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Abthub Wellesley Edis, M. D., London, F.R.C.P., died recently
in London. From the British Medical Journal^ of November
16th, we condense the following : Dr. Edis was bom in Hunting-
denshire in 1840, pursued his preliminary education in the
grammar schools of Huntingdon and Aldenham, and a course of
instruction in agriculture at the Cirencester College, winning
honors in veterinary surgery. Thence he passed on to West-
minister Hospital. He took the membership of the Royal College
of Surgeons, of England, in 1862, and became a member of the
Royal College of Physicians in 1867. For five years he was
assistant physician to the Hospital for Women, Soho Square,
subsequently taking the post of assistant obstetric physician to
the Middlesex Hospital, and afterwards becoming physician and
lecturer on diseases of women. At the time of his death he was
senior physician to the Chelsea Hospital for women, and held also
other public offices. He was past president of the British Gyne-
cological Society, and honorary fellow of many foreign obstetrical
and gynecological societies, among which was that of the Ameri-
can Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His death is
lamented throughout England, as well as in foreign countries,
where he was well known.

^ociet^ Meefingj*.

The eighty-eighth annual meeting of the Medical Society of the
State of New York will be held in the City Hall, at Albany, Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday, February 6, 1 and 8, 1894, under
the presidency of Dr. Herman Bendell, of Albany. An elaborate
program is preparing and a large attendance of members and
guests is anticipated.

The Association of Erie Railway Surgeons will hold its next
annual meeting on Friday, January 5, 1894, at the Academy of
Medicine, 17 West Forty-third street. New York City. An inter-
esting program has been published and an interesting meeting is^
anticipated. The officers for this meeting are : President, Dr. R.

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Sayre Harnden, Waverly, N. Y. ; Vice-President, Dr. C. B. Kibler,
Corry, Pa. ; Secretary and Treasurer, Dr. W. W. Appley, Cochec-
ton, N. Y. Executive Committee : Dr. C. M. Daniels, Buffalo,
N. Y. ; Dr. J. L. Eddy, Clean, N. Y. ; and Dr. C. B. Kibler, Corry,

The Medical Society of the County of Chautauqua held its semi-
annual meeting at the Sherman House, in Jamestown, Tuesday,
December 12, 1893. An interesting program was published and
the subject of typhoid fever was discussed. The attendance was
large and the discussions spirited and instructive. The President,
Dr. Nelson G. Richmond, of Fredonia, is to be congratulated upon
the successful inauguration of his administration and in rejuvenat-
ing this excellent society, that had of late grown somewhat apa-
thetic with reference to medical affairs. In his good work he was
ably seconded by Dr. George E. Blackham, of Dunkirk, who
proved a most efficient lieutenant in every sense of the word.

Db. a. Jacobi, chairman of the American National Committee of
the Eleventh International Medical Congress, has received the
following communication from the Secretary-General :

First Papers to be read in any of the sections of the Congress
should be announced on or before January 31, 1894, to the
secretary-general. Prof. E. Maragliano, Ospedale Pammatone,
Geneva, Italy.

Second. The title of the paper ought to be accompanied with
a brief abstract of its contents and conclusions.

Third. The program to be distributed will contain the titles
of all the papers announced before August 31, 1893, and since.

Fourth. The reductions granted by the railway companies
months ago will be available from March 1st to April 30, 1894.

In the interest of such medical men as will sail for Europe
before official cards will have been received from the general
committee. Dr. Jacobi proposes to supply, in as official a
form as he thinks he is justified in doing, credentials which are
expected to be of some practical value. It is suggested, besides,
that a passport may increase the traveler's facilities.

A letter of the secretary-general's, dated November 29th, states
that traveling documents will be sent to the address of every
subscriber on or before February 15, 1894 ; and that after that
date congressists will have to apply to Dr. Jacobi.

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It also contains the following regulations of former circulars :
Members' dues are five dollars, (money order to Prof. L.

Pagliani, Rome,) guests' (wives and adult relations), two dollars ;

medical students, no fees. All are entitled to traveling documents.
Reductions on the Italian railways are available from March

1st until April 30th.

S^ooiC f^eviecoA.

