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In order that the world may be convinced of its sincerity in declaring all other institutions amongrel" as to their homeopathy, Hering College of Chicago has eliminated Kent's text books from its list. A little bad business there.
An Illinois editor remarks: "In spite of the doctors, we believe that the strawberry does not drive as many crazy as does the peach in the white shirt waist." Do you refer to the "peekaboo" or just plain variety of shirt waist?
Dr. Burton Hazeltine joined the ranks of the benedicts the 25th of last month, having married Mrs. Mary Parshall on that date. The Critique, with many others, join in wishing the happy couple all sorts and sizes of success and happiness.
The decided difference in the opinions of Editor Dewey of Medical Century and Editor Bartlett of Hahnemannian Monthly regarding the question of amalgamation of the schools of medicine make interesting reading. Bully for Bartlett, however.
In looking over the announcement of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, among the alumni we notice the names of Dr. E. H. King and Dr. S. S. Smyth, both graduates in the class of 1867. Say, that was a good while ago, brother.
The New Pacific Coast Journal of Homeopathy says that “Napa county, California, has passed an ordinance exacting a license of $1 yearly from professional people, physicians included,” and very properly inquires "What next?" Give it up.
We made a very decided mistake in last issue of The Critique re garding the class of patients who might find favor and entertainment at the Elliott ranch. Should have read non-tubercular patients instead of tubercular. The ranch is all right.
The editor of Clinique, Chicago, declares that his publication was never guilty of presuming even that it might become the official organ of the American Institute; that its modesty, if nothing else, would prevent that calamity. Modesty, did you say?
If one were to judge whether the homeopathic doctors of the Pacific coast had lost heart or not, all they would need to convince them to the contrary would be to read a communication from Dr. H. R. Arndt such as appeared in last issue of Medical Century.
Everyone is so busy in San Francisco since the fire and quake that no one has had time to think of committing suicide even. Only three events of this character have been pulled off since the great shake-up, a falling off very materially from the old order of voluntary outgoing.
According to Medical Counselor, the Board of Health of Mount Vernon, New York, has passed an ordinance against crowing of roosters, cackling of hens and quacking of ducks. Owners of the animals are responsible. Of all the fool "boards,” this one is foolest of the fools.
Mr. G. L. Leonard, Wichita, Kansas, was stricken suddenly with typhoid fever on a Moffat road excursion recently, and it was only by persistent work and exceptional skill on the part of a certain Denver doctor that he lives to tell the tale. Rot and rats! Is this “regular," Brother Blaine?
Chicago doctors of the homeopathic faith will travel to Atlantic City in a special train which the “Pennsylvania” will provide for that purpose. Persons from this territory can secure accommodations on the same train by consulting George Hull, general agent for this company in Denver. Look up his address in the directory.
The announcement of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Chicago is before us and looms up in a manner quite creditable to an institution having so much “mongrel” homeopathy attributed to it. Medical Century published, in its August edition, a “program of the department of materia medica of Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, Ill.," which looked pretty good to us.
Dr. Frank P. Foster, in an editorial in New York Medical Journal, objects to waiters using the same napkins in wiping knives, forks, plates, etc., with which they wipe their hands, face and shoes, and with which they blow their nose. We can see where some limit will have to be placed upon the use of this necessary article. But do such things really occur in far-away New York, doctor?
Medical Counselor of Detroit draws a composite picture of the Denver philanthropists who refused the aid of $5,000,000 from John D. for the Juvenile Improvement Association. We would reproduce the word drawing if it was correct, but someone has been stringing the Counselor man, as no such amount has ever been offered by the Cleveland Croesus, consequently no refusal has been made.
"You can't wipe out the independent journal without getting the permission of the independent editor and the independent doctor, its reader. There will be things for him to say-wrongs to right, excesses to be abated, injustice to be fought reforms to be advocated-till medical science has been swept off the footstool by the triumphant dominion of the millennium.”—American Journal of Clinical Medicine.
