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Sorteomentiomumas (Grommotummodomondom) Commodemence myomatous uteri would be performed with the

old frequency. Surgery of the other body caviSpirit of the Coeval Medical Press ties and extremities would be overwhelmingly.

traumatic, although many decompression operations would be required for non-traumatic af

fections, and much plastic and orthopedic work PATHOLOGY WITHOUT INFECTION would have to be done for developmental and Editorial New York Medical Record, March 30, 1918 other anomalies. The great problems of shock,

hemorrhage, and anesthesia would persist in unIt was Pasteur who prophesied that infect

diminished importance, and this fact alone ious maladies would eventually be banished from

teaches that the surgeon must remain a leading the earth. The first impression is that with in

figure among superior men, and would not defections banished there would be little left to

generate into a glorified mechanic. engage the activities of medical men, as a result

In a non-infectious world the internist would of which the profession, greatly cut down in

find his activities modified in much the same numbers, would sink to a low level of influence.

way as those of the pediatrist. He would become But an analysis of the subject shows that with

a toxicologist in the widest sense of the term, the immediate and remote effects of infection

and have much greater knowledge than at presabolished the activities of the profession would

ent of the effects of occupation and habits on the only be more or less modified and shifted about,

health. As the problems of childhood have to while its influence would be enhanced. The

do with growth and development in their widest pediatrist of the future would be able to devote

ramifications, so in adult life the diseases of most of his attention to problems of growth and

occupation spring into prominence along with development. Child psychology, pedagogics, the

the evils due to bad habits. The general physicare of the defective and crippled, athletic train

cian would need much more than a smattering of ing, the choice of a vocation, and other subjects

dietetics and the specialty of gastroenterology now in the hands of special workers would all

might disappear along with some of the others be centralized in the training of one body of

of its kind. The separation between the internist men, and no pediatrist could afford to remain in

and neurologist would perhaps no longer exist ignorance of any branch of knowledge which

The internist would be the diagnostician par exaffects the welfare of the child and young ado

cellence, and would always be in demand for inlescent.

surance and other examinations, and for forensic Curiously enough, obstetrics would go on with

work. The internist would also turn his attenrelatively slight changes. The great problems of dystocia would still remain, and the whole of

tion to the ailments of the aging and aged man,

and would have a great field in life extension operative midwifery would therefore continue

work. to demand the attention of the highly trained

The moral of this sort of forecast is that it man. So far as can be foreseen, this conserv

does not bear on the remote future alone, but on atism would also inhere in the toxicoses of preg

the near future, and even on present day condinancy and in most of the morbidity of the newly

tions. It shows us certain trends in the evoluborn, which is of developmental nature. On the

tion of medicine which can be realized during the other hand, gynecology would shrink enormously

lifetime of men now living, and which, since they in the absence of infections, and might come to

point out shortcomings in medical practice today, be a mere appenage of obstetrics! for most of

should be hastened at once. the work to be done would consist of repairing the ravages of dystocic labors. In all likelihood, however, major gynecology would class with An American correspondent tells us that our general abdominal and pelvic surgery, which is boys in France are always smiling, even when the trend at the present time.

they enter the trenches, when they charge, and Abdominal surgery, greatly narrowed as a when they return from battle. If they can face result of the abolition of infection, would retain death with a smile, certainly we can do our part some of its present character in the direction of at home without grumbling. And that part conintestinal obstruction, including hernia. There sists in producing all possible, consuming as little would still be sterile adhesions to deal witin. as necessary, and buying War Savings Stamps Traumatisms would also demand highly trained with our savings. men for laparotomy. Operations for various ptoses, especially floating kidney, would go on

Which do we care more for, personal gratias before. The elimination of infection would fication or the principles for which the civilized enlarge the scope of laparotomy, and it is pos- world is fighting? If the former, we shall consible that many a case of dysmenorrhea and ster- tinue to spend recklessly; if the latter, we shall ility would come to be relieved by simple inter- save to the utmost of our ability and with our ventions. In all probability, operations for savings buy W. S. S.