Minor Surgery and Bandaging. By Henry R. Wharton, M. D..
Demonstrator of Surgery in the University of Pennsylvania. In
one 12mo volume of 529 pages, with 416 engravings, many being
photographic. Cloth, $3.00. Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co.

It is but little more than two years ago that we published a
review notice of Wharton's first edition. At that time, we
remarked that the book was one of the very best treatises on
minor surgery that had been published, that it ought to be adopted
as a text-book on the subjects of which it treats, and that it con-
tained more practical surgery within its limits and boundaries
than any book of its kind we had ever seen. What was true of
the first edition may be, with propriety, repeated and accentuated
in regard to this second and revised edition. Its illustrations are
to be specially commended, particularly those that relate to
bandaging, most of which have been taken from photographs of
applied bandages in the several localities of the body. The
author has thoroughly revised that portion of the work relating to
the aseptic and antiseptic methods of wound treatment, than
which there is no more important subject in the whole domain of
surgery. Much new matter has been added, which brings it
abreast of the very latest knowledge on the subjects of which it
treats. It is printed and bound in exceptionally handsome style,
and will easily find its way into the libraries of physicians and
to the tables of students.

A Manual of Medical Treatment, or Clinical Therapeutics. By
I. BURNEY Yeo, M. D., F. R. C. p., Professor of Therapeutics
in Kings^ College, London. In two 12mo volumes, containing 1275
pages, with illustrations. Complete work, cloth, $5.50. Philadel-
phia : Lea Brothers & Co. 1893.

This work is unusual, in that it is devoted exclusively to the
treatment of disease, — symptomatology, pathology, diagnosis, and

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DUANB : students' dictionaby op mbdicins. 369

other questions being considered only when necessary to touch
upon them with reference to elucidating therapeutic management.
Yeo is especially strong with reference to the treatment of cardiac
affections, and he accentuates cardiac neuroses in a clear and
interesting manner. At the end of each subject are placed
formuisB, additional to those in the text, that may prove useful
in the treatment of the disease under consideration. The work
is especially well indexed, and the size of the volumes makes them
convenient for reference. It is impossible, without making such
a work too voluminous, to cover the entire field of medicine in
every detail, but Yeo has succeeded in making a treatise that will
easily fall into the hands of progressive physicians as a manual
of treatment.

Duakb's Students' Dictionary op Medicine. The Students' Diction-
ary of Medicine amd the Allied Sciences. Comprising the pronun-
ciation, derivation and full explanation of medical terms, together
with much collateral descriptive matter, numerous tables, etc. By
Alexander Duane, M. D., Assistant Surgeon to the New York
Ophthalmic and Aural Institute ; Reviser of Medical Terms for
Webster's International Dictionary. In one square octavo volume
of 658 pages. Cloth, |4.25 ; half leather. |4.50 ; full sheep, $5.00.
Philadelphia : Lea Brothers & Co. 1893.

Good medical dictionaries are becoming plentiful, but not so
with reference to those that are especially adapted to the use of
students. The latter must be equipped with a dictionary that con-
tains information concerning every word that he will be likely
to meet with in his daily studies, and, at the same time, be
sufficiently compact as to be easily handled. Such dictionaries, of
course, must have in view practical utility rather than complete
philological accuracy or historical tradition. Duane claims to
have constructed his work on this plan, and we are inclined to the
opinion that he has succeeded most satisfactorily. The work con-
sists, as he states in his introduction, of a series of major titles or
primes, each beginning a separate paragraph and printed in heavy
type. The arrangement of the main headings is strictly alphabeti-
cal, while the system of spelling adopted is intended to indicate
the best usage, regardless of analogy. His use of the hyphen is
to be commended. He omits it in compound expressions, except
when employed to separate two vowels which might otherwise be
regarded as forming a diphthong, and also when used to connect
two words of coordinate importance. We differ from the author in
his spelling in some instances, because we think that every effort

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should be made by constructors of dictionaries to reduce the spelU
ing of medical terms to the utmost simplicity consistent with an
adherence to roots, prefixes, and affixes. In pronunciation we have
much praise to bestow upon this author, for he is more accurate in
this line than most of his contemporaries. We regard it essential
to teach students a Uniform, correct, and finished pronunciation, for
it is fast becoming one of the ways in which medical scholarship
is to be recognized. An accurate pronunciation and use of good
English is everywhere considered a requisite in good society. So,
too, will, sooner or later, good medical pronunciation be consid*.
ered a requisite for membership in polite medical circles. Wa
presume that this book will find its way into the libraries of good
medical scholars without much urging.

