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Tires at a Bargain-Doctors in need of tires will save money by corresponding with the Victoria Tire and Rubber Co., Chicago, whose announcement appears on adv. page 70 in this issue. This house is thoroughly reliable and trustworthy.
Increase of Phagocytosis in Systemic InfectionsWith many physicians a definite purpose in systemic infections has been to increase the phagocytic power of the blood stream. Through this increase of phago. cytosis the system is enabled the better to take care of infecion—such as typhoid, erysipelas, sepsis, etc. It has been found clinically that the administration of Ecthol (Battle) possesses this power of increasing the phagocytic properties of the blood stream. Since Ecthol (Battle) has this property then its use in systemic infections is a logical procedure.
The Effective Treatment of Burns—The conspicuous results obtained with the paraffin treatment in France have created a demand for a dependable preparation in this country. Accordingly Redintol has been prepared and placed at the service of American physicians. Applied according to directions Redintol promptly relieves burning and smarting. Healing proceeds rapidly with the great advantage that scarring and contractions are reduced to a minimum. Redintol, therefore, opens up new and far reaching posibilities in the treatment of burns, and enables the practitioner to accomplish results that he has rarely if ever been able to obtain with the other measures at his command. Samples and full directions to physicians on request to Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N. J.
YEAR OF THE END
Bread of our home-oh, year of the end
How good 'twill be to eat,
How clean 'twill taste and sweet!
Advantages of Passaflora Incarnata—Among the superior features of passiflora incarnata as repre. sented by Pasadyne (Daniel) are positiveness of therapeutic power and safety—the criteria of any remedy's worth. Pasadyne (Daniel) is a concentrated tincture of passiflora incarnata and is indicated in sleeplessness, nervousness and irritation of the cerebro-spinal centres. As a sleep producing agent Pasadyne (Daniel), particularly in persons with an unstable nervous organization, shows its greatest utility. No mad result follows its use, such as depression or habit formation. Its marked sedative powers together with its freedom from the possibility of evil results, make Pasadyne (Daniel) an agent of exceptional value. Use it whenever you need a sedative. A sample bottle may be obtained by addressing the laboratory of John B. Daniel, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.
Wine of our vineyards—year of the end
How warm 'twill glow to sight, As we recount in brave old song Victory though the test was long,
Nor wearied we of fight.
Bells of our towers—year of the end
On Sabbaths soft shall chime, Crooning requiems o'er the grave, Sheltering warm the fallen brave
Here or in frozen clime.
Girls of our town-oh, year of the end
How proud shall be your thought, When there appear the hearts of steel Showing you still the love they feel,
For all the war has wrought.
Diaper Rash—The irritated conditions which are so frequently observed around the genitals and buttocks of young infants are particularly amenable to the soothing action of K-Y Lubricating Jelly. Of course, the digestive organs of the little sufferer must be interrogated, its diet corrected if necessary and proper care given to changing the diapers and cleansing the parts. If in addition to attending to these matters K-Y Lubricating Jelly is used after each bath and whenever the diapers are changed, the distressing rash and excoriations which are so often responsible for the fretting and restlessness of young infants, can be relieved and avoided in the majority of instances. K-Y Lubricating Jelly is absolutely harmless and has the great advantage that it never stains or soils the clothing or bed linen. It is emollient, detergent and healing. For samples address Johnson and Johnson, Van Horn & Sawtell Dept., 1517 East 40th St., New York City.
Rose of our gardens-year of the end
By slopes of Loire and Meuse,
-Rene Fauchois in the Paris Gaulois.
Well, Hardly With open-face pie and roofless apple dumpling, life is scarcely worth while.
Assistant Surgeon James Charles Walker, U. S. N. R., and Miss Helen Mar Davis of Kansas City, Mo., were married March 23rd. Dr. Walker is stationed at the Great Lakes, Ill., training camp. The Herald and a host of friends extend best wishes to Dr. and Mrs. Walker.
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FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR
DON'T WASTE IT
CAUTIONWhenever 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 Victoria, 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 relied on. 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.