A man who recently celebrated his one-hundred-and-first birthday in Brooklyn, attributed his advanced age to the fact of his having “drank plenty of beer, wine and whisky, not having overtaxed his thinking machine, smoking all he wanted to and not having worried; doing everything regularly and never in excess, and playing with the children one hour a day.” This is not given as advice by us-try it if you want to, however,
Denver, Colo., Aug. 15.—Dr. Frank E. Waxham inserted a legal notice in the papers warning persons who held bridge whist debts against his wife that he would refuse to pay them if presented to him.
Mrs. Waxham explained the matter by saying: “My husband and I are agreed that this is the best course. I have been rather injudicious in my investments and, like the majority, I 'got soaked.'"Press Dispatch to Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin.
Nothing but homeopathic internes will be taken in at the Chicago Emergency Hospital in the future, notwithstanding this institution is owned and controlled by members of the old school. Dr. Harkness, who does the “Chicago Notes” for Medical Century, is responsible for this statement and gives as the reason: “This class of graduates give so much better satisfaction and are more practical.” Are they allowed to develop or demonstrate any homeopathy at this institution, doctor?
It was a sight soothing to sore eyes to see "The New Pacific Coast Journal of Homeopathy” on our exchange table. The same sturdy purpose to uphold homeopathy which has ever monifested itself in the conductment of this journal still shows forth and guarantees a continuance of this sort of service in the future. The Critique was one of many to forward its little $2 in order to secure this publication and it feels that there is no question about getting the worth of its money. Success to the new Pacific Coast Journal of Homeopathy and the homeopathic profession of that glorious country say we.
Our friend, J. M. Blaine, editor of Colorado Medicine, made a trip to the mountains the fore part of last month and remained away from business until the 27th. During his short stay in the mountains several streams were stripped of game fish and it will be wholly unnecessary for anyone to visit the scenes his success in the piscatorial line for some time to come, inasmuch as he completely exhausted the game. (Almost.) A grasshopper at one end of the line and a Denver doctor at the other often do great damage to the fish industry of a state and this particular instance is no exception to the rule.
Editor of The Critique is pleased to acknowledge a very pleasant visit from Dr. Dake, the newly-elected registrar of the Denver Homeopathic Medical College. Besides being thus honored, the doctor is one of the prominent homeopathic physicians of Denver with a rapidly growing practice, is a most charming gentleman to meet and one whose personality will go far towards making friends for the institution he so ably represents. Without any intention to brag or bolster up a heretofore bad prospect, the doctor assured us that the future of the college never appeared more bright than at the present time, present indications pointing to a largely increased attendance in all classes during the coming term.
The twenty-first annual meeting of the Colorado Homeopathic So ciety will convene at Masonic Temple, Denver, Colorado, the 4th and 5th of the present month. Program just received shows a most excellent assortment of scientific material, from which the homeopaths of Colorado may receive inspiration and encouragement. Secretary Brown and the society are to be congratulated over the fact of having issued one of the neatest and most complete documents in the way of a program that it has even been our good fortune to receive relative to this association. The meeting, no doubt, will be a successful one from every point of view.
Dr. Connell, health commissioner of Omaha, Nebraska, visited Denver recently and was very much surprised to learn that out of a total of 335 cases of typhoid in this city last year there was only thirty-two deaths. Dr. Sharpley, our health commissioner, made his stay bearable by giving full freedom to his investigations of methods in vogue in the Denver Health Department, many of which he will put into active operation in Omaha. Nothing like them, doctor.
The Park Avenue Hospital people are to be congratulated upon the selection of Miss Margaret Hutchinson as head nurse of that in. stitution, the choice being a recent action of those in charge thereof. Miss H. is a graduate of one of the prominent institutions in the East, has had considerable practical experience, having been employed by physicians of all schools of practice in Denver during the past two years, during which time she has given the utmost satisfactiton, and if she uses the tact and discretion with which she is so abundantly endowed, will bring additional honors to herself and much additional business to the Park Avenue, nee Denver Homeopathic, Hospital. The position is a perilous one, owing to peculiar conditions existing, but we believe Miss Hutchinson will be able to straighten out matters in a manner not shown in that institution for some time. Success to her.
