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ministering medicine. It merits a careful consideration at the hands of adherents of this school of practice and we believe will be numbered among the most important of the medical books of the year, both from a standpoint of usefulness and the extent of its distribution.
The Test Drug Proving of The "O. O. & L. Society." A re-proving of
Belladonna, being an experimental study of the pathogenic action of that drug upon the healthy human organism; conducted under the auspices of the American Homeopathic O. O. & L. society, with the indorsement and co-operation of the American Institute of Homeopathy and various state and local societies. Arranged and condensed by the general director of the proving, Howard P. Bellows, M.D., Professor of Otology and formerly Professor of Physiology in the Boston University School of Medicine. Illustrated. Price, $5.00, prepaid.
This volume contains 638 pages devoted to the subject of re-proving and includes much history, a number of forms employed in the proving besides numerous narratives and synopses of the same. Added to this is an appendix to which is assigned the address of the President of the re-proving committee, Doctor Bellows, an article on the future of drug. proving and numerous illustrative plates.
A lack of time prevents a very careful consideration of the contents in general, but outside the detail work of the provers very little information is to be derived beyond what may be found in any of our old text books upon this subject. If every remedy in the entire homeopathic materia medica should be subjected to this process, even by eliminating the preliminary preparation in each case, a complete set of books upon this subject would require shelf room far beyond the ability of the average physician to provide and as a means of ready reference would be absolutely unwieldy. We have no doubt but it is the intention of those who so thoroughly approve the reproving of the homeopathic materia medica, that after the same is entirely gone over that some clever compatriot will come to the rescue and arrange the same in a manner quite as convenient as Kent's publication and many others equally as much used, or, maybe this objection will be overcome by the re-proving of homeopathic remedies, as in this case, in sections to suit the “specialists,” so that the members of each would only have to pro vide him or herself with a “reasonable amount" of what would be considered, eventually, "rubbish." The work shows a careful consideration of the subject and has been carried on under the watchful eye of a master, but in our opinion the "catch” is of not enough importance to homeopathy in general to warrant its continuation along similar lines pursued in the foregoing.
THE COLORADO STATE HOMEOPATHIC SOCIETY.
We are very sorry that the report of this meeting sent in by one of the members was entirely too much elaborated for publishing purposes, especially as the pages of The Critique at the present time are inadequate to supply the demands made upon them for space.
The meeting, however, was an unusually harmonious one and was well attended; the papers presented were productive of much intelligent discussion and as the President gave free rein to the remarks, these often-so I learn-bordered upon the belligerent, of course, of a mild sort. "Shall the Distinctive Name, Homeopathy, Stand?” was the inquiring title of President Peck's address, and at its conclusion the general comment was one of approval of the affirmative stand taken by the retiring officer.
The election of officers, which followed the address, resulted in the following selections:
President, F. A. Faust, M. D., Colorado Springs.
The administrative council for the forthcoming year is composed of the following doctors: W. J. King, J. B. Brown, J. P. Willard, all of Denver; W. C. Allen, Colorado Springs; E. A. Dabney, Fort Collins; S. L. Blair, Trinidad; E. P. Greene, Arvada.
The Board of censors, Doctors Stewart, Burr, Kinley, Allen, Greene and W. J. King.
Two new members were added to the list and one was dropped for unprofessional conduct.
The meeting was well attended and was very satisfying to those who participated in the event.
One of the Denver daily papers published alleged free-hand draw. ings of some of the most active members, and several victims selected for sketch purposes have just cause for complaint, especially Dr. Dake.
THE INTERNATIONAL HAHNEMANNIAN ASSOCIATION.
By Rudolph F. Rabe, M. D., Hoboken, New Jersey. This association, now in its twenty-seventh year, held its annual meeting at Atlantic City, New Jersey, just prior to the convention of the American Institute of Homeopathy, on September 7th and 8th, President Close occupying the chair. The attendance was most gratifying, proving the society to be in a healthful and flourishing condition. The president's address took for its theme "Degeneration," and
admonished the members to be ever active in the upbuilding and preservation of the fundamental truths of Homeopathy. Interesting reports of the condition of Homeopathy in Sweden by Dr. Axtell, and of that in India by Dr. Ghose, were read by the secretary. From Dr. H. W. Schwartz in Japan was received a long account of medical work in that country, where Homeopathy seems as yet to have made little headway, being under the ban of the Japanese government.
Dr. W. P. Wesselhoeft of Boston sent a long letter dealing with the history of the I. H. A. and giving his vivid recollections of many of the departed members who were among the early pioneers of Homeopathy in this country. The bureaus were as usual well filled with papers, most of them of a high order of merit and productive of much instructive discussion. Indeed, attendance upon a session of the I. H. A. is in itself a brief yet important post-graduate course. Throughout the whole meeting the members disclosed an earnestness in the discussions together with a sincere desire for mutual helpfulness that was decidedly refreshing and inspiriting.
A growing and commendable custom with I. H. A, members is that of attending the meeting of the A. I. H. Most of the members are also enrolled in the Institute, where their influence is yearly becoming greater, in the betterment of homeopathic principles and practice. Prejudice and intolerance are rapidly giving way to enlightened judg. ment and broad acceptance of truths without the slightest sacrifice of any of the long-established principles, for the maintenance of which this association was founded. To be a member of this body is an honor to the physician and a badge of his sincerity of purpose and purity of practice as a follower of Hahnemann.