Weekly Abstract of Sanitary Reports. Issued by the Supervising
Surgeon-Greneralf M. H. S., under the National Quarantine Act of
April 29, 1878. Volume VII., Nos. 1 to 63. Washington : Gov-
ernment Printing Office. 1893.

This is a bound volume of the weekly reports issued by the
Supervising Surgeon-General of the Marine Hospital Service^
Each weekly report contains a summary of weekly inspections of
immigrants at various points ; reports of States and yearly and
monthly reports of cities ; a mortality table of the cities of the
United States ; table of temperature and rainfall, and, in addition,,
a summary of foreign reports received through the Department of
State and other channels, and a mortality report of foreign cities.
It is a most valuable volume for reference, and every sanitarian,,
health officer, and scientist should obtain the book.

Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical. By Henry Gray. F. R. S..
Lecturer on Anatomy at St. George^s Hospital. London. New
American from the thirteenth enlarged and improved Eng-lish
edition. Edited by T. Pickering Pick, F. R. C. S., Examiner in
Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons, of England. In one imperial
octavo volume of 1100 pages, with 635 large engravings. Price,
with illustrations in colors, cloth, $7.00; leather, $8.00. Price,
with illustrations in black, cloth, $6.00 ; leather, $7.00. Philadel-
phia : Lea Brothers & Co. 1893.

This is an old friend in a new dress. Every student of medi^
cine since 1858 has been familar with Gray's Anatomy. The
author originally constructed his work with reference to its
importance to the surgeon, and so introduced under each subdivi-*
sion observations on practical points of surgery with reference to

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the part under examination. The editor has followed, in this
edition, the original lines marked oat by Gray, thus keeping
prominent the fact that the work is intended for students of
surgery rather than for the scientific anatomist. The whole work
has undergone careful revision, so as to bring it abreast of modem
teachings in anatomy. We always had a kindly regard for the
illustrations in Gray, where each organ, tissue, artery, and nerve
bear their respective names, and in this edition color has been
worked to advantage in bringing out the relationship of vessel
and nerve. Of late years, many works on anatomy have been
introduced to the profession, but, as a reference book for the
practical everyday physician, and as a text-book for the student,
we think it will be difficult to supplant Gray.

A Handbook of Ophthalmic Science and Pbactice. By Henby
£. JuLEB, F. R. C. S.. Ophthalmic Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital ;
Surgeon to the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital ; Consulting
Ophthalmic Surgeon to the London Lack Hospitals. With illustra-
tions. Second edition. Philadelphia : Lea Brothers & Co. 1893.

The second edition of this handbook is a decided improvement
upon the first edition. Numerous additions have been made, excel-
lent illustrations serve to make plain the subject matter, and the
work generally has been greatly improved and brought down to
date. Modern accepted methods of treating the various diseases
of the eye are described. The chapter on the refraction of the
eye is excellent, and contains a very clear explanation of the
principles involved in retinoscopy. The author has not neglected
to give some space to the consideration of muscular insufficiencies,
although the subject is merely introduced, and no discussion of it
is attempted. This is to be regretted, inasmuch as this subject is
one which is daily assuming more and more importance. On the
whole, the book is a valuable contribution to ophthalmic literature,
and will be referred to with confidence. S.

The Physicians' Visiting List (Lindsay & Blakiston) fob 1894.
Forty-third year of its publication. Sold by all booksellers and
druggists. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston. Son & Co., 1012 Walnut

This is an old friend, and a most welcome one. It contains
almost everything that can possibly be required by the busy physi-
cian in his pocket visiting list, among which may be mentioned a
table of signs; the metric system ; table for converting apothecaries'

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weights and measures into grams ; a posological table ; a dose table ;
a list of new remedies ; incompatibilities, poisons, and antidotes,
•disinfectants ; notes on the examination of urine ; information of
B right's diseases ; diagnosis and treatment of the simpler superficial
diseases of the eye ; asphyxia and apnea ; comparison of thermom-
eters, and a table for computing the period of utero gestation.
Then follow the usual blank pages of the visiting list proper,
arranged for twenty-five patients per week ; next, memoranda for
the twelve months of the year; then, addresses of patients and
others, afterward nurses' addresses ; then, blank pages for bills and
•accounts ; obstetric engagements ; vaccination engagements ;
record of obstetric cases ; records of deaths, and, finally, cash

It is bound in black morocco, and furnished with a Dixon pen-
oil and eraser. We regard it as one of the most complete visiting
lists in the market.

