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profession, owe the camp surgeon. There were a

In the absence of Dr. H. J. Lenhoff of Lincoln his hundred and fifty men and women in attendance upon paper on “Some Diagnostic Advantages in Spinal the banquet.

Fluid Analysis" was read by title and ordered pubFriday, Sept 20-Second Day

lished. Morning Session

Bills amounting to $218.12 were presented by the

secretary, and upon motion of Dr. P. I. Leonard were President McKinnon appointed as an additional

ordered paid and warrants drawn therefor. committee on credentials Drs. P. I. Leonard, J. C.

Upon motion of Dr. Hill a vote of thanks was given Rockafellow and Paul E. Gardner, who later presented

the committee on arrangements, the Chamber of Coma supplementary report recommending the admission

merce, and the management of the Hotel Fontenelle to membership of certain applicants, who were unani.

for courtesies shown, and to the press of the city for mously elected, their names having previously been

reports given. given in this report.

The society then adjourned to meet in Des Moines The report of the auditing committee was read

in 1919. by the secretary and upon motion of Dr. Greshom H.

CHAS. WOOD FASSETT, Secretary. Hill, was unanimously adopted.

Upon motion of the secretary, Dr. Francis M. Pottenger of Monrovia, Cal., was unanimously elected an honorary member of the society. Dr. Frank H. Blackmarr of Chicago presented a

The World War News paper on "Radium and X-rays in the Treatment of Cancer," which was not discussed.

The special order of business for election of offi- commentation g ironmemorandum non minumang uminommons cers was then taken up and the following officers

OUR FLAG . duly elected:

President, Dr. Chas. Wood Fassett, Kansas City. Let the sun of morning kiss it, let the evening sunset First Vice-President, Dr. E. J. Watson, Diagonal, Ia.

glow Second vice-president, Dr. J. M. Aiken, Omaha.

With a warmth of love and gild it ere it sets in depths Secretary, Dr. S. Grover Burnett, Kansas City.

below; Treasurer, Dr. O. C. Gebhart, St. Joseph (in serv

Let the winds caress and fold it, let the stars in glory ice "over there").

shine Upon invitation of Dr. Granville N. Ryan, Des

On the emblem of Our Country, loved as your flag, Moines was chosen as the meeting place for the next

loved as mine. annual meeting in September, 1919.

The following communication was read by the Let the voices of our children sing the music of its secretary:

soul, Norwalk, Cal., Sept. 16, 1918.

Chant its chorus O, ye people, till the mountain echoes "My Dear Doctor McKinnon:

roll; "I am much pleased to note that you are president

Sing and shout its hymn of freedom, fling its spirit of the Medical Society of Missouri Valley, one of the

to the breeze, most delightful medical organizations in this whole Till the notes are caught and answered in the hearts country. During the years of my residence in Ne

across the seas. braska, and my connection with the Nebraska State Hospital for Insane at Hastings, I rarely ever missed

Let no thought or deed unworthy smirch its stripes a meeting of the Missouri Valley Medical Society.

of purest white, "In addition to congratulating you upon being the

Let no stain of craven silence rob its red of luster president of this organization, I wish also to call

bright, your attention to a paper which is to be presented

Let no shame bedim the star shine on its field of to the society by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger of Los

heavenly blue, Angeles. I will be glad indeed to have you meet Dr.

For it's Our Flag, friends, it's Our Flag, I'm proud of Pottenger personally, if indeed you do not already

it, are you? know him. He is a most delightful gentleman and

-Charles L. H. Wagner in the Curtiss Flyleaf. one of the best men in this entire coast country in his specialty. You are indeed very fortunate to have

St. Joseph Dr. Pottenger with you.

Capt. Caryl Potter has received his commis"With best wishes to you personally, and to the sion. society and its progress, I am, "Yours very truly,

Lieut. R. G. Stevenson leaves in a few days

"W. B. KERN." for Oglethorpe. Dr. Granville N. Ryan of Des Moines read a paper

Capt. John M. Doyle has orders to report at on “The Medical Treatment of Goitre,” which was Camp Oglethorpe. discussed by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger.

