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To those who so Kindly remitted during February
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There's a Reason–Of course, if it is left to Battle Goiter Special Tablets are one of the fine pharmaCreek, Mich., coffee will be found to be a non-essen. ceutical specialties offered by the Columbus Pharma. tial. And there will be the usual explanation cal Company, of Columbus, Ohio, one of the old"There's a reason.”—Kansas City Star.
est manufacturers of pharmaceuticals sold exclu
sively to physicians. This company has always mainVenereal Prophylaxis—The subject of venerealtained a high degree of excellence for medicinals. prophylaxis is one that should appeal to every physi The firm's very conservative policy of insisting on a cian with especial force at this time, because it de- thorough clinical testing of their specialties lends mands the attention of every medical man. Venereal weight to any claim for consideration which they are prophylaxis is not solely a moral question, nor is it willing to make. Sample and literature may be obone that can be handled efficiently without the tained by sending your card and mentioning The assistance of the doctor. The word "doctor" in Herald. its true meaning means teacher, and it is the doctor above all others who has an opportunity to teach his
Resorts for American Soldiers in France-Aix le patients not only the danger and disaster that fol. Bains, the most charming of French Summer resorts. lows venereal disease, but the importance of its pre
is to be made a recreation center for the U. S. troops, vention. To assist the physician in doing this, some
under supervision of the Y. M. C. A. The baths at interesting and effective literature dealing with the
Aix were first discovered by the Romans, who built subject has been prepared and will be sent gratis to
an immense establishment there. The barbarians deany physician, on request to the Sanitube Company,
stroyed these works and for six centuries Aix disapNewport, R. I.
peared from history. It was revived under the Mero
vingians, but it was not until the Sixteenth Century A New Parresine Atomizer—The successful treat.
that it approached its former importance. King Vicment of burns in the war hospitals of France by the tor Armedee of Savoie restored the town after a fire hot-wax method has resulted in the adoption of sim- . m 1770, but the revolution and Napol
ion of sim.. in 1776, but the revolution and Napoleonic wars soon ilar methods in this country. The first product pre
followed and Aix lost much of its glory. In 1815, sented to the medical profession, over here, was Par
however, the new progress began and in the century resine (Abbott), a non-secret combination of wax,
since the region about Aix has rivaled the Nice and resin and Eucalyptol which is very similar in its
the Riviera as a haunt for pleasure loving Europeans. physical character to the famous French product,
Strangely, it attracted few visitors from America, also successfully used by Dr. D. E. Sandfort, particu
though its mineral waters are especially adapted to
the treatment of American ailments, such as rheumalarly as regards plasticity, ductibility, pliability and
tism. adhesiveness. Parresine was presented to the Coun: cil on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Med
The Pneumonia Convalescent-In spite of all of ical Association and approved by that body for in
the modern advances in scientific therapy, and the clusion in the list of new and non-official remedies.
improvements in the general handling and manageClinical data and reports from industrial physicians,
ment of acute infectious diseases, acute lobar pneuhospitals and surgeons seem to justify the claims
monia still deserves the title ascribed to it by Osler: made for Parresine as regards relief from pain,
“The Captain of the Men of Death.” There are, howprompt healing, convenience in redressing, and fewer
ever, especially during the fall and winter months, scars and contractions. While Parresine in its liquid
many cases of the lobular or irregular pneumonia state may be applied to burns with a camel's hair
that so often complicates or follows la grippe. brush the most satisfactory method has been found
When this condition supervenes it is more than to be by means of a spray or atomizer. The first
likely to follow a subacute or chronic course and apparatus brought out for this purpose was expensive
convalescence is frequently long delayed. Under and not entirely satisfactory. A new atomizer has
such circumstances, in conjunction with treatment now been developed which is not only economical but
designed to hasten resolution, a general blood tonic constructed along scientific principles and very satis
and vitalizing agent helps materially to shorten the factory. The price of this new Parresine atomizer is
convalescent period. Pepto-Mangan (Gude) is of only $4.00. It will hold enough melted Parresine to
much value in this field, because it not only increases cover any ordinary burn without refilling. The Ab
the solid elements of the blood, but also acts as a true bott Laboratories of Chicago are to be congratulated
tono-stimulant to the organism generally. As Peptoon their progressiveness in being the first firm in
Mangan is free from irritant properties and conthis country to present to the medical profession
stipating action, it is especially serviceable in the such preparations as Parresine and Dakin's new anti
reconstructive treatment of the devitalization fol. septics Chlorazene and Dichloramine-T.
lowing the pneumonia of the aged.
