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Denver, was unusually well attended. A number of interesting papers were read. Dr. W. R. Whitehead was elected President. This is one of the rare instances in which the man honors the position, and not the position the man.

The University of Colorado has opened a medical department. Their course of study to be four years. The faculty, with a few exceptions, reside in Denver. Unfortunately, a provision in the State Charter prevents the medical department from being established in Denver.

Dr. Fred. M. Trask, the Associate Editor of the Times, who is spending the months of July and August at his beautiful summer residence, Point Pleasant, N. J., was recently thrown from his carriage and extensively and somewhat severely injured. At last accounts he was doing well.

An abdominal tumor, weighing 70 lbs, ovarian in character, but without a pedicle, was recently removed (in Denver) by Dr. S. Cole, assisted by Dr. Thomas H. Hawkins. Patient recovered.

Dr. A. Labrie has been re-elected City Physician. The City Council has acted wisely. Now let Labrie work for a City Hospital. It is needed, and the people are ready for such an institution.

Antiseptics in the Puerpera.-We have for some time past given our preference almost exclusively to Listerine as an antiseptic in the puerpera. We think it has real advantages over any other, while it certainly is much more acceptable to the patient. The objects to be attained in the use of vaginal washes after confinement, are, first, to secure cleanliness; second, to arrest and prevent putrefaction; and last, but by no means least, to promote early, healthy action in the lacerated soft part—channels through which septic matter may be absorbed. The importance of this early reparative action cannot be over-estimated, as it is a well-known fact that with the healing process once begun, septic virus is repelled, in lieu of being absorbed, as is the case before healing begins or when the abraded surfaces have taken on unhealthy action. We had long employed the carbolic acid for the purposes above enumerated, but observing disagreeable constitutional influences from its use, we selected the Listerine, which has proven a powerful non-toxic antiseptic, promptly promoting the reparative process, and substituting an agreeable perfume for a noxious odor.-Prof. F. L. Sim, M.D., Meinphis College Hospital, in Mississippi Valley Monthly.

The first instance where physicians are mentioned in the Bible is in II Chronicles xvi: 12. It is not flattering to faculty: “And Asa in the thirty-and-ninth year of his reign, was diseased in his feet until his disease was exceeding great; yet in his disease, he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers.''


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BOOK NOTICES. A Treatise on Therapeutics, comprising Materia Medica and Toxicology,

with especial reference to the application of the Physiological Action of Drugs to Clinical Medicine. By H, C. Wood, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics and Clinical Professor of the Nervous System in the University of Pennsylvania, etc. Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Published by J. B. Lippincott & Co, Philadelphia,

No Physician can afford to be without this work.
Pay Hospitals of the World. By Henry C. Burdett, Honorary Secretary

Home Hospital Association for Paying Patients, etc. Published by
J. & A. Churchill, London, England.

Any one interested in hospitals will be greatly enlightened by

reading this book. The Practice of Gynecology in Ancient Times. By Edward W. Jenks,

M.D., LL.D., Chicago, Ill. Reprint from Vol. VI, Gynecological

Transactions, 1882. The College of Medical Practioners, Organized March 21, 1882, Wash

ington, D. C. A Year's Work in Ovariotomy. By William Goodell, M.D., Professor of

Clinical Gynecology in the University of Pennsylvania. Twentyfive complete Ovariotomy, with six deaths. The Doctor has declined

to operate on none, but gave every woman her chance. A Case of Hysterectomy, with a new Clamp, for the Removal of Large

Uterine Tumors. By H. P. C. Wilson, M.D., Baltimore, Gynecologist to St. Vincent's Hospital and the Union Protestant Infirmary; Surgeon to “Hospital for the Women of Maryland,'' etc. Reprint from The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women

and Children, Vol. XVI, No. 4, April, 1883. Transactions of the New York Academy of Medicine, Instituted 1847,

Second Series, Vol. III. The Dispensatory of the United States of America. By Dr. Geo. B.

Wood and Dr. Franklin Bache. Fifteenth Edition, rearranged, thoroughly revised, and largely rewritten. With Illustrations by. H. C. Wood, M.D., etc., Joseph P. Remington, Ph. G., etc., and Samuel Sadtler, Ph. D., F.C.S., etc. Pubļished by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia.

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7 Burned..... 1 Marasmus...

3 Cancer....

Morbus Mucosa...... Cholera Infantum.....

9 Myelitis...... Congestion of Brain......


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Puerperal Fever

2 Dropsy.....

Peritonitis.... Drowned......


4 Diphtheria....


3 Endo-carditis...

Poisoning..... Enteritis......

5 Prostration.. Gangrene...

Septicæmia... Hepatic Abscess......

Suicide........ Hemorrhage of Lungs......


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24,983 *Lowest Barometer...

24,543 Range of Barometer..

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64.9° Highest Temperature....

91.0° Lowest Temperature.

37.0° Mean Humidity...

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.......0.85 Prevailing Direction of Wind...

Max. velocity of Wind N. W. pr. hr. 24 miles.
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T. REDWOOD, Ph. D., F.C.S., etc.,
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Our Extract of Malt, the first manufactured in America, is prepared by an improved process which prevents injury to its properties or favor by excess of heat. It represents soluble constituents of Malt and hops, viz.; Mait Sugar, extrine, Albuminoids (chiefly diastase), Resin, Bitter of Hops, Phosphates of Lime and Magnesia. It is a most efficient therapeutic agent for the restoration of feeble and exhausted constitutions, being rich in both muscle and fat-producing material, and a most valuable restorative in diseases attended by disordered digestion and emaciation.

