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gleaned by a study of the five chapters that Mr. Becker devotes to
the consideration of this subject.

The next section, relating to the law of evidence concerning
confidential communications between physician and patient, is
treated of by Charles A. Boston, of the New York City bar. It is
important that every physician called to the witness stand shall be
familiar with the details given in this section.

Beginning with page 137 and ending with page 291, is a sec-
tion containing a synopsis of the existing statutes which regulate
the acquirement ef the right to practise medicine and surgery in
the United States, Great Britain and Ireland, and the Canadian
Provinces. The value of this treatise as a work of reference is

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very great, but it is worth the price alone to possess it for the
examination of these pages, eighty-seven of which are devoted to
laws of the United States, and the remaining sixty-seven to those
of the other countries named. This section closes the division of
medical jurisprudence.

The division of forensic medicine begins here. It is sub-
•divided into three heads : first, thanatological, including those
branches in which the subject of inquiry is a dead body ; second,
bio-thanatological, relating to questions concerning both dead
bodies and living persons ; third, biological, relating to living per-
i9ons. In this volume the thanatological branch of the subject is
considered and begins with the legal status of the dead body, the
<lieposal and obligation to dispose of the same, how and by whom
it may be exhumed or removed, the rights of relatives and accused
persons, and includes an appendix containing a synopsis of the
statutes of the different United States and territories concerning
the same. This section is also written by Mr. Tracy C. Becker, co-

The next sections are as follows : The powers and duties of
<)oroners, medico-legal autopsies, personal identity, determination of
the time of death, medico-legal consideration of wounds, medico-
legal consideration of gunshot wounds, death by cold and heat,
medico-legal relations of electricity, medico-legal consideration of
4eath by mechanical suffocation, death by submersion or drown-
ing, and death from starvation. Each one of these sections is
written by an author specially fitted to prepare the same, and who
may be deemed an expert either in law, medicine or surgery.

A Text-Book of the Diseases of Women. By Henry J. Gar-
RIGUES, A. M., M. D., Professop of Obstetrics In the New York Post-
graduate Medical School and Hospital ; Gynecologist to St. Mark's
Hospital in New York City ; Gynecologist to the German Dispen-
sary in the City of New York ; Consulting Obstetrician to the New
York Infant Asylum ; Obstetric Surgeon to the New York Maternity
Hospital ; Fellow of the American Gynecological Society ; Fellow of
the New York Academy of Medicine ; President of the Grerman
Medical Society of the City of New York, etc. Octavo, pp. 690,
containing 310 eng^ravlngs and colored plates. Price, cloth, $4.00
net; sheep. $5.00 net. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut
street. 1894.

We approach examination of this work with much trepidity.
There are many reasons why the appearance of another treatise on
diseases of women at this time is not recognized as a necessity.

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Nevertheless, the ability of the present author challenges every-
where admiration and respect and a patient investigation of his

Garrigaes offers among the reasons for writing this book :
First, that he had in view those physicians who, without previous
hospital training attend a post-graduate school to learn gynecology ;
second, those who would like to go to such an institution, but who
find it impossible to leave their practice; third, general prac-
titioners in country places; fourth, under-graduates studying in
medical colleges. ' As these groups make up a large proportion of
medical men, it is quite probable if the book reaches them all that
the first edition will promptly be exhausted.

The author divides his treatise into two general parts, which he
calls general division and special division. Under the first he
groups the anatomy, physiology and development of the female
geniials and pelvic organs, etiology in general, examination in gen-
eral, treatment in general, abnormal menstruation, and metrorrhagia
and leucorrhea. In the special division may be found grouped
diseases of the vulva, diseases of the perineum, diseases of the
vagina, diseases of the uterus, diseases of the Fallopian tubes, dis-
eases of the ovaries, diseases of the pelvis and in an appendix-

This classification is quite novel and appeals to the practical
man. Indeed, Garrigues asserts that his aim has been to write a
practical work and he has done so, hence has omitted the historical
development of gynecology as well as reports of special cases. ' In
the first place we desire to speak a friendly word for the author's
good judgment in omitting diphthongs wherever practicable. We
hope soon to see an end of such spelling as gyncecologyy leucorrhoea,
dystnenoTrhceay and the like. The illustrations, too, deserve a
mead of praise, though in many instances they are old friends bor-
rowed from familiar sources. The photograph, too, might have
been used to greater advantage in depicting many important con-
ditions, especially those of an operative nature. We are glad to
see a proper table (Daggett's), and no chair recommended for the
purposes of examination and operation. We are at a loss, how-
ever, to understand why Fitch's abdominal supporter should be
given a place in such an excellent treatise. And, again, we
cannot condemn too strongly the use of such a so-called uter-
ine and abdominal supporter as is illustrated on page 448, figure