The Throat and Nose, and Their Diseases. By Lennox Browne,
F. R. C. S. £., Senior Physician to th^ Central London Throat and
Ear Hospital. Fourth and enlarged edition. In one imperial
octavo volume of about 750 pages, with 120 illustrations in color,
and 285 engravings on wood. Cloth, $6.50. Philadelphia: Lea
Brothers & Co. 1893.

The author of this work is one of the masters of the laryngo-
logical art, and when he writes or speaks, it is because be has
something of interest to bring to the attention of his professional
<5olleagues. There has been two years' delay between the third
and fourth editions of Browne's treatise, thus leaving it practi-
•cally out of print for that length of time. The author takes
advantage of this fact to plead that delays of this kind are not
altogether without advantage to his readers. We are well aware
that the science of laryngology is making such rapid strides that
«ven in two years much of it has to be rewritten. Opinions
that we then accepted as abounding in truth are now discarded
altogether as valueless, or are sent forth in modified forms. The .
usual space in this work is devoted to the consideration of the
anatomy and physiology of the throat and nose, after which the
examination of the throat and larynx, with special reference to
the use of the laryngoscope, is described. This is a most interest-
ing chapter, as well as the next on the inspection of the mouth,
fauces, and oropharynx, and chapter fourth on the laryngoscopio
image. These, together with chapter five, on rhinoscopy and the

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rhinoscopic image, should be carefully studied by general practition-
ers of medicine with a view to gleaning intelligent information there-
from on the subject of diagnosis. The group of chapters beginning
with six and ending with seventeen are devoted to a minute and de-
tailed consideration of diseases of the throat, nose, mouth, pharynx,
and larynx, and are, throughout, stamped with the author's personal-
ity. In support of his views he reports many clinical caser, that are
printed in smaller type, but that forcibly illustrate the author's
opinions on technical points. If there be those that differ from
him on some of the propositions set forth in this book, they will
yet find in it strong proof of the author's convictions on most
points, and will find here a basis for an intelligent disagreement.
Browne devotes a number of pages to the publication of formula
that have proven valuable in nose and throat diseases, and finally
are grouped, next before the index, fifteen colored plates contain
ing 122 figures drawn by himself from Nature, and on stone.

A Manual of Diseases of the Ear. By George P. Field, M.R.C.S.,
Aural Surgeon and Lecturer on Aural Surgery, St. Mary^s Hospital
Medical School, London. In one octavo volume of 891 pages, with
seventy- three engravings and twenty-one colored plates. Cloth,
$3.75. Philadelphia : Lea Brothers & Co. 1893.

The popularity of this work is amply testified to in the fact
that a fourth edition is now sought for by those who are inter-
ested in aural medicine. While this book is one of great value
to the specialist, from which he may glean many profitable hints
and established facts of value, it also has claims upon the obser-
vation of that portion of the profession who may not be strictly
classed as specialists. The general practitioner must know some-
thing of the commoner ailments to which the ear is liable, particu-
larly that he may make intelligent diagnosis. In reading Fields^
chapters on the anatomy of Ihe ear and the physiology of hearings
the general practitioner will refresh himself upon many forgotten
points, and will even find new ones or those that he had heretofore
overlooked. The text is especially clear and concise, and the
illustrations accentuated beyond misunderstanding. So too with
the chapter on examination of the patient, which, though brief, is
one of the clearest and best we ever read on this subject. We
shall not attempt an analysis of all the diseases of the ear that are
here treated of or considered, but shall content ourselves with the
general statement that it is one of the best of the smaller treatises
and is a safe guide on the subject of which it discourses.

