Champlin, F. T. Rogers, William R. White and George F. on the twelfth day to a full glass, but not to exceed three
Keene. quarts in the twenty-four hours. After twenty days, if vom¬
Prize Essay Contest. iting does not take place and the milk is digested well, the
President White announced a prize of $500, offered by a quantity may be diminished and solid food given progressively
member of the society for an essay by any member of the as follows: Milk soup three times a day; soft boiled eggs,
medical profession on the subject, "Postoperative Phlebitis." broth, broth with the yellow of an egg, meat juice, custard;
Every competitor for this prize is expected to forward to the white meat, soft and boiled; mashed vegetables and last of all
president, Dr. William R. White, 7 Greene Street, Providence, bread. He recommends the following to combat the gastric
R. I., on or before Feb. 1, 1905, a copy of his dissertation, irritation and thus allay the tendency to vomit:
legibly written, preferably in type and suitably bound, so as R. Bismuthi subnit.3v 201
to be easily handled. The writer's name and address must be Aquae .Büi 90|
enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside a motto M. Sig.: Shake the bottle and take the entire amount at
corresponding with one on the accompanying dissertation. one dose.
Any clew given by the dissertation or any action on the part This may be repeated as necessary and warm fomentations
of the author which may reveal his name before the award applied to the epigastrium. This line of treatment may be
of the prize will disqualify him. In case no dissertation is continued for two weeks, when the following combination may
considered sufficiently meritorious, no award will be made. be substituted:
A high value will be placed on original work. Letters accom¬ R. Sodii sulph.
panying the unsuccessful dissertations will be destroyed un¬ Sodii bicarb., ââ.xlv 3
Sodii ehloridi.gr. xv 1
opened and the dissertation may be procured by their re¬
spective authors if application be made within three months Aquae q. s. ad.Oii 1000|
M. Sig.: Warm the solution and drink a glassful daily in
after the announcement of the award.
Papers Read. Hemorrhoids.
Dr. Herbert Terry read a paper on "Tumors of the Blauder," The following outline of treatment is recommended by
Dr. W. Louis Chapman one on "Postoperative Pneumonia with Preissmann in Ther. Gaz., in the treatment of hemorrhoids:
Experiments on Its Pathogenesy," and Dr. William F. Glea- R. Pot. iodidi.gr. xxx 2
son one on the "Care of the Feeble-Minded." Iodi (pure) .gr. iii 20
Care of Feeble-Minded Children. Glycerini .3i 30
M. Sig. : Apply locally once an hour on absorbent cotton.
The society then passed the following resolution:
Whereas, It is the sense of this meeting that the care and train¬ Or a stronger solution as follows:
ing of the feeble minded are the concern of the state and should R. Pot. iodidi .gr. Ixxv 5
be pursued as an integral part of our system of public education Iodi (pure) .gr. xxx 2
and not as a charity ; and
Whereas, It is sound public policy as well as to the advantage Glycerini .gi 30
of the afflicted that such education for Rhode Island children M. Sig.: Apply locally on cotton every two hours after
should be provided by an institution in this state ; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the legislative committee of this society be re¬ taking a tepid sitz bath.
quested to present to the consideration of the honorable general Iodin in Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
assembly an adequate plan for putting Into effect the education of
feeble-minded children through the establishment by the state of
a suitable home and school. Delearde, in Bul. Gen. de Ther., recommends the following
combination containing iodin in the treatment of pulmonary
Therapeutics. R. Tinct. iodi .3iiss 10
Pot. iodidi .gr. xv 1
[Our readers are invited to send favorite prescriptions or Glycerini .3v 20
outlines of treatment, such as have been tried and found useful, Syr. aurantii corticis .3vi 25
for publication in these columns. The writer's name must be Aquae q. s. ad.gxvi 500
M. Sig.: One dessertspoonful twice a day before meals
attached, but it will be published or omitted as he may prefer.
