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The physician throws the balance of
gives to nature that assistance which is
Antiphlogistine induces sleep and offers the
Major C. E. Ruth, Des Moines, at the head of the
surgical department of the base hospital at Camp Concerning the Doctor
Dodge, has been relieved from duty and ordered to proceed to Fort Riley, Kansas, and report to the com
manding officer of the medical department there for Dr. G. Wilse Robinson of Kansas City was elected
duty. president of the Jackson County Medical Society at the last annual meeting.
Missouri State Board of Health Elects-At the
meeting of the state board of health recently the fol. A Question for Hoover-Little Boston girl (at din lowing officers were elected for the ensuing year: ner)—"Father, how many calories in a bug? I just President, Dr. W. J. Ferguson of Sedalia; vice-presiswallowed one in my soup."
dent, Dr. W. A. Clark of Jefferson City; secretary,
Dr. George, H. Jones of Kansas City Licenses to Dr. H. E. Thomason announces the removal of his
practice medicine were issued to Charles E. Briscoe offices to suite 1020 Rialto Bldg., Kansas City. Prac
and Samuel H. Cowens, Jr., of Kansas City and Toren tice limited to the eye, ear, nose and throat.
Ray Weir of Lathrop. Dr. Hubert Hutton, 807 Rialto Bldg., Kansas City, announces that he has completed a second post grad
Dr. R. C. Deppen, who has represented Reed' & uate course in New York City and is giving special
Carnrick on the Pacific Coast for the past ten years, attention to prophylaxis and pyorrhea. Consultation
has returned to his home in Oakland, Cal., after a invited.
vacation visit to his parents in St. Joseph, Mo. Dr.
Deppen, in addition to being an accomplished and Dr. W. L. Whittington, formerly superintendent of successful detail man, has won considerable fame as State Hospital No. 2, St. Joseph, is now located in
a medico-caricaturist. His drawings may be observed Eldridge, Cal., where he occupies the position of as- as a feature in frequent issues of the “Medical Picksistant superintendent to the State Home for Feeble wick," that "delight of the idyl-hour" published by Minded.
Drs. Joe MacDonald and Sol Martin, and so ably Dr. Paul V, Woolley, Kansas City, who was one
edited by Dr. Brandeis. of the first volunteers in the Medical Officers Re Capt. C. B. Francisco, Kansas City, formerly on serve Corps, now on duty in France, has been pro- the Mercy Hospital staff, writes from France: “I moted to duty as regimental surgeon with the rank have been relieved from the British service, and now of captain.
am attached to our own army. My official position Dr. Donald R. Black, assistant professor of path
is division orthopedic surgeon to the First Division,
A. E. F., France. My duties are to instruct the men ology in Kansas University Medical School at Rose
and officers on orthopedic conditions and to take dale, has received a commission as first lieutenant
charge of the cases requiring hospital treatment. I and assigned active duty in the laboratory of the
have a motorcycle side car to travel about in to the Army Medical School at Washington.
different companies and inspect the men. My driver In Service Over There—The many friends of Dr.
is a chap about 19 years old and a very nice kiddie, Herman J. Boldt will learn with interest that his son,
but he sometimes gets the "wind up" as they say in H. J. Boldt, Jr., is attached to the 1020 Infantry with
England when the shells get whistling close about. rank of first lieutenant, American Expeditionary
Personally, I am quite comfortable in my French bilForces, and has been in France since September
let in a family that speaks nothing but French, and
am messing with the officers at the hospital. The Capt. W. E. Wolcott, of Omaha, who went to Eng camp hospital is located at headquarters for the land with the Goldthwait orthopedic contingent in division and is a shack affair of 250 beds and as comSeptember, writes that he is now located at the High- fortable as could be expected. land Military Orthopedic Hospital, in Liverpool, and has charge of 180 beds. He states that they expect to
Dr. Flavel B. Tiffany, Kansas City's pioneer eye be in British service from four to six months, then
and ear specialist, died at St. Luke's Hospital Januto France to take over the American Orthopedic Hos
ary 11th, from arerio-sclerosis, aged 71. Dr. Tiffany pital now under construction.
was instrumental in organizing the University Medi
cal College in 1889 and served many years as presiDr. O. W. Swope is now associated with Dr. E. H. dent as well as professor of ophthalmology and otol. Skinner in the practice of roentgenology and radium ogy. Dr. Tiffany was twice married, his first wife therapy. Doctor Swope will be in Kansas City con- being Miss Olive F. Fairbanks. She died at her girltinuously inasmuch as Doctor Skinner is engaged in hood home, Northboro, Mass., August 13, 1910. On certain military service which will not permit him to September 12, 1912, at his home, “the Castle," on Garbe in Kansas City at all times. The x-ray laboratory field avenue, Dr. Tiffany was married to Miss Zoe of Drs. Skinner and Swope will continue at the same Clark, an honor graduate of the University of Kanlocation, 1020 Rialto Bldg., Kansas City, Missouri. sas and a teacher in the Lawrence High School. Mrs.