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Dr. Thomas J. Mays, noted physician and writer, died at his home in Philadelphia of apoplexy on February 14th. He was born in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, January 10, 1846. Dr. Mays made a special study of tuberculosis for many years and was the author of Pulmonary Consumption, a Nervous Disease.
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CAUTIONS-Whenever the true merit of a preparation is authoritatively established, imitation is sure to make its pernicious appearance. To counteract the injurious results of another of these fraudulent proceedings—in this instance affecting firm name and reputation-Sander & Sons have been compelled to appeal to law, and in the action tried before the Supreme Court of Victoria, the testimony of a sworn witness revealed the fact that this witness suffered intense irritation from the application to an ulcer of the defendant's product, which was palmed off as “just as good as Sander's Eucalyptol.” Sander & Sons had the satisfaction to obtain a verdict with costs against this imitator, who is perpetually restrained from continuing his malpractice. Dr. Owen, in a report to the Medical Society of Vice toria, and Dr. J. Benjamin, in the Lancet, London, both denounced, as others did before, on the strength of negative results, the application of unspecified eucalyptus products.
This forms convincing proof that only an authoritatively sanctioned article can be re
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FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR
DON'T WASTE IT
"SERVICE" This is a word having a peculiar and patriotic significance in this country just now. All classes and conditions of men, women and children are becoming more familiar with the word in its fullest and truest sense-service to our country-Emery-Bird-Thayer Co., a Kansas City concern, with a record of many years of successful merchandising, make the claim that "service" has been the keynote in the wonderful growth of their business. In this issue of the Herald this enterprising firm has used a full page in which to emphasize this important phrase of its work“service"—which we urge all our readers to peruse.
SANDER & SONS' EUCALYPTOL
(Ecalypti Extract) 1. Has stood the test of Government investigation.
2. It was proved at the Supreme Court of Victoria by experts to be an absolutely pure and scientifically standardized preparation.
3. It is honored by royal patronage.
4. It always produces definite therapeutic results.
Therefore, to safegaurd the physicians' interest and to protect their patients, we earnestly request you to specify “Sander's Eucalyptol” when prescribing eucalyptus.
The Meyer Bros. Drug Co., St. Louis, Mo., agents, will forward one original package (1 oz.) on receipt on One Dollar.
Kora-Koria-We are pleased to announce the reappearance in our advertising pages of the Mennen announcement setting forth the merits of "KoraKonia,” the ideal powder.
He Has TWO GOOD LEGS
One Made by Nature
READ WHAT HE SAYS:
To A. A. MARKS, N. Y.: I wish you to know how many days the leg you made for me worked during the year. During the month of January I worked 407 hours; February, 292; March, 358; April, 253; May, 280; June, 316; July, 337; August, 376; September, 337; October, 391; November, 375; December, 337.
If you will add up the number of hours you will find it amounts to 4,131, or more than 413 days for the year, and you know there are only 313 working days in the year, so I have worked a year and one hundred days in the year, wearing your artificial leg every hour of that time, and it has not cost me one cent for repairs. It is as good now as it ever was. The engine that I am firing is one of those big ones that
hauls coal from the mines to Pottsville, No. 148. I enclose a photograph of my engine, where you will see me at my post of duty. I get all over her with the same ease that I ever did. Sometimes I climb on top of the boiler when in motion. I can tell you more about what I am doing with my leg if you want. it. The hard use I am giving your leg, and the excellent wear it is giving, proves it to be the best in the world. I am respectfully yours,
FRANK FAUST, Pottsville, Pa. This demonstrates that the loss of a leg does not debar a man from firing a locomotive.
Manual of Artificial Limbs and Measuring Sheet sent gratis. Address
A. A. MARKS, 696 to 702 Broadway, New York