It is the aim of this department to aid the general practi¬ well diluted in water.
tioner by giving practical prescriptions and, in brief, methods This line of treatment seems to improve the digestion, acts
of treatment for the diseases seen especially in every-day prac¬ as a tonic, and decreases the
tendency to vomit.
tice. Proper inquiries concerning general formulae and out¬
lines of treatment are answered in these columns without Diabetes.
allusion to inquirer.] In the treatment of diabetes W. H. Thomson, in Amer. Med.,
Laxative in Pregnant Women. states that he rarely employs opium, codein or other opium
The following combination is recommended by Lutaud in derivatives, as they only relieve the symptoms for a time and
Jour, de Med. Interne, as a laxative to relieve the constipa¬ do not change the nutrition of the tissues. The author rec¬
tion of pregnant women: ommends, as being of more permanent benefit, the use of cod-
R. Olei ricini .5i 30 liver oil, and the younger the patient the freer the use of
Syr. rhei.3vi 24 this remedy. So long as the stomach does not become de¬
Alcoholis .Jss 15 ranged too much cod-liver oil can not be taken. It both
01. menth. pip.3ss 2 diminishes the sugar and the excess of urea. Obesity and sed¬
M. Sig. : At one dose. entary habits are contraindications to its use. Next to cod-
Gastric Ulcer. liver oil the author mentions iron as a remedial agent in
In the treatment of gastric ulcer, Hayden, in Ther. Gaz., diabetes; acting as an oxygen carrier, it should be given in as
recommends that the patient be put to bed and given only a large doses as possible along with plenty of fresh air. The
small amount of food, consisting of a quarter of a glass of following well-known combination is recommended in order to
milk every two hours, this to constitute the diet for four days. avoid constipation:
Enemas are recommended three times a day, consisting of the R. Ferri sulph.3ss
following : Pulv. jalapae
B>. Dry peptones .gi 30 Potass, tartratis
Yolk of two eggs Pulv. zingiberis, aä.gr. ii 75
Aquae (warm) .Jvii 200 Ext. gentianse q. s.
M. Sig.: To be introduced into the bowel after a cleansing M. Ft. pil. No. xxx. Sig.: One to three pills three times
The quantity of milk may be increased to half a glass every Arsenic is also recommended, in the form of
two hours; on the eighth day to three-quarters of a glass, and given arsenous
acid or Fowler's solution.
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For a speedy reduction in the amount of sugar the follow¬ use of lecithin in neurasthenia in connection with or alter¬
ingcombination is recommended : nating with the glyeerophosphates. He prescribes it in the
R. Antipyrini form of the granular lecithin, giving 5 grains (.30) three times
Sodii benzoatis, ää.gr.
a day, or the glycerol of lecithin one dram (4.00) at a dose
M. Sig.: To be taken at one repeated after meals. In rachitic cases it may be combined as follows :
daily. R. Lecithin (dissolved in chloroform) .gr. xxx 21
After a time the following containing aspirin is substituted: Olei morrhuse .giv 120|
R. Aspirin .gr. xv II M. Sig.: One dessertspoonful to a tablespoonful after
Bismuthi salicylatis .gr.
M. Sig. : At one dose three or four times a day.
¡65 each meal.
It has also been recommended in the form of an emulsion as
In subacute cases the following outline of treatment is rec¬ follows :
ommended : R. Lecithin .gr. vi-xii |25-.50
R. Benzosol .gr. xlviii 3 20 Pulv. aeaciae .gss 151
Sodii benzoatis.·.3iv 15 Olei amygdalae .gtt. xv 11
Acidi arsenosi .gr. i 06 Aquae laurocerasi q. s. ad.giv 1201
Sodii salicylatis .3iii 12 M. Sig.: One tablespoonful three times a day after each
M. Ft. cap. No. xlviii. Sig. : Two capsules one hour after meal.
meals and at bedtime; or:
R. Sodii sulphocarbol.3ii
Salicini .3i Medicolegal.
Ammon. benzoatis .3iv 15
Valid Release in Personal Injury Case.—The Supreme Court
M. Ft. capsula? No. xlviii. Sig.: Two capsules one-half of Nebraska holds, in the case of Osborne vs. Missouri Pacific
hour after meals.