Major Fred H. Clark, of El Reno, Okla., has been ordered to Corpus Christi, Texas, as commanding officer.
Major Arthur C. Stokes, of the Medical Corps of the Army, has been ordered to active duty at Omaha, Neb., to mobilize the enlisted personnel of the base hospital for the state university. After the mobilization the base hospital will go to Fort Des Moines, Iowa, for temporary duty and training.
Control of Social Diseases-At Omaha an ordinance has been prepared declaring that an emergency exists in Omaha in connection with the prevalence of social infections, and requires that the diseases be reported. The health commissioner is ordered to isolate the victims for such time as may be necessary. The health officer, Dr. Ralph W. Connell, has ruled that in the occurrence of social diseases, men and women must be treated alike, and that they will be held under equal penalties.
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An Independent Alothly flagazine
of tiny ducts located at the gingival margin, Original Contributions
which leads from glands placed deeply within ( EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE MEDICAL HERALD.)
the gum tissue. Inflammation with extension of the infectious process now proceed hand in hand until, within a very brief space of time, the en
tire gum tissue becomes the seat of a widePYORRHEA AND ITS TREATMENT
spread bacterial invasion. Serumal exudation DR. HUBERT HUTTON, Kansas City, Mo. with leuccocytic infiltration into the tissues de
termines the final issue. Either the condition Pyorrhea Defined
becomes generalized over the whole dental arch, Pyorrhea, or purulent alveolitis, is a chronic, or remains localized and is walled off by fibrous non-specific, infectious diseases of the alveolar tissue outside of which is gathered a defensive process and of all the immediately adjacent wall of leuccocytes, enclosing an inflamed area structures, producing a dissolution of the osseous of infection. One or several such fields may be elements of the process, with cavity formation observed scattered over the gum surface, while about the roots of the teeth involved. Its clin- in close proximity to them may be seen the norical manifestations, primarily local, but later mal and uninvolved gum area. Hence the gums generalized into systemic disturbances, consist may be said to have a mottled appearance. for the most part of tender, sore, bleeding gums, This infection with its subsequent inflammaand later on loosening of the teeth, presenting a tion gives rise to a deformity, characterized by marked tendency to mal-position and ultimate inversion of the gingival border which lends to loss. The disease is absolutely preventable, and the gum a folded-in appearance at the point curable as well, but when once established is where it meets the teeth. This seems to be an found stubbornly to defy most remedial meas endeavor on the part of the gums to evade furures.
ther irritation by bringing the mouths of the Clinically, the disease presents itself in three infected ducts beneath the gingival margin. distinct pathological varieties, making itself in some instances difficult of early recognition, and
The Secretion thereby escaping the observation of both clin
On making an examination of the secretion ician and patient until a deep-seated and wide coming from the glands affected, we find alterspread involvement has obtained. One variety ations in one or all of its characteristics. In this of the disease-process manifests its existence bý type of disease, however, there is generally a alarming symptoms, early, so that even the pa
notable increase in the quantity and a marked trent affected will often be able to make a satis- variation in the quality of the fluid, whose thick factory diagnosis long before the condition has ropy consistency together with its strong acid attained its height; but in the majority of cases reaction, constitute the most characteristic feaDo such troublesome symptoms present them- tures of the secretion. selves to betray the destructive influences at. Following upon the establishment of the disWork, and often before the case is regarded as ease in the gum, the peridental membrane is prorrhea, great destruction has been wrought the structure next in order subjected to the disrence it is that we must recognize the distinctive
turbance. Having been successfully invaded by characteristics of each variety separately, and micro-organisms, liquefactive processes soon Shereby be put on guard to overcome each case
come into evidence and thus the alveolar proin its incipiency.
cess is denuded of its protective covering and
predisposed to destructive changes. Pathology of the Disease— Virulent Type - In the state of infection which has now be
In this variety more distinctly than in either come quite extensive in the membrane, inflam1,7 the other two, the infection is clearly of an mation and serumal exudations that tend toward Exogenous nature. From the multitude of or- calcification form the most striking features of fanisms: existing on or about poorly kept teeth, early pathology. Soon following this secondary