Tiffany, with two children, a son three years old, and Dr. and Mrs. W. B. La Force will leave for Peking, a daughter nine months old, survive. Dr. Tiffany China, about February 1, where the former has been was the author of a number of books and was a freappointed a member of the faculty of the American quent contributor to the medical press. He was Indemnity College and physician in charge of the active in medical society work, serving as president college hospital. Also physicians to the faculty and of the Medical Society of the Missouri Valley, the students. The length of their stay in China depends Tri-State Medical Society and the Alliance Francaise, entirely upon how they like the country. Thep plan Dr. Tiffany had toured Europe many times and visto remain for three years or longer. They go as mis- ited all the famous eye clinics in the world. His sionaries. The American Indemnity College, situated last literary effort was his book, "Around the World, in a prince's palace, outside the northeast wall of by an Oculist,” in which he described in a most enPeking, China's capital, is one of the best adminis tertaining manner the various countries visited while tered educational institutions in the whole of China, he and Mrs. Tiffany were on their honeymoon in according to Dr. La Force.
News of the Month
Franking Privilege Extended-The latest ruling of the postoffice department provides that all letters from the front, from soldiers, sailors, doctors and nurses may be "franked" without collection at destin. ation.
Duty-Duty, be it in a small matter or a great, is duty still, the command of heaven, the eldest voice of God. And it is only they who are faithful in a few things, who will be faithful over many things.-Charles Kingsley.
The Medical Herald will be found on file in 75 of the medical college libraries and hospitals throughout the country and also in the rooms of the Old Colony Clubs which are located in New York, Boston, Phila delphia, Washington, Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis and Kansas City.
Blame Coal Famine to B. V. D's.-James W. Inches, Detroit, health officer, has declared against modern styles. Men who wear B. V. D's. in winter and women who wear low necked dresses outdoors are largely responsible for the coal famine because they require overheating of homes and offices, he says.
Salvarsan May Now Be Obtained Without DelayOur readers will welcome the news contained in the announcement of the Farbwerke-Hoechst Co., in this issue, to the effect that the demands of the U. S. gov. ernment had been practically satisfied, so that hereafter all orders for Salvarsan will be promptly filled, and be sure you order the original and genuine product.
The Pacific Medical Journal, the oldest journal on the Pacific coast, which has just completed its 60th volume, has been acquired by Dr. William J. Robinson, and will be consolidated with The American Journal of Urology and Sexology. The combined journal will continue under the editorship of Dr. Robinson, and will be published from Mt. Morris Park West, New York City.
Need for a More Thorough Mental ExaminationThe terrible tragedy recently enacted at Camp Funston, Kas., when Capt. Lewis J. Whisler held up the camp bank, and murdered four civilians whom he found there, fully emphasizes the great need for a more thorough mental examination of the men. It is said that Capt. Whisler's past record would have scored against him had it been looked into.
First Aid to Frozen Pipes-Drain the pipes so that the cracked part will become dry. Get ten cents' worth of litharge and ten cents' worth of glycerin. Mix some of the glycerine with the litharge, bring it to a consistency of putty or thick paste. Press some of the paste into the crack with the fingers, and daub a thick coating of it over the crack. Let it dry over night and turn on the water. Pipes thus repaired will last many years.
X-Ray Number—The February issue of the Urologic and Cutaneous News Review will be devoted entirely to the consideration of the x-ray in the diag. nosis and treatment of genito-urinary and skin affections. The leading specialists of the country will contribute to this number.
Enlarging Medical Training Camps—In order to equip officers and men in specialties required of the medical, sanitary and veterinarian corps, vast extensions are being made to the scope of the medical camps at Fort Aglethorpe, Ga., and Fort Riley, Kas. There are at present 5,400 officers and men under training at Fort Oglethorpe and 3,000 at Fort Riley. Fort Riley has a capacity of 7.000 and enlargement of the school at Fort Oglethorpe to the same capacity has been authorized. Fort Oglethorpe's present ca. pacity is 5,500. The ultimate needs of the medical department of the army required training camps of capacities aggregating 35,000 to 40,000 officers and men. Thirty thousand additional nurses will be required by the Medical Department for its over-seas campaign. A total of 9,000 officers and 20,000 enlisted men have been graduated from medical training camps since January 1.
