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By the way, what is the general feeling about the Hotel Sherman as a meeting place in lieu of the Public Library?

We skated over some pretty thin ice in our discussion of "Degeneracy" but, by hurrying real fast, managed to clear safely.

It is certainly good to see some of the old war-horses back in the meetings of the Society. Did you notice Dr. Leavitt among those present? Next meeting will be on January 16, and the general topic is to be "Medical Legislation." Every speaker will be a "Top Liner" and not a member of the society or any of your friends can risk being absent from the meeting.


Nothing succeeds like success, and this is once more demonstrated in the case of the 29th session of the Southern Association meeting, which was held in Richmond, Va. It was one of the most enthusiastic and successful meetings ever held by the organization. New life was instilled, many new members were added, and every one was impressed with the bright future of the association.

The opening exercises were held in the Jefferson Hotel auditorium on the evening of the first day. Dr. Royal S. Copeland, of New York City, delivered the formal address, "What is Homeopathy?" The attendance was large. The papers presented covered all the field of medicine and surgery.

Dr. Ralph Bernstein, of Philadelphia, gave stereoscopic skin clinic and reflectoscopic lantern demonstration of the more common skin diseases of childhood, their recognition and treatment. The session was

well attended, and a hearty discussion entered into.

Dr. Bernard S. Arnulphy's paper, of Paris, France, "The Istonic Plasma of Professor Reni De Quinton in Treatment of Children," was read by Dr. Harry B. Baker, of Richmond. This opened up a new line of thought. The subject was well presented, and caused much favorable comment and discussion.

Dr. E. Stillman Bailey, of Chicago, Ill., read a paper on "Radium as a Remedy in Carcinoma". The most intense interest was manifested. The doctor has for some time been interested in this subject, and gave some very excellent results. Dr. Bailey commanded the undivided attention of a large audience. The doctor is a patient research worker. Dr. William R. King, of Washington, D. C., read an interesting paper on "Imbalances of Extraneous Eye Muscles." He recounted num

erous cases where extraordinary conditions have resulted from strain on the muscles of the eye. So it went on for three days, a large number of papers being presented and fully discussed.

The social features were an automobile ride to Abattoir Valentine Meat Juice Co. After inspection of the Abattoir, members of the Association were driven to the Valentine museum. After viewing the collections in the museum, luncheon was served. Oct. 17th, the members and guests were taken for an automobile ride through Richmond, its suburbs and parks. Thursday evening, the members and guests were entertained at banquet by the newly elected President, Dr. Wellford B. Lorraine. Dr. Geo. Bagby officiated as toastmaster. Dr. A. Leigh Monroe, of Miami, Fla., gave us some reminiscences, which were heartily enjoyed.

The meeting was one long to be remembered, and too much cannot be said for the Local Committee on Arrangements, of which Dr. Lorraine was chairman. The entertainment provided for their guests was more than could be expected. If they doubt our appreciation, let them invite us for a return "engagement.'

LEE NORMAN, Secretary.


The November program was a scholarly paper by Dr. Clifford Mitchell, on "Safe-Guarding the Pregnant Woman by Urinalysis."

In the December meeting the Society will return to its former plan of meeting at the home of some member. The postal card notice will give details of the program. The freely informal discussions has always been an attractive feature of this society. Members of the profession are cordially welcomed. Reserve the second Tuesday, 8:30, sharp.

ARTIFICIAL LORDOSIS IN ALBUMINURIA.-Pincherie finds that artificially produced lordosis causes, in the majority of instances, a renal reaction, both in the vertical and horizontal position, and thinks, therefore, that lumbar lordosis is an efficient mechanical factor in the genesis of some forms of albuminuria.


Many of the physicians of Illinois are still unfamiliar with the scope and purpose of the Bureau of Public Lectures established by the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association.

These lectures are not medical lectures intended for doctors but are especially for the lay public and are upon subjects of general interest.

They are being given before various clubs and organizations and entirely independent of local medical societies. Several have been given under the auspices of school boards, several before Y. M. C. A.'s and woman's clubs. Some of them are illustrated by stereopticon slides and are extremely interesting to all classes of people.

The work is being conducted by the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association as a matter of public education and the expense to the local organization is practically nothing. It is not confined to Illinois but is available to physicians of neighboring states and four cities outside of Illinois have already had such lectures given.

List of lectures and subjects may be had and dates arranged by addressing Doctor Clifford Mitchell, 140 North State Street, Chicago, who is Chairman of the Lecture Bureau.