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Many of the illastrations in the work, however, merit the praise
of originality, having come from the author's own operations, dis-
sections and microscopical examinations. The illastrations, as a
whole, form a complete atlas of the embryology and anatomy of
the female genitalia, and represent numerous operations and path-
ological conditions. The author states in his preface that he
expects to be criticised for having devoted special chapters to
hemorrhage and leucorrhea. We do not think he deserves criti-
cism on that ground. Both of these conditions, though symptoms,
are yet of such great moment as to stand even far beyond many
diseases. Again, they are often the expression of states that need
no treatment beyond the arrest of these symptoms.

An elaborate index of twenty-two pages closes this most inter-
esting volume, which deserves the careful examination and patient
reading of the profession.

International Clinics. A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures on Medicine,
Neurology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Genito-Urinary Surgery, Gyne-
cology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Laryngology, Otology and Der-
matology. By professors and lecturers in the leading medical col-
leges of the United States, Great Britain and Canada £dited by
JuDSON Daland, M. D., Philadelphia, Instructor in Clinical Medi-
cine and Lecturer on Physical Diagnosis in the University of Penn-
sylvania ; Assistant Physician to the University Hospital ; Physician
to the Philadelphia Hospital and to the Rush Hospital for Consump-
tives. J. Mitchell Bruce, M. D., F. R. C. P., London, England ;
Physician and Lecturer on Therapeutics at the Charing Cross Hos-
pital. David W. Finlay, M. D.. F. R. C. P.. Aberdeen, Scotland ;
Professor of Practice of Medicine in the University of Aberdeen,
Physician to, and Lecturer on. Clinical Medicine in the Aberdeen
Royal Infirmary ; Consulting Physician to the Royal Hospital for
Diseases of the Chest London. Volume IV., Third series, 1894.
Royal 8vo. pp. xiL— 363. Philadelphia : J. B. Lipplncott Co. 1894.

This volume of this interesting series opens with a memorial of
Dr. John M. Keating, late editor-in-chief, written by his successor,
Dr. Judson Daland. This touching tribute inspires one with the
feeling that the world does not possess too many men like Dr.
Keating and that it could illy afford to spare him.

The first lecture is on enteric fever by Sir Dyce Duckworth.
The local contributors to this volume are Dr. Charles Gary, who
lectures on Rupia Syphilitica, and Dr. Roswell Park, who delivers
s conglomerate lecture on Chondro-Sarcoma of the Sternum, Cysto-
Sarcoma of the Lower Jaw, False Ankylosis of the Shoulder,
Abscess of the Temporal Bone and Basilar Meningitis, Amputation

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of the Forearm for Tubercular Disease of the Wrist, Recurring
after Resection. Several authors of this volume also have com-
pound titles. We think this a mistake. Single titles should be
adhered to for lectures to be published in a book of this kind.
This defect has occurred all through the series thus far, and we
hope to see it corrected in future. The teacher loses the force and
impact of his work if he fires a mitrailleuse, whereas, by a carefully
prepared lecture on a single topic he leaves something substantia)
to the literature of medicine.

These clinics have been improved by an increase of illustrations,,
but there is still room for advancement in this regard.

A Manual of Practical Hygiene, Designed for Sanitary and Health
Officers, Practitioners and Students of Medicine, By W. M. L.
CoPLiN, M. D., Adjunct Professor of Hy^ene, etc.. etc., JeffersoD
Medical College, and D. Be van, M. D., Instructor in Hygiene, etc.,
etc., Jefferson Medical College, with an introduction by H. A.
Hare, M. D., Professor of Therapeutics, Materia Medica and
Hygiene, in Jefferson Medical College. With 140 illustrations,
many of which are in colors. Philadelphia : P. Blakiston, Son & Co.

