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Dr. CLENDENEN says, in case of threatened heart failure, inject hypodermically the equivalent of one-hundredth of a grain of glonoin; the strengthening of the heart's beats will be perceptible in one minute. It is also good in congestive chill. Also, a pill of one-hundredth of a grain, given three times daily, and increased to the one-fiftieth of a grain after a week, is the remedy in sciatica. Would also apply, by rubbing into the root and the entire length of the nerve, an ounce of carbon-disulphide each day. The good effects will be observed immediately.
The same authority says the balsam of Peru is a specific in cracked nipple. Should be washed off with warm water when the child nurses, then reapplied. He also says sudden attacks of coughing and spitting froth can be readily cured in many cases by excising the uvula. He also says, for hemorrhoids, use fifteen grains of calomel and one ounce of fresh lard. Apply by rubbing a little of the ointment, with the finger, at night. Will stop all itching, and the hemorrhoidal tumors will disappear in two weeks.
AT THE International Medical Congress of Electrology and Radiology, held in Paris from the 27th of July to the ist of August, 1900, Dr. J.-A. Rivière, of Paris, read a paper relating to facts and observations which show that cancer can be cured by means of special mono or bi-polar effluviations of high frequency and high tension currents. A judicious application of these effluviations brings about:
1. A thermo-electro-chemical action whose effect is to eliminate the neoplastic tissues and, accepting the parisitary theory, to destroy by their actinic radiations all micro-organisms and their toxine.
2. A tropho-neurotic curative action which restores the vital processus to its normal condition, while it fosters phagocyloss and generally improves the condition of the patient.
He further states that the patient can be guarded against the recurrence of the evil by means of a judicious electrical treatment, the latter treatment being the best in cases of tumors that cannot be operated upon.
PRACTICAL URANALYSIS AND URINARY DIAGNOSIS. A Manual for the Use of Physi-
cians, Surgeons and Students. By Charles W. Purdy, LL. D., M. D., Queens
ing subject to treat, but he has surmounted every obstacle and
struct all by whom it was intended to be read. Sexual phenomena exert a powerful influence over human actions. They give an impetus to all the noble and ignoble efforts of man. They are forces which make heroes and criminals. A knowledge of normal and abnormal sexual manifestations is therefore equally indispensabie to those who preside over the laws and those who administer to the sick. One of the greatest difficulties to be met in the study of psychology of sex is in collecting data and facts bearing on all the different phases of the subject. Persons who are communicative on all other matters are reticent on this subject. Legal restrictions also hamper scientific investigation in this direction. The author, however, has overcome all these difficulties, and thoroughly analyzed the subject without incurring the risk of offending the most fastidious taste. Contents are as follows: The Evolution of Modesty. The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity. Auto-Erotism: a Study of the Spontaneous Manifestations of the Sexual Impulse. Appendix "A," The Influence of Menstruation on the Position of Women. Appendix “B," Sexual Periodicity in Men. Appendix "C" The AutoErotic Factor in Religion.
MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS. With Special Reference to Practical Medicine. A Guide to
the Knowledge and Discrimination of Diseases. By J. M. Da Costa, M. D., LL.D., Physician to the Pennsylvania Hospital, ete. Illustrated. Ninth Edition. Revised. Philadelphia and London: J. A. Lippincott & Co. 1900.
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THE DISEASES OF THE BLOOD IN THEIR RELATION TO SURGERY,
AND THEIR TREATMENT.
Orphan Asylum. As surgeons, we have to consider altered conditions of the blood from a twofold standpoint. We see them either as disturbances affecting the general health of our patients, and bearing a more or less complicated character, or as a direct result of actual hæmorrhage due to pathological, accidental, or operative processes. In other words, we deal with anæmias due to imperfect or insufficient formation of the elements constituting the blood, and with anæmies due to prolonged or sudden copious bleeding. The study of these conditions, from the surgical point of view, is extremely interesting, by reason both of their great frequency and of the fact that most of them are so distinctly relieved by appropriate treatment. As a matter of fact, we are better informed as to the therapeutics of anæmic troubles than in regard to the pathological states which give rise to them, and our knowledge of their ætiology is limited to the simple understanding that the blood, not being an independent tissue, can be modified only by changes affecting primarily other elements of the animal economy, except in the case of the direct introduction of toxic substances within the blood current.
The histological and chemical changes to which the blood is subject have in the last few years been studied so persistently and accurately that the diagnosis of blood diseases is as subservient to laboratory investigation as that of certain infectious diseases is to bacteriological research. But, while paying the strictest attention to blood count, to the estimation of hæmoglobin, and to the microscopical appearance of the globules, we must acknowledge that even these means of investigation sometimes prove somewhat insufficient, and that we occasionally are unwillingly compelled to remain in the dark. We know, for instance, that among cases of so-called pseudo-anæmia some of the patients have what we might call a natural normal pallor, which is sometimes very pronounced, although the examination of the