President, I. H. M. A.


The Clinical Faculty of the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will give a series of public clinics during the entire week of January 6, 1913, to which all members of the profession are invited. Doctors Stephen H. Knight and Rollin H. Stevens, both of Detroit, will cooperate with the faculty of the college in their respective specialties. The clinics will be mostly operative, in the various departments of surgery. There will, however, be at least one medical and one nervous disease clinic and, perhaps, a few special lectures.

A special announcement is being prepared, giving hours and names. The announcement will be sent upon application to the dean of the college.

Book Reviews.

A TEXT-BOOK OF PATHOLOGY.-For Students of Medicine. By J. George Adami, M. A., M. D., LL. D., F. R. S., Professor of Pathology in McGill University, Montreal, and John McCrae, M. D., M. R. C. P., (London), Lecturer in Pathology and Clinical Medicine in McGill University, formerly Professor of Pathology in the University of Vermont. In one octavo volume of 759 pages, with 304 engravings and 11 colored plates. Cloth, $5.00, net. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia and New York, 1912.

This work is not an abridgment of Adami's Principles of Pathology, but rather a textbook primarily for students. Lists of data have been omitted for the sake of presenting as briefly as possible a good working knowledge in pathology. That such a work comes from this source and is presented in a single volume makes a direct appeal to the general practitioner and also to the householder of limited shelf space.

S. M. H.

INFANT FEEDING.-Infant Feeding. By Clifford G. Grulee, A. M., M. D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College, Attending Pediatrician to Cook County Hospital. Octavo of 295 pages, illustrated. Cloth, $3.00 net. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1912.

Infant feeding will doubtless continue to furnish controversial material so long as there are those whose medical work is chiefly clinical and those whose work is chiefly in the laboratory. This volume presents "general principles and their application to the end that they may be grasped by one no more familiar with the subject than the practicing physician." Technically, it is good and quotes largely from European authorities. Practically something yet is to be desired from the simple clinical standpoint of the average child in the ordinary American home. Undernourishment is commented upon as a condition which "is not a common one". Clinically, undernourishment is very common, and barring syphilitic taint, is probably the most frequent cause of restless, crying babies. The chapter on absorption and metabolism is interesting and suggestive. If old school writers could rid themselves of homeophobia, they might get good clinical points from homeopathic therapeutics relative to the finely triturated calcium,

potassium, magnesium and silicea. The biggest improvement in infant feeding in the last decade is the tendency to simplicity and making the baby himself the test of success.

S. M. H.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INFECTION AND IMMUNITY. INCLUDING SERUM THERAPY, VACCINE THERAPY, CHEMOTHERAPY AND SERUM DIAGNOSIS. By Charles E. Simon, M. D., Professor of Clinical Pathology and Experimental Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore. Octavo, 301 pages; illustrated. Cloth, $3.25, net. Lea & Febiger, Publishers, Philadelphia and New York, 1912.

A hundred and fifty pages of this volume will refresh the mind in the romance of immunology. To the recent graduate it is more alluring than manuscript notebooks. To the practitioner of a score of years it is a valuable handbook whereby he may maintain a speaking acquaintance with present day information in this field. lucid and concise. The plates are exquisite in detail. makeup is good except the quality of the binding. It is a pity that a book so good in its content should be so inferior in the quality of work in binding.

The style is

The general

S. M. H.

DISEASES OF THE STOMACH, INTESTINES AND PANCREAS, The New (2d) Edition, Enlarged. - Diseases of the Stomach, Intestines, and Pancreas. By Robert Coleman Kemp, M. D., Professor of Gastrointestinal Diseases, New York School of Clinical Medicine. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo of 1021 pages, with 388 illustrations. Cloth, $6.50 net; Half Morocco, $8.00 net. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Company.

In this second edition new chapters have been added on colon bacillus infection, diseases of the pancreas and duodenal ulcer. The mechanical methods for diagnosis and treatment of visceral displacement have been described in detail. The general makeup of the book with numerous illustrations and clean, clear type list it as another valuable aid in internal medicine.

S. M. H.

THE PRACTITIONER'S VISITING LIST for 1913. An invaluable pocket-sized book containing memoranda and data important for every physician, and ruled blanks for recording every detail of practice. The Weekly, Monthly and 30-Patient Perpetual contain 32 pages of data and 160 pages of classified blanks. The 60-Patient Perpetual consists of

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