If there be much insomnia the following combination is Railway Company, that a party who, having the capacity and
recommended, taken at bedtime: opportunity to read a release of claims for damages for personal
R. Strontii bromidi .gr. xx 1130 injuries signed by himself, and not being prevented by fraud
M. Ft. chart. No. i. Sig. : To be taken at bedtime.
11 practiced on him from so reading it, failed to do so, and relied
on what the other party said about it, is
prevented by his own
A dose of blue mass is administered once a week to patients negligence from asserting that the release is not legal and
after middle life. The following powder is of service in some binding on him according to its terms.
cases to relieve the constipation: Not Traveling Physician Under Statute.—The Court of
R. Sodii bicarb.3iss 6 Criminal Appeals of Texas reverses in Adams vs. Sta'te a
Sodii sulph. conviction of the former of pursuing the occupation of a medi¬
Mag. sulph., ää.gr. xxx 2 cal specialist traveling from place to place, without having
Sodii salicylatis.gr. 65 paid the occupation tax prescribed by article 5049 of Sayles'
M. Ft. chart. No. i. Sig.: To be taken at bedtime. Revised Civil Statutes of 1897. It says that the undisputed
Arsenic remains as one of the important remedies in dia¬ facts showed that he came to G. about May 1, 1903, and estab¬
betes, diminishing, as it does, the formation of glycogen. It lished and equipped an office; that he maintained an office at
has been recommended by Martindale combined as follows to E., and at J. and B. ; that he divided his time between these
form the bromid: offices, and kept an assistant at each place, and treated pa¬
R. Potass, carb. tients at the places at stated intervals; that prior to coming
Acidi arsenosi, ää.gr. xv 1 to G. he had his headquarters and lived at M., and had
Aquae destil.Jiiss 75 ticed there and at J., and had lived at M. 18 months; that on
M. Boil until dissolved. When cold add: leaving M. he moved with his wife and children to G., where
Bromi .3ss 2| they lived at a hotel up to within three weeks of the time of
Aquae destil. q. s. ad.giii 90| filing the information, when his wife and' children went on a
Sig. : From one to three or five drops once or twice daily. visit to relatives at Q. He received his mail at G., which was
his headquarters, and practiced nowhere except at his offices
In the symptomatic treatment of diabetes, Stewart, in the
before mentioned. In the court's opinion these facts did not
"Text-Book of Applied Ther.," recommends a weak alkaline
constitute him a traveling physician as contemplated by said
water such as Vichy or Apollinaris to relieve the thirst, which
is usually present proportionate to the amount of sugar pres¬ article 5049.
ent. To allay the craving for food there is no better agent Expert Witnesses and Special Compensation.—The Supreme
than opium or a little alcoholic stimulant. For constipation Court of Illinois says, in Chicago City Railway Co. vs. Handy, a
he recommends the following pill : personal injury case brought by the latter party, that it is
R. Ext. cascaree competent to show that a witness has charged or expects to
Ext. aloes, ää.gr. ii 12
M. Ft. pil. No. i. Sig.: To be taken at night and followed
j receive greater compensation than the fees allowed by the
statute, and that he is in the employ of one of the litigants
the next morning by a saline laxative. regularly or frequently as an expert witness, or to prove facts
and circumstances which would naturally create a bias in the
Lecithin. mind of the witness for or against the cause of either of the
In abstract in Med. Rev. of Reviews Henri Labbé dis¬
an litigants. Expert witnesses are often found to be necessary,
cusses the physiologic and therapeutic properties of lecithin and while there is no good reason that any one who has the
which is extracted from the brain and from eggs. It pro¬ requisite special knowledge should not give testimony as an
duces favorable changes in metabolism, weight, appetite, urin¬ expert witness and receive greater compensation therefor than
ary changes, osteogenesis, nerve elements and the blood. Thera- the fee allowed a witness by the statute, if the party calling
peutically it has been found of great value in the treatment him voluntarily consents to pay such greater compensation,
of rachitis when substituted for the phosphates; in neuras¬ still the fact that he receives such additional compensation
thenia and anemia it increases the appetite, restores strength may be very properly shown to the jury for their considera¬
and improves the general condition. In phosphaturia it can tion when determining the weight and value of his testimony,
be substituted for the phosphates. It has also been found and any fact which tends to show that he has the feelings of a
beneficial in the treatment of diabetes; in cachexias and in partisan for the cause of one of the litigants or a bias against
convalescence it restores strength, increases the flow of urine that of the other may be shown for the like reason.
and in some cases it acts on the heart when digitalis fails. It Imputing to Another Infection with Venereal Disease.—The
has also been recommended in lymphatism of children and in Supreme Court of Iowa holds, in the case of McDonald vs.
tuberculosis. D. R. Brower has derived good results from the Nugent, that to charge another with being afflicted with
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