Our Malt Extract is sold throughout the United States, Great Britain, the West Indies, and Central and South America, and elsewhere. In all those countries we have placed large supplies in the most important Hospitals, Asylums and Infirmaries, and in the hands of leading physicians for trial in private practice. From these sources we have received abundant testimony to the excellence of our Extract in regard to purity and efficiency in the treatment of diseases in which its employment is indicated.






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Demonstrated Superiority of Lactopeptine as a Digestive

Certificate of Composition and Properties of Lactopeptine by Prof. Attfield
Ph.D., F.R.S., F.I.C., F.C.S., Prof. of Practical Chem. to the
Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

London, May 3d, 1882. LACTOPEPTINE having been prescribed for some of my friends during the past five years-apparently with very satisfactory results--its formula, which is stated on the bottles, and its general characters, have become well known to me. But recently the manufacturer of this article has asked me to witness its preparation on a large scale, to take samples of its ingredients from large bulks and examine and also mix them myself, and to prepare “Lactopeptine” from ingredients made under my own direction, doing all this with the object of certifying that "Lactopeptine" is what its makers profess it to be, and that its ingredients are in quality the best that can be obtained. This I have done, and I now report that the almost inodorous and tasteless pulverulent substance termed “]

Lactopeptine" is a mixture of three chief agents which enable ourselves and all animals to digest food.

That is to say, “Lactopeptine" is a skillfully prepared combination of meat-converting, fat-converting, and starchconverting materials, acidified with those small proportions of acids that are always present in the healthy stomach; all being desseminated in an appropriate vehicle, namely, powdered sugar of milk. The acids used at the factory-lactic and hydrochloric-are the best to be met with and are perfectly combined to form a permanent preparation; the milk sugar is absolutely pure ; the powder known as "diastasr” or starch-digesting (bread-, potato-, and pastry-digesting) material, as well as the “pancreatin,” or fat-digesting ingredients, as good as any I can prepare ; while the pepsin is much superior to that ordinarily used in medicine. Indeed, as regards this chief ingredient, pepsin, I have only met with one European or American specimen equal to that made and used by the manufacturer of “Lactopep

A perfectly parallel series of experiments showed that any given weight of acidified pepsine, alone, at first acts somewhat more rapidly than “ Lactopeptine” containing the same weight of the same pepsine. Sooner or later, however, the action of the “ Lactopeptine ” overtakes and outstrips that of pepsine alone, due, no doubt, to the meat-digesting as well as to the fat-digesting power of the pancreatin contained in the " Lactopeptine.” My conclusion is that “ Lactopeptine” is a most valuable digestive agent, and superior to pepsine alone.

JOHN ATTFIELD. LACTOPEPTINE contains all the agents of digestion that act upon food, from mastication to its conversion into chyle, thus combining all the principles required to promote a healthy digestion. One of its chief features (and the one which has gained it a preference over all digestive preparations) is that it precisely represents in composition the natural digestive juices of the stomach, pancreas and salivary glands and will therefore readily dissolve all foods necessary to the recuperation of the human organism.

Sugar of Milk

Veg. Ptyalin or Diastase .

. 4 drachms.
8 ounces. Lactic Acid .

5 f. drachms.
6 ounces. Hydrochloric Acid .

5f. drachms.
Lactopeptine is sold entirely by Physician's Prescriptions, and its almost universal adopted by phy-
sicians is the strongest guarantee we can give that its therapeutic value has been most thoroughly es-
tablished. The undersigned having tested “ Lactopeptine,” recommends it to the profession:
Alfred L. Loomis, M.D., Prof. of Pathology and Alfred F. A. King, M.D., Washington, D. C.,

Practice of Med., University of the City of N.Y. Prof. of Obstetrics, University of Vt.
Samuel R. Percy, M.D., Prof. Materia Medica,
N. Y. Med College.

D. W. Yandell, M.D., Prof. of the Sci. and Art.
F. Leroy Satterlee, M.D.,Ph.D., Prof. Chem., of Surg. and Clinical Surg., University of Lou-
Mat. Med.and N.Y. College of Dent.;

isville, Ky.
Prof. Chem. and Hyg. in Am. Vet. Col. etc. L. P. Yandell, M.D., Prof. of Clin. Med., Dis-
Jas. Aikin Meigs, M.D., Phila., Pa., Prof of the eases of Children and Dermetology, University

Institutes of Med. and Med. Juris., Jeff. Med. of Louisville, Ky.
College ; Phy. to Penn. Hospital.
W. W. Dawson, M.D., Cincinnati, Ohio, Prof.

Robt. Battery, M.D., Rome, Ga., Emeritus.
Prin. and Prac. Surg Med. Col. of Ohio ; Surg.

Prof. of Obstetrics, Atlanta Med. Col., Ex

Pres. Med Association of Ga. to Good Samaritan Hospital. Prof. John Attfield, Ph D.,F.R.S.,F.I.C.,F,C.S.,

Claude H. Mastin, M.D.,LL.D., Mobile, Ala. London, Eng., Prof. of Prac. Chem. to the Prof.

H. C. Bartlett, Ph.D.,F.C.S., London, Phar. Soc. of Great Britain.

England. For further particulars concerning Lactopeptine, the attention of the Profession is respectfully directed to our 32-page Pamphlet, which will be sent on application.


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