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organisms. This was the report from the Board of Health.

Frank J., sick twelve weeks, nothing found but malarial organisms for three weeks, then a typical typhoid reaction appeared, but up to the sixth week, malarial organisms were found. His blood was examined every week, sometimes twice a week. Rose spots on the eighteenth day, quinin used freely, but in spite of this, organisms continued to be found. This patient was under Dr. Cooper's care.

William J. M., private patient, sick nine weeks. Widal reaction thirteenth day, rose spots tenth day. Malarial organisms were found during the first three weeks, then disappeared until the eighth week, when they were found again, then disappeared on using twenty grains of quinin. The patient had a chill at this time. This was Dr. E. E. Haynes' patient.

There were about 450 to 500 cases of malaria during my three months as medical interne.

Discussion of Dr. Hall's paper:

Dr. B. G. Henning said that he thought faith and suggestion had much to do with successful treatment. He also believed that in many cases humor did more good than medicine.

Dr. Green said that he was a strong believer in psychology in treating the sick.

Dr. A. B. Williams said that he believed in psychological therapeutics, having seen good results in a case in his own family.

Dr. Davis said that he thought when the patient had no faith the physician could do the patient no good.

Dr. Buford said that we do not thoroughly understand psychology. If we did we could see that in cases where we thought our cures were due to faith and suggestion, that they were obtained upon a more material basis.

Dr. Erskine said that he believed in prayer.

Dr. Johnston said that he believed psychology to be a factor both in the cause and cure of disease.

Dr. Ferry said that he thought in treating hysterical and nervous patients, even where there is no pathological condition, good could be done by using material treatment.

Discussion of Dr. Johnson's paper:

Dr. Hall said that though he was not an abdominal surgeon, he thought the operation for appendicitis a good one, as results demonstrated.

Dr. Edwin Williams said that an operation for appendicitis which left so small a scar as described by the operator is a good and ideal operation.

Drs. D. S. Black, J. B. McElroy and H. B. Kincaid were elected members of the society.

BOOK REVIEWS.

The International Medical Annual. A Year Book of Treatment and Practitioner's Index. Contributors: Robert Abbott, M.D.; Bertram L. Abrahams, B.SC.; Hert W. Allingham, F.R.C.S.; James Cantlie, M.A., M.B., F.R.C.S.; Prof. A. H. Carter, M.D., F.R.C.P.; Prof. H. Dwight Chapin, M.A., M.D.; E. Hurry Fenwick, F.R.C.S.; A. E. Giles, B.SC., M.D., F.R.c.s.; Edward W. Goodall, M.D.; Prof. G. M. Hammond, A.M., M.D.; Prof. H. Amory Hare, M.D., B.SC.; Edwin H. Holthouse, M.B., F.R.C.S.; Robert Hutchinson, M.D., M.R.C.P.; Robert Jones, F.R.C.s.; Theo. M. Kelynack, M.D., M.R.C.P.; Priestley Leech, M.D., F.R.C.S.; Prof. Henry P. Loomis, M.D.; James Kerr Love, M.D.; John MacIntyre, M.B., C.M.; William Milligan, M.D.; Keith Monsarrat, F.R.C.S.; William Murrell, M.D., F.R.C.P.; Joseph Priestley, B.A., M.D., D.P.H.; Boardman Reed, M.D.; A. D. Rockwell, A.M., M.D.; F. M. Sandwith, M.D., F.R.C.P.; Prof. Robert Saundby, M.D., F.R.C.P., LL.D.; W. Scott Schley, A.B., M.D.; James Shaw, M.D.; Walter G. Spencer, M.S., F.R.C.S.; A. H. Tubby, M.S., M.B.; Joseph G. Turner, F.R.C.S., L.D.S.; J. W. Thompson Walker, F.R.C.S.; Norman Walker, M.D. 1903. Twenty-first year. Published by Messrs. E. B. Treat & Co., 241-243 West Twenty-third Street, New York; 199 Clark Street, Chicago. Price $3.

The International Medical Annual for 1903 possesses all the characteristics which for several years have served to give this work a conspicuous position among books of this kind. It furnishes a synoptical review of medical and surgical progress during the current twelvemonth, and affords active practitioners and medical writers a valuable and reliable reference book.

Epilepsy and its Treatment. By William P. Spratling, M.D., Superintendent of the Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea, N. Y. Handsome octavo volume of 522 pages, illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, London; W. B. Saunders & Company, 1904. Cloth, $4 net.