This book is the first earnest attempt that we have seen to dis-
tribute the new wine of modern hygiene in a new bottle — a mod-
ern book — and we sincerely congratulate the authors upon their
effort. Men who begin a work on hygiene by a thoughtful con-
sideration of such topics as heredity, temperament, proclivity^
immunity, idiosyncrasy, are not likely to have their work run dry^
bloodless and lifeless from over much bacteriological technology.
Busy students and practitioners will find in this book a happy
blending of the practical matters of hygiene with a due regard for
its more advanced and theoretical questions.

Unquestionably, the future is to produce many books upon this
subject, and any book will require frequent revision in order to
keep apace with the rapidly advancing line of progress. Our
authors seem to understand this sign of the times, and have writ-
ten a book along lines both ancient and modern, showing our art
at its very best neither an art or a science, but artistic in purpose
and scientific in method.

We notice the book as one to be commended to all students of
medicine, candidates, graduates or practitioners. The questions
before the hygienist are today the most practical questions of the
age, and no man can afford to fall far behind the procession.

H. R.

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Syllabus of thb Obstetbical Lectubes in the Medical Department
of the University of Pennsylvania. By Richabd C. Nobbis, M. D..
Demonstrator of Obstetrics. University of Pennsylvania ; Assistant
Obstetrician, University Maternity, etc., etc. Third edition. Duo-
decimo, pp. xviii.— 222. Price, $2.00 net. Philadelphia: W. B.
Saunders, 925 Walnut street. 1894.

The popularity of this lecture syllabus is testified to by the fact
that a third edition is so soon demanded. It is not easy to take
full lecture notes unless a satisfactory guide thereto is obtained.
With this book in the hands of the student it becomes much easier
for him to retain the mental imprint of the work of the teacher.
The improvement everywhere apparent in the teaching of the
obstetric art is very gratifying. With the aid of the manikin^
plates to illustrate the subject, a good lecture syllabus like the one
before us and plenty of good clinical material to draw upon, a
teacher ought to be able to so equip a student as to enable him to
pass the State medical examining and licensing board without
possibility of doubt.

The teaching of obstetrics with reference to its essential points
ought to be uniformed and standardized so that there need be no
misunderstanding in regard to the proper methods of conducting
either a normal or an instrumental labor. By the publication of
lecture syllabi the obstetric teachers in medical colleges will con-
tribute much to this desirable end.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports : Vol. III., Nos. 4, 6, 6.
Report in Pathology. Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins Press. 1893.

This volume of Reports is devoted to pathological investiga-
tions made at the pathological laboratories of the Johns Hopkins
Hospital. Dr. Simon Flexner contributes a valuable article on
The Infectious Nature of Lymph o-Sarcoma, based upon the
study of* two cases which were treated and examined at the

Dr. Henry T. Berkley contributes an excellent article on The
Cerebellar Cortex of the Dog, and, as a result of his examination
of the nerve elements, concludes that the cerebellum is a sensory
and not a motor organ, and that lesions of the organ, with the
exception of the middle lobe, are without objective symptoms.
An article on Chronic Nephritis in a Cow, by Dr. W. T. Council-
man ; Bacteria in Their Relation to Vegetable Tissue, by Dr. II.
L. Russell ; and an Analysis of 105 Cases of Heart Hypertrophy

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from the Autopsy Records of the Johns Hopkins Hospital conclade
the report.

These Reports are the results of original investigations under-
taken in the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical College, and
give some idea of the excellent work done at this excellent school.

Transactions of the Southern Surgical and GrNECOLOoiCAL
Association. Volume VI. Sixth session. Held at New Orleans.
La., November 14, 15 and 16, 1893. Octavo, pp. xlvii.— 392.
Edited by W. E. B Davis, M. D., Secretary. Published by the
Association. Philadelphia : W. J. Doroan, Printer. 1894.

This volume contains thirty-two pap.ers, including the address
of the president, most of which treat of surgery of the several
cavities of the body. The president's address, by Dr. Bedford
Brown, of Alexandria, Va., is an able and learned exposition of the
origin, objects and aims of the association. It was well received
and merited the thanks of the Fellows which were unanimously
given. The second paper is a memorial address in honor of Dr.
£phraim McDowell, delivered in accordance with a resolution of
the association by Dr. L. S. McMurty, of Louisville. It deserves
the careful reading of every gynecologist.