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOL- people at large how to work together in the great OGY and OTO-LARYNGOLOGY

drama of life, each to assist the other to earn a liv(Reported by Hal Foster, M. D., Kansas City, Mo.) ing as well as be useful citizens. It is really won

The twenty-third annual meeting was held in Den- derful to see how many vocations these soldiers are ver, Aug. 5-6, under the presidency of Maj. Allen taking up, so that in future they will be able to do Greenwood of Boston, Capt. Lee Francis of Buffalo, a part of the nation's work. Our government is secretary. Drs. Greenwood and Francis were on spending millions on reeducation and will follow duty with our army in France. Dr. Spencer of Bould these men up in a fatherly way the rest of their lives. er was called upon to preside, and Dr. Peter of Phila- No man could see these pictures without being proud delphia was chosen secretary. The meetings were of being an American, and also proud of the medical held in the hall and library of the Medical Society of profession for what it is doing for our beloved counthe City and County of Denver. The business meet try during this cruel war. Mrs. Garrett deserves the ings were transacted in joint sections. Dr. Spencer thanks of every doctor in the U. S. It was now 11 called the meeting to order promptly at 9 a. m. Dr. p. m. We wended our way to the Brown hotel. MonEdward Jackson, chairman of the program committee, day had glided by so swiftly we were soon sleeping made the announcements for the day and night work. quietly, enjoying Denver's cool nightly breezes. About 200 were present. Several hundred of the Tuesday the meeting was called to order at 8:30 members are now on duty in the army or navy of a. m. The Denver medical societies have fine quarour country. Fifteen were present in U. S. army ters and a large library. uniform,

The Metropolitan Physicians, Surgeons and DenCapt. Guthrie came up from Ft. Bliss and showed tists building is one of the best appointed I ever saw. slides of a number of mastoid cases he had operated No other tenants are allowed, no irregular practiupon at that fort with happy results. Dr. Feingold of tioners are taken. Consequently they have a very New Orleans presented the first paper in the eye high order of tenants. Other medical societies would section on “Granuloma of the Cornea." This paper do well to follow in the same direction. The visiting was discussed by Drs. J. M. Foster, Black, H. H. ladies were entertained by Mrs. Dr. Cermody, J. M. Stark and J. J. Green Dr. Melville Black read a Foster, Boyd, Conent, Bane at lunch at the Country paper, "New Methods for Treating Chronic Dacryos- Club. The writer, with 10 or 15 were entertained cystitis.” Discussed by Drs. J. J. Kyle, Vail and at the Denver Club by Dr. J. M. Foster. All day Heckle. Dr. R. A. Reeve of Toronto, Canada, read a Tuesday papers were read, new instruments shows paper upon "Osteoma of the Frontal Sinus.” Dis- and discussed. Refreshing showers came about twice cussion was opened by Dr. E. Jackson. Dr. H. V. daily, which added much to our comfort. Such nights, Wurdemann read a paper, "Hyoscin-Morphia Anal- so cool, quiet and restful. gesia in Ophthalmic Surgery.” Discussion opened by Miss Bessie Whitaker of Denver read a paper, Dr. Fowler. Dr. D. T. Vail read a paper on “Optic "Speech Reading and Its Value.” Discussed by Dr. Neuritis From Hyperplasia of Ethmoid Bone.” Dis Young of Burlington and Dr. Hal Foster. Dr. Foster cussion opened by Dr. J. Lichtenberg.

called attention to the Adams school in Kansas City Dr. Simpson of Memphis was called on to preside for speech defects. in the throat, ear and nose section. Dr. J. J. Kyle