A work devoted wholly to the subject of epilepsy is more or less a rarity, since it is now some thiry-three years since one of this character-that of Echeverria -appeared. The author of this book, Dr. Spratling, has been superintendent of the Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea, New York, for a period of ten years, and during this time has had excellent opportunities to apply the knowledge so steadily being developed of this disease and its treatment. This work is not merely a scientific compilation, but is an eminently practical treatise upon a subject which constantly gains the attention of the practitioner.

Diseases of the Intestines and Peritoneum. By Dr. Hermann Nothnagel, of Vienna. The entire volume edited, with additions, by Humphrey D. Rolleston, M.D., F.R.C.P., Physician to St. George's Hospital, London, England. Octavo volume of 1032 pages, fully illustrated. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Company, 1904. Cloth, $5 net; half morocco, $6 net.

In this ei volume of Nothnagel's splendid practice we have one of the most imp int volumes in the series. Dr. Nothnagel himself is responsible for the, and his predominant position in this department of medicine well qualifies him to consider the subject of the diseases of the intestines and peritoneum. Besides Nothnagel's masterly efforts, we have a number of additions made by the distinguished editor of the work, Dr. Humphrey D. Rolleston, of London, England, which add considerably to its scientific and practical value. this series should meet with greater favor than this.

No volume of

Tuberculosis and Acute General Miliary Tuberculosis. By Dr. G. Cornet, of Berlin. Edited with additions, by Walter B. James, M.D., Professor of the Practice of Medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia University), New York. Handsome octavo volume of 806 pages. Philadelphia, New York, London: W. B. Saunders & Company, 1904. Cloth, $5 net; half morocco, $6 net.

The importance of the subject considered in the seventh volume of Nothnagel's Practice will be appreciated by all, as tuberculosis is a paramount topic of general discussion at the present time. A volume devoted to tuberculosis and acute general miliary tuberculosis by such an able author as Dr. Cornet will be a welcome addition to the literature of tuberculosis.

Medical Diagnosis. Special Diagnosis of Internal Medicine. A Handbook for Physicians and Students. By Dr. Wilhelm v. Leube, Prosessor of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief to the Julius Hospital at Wurzburg. Authorized Translation from the Sixth German Edition. Edited, with Annotations, by Julius L. Salinger, M.D., late Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Jefferson Medical College, and Physician to the Philadelphia Hospital. With five colored plates and seventy-four illustrations in the text. Cloth, $5; half leather, $5.50. Sold only by subscription. D. Appleton & Company, publishers, 436 Fifth Avenue, New York.

The medical literature of Germany is particularly well supplied with works on medical diagnosis, and at least one of these has been translated into almost every civilized language, so it would look as though an addition in this line would be superfluous. That Leube's book has gained a good place for itself with German physicians, who certainly are discriminating, is evidenced by the fact that the present translation has been made from the sixth German edition. The author of this work has given us a singularly complete book. He begins with a consideration of the diagnosis of diseases of the heart, in which he gives a carefully prepared analytical study of the various objective and subjective symptoms by which the different diseases of this organ are to be diagnosticated; next he takes up the diag nosis of the diseases of the large vessels, which is covered in a space of a half dozen pages; diagnosis of the diseases of the respiratory organs then come in for full consideration, this section comprising all of the affections of the larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs; then follow in sequence the diagnosis of the affections of the

abdominal organs, of the liver, of the pancreas, of the spleen, of the digestive tract, of the urinary organs, of the adrenal bodies, of the peritoneum, of the nervous system, of the muscles and of infectious diseases. Every section receives full and careful attention, and the most captious reader could not fail to be pleased with this splendid aid to diagnosis.

While not profusely illustrated, the author has used illustrations rever they were deemed necessary or beneficial in elucidating the text, thus having tributed five colored plates and seventy-four illustration in the text. The trartor has closely followed the original work in his translation, and while it has been necessary, in his opinion, occasionally to add some descriptions, etc., these have been enclosed in brackets so as to distinguish them from the original text.

