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Von Bergmann's Surgery. A System of Practical Surgery. By Drs. E. von Bergmann, of Berlin, P. von Bruns, of Tübingen, and J. von Mikulicz, of Breslau. Edited by William T. Bull, M.D., Professor of Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), New York. To be complete in five imperial octavo volumes, containing 4000 pages, 1600 engravings and 110 full-page plates in colors and monochrome. Sold by subscription only. Per volume, cloth, $6.00; leather, $7.00; half Morocco, $7.50, net. Volume II just ready. 820 pages, 321 engravings, 24 plates. The second volume of this splendid work appears so promptly that the purchasers of the first volume no doubt will be considerably surprised, for in these several volume works it is not an unusual experience to be compelled to wait several months between volumes. That it is a decided advantage to have the volumes come rapidly is unquestionable, since the subscribers to the work will thus secure a complete exposition of modern surgery before the progress of science in this line has caused any one of the volumes to in any wise lose its freshness. This work has been translated into Spanish and Italian, these translations having been made from the first German edition, and since the translation into English was made from the second edition, American surgeons have an advantage over the readers of the other translations in that their translation is more recent.

Under the able editorial supervision of Dr. William T. Bull, than whom there is no better known surgeon, the corps of experienced surgeons who have translated this work have added much to its value to American surgeons by giving those methods of practice which have gained preference in America as an extra feature. There also have been added many illustrations and colored plates. This volume considers the neck, thorax and spinal column.

Musser's Medical Diagnosis. New (5th) edition. A Practical Treatise on Medical Diagnosis for Students and Practitioners, by John H. Musser, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania; Physician to the Philadelphia and Presbyterian Hospitals; Consulting Physician to the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia and to the West Philadelphia Hospital for Women, to the Rush Hospital for Consumptives and the Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia; Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Member of the Association of American Physicians; President of the American Medical Association, etc. New (5th) edition, revised and enlarged. In one octavo volume of 1213 pages, with 395 engravings and 63 colored plates. Cloth, $6.50; leather, $7.50; half Morocco, $8.00, net. Lea Brothers & Co., publishers, Philadelphia and New York.

Undoubtedly this is the most complete work of its kind published. It treats of that most essential feature of medicine, diagnosis, and its voluminous consideration of every phase of this subject gives it a very comprehensive scope indeed.

The book is now in its fifth edition, and those who possess a copy of the last edition before this, will note many changes, which will no doubt prove acceptable. There has been a change made in the arrangement of its text, which will aid in arriving at a diagnosis in actual practice, and the entire work has been rewritten. The number of illustrations has been nearly doubled, and fourteen new colored plates added, making the total number of such plates sixty-three. This work will be found very serviceable to every practitioner.

International Clinics. A Quarterly of Illustrated Clinical Lectures and Especially Prepared Original Articles on Treatment, Surgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Hygiene, aud other Topics of Interest to Students and Practitioners. By Leading Members of the Medical Profession Throughout the World. Edited by A. O. J. Kelly, A.M.,M. D., Philadelphia, with the Collaboration of Wm. Osler, M.D., Baltimore, J. B. Murphy, M.D., Chicago, John G. Clark, M.D., Phlladelphia, J .W. Ballantyne, M.D., Edinburg, Edmund Landolt, M.D., Paris, John H. Musser, M.D., Philadelphia, A. McPhedran, M.D., Toronto, James Stewart, M.D., Montreal, Thomas M. Rotch, M.D., Boston, James J. Walsh, M.D., New York, John Harold, M.D., London, Richard Kretz, M.D., Vienna. With Regular Correspondents in Montreal, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Leipsig, Brussels and Carlsbad. Volume I. Fourteenth Series, 1904. Published by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia.

International Clinics starts out exceedingly well for its fourteenth series, vol. ume one of this series presenting more than the usual amount of interesting contributions. In the various departments of treatment, medicine, surgery, gynecol. ogy and neurology there are a number of meritorious articles, and the department of the progress of medicine gives an accurate summary of the work contributed to medical literature during the period of 1903. International Clinics is an investment that will prove profitable to any practitioner.