The discussions in this volume are up to their usual standard
of excellence, but the illustrations are hardly what they should be
in such a treatise. Authors would find it to their decided advant-
age to pay greater attention to the illustration of surgical papers.
The book is carefully edited by the accomplished secretary of the

Transactions of the Medical Society op the State of North
Carolina. Fortieth annual meeting, held at Raleigh, N. C, May
9, 10 and 11, 1893. Octavo, paper, pp. 154. Wilmington, N. C:
Jackson & Bell. 1893.

The annual volume of transactions of this society always pos-
sesses interest and the present one is no exception to the rule.
One of the best papers in the book is a discourse upon appendicitis
viewed from a personal standpoint, by Dr. J. W. Long, formerly
of Handleman, now of Richmond. Dr. Long treats the subject
from the surgical side of the question and in accordance with the
most advanced knowledge.

We question the propriety of presenting reports on gynecology,
obstetrics, surgery, etc., a plan which is still adhered to in this

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society. In these days of medioal joamals and of profuse periodi-
cal medical literature we think it would be better to abolish this

The volume contains the annual reports of the State board of
medical examiners and the State board of health, and ought to be
more substantially bound.

Clinical Lectures on Pediatrics, delivered in the Vanderbilt Clinic
during the Session of 1892-93. By A. Jacobi, M. D., Clinical Pro-
fessor of the Diseases of Children in the Colleg^e of Physicians and
Suri^eons of New York, etc., etc. (Stenographic repoi*ts) Reprinted
from Archives of Pediatrics, Volume X., 1893. Octavo, pp. 196.
New York : Bailey & Fairchild. 1893.

These lectures are delivered by one of the ablest and best-known
authorities on diseases of children in the United States. They are
epigrammatic in style and possess a charm that a more studied form
would be deficient in. Each lecture teaches a valuable lesson on the
subject or subjects of which it trtots and forms most instructive
reading to every physician interested in the management of dis-
eases in children. One commendable feature of these clinical
lectures is the fact that the date of the delivery of each one is given,
and we assume that each gives the most advanced instruction up to
the date borne at its head.

It is a great mistake for clinical teachers to omit the date of
their lectures when they are published in the journals or in book

A Manual of Therapeutics. By A. A. Stevens. M. D., Lecturer on
Terminology and Instructor in Physical Diagnosis in the University
of Pennsylvania; Demonstrator of Pathology in the Woman's
Medical College, Philadelphia, etc., etc. Small 8to, pp. 435.
Price, $2.25. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut street

This manual is intended particularly for the use of students
«and has been prepared to serve as an outline of the study of
modem therapeutics to be filled in by more systematic reading of
larger treatises. The drugs are arranged alphabetically and to
each is given its chemical formula or synonym, a brief statement
of its therapeutical application and methods of its administration.
Where admissible, too, its physiological action is stated and any
other facts essential to an understanding of its therapeutics. A

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table of doses is added and an extensive index embracing remedies
and diseases closes the volume.

It will be found a handy book of reference for the medical
practitioner who does not care to grope through the mass of read-
ing in a larger text-book to get at the meat or kernel of a particular

Essentials of Physics. Arranged in the form of questions and
answers. Prepared especially for students of medicine. By Fred.
J. Brockway, M. D., Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy at the
College of Physicians and Surgeons. New York. Saunders' Ques-
tion-Compends, No. 22. Second edition, revised. With 155 illus-
trations. Duodecimo, pp. 330. Price, $1.00 net. Philadelphia:
W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut street. 1894.

The first edition of this valuable little book was soon exhausted,
hence we are called upon to notice this second edition in just two
years after we wrote a notice of the first. We said at that time
(June, 1892, page 699,) that there are many reasons why medical
students cannot devote as much time to the study of physics as
they should, hence the value of such intelligent condensations of
the subject as Dr. Brockway has given. He has been able to do
this without doing violence to the subject or otherwise belittling
its importance. It is one of the best books of the Saunders' Ques-
tion-Compends Series.

Manuel de Medecin Practicibk, la Pratique Journali^re de la Chir-
urgie, dans Les Hopitaux de Paris, Aide-Memoire et Formulaire de
Therapeutique Appliquee par le Professeur Paul Lefret. Paris
Librairie J.— B. Bailliere et Fils. 1894.