The Denver physicians gave the academy and of Los Angeles read a paper, “The Modern Mastoid

ladies an automobile ride through the Denver mounOperation.” Discussion opened by Dr. Hal Foster. tain parks. 70 miles. Dinner was served while on Dr. Wolff Freudenthal of New York read a paper,

this ride in the park region. Colorado is noted for its “Destruction of the Physiologic Function After Opera.

mountain scenery and this is one of the best. We tions on Nose and Throat.” Discussed by Dr. J. C.

will think of that ride in our old age; it will cerBeck, Chicago, Dr. L. N. Grosvenor, Huron, S. D.,

tainly be a pleasure to remember the Denver meeting and Young of Burlington, Iowa. “Late Appearance of

in the years to come. The daily showers prevented: Facial Paralysis Following Mastoid Operations,” by

dust, and gave us cool nights. One can always sleep Dr. H. A. Smith of Delta, Cal. Discussed by Drs. W.

at night. The Academy decided to continue its anC. Bane and Baum of Denver. "Complications and

nual meetings during the war, depending upon the Sequels of Tonsil and Adenoids Operations," by Dr.

older men to attend in order to assist in keeping the H. L. Baum. Discussion by Drs. Gallaher of Denver

home fires burning. The membership is over 1,200 and Hal Foster of Kansas City, also by Beck of Chi

Fifty new members were taken in at this meeting cago and Large of Cleveland, Higgenbottom and Saw. The 1919 meeting will be held at Cleveland. The tell of Kansas.

1920 meeting being the 25th anniversary, will be held A public meeting was held Monday night at 8 p. m.

at Kansas City, Mo., the mother town or where the in the large and beautiful Central Presbyterian

society was organized and held its first meeting. Dr. church.

W. L. Dayton of Lincoln was present and has never Dr. Edward Jackson presided at the public meet

missed a meeting. The Denver doctors are all a good ing. This large church was well filled. Dr. Jackson set of men and they certainly know how to entertold in a few words the objects of this meeting. He tain and make one feel at home in the true western then introduced Hon. J. C. Gunter, governor of Colo- style. We were sorry to leave the fine. cool climate rado, who made a brief address about the doctor's and splendid doctors. Here is our thanks and best part in the war and welcomed the academy to Den- wishes to the Denver doctors for the splendid time ver. Lieut.-Col. Casey Wood, M. D., from the office they gave us. of the surgeon general of the United States army, read a paper on "Reconstruction and Reeducation of Crippled Soldiers and Sailors.” Dr. Wood showed

Aliens moving pictures of soldiers and sailors being reedu There are enemy aliens and there are native aliens, cated at the Garrett home in Maryland, near Wash- The American who does not do his part toward win ington. This home recently presented to the U. S. ning the war, who neither fights nor works nor lends by Mrs. Garrett of Baltimore, consists of 90 acres, for victory is as much an alien to America's purposes situated in the country, near Washington, is fitted up and America's cause as the rankest Prussian in with all the latest appliances and now under charge terned in this country, of a corps of well qualified teachers. Uncle Sam is This is a war of peoples as well as of nations. going to teach the blind and lame soldiers and the and each individual has a place and a duty.

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| Life's evening brings with it its lamp.--Joubert. | Address yourself to young people they know it all. - Joubert. 1 J. C. R. Wettstein reports excellent results in pyelitis from ureteral catheter.-I11. Med. Jour. | Pituitary increases the blood-pressure as adrenal does but sustains this increase much longer.-Metabolist. I Curtis asserts that urinary retention is more active etiologically in cystitis than the misuse of the catheter.-Ur. and Cutan. Review. | Caffeine may nearly always be depended upon to increase and strengthen respiratory activity through centric action.-Bush, N. Y. M. J. 1 One day not far distant the indiscriminate resort to tonsillectomy for chronic septic foci will be condemned by the medical profession.-Anders, N. Y.

Aural Emotion “The briny tears dripped unheeded from the listener's ears!”—London Story Teller.

Another School “Do you believe in telepathy?"