MINNEAPOLIS AND THE NORTHWEST.
By Norman M. Smith, M. D., Minneapolis, Minn. The work of the Minneapolis Red Cross Corps during the grand encampment of the G. A. R. was most successful. It was all volunteer work, the members for the most part being Sons of Veterans, who organized to meet this emergency. On the day of parade two physicians with several Red Cross assistants, were placed along the line of march from one to two blocks apart. Each of these stations had special telephone service, all Red Cross messages having right-of-way. The wide streets of Minneapolis made the automobile ambulance service possible, and the twelve machines in use, with expert drivers, gave quick service with no accident; veterans and others who became ill were given first aid by a "station" physician and were often receiving expert treatment in one of the emergency hospitals within four minutes. The noble work of the Red Cross is to be formally rec
ognized and a permanent order formed which will be ready for duty as occasion requires.
Dr. B. H. Ogden of St. Paul attended the American Institute.
Dr. D. W. Hornung is spending his vacation in southern Minnesota.
Dr. J. D. Waller of Eden Prairie attended clinics at the City Hospital.
Dr. G. P. Connelly of Prior Lake, Minnesota, visited in Minneapoiis on the 12th of August.
Dr. O. K. Richardson is disposing of surplus energy in the gold fields of Alaska. He will be away from home duties for six weeks.
Dr. H. V. Halbert of Chicago delivered the peni lecture on the 17th of August to the medical students of the Homeopathic Depart. ment, University of Minnesota.
Dr. J. F. Crane of Anoka, Dr. George P. Page of Elk River, Dr. L. A. Williams of Slayton and Dr. G. W. C. Fowler of Aberdeen, South Dakota, visited the State Fair two weeks ago.
Dr. H. C. Aldrich attended the American Institute at Atlantic City. Before returning to Minneapolis he will visit hospitals in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington and other eastern cities.
Dr. Asa Stearns Wilcox contemplates purchasing an automobile of the low gear type. He expects to take the speed record away from Dr. W. B. Roberts, who has not been arrested for fast driving for two weeks.
Dr. W. H. Leonard, who has practiced Homeopathy in Minneapolis for over fifty years, is still as cheerful and ambitious as the youngest of his colleagues. Although nearly eighty-one years old and suffering acute physical pain at times, he attends to his usual professional duties, and none but his closest friends know what a heroic fight he is making against disease. A life such as the good doctor lives, so full of generous deeds and noble thoughts, is an inspiration to all who know him. Why cannot the world bring forth more of this type of manhood?
Sept. 14, 1906.
By A. H. Grimmer, M. D., Chicago, III. On the 1st of October "Old Hahnemann" will begin the first semester for 1906, and the faculty have planned a curriculum never before offered to the student of medicine; and, better still, they have selected for the various departments men fully competent to carry out the announced schedule.
To a broad and deep knowledge of general medicine and surgery, taught by strong and representative men, will be added a thorough
-рәш итәуеш рив цdosotqd oчedoәшоц ю әзрә[моия (водоеd рue ica, expounded by a group of men whose names are known wherever the banner of similiæ waves. Cowperthwaite, Kent and Blackwood will lecture and demonstrate each in his own convincing and characteristic way the doctrine of law versus chaos in medicine. The student true to his alma mater and to the teachings of these masters should go forth better equipped to heal the sick than the graduate of any other medical institution in the world.
Dr. F. H. Honberger is enjoying a much needed rest for three weeks before college opens.
Dr. W. H. Wilson, our genial registrar, enjoyed an eight-day vacation across the lake recently.
Dr. Isabella Nair of Fort Atchinson, Wisconsin, visited the college before returning to her home.
Dr. A. H. Gordon and wife have returned from a four weeks' trip at Washington and near summer resorts.
Dr. and Mrs. Metcalf and baby are enjoying a visit at the home of the doctor's parents in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Dr. B. Haseltine joined the ranks of the benedicts on August 25th last, and has just returned from an extended honeymoon trip.
Dr. E, C. Gaffney, senior house physician at Hahnemann Hospital, has completed his services and is leaving for a much-needed rest.
Dr. Mary E. Hanks has returned from a very enjoyable trip at Meadville, Pennsylvania, the home of the doctor's mother and brother.
Dr. George F. Shears, the worthy president of our college, will return about the last of September from an extensive trip through Europe.
The students are beginning to return, some for the last time, others to spend four years at the founts of medical knowledge tbat will make them worthy practitioners.
Dr. E. A. Moulton, one of the stars of '06, is located at 1487 Wellington avenue, Chicago, Illinois, and is coming up to the expectations of his many friends and admirers in every way.
Dr. W. H. Whitlock, '06, who is serving as interne at the Metropolitan Hospital, New York, passed through the city recently after burying his mother, In this hour of deep affliction the doctor has our sincere sympathy.
Dr, C. C. Thomas and Dr. Flora V. Tibbitts, both of the class of '06, are busy fixing up their office at 1956 North Halsted street, Chicago, for the reception of the large and growing number of patients who are sure to be attracted to them.
Dr. R. H. Street is another one of nature's noblemen to surrender his freedom for the ever-changing joys of married existence, and if the doctor is only half as happy as he appears to be, he would make a most valuable advertisement for some progressive matrimonial bureau.