Southwest Sanitorium—The superintendent, Dr. J. Y. Simpson, has favored us with a copy of a new illustrated booklet setting forth the advantages of this institution, which is a credit to Kansas City. Among the many features which make this sanitorium unique, we might mention its superb equipment for the therapeutic application of electricity, light, heat, water, exercise, massage, rest, diet and nutritica. The sanitorium accepts no cases addicted to alcohol or drugs, no violent mental cases or contagious disease. The institution is beautifully located in a quiet neighborhood, combining homelike surroundings with an atmosphere of hope and cheerfulness. Dr. Simpson gives his personal attention to each patient, the underlying principle of the institution being to assist nature in her efforts to obtain a complete restoration of health. The superintendent invites physicians to call and inspect the institution and would be pleased to answer any question relating to the care and treatment of patients, by mail. The sanitorium is conducted along strictly ethical lines and any doctor sending a patient here may be assured that his interest, as well as that of the patient, will be conscientiously conserved.
Dr. T. D. Crothers, Hartford, Conn., aged 75, an ardent advocate of total abstinence, died January 12, from arteriosclerosis. He was born in West Charlton, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1842, and after his preliminary education at the Fort Edward (N. Y.) Seminary, he pursued his medical studies at the Albany (N. Y.) Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1865. After four years' practice at West Galway, N. Y., he returned to Albany, and was assistant professor of practice of medicine in his alma mater. In 1875 he became assistant physician in the New York Inebriate Asylum, Binghamton. Three years later he was made superintendent of the Walnut Hill Asylum, Hartford, Conn., and after two years became president and superintendent of the Walnut Lodge Hospital, Hartford, positions which he held until his death. In 1876 he established the American Journal of Inebriety, and continued in editorial charge until his death. He was the author of several monographs on inebriety and the drug habit, and was a regular contributor to the Medical Herald. Dr. Crothers was a most lovable character, an unselfish and a sincere man. His untiring energy and influence in the campaign for prohibition entitle him to a distinction that will not die.
Sell Baby Bonds While They Knit-The women wage earners and the mothers and teachers of St. Joseph, Mo., are mobilizing the knitting bags. They will use them as sales agencies for war savings stamps. Every woman who carries a knitting bag is expected to have sewn on it a cloth sign “War Savings Stamps Sold Here" printed in red, white and blue. Many are purchasing signs printed on white satin while others are using embroidery cloth and embroidering the letters.
HE WILLOWS MATERNITY SANITARIUM is a modern and up-to-date Sanitarium and Hospital devoted to the seclusion and care of unfortunate young women. It offers to the
medical fraternity an ethical and Christian solution to one of the difficult problems of the profession. The Sanitarium extends to these young women protection and seclusion in congenial and home-like surroundings before confinement, as well as providing efficient medica and hospital care during delivery and convalescence.
The Willows has been located, planned and especially equipped for seclusion maternity work. It is strictly modern, having steam heat, electric lights, gas and baths with hot and cold water. The patients' rooms are light, airy and furnished for home-like comfort as well as hospital convenience. The dining service has been especially planned for the work and wholesome, nourishing and well cooked meals are served.
The Hospital equipment is complete and modern, having been installed for this particular work. It includes two specially fitted Confinement Chambers, sterilizing rooms, massage room, diet kitchen and necessary drug and linen rooms.
The Sanitarium is open to any reputable physician to handle his own high-grade cases in it. When the physician is not accessible to The Willows or finds it otherwise impractical to care for his case, Dr. John W. Kepner, House Obstetrician, will handle it. The mothers and babies are attended by a corps of efficient, specially trained nurses.
Entering early in gestation is important for preparing the patient for accouchement through systematic, hygienic methods and massage. Patients may enter as early as they desire. A special system of abdominal and perineal massage has been devised and has. proven very successful in the prevention of Striae Gravidarum and as an aid to labor.
The care of the babies is one of the important features of The Willows' work. The Nursery is modernly equipped and no reasonable expense is spared in the babies' care. When such arrangements are made the institution assumes the entire responsibility of the child, keeping it until a good home can be found where the child will be legally adopted.
The Willows Maternity Sanitarium has accommodations meeting the requirements of the most fastidious as well as others for those patients whose means are limited. But, notwithtanding the many advantages of its services, the charges are reasonable.
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