This little book is an exhibit of the daily practice of surgery in
the hospitals of Paris and an aid to the memory of the formulae
of the therapeutics there in use. It is a valuable work for the
purposes intended, and contains an index of authors as well as of


Treatment of Typhoid Fever. By D. D. Stuart, M. D.. Lecturer on
Clinical Medicine in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia ;
Physician to the Medical Dispensary of the Episcopal Hospital, etc.,
etc. The Physicians' Leisure Library Series, pp. 104. Price, paper, 25
cents ; cloth, 50 cents. Detroit, Mich. : George S. Davis, 1898.

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The Nurse's Dictionary of Medical Terms and Nursing Treatment
Compiled for the use of nurses and containing descriptions of the prin-
cipal medical and nursing terms and abbreviations, instruments, drugs»
diseases, accidents, treatments, physiological names, operations, foods,
appliances, etc., etc., encountered in the ward or sickroom. By Honner
Morten, Author of Sketcheb of Hospital Life, How to Become a Nurse,
etc. 32mo. pp. 139. Second edition. Price, $1.00. Philadelphia:
W. B. Saunders. 926 Walnut street. 1894.

A Clinical Manual. A Guide to the Practical Examination of the
Excretions, Secretions and the Blood, for the Use of Physicians and
Students. By Andrew MacFarlane, A. B., M. D., Instructor in Neu-
rology and Diseases of the Chest in the Albany Medical College ; Phy-
sician to St. Peter's Hospital Out-patient Department, and Physician to
Albany's Hospital for Incurables. Duodecimo, pp. xii. — 139. Price,
$1.25. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 27 West Twenty-third street.

Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society. Forty-fourth
Annual Session, held in Indianapolis, Ind., May 11 and 12, 1893.
Octavo, pp. 378. Indianapolis : Wm. B. Burford, Printer. 1893.

An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences,
including the Pronunciation, Accentuation. Derivation and Definition
of the Terms used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gyne-
cology. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, Pathology, Dermatology, Pedia-
trics, Ophthalmology, Otology, Laryngology, Physiology, Neurology,
Histology, Toxicology, Dietetics. Legal Medicine. Psychology. Clima-
tology, etc., etc., and the various Sciences closely related to Medicine,
Bacteriology. Parasitology, Microscopy, Botany, Zoology, Dentistry,
Pharmacy, Chemistry, Hygiene. Electricity, Veterinary Medicine, etc.
By George M. Gould, A. M., M. D.. Author of The Students' Medical
Dictionary, 12,000 Medical Words Pronounced and Defined, The Mean-
ing and the Method of Life ; Editor of The Medical News ; President,
1893-1894, American Academy of Medicine ; one of the Ophthalmolo-
gists of the Philadelphia Hospital. Based upon recent scientific litera-
ture. Double-columned quarto, pp. xvi. — 1633. Philadelphia: P.
Blakiston. Son & Co., 1012 Walnut street. 1894.

Transactions of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the American
Laryngological Association, held in the City of New York, May 22, 23
and 24, 1893. Octavo, pp. vi.— 165. New York: D. Appleton &
Company. 1894.

Part I., Essentials of Refraction and Diseases of the Eye. By
Edward Jackson, A. M., M. D.. Professor of Diseases of the Eye in the
Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine, etc..
etc. Part II., Essentials of Diseases of the Nose and Throat. By E.
Baldwin Gleason, M. D., Surgeon in charge of the Nose, Throat and
Ear Department of the Northern Dispensary ; Assistant in the Ear
Department of the Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates
in Medicine, etc.. etc. Two volumes in one, crown 8vo, 290 pages,
profusely illustrated. Price, cloth. $1 ; interleaved for notes, $1.25.
Philadelphia : W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut street. 1894.

Clinical Gynecology : Being a Hand-Book of Diseases Peculiar to
Women. By Thomas More Madden, M. D., F. R. C. S., Ed., Obstetric

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Physician and Gynecologist, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin ;
Consulting Physician, Hospital for Sick Children, etc., etc. Octavo,
pp. xvi. — 562. with 259 illustrations. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott
Company. 1893.


Db. Henbt C. B(jswell, of Buffalo, who has spent the past year
in Europe, will delay his return to the United States until Autumn.
At present he is serving as resident physician in one of the large
Vienna hospitals, that affords him a rare opportunity for the prose-

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