific session. Papers were presented by Wallace McGeorge, M. D., Camden, on “The Versatility of Hepar Sulphur." Edward Rushmore, M. D., Plainfield, on “Mental and Cerebral Symptoms of Hepar.” Caldwell Morrison, M. D., Newark, on “Hepar Sulphur in Skin and Gland Affections.” H. C. Garrison, M. D., Camden, on "Some Characteristics of Baptisia." Clinton C. Straughn, M. D., Matawan, on “Adenoids." Charles F. Adams, M. D., Hackensack, on "Applications of the High Frequency Current,” and Bradford W. Give eans, M. D., on "Aetiology and Treatment of Diphtheria.”
The ladies in attendance were entertained by a luncheon at Galen hall and a chair ride on the famous “board walk." On the evening
of Wednesday the members and visitors were given the freedom of the Steel Pier, where they enjoyed the balmy sea-air, the hunter's moon and the sonorous strains of the Royal Italian band and led by its longhaired, strenuous conductor, Vessella.
Attractive exhibits were given in the hotel corridar by Horlick's Malted Milk Company; Welch's Grape Juice Company; Kress & Owen, who dispense Glyco-thymoline; the Lackawanna Dairy Company, who gave samples of Lange's Tissue Food; and John G. Haberle, the eastern agent of Halsey Bros. and the Chicago Pharmacal Company.
VIRTUE RUNNING WILD.
The sentiment which underlies the present efforts of certain worthy medical men to protect the profession from imposition and to make our therapy clean, reliable and trustworthy, is entirely laudable and commendable. The extent to which some of these gentlemen are permitting their enthusiasm to carry them is lamentable. The judg. ment passed upon many of the pharmaceutical preparations which have stood the test of time for years in the practices of thousands of successful medical men has seemed hasty and ill advised. To one who is prejudiced in neither direction, who endeavors to look at the matter with perfect fairness, it is very questionable if it is right that a small faction of the American Medical Association should use the organ owned by all of the members to condemn or detract from the reputation of long-established pharmaceutical preparations, many of which are used regularly by a large part of the membership of the association. The manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical preparations is and must be commercial in its character. It can never be strictly professional. The average preparation which has been used by medical men of intelligence for years with good results must have something in its favor, even if its manufacturers are not willing to conduct their business exactly as we may wish to dictate. I have no desire to uphold in any way the secret medical nostrum, but I question as a matter of fairness the propriety of attacking any welltried preparation until it is demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that the members of the association are opposed rather than being users of the preparation in question. Those who have been placed in positions of power—which may be used for the accomplishment of evil as well as good-should appreciate that such an office is one of trust and there should be an effort to carry out the will and wish of the majority rather than to be led by personal prejudice or petty motives.-G. T. F. in the Chicago Clinic and Pure Water Journal.
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Volume thirteen, number one.
Dewey, of Medical Century, was guest of honor at a peach-bolo at Sidney, Ohio, November 10th.
Dr. Charles C. Rowley will occupy offices with Dr. J. Wylie Anderson in the Steele block from henceforth.
Dr. N. B. Delamater, Chicago, Illinois, tells all about "Homeopathic Apathy" in November Medical Visitor.
Dr. James C. King recently remembered Hohnemann Hospital, Chicago, by donating that institution $10,000.
Thirteen may be a badluck number, but if it is, The Critique will have to stand it, as this is the opening chapter of volume 13 of this publication.
Collier's Weekly and the Ladies' Home Journal were resoluted into popularity recently by the Southern California Homeopathic Society. How sweet.
The Minois Homeopathic Medical Association is talking of establishing an official journal. There is room for a Homeopathic publication in that state.
Owing to the re-election of Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco recently, the Homeopathic profession in general has just cause for rejoicing and congratulations.