Obstetrics for Nurses. By Joseph B. De Lee, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics in the Northwestern University Medical Schooi, Chicago; Lecturer in the Nurses' Training Schools of Mercy, Wesley, Provident, Cook County, and Chicago Lying-in Hospitals. 12 mo. of 460 pages, fully illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Company, 1904. Cloth, $2.50 net. Obstetric nursing is a very important portion of the duties which come to the professional nurse, and to be thoroughly competent in this work it is necessary that a thorough comprehension of the various phases of the conduct of labor be understood. A work of this character can do much toward supplying the desired information, and Dr. De Lee is exceedingly well qualified for such authorship. He carries the reader through the subjects of the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system, nursing during the puerperium, the pathology of pregnancy, labor, and puerperium, and besides contributes an appendix full of valuable correlated matter. Nurses will find this book of great help to them in the mastering of the details of the subject of obstetrics which are requisite to the successful practice of their calling.

Tuley's Epitome of Pediatrics. A Manual for Students and Practitioners. By Henry Enos Tuley, A.B., M.D., Professor of Obstetrics in the Medical Department of Kentucky University, Louisville, Ky. In one 12mo volume of 266 pages with 33 engravings. Cloth, $1.00, net. Lea Brothers & Co., publishers, Philadelphia and New York, 1903.

In this work Professor Tuley has epitomized a broad subject in a thoroughly adequate manner. He neglects no necessary detail in the whole subject of pediatrics from the moment of birth to adolescence, and the student will find herein ample consideration of the anatomy, development, care and examination of infants, the therapeutics peculiar to that age and the feeding of infants and older children, which are in the first portion of the book, and the various diseases and their treatment, which are found in the latter portion. It is a practical and useful little work.

The Practical Medicine Series of Year Books. Comprising Ten Volumes on the Year's Progress in Medicine and Surgery. Issued monthly under the General Editorial Charge of Gustavus P. Head, M.D., Professor of Laryngol. ogy and Rhinology, Chicago Post-Graduate Medical School. Volume IV. Gynecology. Edited by Emilius C. Dudley, A.M., M.D., Professor of Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School; Gynecologist to St. Luke's and Wesley Hospitals, Chicago, and William Healy, A.B., M.D., Instructor in Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School. March, 1904. Published by the Year Book Publishers, 40 Dearborn Street, Chicago.

Of the various year books, this series of little volumes has become one of the most popular. The present volume reviews the field of progress in gynecology, and its two able editors have compiled a work that should prove very useful to authors and practitioners who desire to keep in touch with progressive medicine.

Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacy. Specially designed for the use of Practitioners and Medical, Pharmaceutical, Dental, and Veterinary Students. By E. Stanton Muir, PH.G., V.M.D., Instructor in Comparative Materia Medica and Pharmacy in the University of Pennsylvania. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Crown octavo, 192 pages, interleaved throughout. Bound in extra cloth, $2.00, net. F. A. Davis Company, publishers, 1914-16 Cherry street, Philadelphia, Pa.

The combination of the subjects of materia medica and pharmacy in one volume is always acceptable, for they are allied subjects, and should be studied constantly. Dr. Muir has succeeded in producing a work which has gained not a little popularity, and this has been done largely through the very practical nature of the book, which strives to present essential facts and eliminate superfluous material. The result has been a work which does not possess the disadvantage of being too voluminous, yet it is ample in its treatment of its subject matter. The work will commend itself particularly to students, since it is the product of the mind of an active teacher, and one who thoroughly understands their needs.

The Medical News Pocket Formulary. By E. Quin Thornton, M.D., Assistant Professor of Materia Medica in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. New (sixth) edition. Leather, wallet shape for the pocket. $1.50, net. Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia and New York, 1904. No formulary is better known to the medical profession than Professor Thornton's, and the appearance of each successive issue of this handy volume is anticipated with pleasure. This edition has been brought up to date, and presents an exceedingly valuable collection of prescriptions and useful information.

Announcement.

Messrs. W. B. Saunders & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., announce for early publication, the following:

NOTHNAGEL'S PRACTICE OF MEDICINE:

Tuberculosis and Acute General Miliary Tuberculosis. By Dr. G. Cornet, of Berlin. Edited, with additions, by Walter B. James, M.D., of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Handsome octavo of 806 pages. Cloth, $5.00 net; half Morocco, $6.00 net.

Diseases of the Intestines and Peritoneum. By Dr. Herman Nothnagel, of Vienna. Edited, with additions, by Humphrey D. Rollestone, M.D., F.R.C.P., St. George's Hospital, London. Octavo volume of 1032 pages, containing 20 insert plates. Cloth, $5.00 net; half Morocco, $6.00 net.