No; we always have a homeopathic doctor."— Baltimore American.

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I One European nation can not possibly realize its highest posibilities and developments unless its neighbors also may develop their possibilities.-Charles F. Taylor. | Many aged diabetics live longer and more comfort. ably if untreated. Treatment must be gradual, not vigorous. Acidosis is rare with them.-Thewlis, Med. Rev. of Rev. f In gastric disturbances the possibility of pulmonary tuberculosis is to be kept in mind, and in young subjects a fluoroscopic examination made of the chest.A. Bassler, N. Y. M. J. [ Many readers will be shocked when I say that the primitive prostitute was of the greatest benefit to society.-L. A. Stone, Ur. and Cut. Rev. (Some men approve of them still.) | Paralysis following Poliomyelitis: Thorough heat. ing of the limb must precede every attempt at voluntary or artificially produced muscular contractions.A. C. Geyser, Amer. Med. ( Nothing has been added to the clinical value of determination of the quantity, specific gravity and presence of albumin and casts in the daily output of urine in pregnancy.-Parke, N. Y. M. J. I Pneumonia: Should respiration become shallow and slow atropine is indicated. As a vasomotor and respiratory stimulant immediate improvement may be expected.-W. S. Watson, Pac. Med. Jour.

Fatal pneumonias are not contracted from pneutilococci found in normal throats but from patients with pneumonia or from carriers in direct contact with the latter.-Rosenau, Am. Jour. Pub. Health.

The advantage of natural mineral water before artificial salt solutions depends partly upon the variations in the electric conductivity of their molecular lements, and from the amount of cations and inions.--Zubelin, Am. Med.

There is, far oftener than we think, chronic cell poisoning going on, from taking the best cuts of beef, Jest varieties of candy, best bakings of beans, finest products of the pastry cook, of things never labeled poisons, taken not for hunger but because they are so alatable.-N. Y. M. J.

A Close Call Two young physicians in a Western city who were struggling to get a foothold in their profession met one day and exchanged views touching things of interest. Presently the talk turned to the last case one of them had handled.

“Yes," remarked the young medico, “the operation was just in the nick of time. In another twenty. four hours the patient would have recovered without it.”—Harper's Magazine.

When Uncle Speaks A green batch of recruits who had just come into camp the preceding night were startled from their sound slumbers by the sonorous and insistent notes of the bugler blowing the reveille.

New to the game they had left their easy civilian life to play, none of the raw "rookies" stirred from their beds with the sole exception of a little southern lad from New Orleans, who, sitting up in his cot rubbing his eyes, remarked to the sleeping forms around him, “You all bettah get up-dat ain't yoh mothah callin' you, boy, dat' yoh uncle talkin' to you now."- Judge.

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Keep Your Liberty Bonds

TOLD to that bond. You invested to help send the boys across. 11 They are over now, at grips with the German monster. You expect them to hold on-hold on till the last vestige of autocracy is crushed out of him. Then you, too, must hold on-must keep your enlisted dollars invested on the fighting line.

It isn't the hooray of a campaign that wins a war. It's the will to hang on, to make sacrifice today, that tomorrow may bring victory.

And your investment. Those bonds are the safest investment you ever made. · Don't be lured into exchanging them for the “securities” of some suave get-rich

quick operator. Big returns may be promised but the bigger the promised returns the bigger the risk.

If you have to have money, take your bond to any bank and use it as collateral for a loan. There is no security the banker would rather have nothing on which be will lend more willingly.

Don't use bonds to buy merchandise. The average merchant, accepting your bond in trade, sells them immediately, thus tending to lower their market price and taking away from the buyer of your bond the ability to lend a corresponding amount of money to his Government. Liberty Bonds are meant to help your country at War; are meant for investment and to provide an incentive for saving and a provision for the rainy day.

Hold fast to your Liberty Bonds. Hold fast for the sake of the boys “Over There.” Hold fast because it is good business.

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