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Sub(tEry. By Bern B. Gallaudbt, M. D., Demonstrator of Anatomy
and Clinical Lecturer on Surgery, College of Physicians and Sur-
geons, New York ; Visiting Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital, New York;
and Charles N. Dixon-Jones. M.-^D., Assistant Surgeon, Out-patient
Department, Presbyterian Hospital, New York. Being the final
volume of the Students' Quiz Series, edited by Bern B. Gallaudet,
M. D. Duodecimo, 291 pages. 149 illustrations. Cloth, $1.75.
Philadelphia : Lea Brothers & Co. 1893.

This volume completes the group of books known as the
Students' Quiz Series, making altogether thirteen volumes. They
are of uniform size, and are most handsomely printed and bound.
This last volume, on Surgery, is more than a compend or question
book, for it explains many points which are difficult of elucidation
and still more difficult to understand. The author, who has had
considerable experience in teaching surgery to students and gradu-
ates of medicine, has made an especial effort to bring out the diffi-
cult points of inflammation, septic infection, together with tuber-
cular disease of bones, tumors, and cysts, brain and abdominal
surgery. It is a little volume well worth its price.

The Era Key to the United States Pharmacopeia. A Complete List of
the Drugs and Preparations of the United States Pharmacopeia, revi-
sion of 1890-93, giving official titles, common names and synonyms
of the drugs, chemicals and preparations in the Pharmacopeia, with
doses in apothecaries^ weight and measures, with equivalents in
metric terms. Compiled for the Pharmaceutical Era. Detroit,
Mich. : D. O. Haynes & Co. 1893.

The publishers state that the object of this Key is to assist
physicians and pharmacists to familiarize themselves with the con-
tents of the new United States Pharmacopeia, also to further the
introduction and employment of official drugs and preparations.
We presume, from examining the little book, that it will be a use-
ful one, and fill the purpose for which it is intended. It can be
obtained of the publishers upon application, at the small price of
twenty-five cents.

Transactions of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Ameri-
can Laryngological Association, held in the city of Boston, June
20, 21, and 22, 1892. Octavo, pp. vi.— 121. New York : D.
Appleton & Co. 1893.

The annual volume of this Association is replete with excellent
papers and good discussions. The present book is no exception
to the rule. Dr. Beverly Robinson^s paper reporting some cases
of membranous sore throat elicited a spirited discussion. Two
papers, one by Dr. W. H. Daly, and another by Dr. John O. Roe,

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delating to the techniqae of repairing broken noses, exhibits the
Inarked improvements pertaining to that most unsightly deformity.

t^HYSiOLOGY. By Frederick A. Manning, M. D., Attending Surgeon,
Manhattan Hospital, New York. Series edited by Bern B. Gallau-
DET, M. D, , Demonstrator of Anatomy, College of Physicians and
Surgeons, New York. Visiting Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital, New
York. Students' Quiz Series, No. 2. Pocket size, 12mo, 201
pages, sixty-nine Illustrations, $1.00. Philadelphia : Lea Brothaihs

i*RACTiCB OP Medicine. By Edwin T. Doubleday, M.^D., Member
of New York Pathological Society, and J. D. Nagel, M. D.,
Member of New York County Medical Association. $1.00.
Students' Quiz Series, No. 6. Philadelphia : Lea Brothers & Co.

These two books are a continnation of the group known as the
Students' Quiz Series, and are uniform in style and price with the
others that have been published. It seems to us that this group
t>f books has been improperly named, for they contain something
more than mere questions and answers. They go into consider*
able detail of explanation when it is essential to do so. In the
present methods of teaching, some such system seems necessary,
and this group, consisting of twelve or thirteen numbers, now
published, admirably fills the place it is intended to occupy.

A Treatise on Ophthalmology, for the General Practitioner.
Second edition. Revised and enlarged, with 140 illustrations. By
Adolf Alt, M. D. St. Louis : J. H. Chambers & Co. 1893.

This work is not intended for the specialist, but for the general
practitioner, to be a u&ef ul guide and help in caring for certain
diseases of the eye. All the important affections of. the eye are
considered in a clear, concise manner, and numerous practical illus-
trations given. An important chapter for the general practitioner
is that on the diagnostic value of eye diseases in intra-cranial
affections. The work is a very acceptable addition to the litera-
ture of this class. S.

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