Epilepsy and its Treatment. By Wm. P. Spratling, M.D., Medical Superintendent of the Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea, N. Y. Octavo volume of 528 pages, illlustrated.

A Text-Book of Pathology. By Joseph McFarland, M.D., of the MedicoChirurgical College, Philadelphia. Octavo volume of about 800 pages,

beautifully illustrated, including a number in colors.

The Vermiform Appendix and its Diseases. By Howard A. Kelly, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Handsome octavo of about 800 pages, superbly illustrated with over 400 entirely original illustrations, including several lithographic plates.

Clinical Diagnosis. By L. Napoleon Boston, M.D., Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia. Octavo volume of 525 pages, containing 200 illustrations, including 25 colored plates.

A Hand-book of Surgery. By Frederic S. Griffith, M.D., of New York. 12mo. of about 450 pages, with 300 illustrations. Bound in flexible leather. Diseases of the Liver. By Humphrey D. Rollestone, M.D., F.R.C.P., of St. George's Hospital, London. Octavo volume of about 1000 pages, beautifully illustrated, including a number of colored plates.

A Text-Book of Legal Medicine. By Frank Winthrop Draper, A.M., M.D., of Harvard University Medical School, Boston, Mass. Handsome octavo of nearly 600 pages, fully illustrated.

A Text-Book of Materia Medica: Including Laboratory Exercises in the Histologic and Chemical Examination of Drugs. By Robert A. Hatcher, PH. G., M.D., of Cornell University Medical School, New York City; and Torald Sollmann, of the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, O. 12mo. volume of about 300 pages. Bound in flexible leather.

Examination of the Urine. By G. A. deSantos Saxe, Pathologist to Columbus Hospital, New York City. 12mo. volume of about 300 pages, fully illustrated. Bound in flexible leather.

A Text-Book of Operative Surgery: Covering the Surgical Anatomy and Operative Technic involved in the Operations of General Surgery. By Warren Stone Bickham, M.D., of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City. Second edition, revised. Octavo volume of about 1000 pages, with 559 beautiful illustrations, nearly all original. Cloth, $6.00 net; sheep or half Morocco, $7.00 net.

The Practical Application of the Roentgen Rays in Therapeutics and Diagnosis. By William Allen Pusey, A.M., M.D., of the University of Illinois, and Eugene W. Caldwell, B.S., of the Edward N. Gibbs Memorial X-Ray Laboratory of the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo volume of about 625 pages, with nearly 200 illustrations, some in colors.

A Text-Book of Mechano-Therapy (Massage and Medical Gymnastics). By Axel V. Crafstrom, B.S., M.D., late of City Hospital, Blackwell's Island, N. Y. Second edition, greatly enlarged and entirely reset. 12mo. of 200 pages, fully illustrated.

Materia Medica for Nurses. By Emily A. M. Stoney, Superintendent of the Training School for Nurses at Carney Hospital, South Boston. Second edition, thoroughly revised and enlarged. 12mo. volume of 325 pages. Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nursing. By Edward P. Davis, A.M., M.D., of the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 12mo. of 400 pages, fully illustrated. Bound in buckram.

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EXTRA-UTERINE pregnancy was known to the old obstetricians. Paré, Smellie and others record instances of it, but were unable to account for its occurrence. Velpeau wrote an able and interesting article on this subject in 1836. Within the past twenty years the true pathology has been worked out, and aseptic surgery has saved many lives by timely intervention. Many cases of extra-uterine pregnancy are unrecognized, and this should not be, for usually these cases can be differentiated by a careful examination and attention to the history of the case. The diseases most liable to be mistaken. for extra-uterine pregnancy are, pyosalpinx, ovarian cyst, myomata, exudates near the uterus and appendicitis.

I believe that ectopic pregnancy occurs in this western. country oftener now than formerly, from the fact of the increasing spread of gonorrhea. Modern text-books do not say much about combined extra-uterine and intra- uterine pregnancy. The best article I have been able to find on this subject is by Drs. Hagens and Moorhead in vol. 40, no. 21, Journal of the American Medical Association. They quote Strauss, a Ger

* Read before Arkansas Medical Society, Texarkana, May 3-5, 1904..
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