Capt. B. B. Simmons has received his comOther papers read were as follows:

mission and awaits call. “The Influence of Syphilis on the Repair of Wounds," Dr. J. C. Rockafellow, Des Moines.

Lieut. L. Paul Forgrave has been promoted “Cataract Extraction in High Myopia,” Dr. P. I. to a captaincy, Allentown, Pa. Leonard, St. Joseph.

Capt. W. H. Minton has gone to Camp Ogle"Congenital Hypertrophic Stenosis Symptoms, Based on Fourteen Cases,” Dr. H. H. McClanahan,

thorpe, ophthalmic department. Omaha.

Lieut. Walker J. Hansen has re-entered the "The Influences of War Upon the Medical Profes- service after several months' rest. sion and Upon the People," Dr. John Prentiss Lord, Moio c Gebhart now in France has been Omaha.

Maj. O. G. Gebhart, now in France, has been “Why So Many Appendectomies ?" J. M. Bell, St. retained as treasurer of the Missouri Valley MedJoseph.

ical Society.

Capt. P. I. Leonard, associate editor of the of the Students' Army Training Corps in Kansas Medical Herald, has gone to Camp Oglethorpe. City, on the north side of Twelfth street from We miss him.

Lydia avenue to Virginia avenue, are now ready Capt. H. B. Landis, formerly of St. Joseph, for occupancy. The barracks will include quarnow practicing at Broken Bow, Neb., has gone ters for four hundred men from the two dental to Camp Dodge.

colleges and the Medical Enlisted Reserve Corps, Drs. W. J. McGill, Bob Forgrave and A. B. comprising 148 men. Four army officers are in McGlothlan have qualified for naval service, and charge of the local branch of the S. ‘A. T. C. are awaiting call.

They are Lieuts. Henry M. Jameson, J. Russ Capt. T. M. Paul, St. Joseph, writes from Baty, James Schacher and Roland M. Meyer. Camp Alexander, Newport News, Va., that he

General is “busy and happy."

The buttons for the Missouri Volunteer Corps Kansas City

have not arrived yet. Nebraska men received Capt. Joseph S. Lichtenberg, Kansas City's their buttons in September. ophthalmologist, has been called to duty at Camp Major A. L. Blesh, of Oklahoma City, has Sevier, S. C.

been assigned to duty at the başe hospital, Camp Dr. W. W. Duke, Kansas City, who is now in Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala. Red Cross service over there, has been commis The foreign officers who have been assisting sioned a captain.

in the training at Camp Funston have returned Dr. Edwin C. White, Kansas City, has been to their respective duties in England and France. promoted to a majorship, and given command

Maj. H. W. Orr, of Lincoln, who has served of a field hospital in France.

for fourteen months in British orthopedic hosDr. E. L. Chambliss, Kansas City, has been

pitals, writes that he is now consultant in orthocalled to special duties in the office of the Surg

pedics to several hospitals in Nantes, St. Nazgeon General at Washington.

aire and Savenay, France. The K. C. Army Officers' Club has leased a "

Throughout 4,500 French hospitals in the 100 room hotel, which will be furnished as the

eighty-three departments of France, American club's headquarters in Kansas City.