This office was favored recently by a pleasant call from Mr. F. H. Montgomery, representing the Malt-Nutrine department of the Anheuser Busch Brewing Association, St. Louis, Missouri. Malt-Nutrine is a preparation, the purity of which no one need fear, inasmuch as anything bearing the Anheuser-Busch coat of arms has an established reputation for reliability and is willing to travel upon its merits alone. Mr. W. C. Metzgar, former general agent of the Wabash lines in this city, has been appointed agent of the association in Denver, owing to the death of Major Suess, which assures the patrons of this old established and intensely popular firm a continuance of courteous treatment and the customary high grade of goods heretofore handled in this territory, as well as all parts of the world. Malt-Nutrine has a most excellent reputation as a medicinal preparation of high order and is very much recommended by the medical profession.
Our friend, Merrill Lilburn, M. D., paid us a very pleasant visit one of the many warm days the fore part of last month, and was disposed to be displeased at a report which the secular press had cir. culated regarding a difference he had had with his friend, Judge Lindsey, in which it was stated he had either been fired from the position of chief probation officer or had resigned. Dr. Merrill assured us that the pleasant relations which had existed between himself and the judge still remained intact, and, while he had resigned the position of chief probation officer, that this course was made necessary from the fact of his intended return to the study of medicine. He will take a cours at the Northwestern Univ sity of Chicago, which will be followed by a p. g. at Hahnemann, Chicago. The officers and students of the latter institution will find Merrill all right and when he finishes at this school we feel sure that homeopathy will have added another good physician of the right sort to its ranks. Success to Merrill.
A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Prescription Writings, with essential reference to the physiological action of drugs, based on the eighth revision of the U. S. Pharmacopæa, including, also, many unofficial remedies, by Samuel 0. L. Potter, M. D., M. R. C. P., London. Seventh edition, revised and enlarged. P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1906.
This is one of the many of a series of books gotten out by this firm and the mere fact of its name being connected therewith is sufficient guarantee that the work itself is of a high order of excellence. The arrangement is perfect and the text covers the topics so thoroughly and completely as to make the work of great value to both student and practitioner.
Ecthol is an agent that is gaining great popularity by reason of its wide range of usefulness. It contains the active principle of echinacea which is an old remedy. A recent number of the Chicago Year Book states that the prompt results gained from it have caused all writers to express themselves with such apparent extravagance as to really retard the introduction of this agent to the profession at large. In summing up, the statement is made that "it will yet establish for itself, by its inherent valuable therapeutic properties, with the entire profession, a fixed and permanent place." Ecthol is anti-purulent and a corrector of all dyscrasia of the fluids. It is used locally and internally. The dose is a teaspoonful four to eight times daily. It is useful in septicemia and all cases of blood poisoning from whatsoever cause. It is excellent for erysipelas, carbuncles, abscesses, boils, sores, ulcers, gangrene and as a gargle in diphtheria and putrid sore throat.-W. T. Marrs, M. D. in the Medical Summary.
THE RATIONALE OF THE USE OF IRON IN THE TREATMENT OF
It is a singular yet significant fact that, with the exception of a single disease, there is always a slight diversity of opinion among physicians as to which one of a number of agents exercises the greatest curative influence upon a given disorder.
The one exception is phthisis. The entire profession is united in the conviction that pure air more than any other one factor exerts a controlling influence upon the development of phthisical manifestations. Indeed, physicians concur in the opinion that, with the proper quality and quantity of atmosphere, this most widespread and fatal of all human maladies can oftentimes be cured.
While the beneficial influences of climate upon phthisical individuals has long been recognized by the profession, a perfect understand