Clinical Treatise on the Pathology and Therapy of Disorders of Metabolism and Nutrition. By Prof. Dr. Carl von Noorden, Physician in Chief to the City Hospital, Frankfort, a. M. Authorized Amercan Édition translated under the Direction of Boardman, M.D., Professor of Diseases of the Gastro-Intestinal Tract, Hygiene and Climatology, Department of Medicine, Temple College; Physician to Samaritan Hospital, Philadelphia, etc. Part IV, the Acid Intoxications, by Prof. Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Mohr. Part V, Concerning the Effects of Saline Waters (Kissingen, Homburg) on Metabolism, by Prof. Dr. Carl von Noorden, Frankfort, and Dr. Carl Dapper, Bad Kissingen. Published by Messrs. E. B. Treat & Co., New York, 1904. von Noorden is one of the best-known internists in Germany, and his name appended to an article causes it to be looked upon as authoritative. In this volume of his series of clinical treatises which is now being brought out, he details the results of investigations in derangements of metabolism that he has been conducting, in collaboration with others. In part IV, he studies the acid intoxications, and in part V, the effects of saline waters on metabolism. These are not merely contributions to physiology but will be found interesting and valuable to every practitioner on account of the practical suggestions which they make for the treatment of the disorders named.

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Arteria Uterina Ovarica. The Utero-Ovarian Artery or the Genital Vascular Circle. Anatomy and Physiology, with their Application in Diagnosis and Surgical Intervention. Byron Robinson, B.S., M.D., Chicago, Ill. Author of "Practical Intestinal Surgery", "Landmarks in Gynecology", "Life-Sized Chart of the Sympathetic", Abdominal Brain ", "Colpoperineorrhaphy and the Structures Involved ", " The Ureter ", "Gynecologic Charts of Genital Circulation." The object of research is the benefit it may confer and not merely to know the truth. Price, $1. E. H. Colegrove, Chicago, 1903. No individual in America seems to contribute quite as much to the anatomy and physiology of the female organs of generation as Dr. Byron Robinson, whose latest work, covering a period of fifteen years of experimental research, has been directed to an investigation of the anatomy and physiology of the utero-ovarian artery. The result of his labors he presents in a monograph beautifully and clearly illustrated, and with an excellent descriptive text. The work of Dr. Robinson is always praiseworthy, and research of the character he conducts should be encouraged by the profession generally.

The Practical Medicine Series of Year Books. Comprising ten volumes of the Year's Progress in Medicine and Surgery. Issued monthly. Under the general editorial charge of Gustavus P. Head, M.D., Professor of Laryngology and Rhinology, Chicago Post-Graduate Medical School. Volume V, Obstetrics. Edited by Joseph B. De Lee, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, Northwestern University Medical School. April, 1904. The Year Book Publishers, 40 Dearborn street, Chicago.

Dr. De Lee has given further evidence of his discriminating editorial ability in the present volume of the Practical Medicine Series of Year Books. From the vast amount contributed to obstetric knowledge during the past year, he has extracted that which will have most value to practitioners and authors, and has presented in this volume an accurate summary of progress in obstetrics during the elapsing twelvemonth. He has arranged the abstracts so as to present both sides of the question where there are opposing views, and occasionally has interjected his own comment upon the subject discussed. This undoubtedly is one of the most valuable of the volumes in this series.

Obstetric and Gynecologic Nursing. By Edward P. Davis, A.M., M.D., Professor of Obstetrics in the Jefferson Medical College and in the Philadelphia Polyclinic. 12mo. volume of 402 pages, fully illustrated. Second edition, thoroughly revised. Philadelphia, New York, London; W. B. Saunders & Company, 1904. Polished buckram, $1.75 net.

Obstetric nursing is a particularly exacting line of work falling into the hands of the professional nurse, and that she should be well versed in the art is highly essential. Professor Davis has drawn upon his ripe experience to supply nurses with a book replete with every essential detail connected with obstetric and gynecologic nursing, and no matter how well versed the graduate nurse may be, this book could not fail to be of value to her.

The Mother's Manual. A Month by Month Guide for Young Mothers. By Emily Lincoln Coolidge, M. D., Visiting Physician to the Out - Patient Department of the Babies' Hospital, New York, formerly House Physician of the Babies' Hospital, New York; Physician in Charge of the Babies' Clinic of the Society of the Lying-in Hospital of the City of New York. Illustrated. Published by Messrs. A. S. Barnes & Co., New York.

Dr. Coolidge has given to mothers in this little work a book which should be read from cover to cover. She details the care and management of children from month to month for twelve months, and then for the successive half years until the seventh year. She also adds a chapter on backward children, and an appendix on proprietary foods, the baby's first wardrobe, etc. The young mother will find in this manual an instructive work devoid of useless technicalities and a helpful guide on many different occasions.

DR. JAMES J. NEELY of Bolivar, Tenn., has been promoted to the position of superintendent of the Western State Hospital for the Insane at Bolivar, and Dr. W. S. Cock of Whiteville, assistant superintendent.

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