Red Cross surgical dressings will hereafter be Dr. Terry E. Lilly, Kansas City, has received

used instead of French dressings. A reason for his commission as first lieutenant Medical Corps,

this decision was the splendid condition in which and is now stationed at Camp Dodge, Iowa.

our dressings arrive in France. Lieut. L. J. Pierce of Kansas City has com

A soldier of France lay on a hospital bed. His pleted his medical corps training at Fort Ogle

shattered arm had just been taken away. The thorpe, Ga., and has been assigned to Camp

doctor looked down with pity at the white young Grant, Ill.

face. “I'm sorry, my boy, you had to lose your Capt. W. W. Harrington, formerly of the

arm,” he said. The eyes of the lad flashed. Christian Church Hospital, is serving on de- "No, no. doctor. I didn't lose it " he said. " tached duty overseas. He was one of the organ

gave it—to France.” His head sank back on izers of Base Hospital Unit No. 28.

his pillow, and he whispered, “My France." Drs. James C. and John M. Walker, sons of

Arthur N. Davis, author of "The Kaiser as Dr. Callie Walker of Kansas City, have been

I Knew Him,” is being loudly cursed by the promoted to lieutenant U. S. N., R. F. They are

kaiser. The following has just reached this stationed at Great Lakes naval training station.

country from England: “Mr. Arthur N. Davis, Commisisons as captains in the medical corps

the former American dentist of the kaiser, is were issued recently to three Kansas City physi

now being strafed in the German press. Like cians-Dr. Rush English Castelaw, superintend

everybody else who has come out of Germany ent of Wesley Hospital; Dr. Herbert Arthur

since 1914 and ventured to tell the truth, Mr. Breyfogle, and Dr. Hallie Hiram Lane.

Davis is charged with circulating ‘slanderous Dr. Sam Roberts, Kansas City, now in the inventions. The Cologne Gazette gives space to medical department at a Long Island port, has attacks on him in this sense, his assailants being been promoted to a captaincy and assigned to the aggrieved German dentists who never forgave department of oto-neurology. He was formerly the kaiser for having his toothache assuaged by at one of the flying fields in Texas.

an American.” “The Kaiser as I Knew Him." Dr. R. D. Irland has received a commission published recently by the Harpers, gives an inias captain in the Medical Reserve Corps, and is sight into the thoughts and actions of the kaiser in New York to take a course of instruction in such as few people have been able to gain. The brain surgery before going overseas. Doctor author was for fourteen years the kaiser's perIrland has been a member of the surgical staff sonal dentist and during that time had ample of the Research Hospital, Kansas City.

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"sails." But interesting as is this phase of the psychology of the delusions of the popular mind, more interesting are the psychial processes of those who, in spite of absolute proof of the existence of a

thing or the value of some scientific principle or · theory, refuse to accept a "sail” as a "sail” or accept it so grudgingly and use it, or permit its use so spar. ingly or half heartedly that the good results possible from its application are never fully realized. For instance, the value of diphtheria antitoxin at this time is no longer questioned by scientific men and by most of the laity. The mortality rate from diphtheria has been cut in two by its use in the last quarter of a century, and yet, statistics obtained from the registration area for the past few years show that the yearly mortality in this country from diphtheria is more than 23,000. There can be no doubt that such a high mortality rate is due in large part to antitoxin not being administered at all because of opposition to its use or objection to the cost, to its too conservative use as concerns dosage and method of administration and the fear of serum sickness, etc., or to its being injected too late to successfully check the disease process. There are still some prejudices to be overcome and some old ideas and conceptions to be discarded if diphtheria antitoxin is to come into its rightful place as a life saver. The specification by physicians and druggists for high grade, concentrated, purified antitoxin (Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, Ind.), packaged to meet dosage requirements and all methods of administration and at such prices as make its administration possible in even the poorest cases will in a great measure assist in this readjustment.

A Word About Diphtheria Antitoxin—In the book "The Crowd, a Study of the Popular Mind" (LeBon), there is related the story of a shipwrecked crew on a raft, watching eagerly for some sign of a rescuing vessel. After some days of the great physical discomfort and mental anxiety imposed by their condition, one of the men saw on the horizon what he declared was a sail. His companions saw it, too, and because they wanted very much that it should be a sail, and because of the poignant hope in their breasts that it might be one, they came to think as did the first observer, that it really was one. And then when they came to it, they found it only a tree which had been uprooted in the storm. There have been frequent occasions in the history of medicine and pharmacy when much heralded new remedies or so-called spe

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