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CONTAGION IN THRO AT TROUBLES.
THE medical editor of Babyhood writes: A recent case within our knowledge, in which fatal diph
theria developed upon what had been believed to be a simple quinsy, suggests a few words regarding the duty of isolatingany case of sore throat where there are other children in the house. Without entering upon any disputed points regarding diphtheria, it is generally agreed that the distinctive visible sign of it is its peculiar membranous deposit. A case may present clearly the conditions of a “common sore throat,” and subsequently diphtheria be unmistakably present. For our purpose it is unnecessary to discuss whether such cases are diphtheritic from the first or become so. The point for parents to know is that the sequence of dangerous symptoms upon those apparently slight is not uncommon, and that it is better for them to isolate a child fifty times unnecessarily than to be neglectful once.
We would urge, then, that, if at all possible, every child suffering from sore throat be isolated until it is distinctly convalescent. Physicians are often embarrassed, in urging the isolation of patients, by the timidity or suspiciousness of parents. If in such a Case as has been described the physician recommends the precaution of isolation, the family, if of the timid type, is at once thrown into a panic, assuming that the physician really considers that the case is diphtheria or that he expects it will prove to be, and that he is concealing the facts, while really he is only taking proper sanitary precautions.
Other persons, on the other hand, immediately interpret the physician's frank statement of his reaSons for isolating a supposed simple case as an evidence of want of knowledge on his part. They apparently think that to the properly educated physician diseases are as distinct and as easily discriminated as coins of different denominations. With such people the only course is to strongly advise isolation, and to give the reason for it, and to let them take the responsibility of neglecting the suggestion if they choose to do so. Intelligent people usually are grateful for the warning, even if it prove to have been unnecesSary, and although they sometimes chaff the physician as “fussy.”
ALCOHOL IN THE KITCHEN.—Of 622 moderate and immoderate drinkers with whom I have conversed, 337 tell me that they acquired the desire for wine and other alcoholic poisons by their use in articles of diet and in the family and social circle, dealt out to them by their wives and sisters and female friends. Of this number 161 cases were from the use of liquors in articles of diet. Of the whole number referred to, 328 fill a drunkard's, grave seventeen died of mania a potu and five by suicide.” These are the words of a physician who has made the subject a matter of careful study.—National Bulletin.
There are people who would do great acts but, because they wait for great opportunities, life passes, and the acts of love are not done at all.—F. W. Rol)ert307.
NEWS AND OTHER GLEANINGS.
—The German Bible for the blind costs $25, and consists of no fewer than sixty-four volumes. This is owing to the fact that the letters have to be very large, that they are in haut-relief, and can therefore be printed on one side only, and that the paper must be very thick. Some of the blind can read five or six hours without feeling fatigued. They use both hands in reading, the right forefinger being used chiefly to separate the words and syllables, while the left forefinger recognizes the word by itself.
—A safe that is pronounced a marvel of mechanism has just been finished for the National Bank of Scotland by a London firm. This immense money box, which is wholly of hard steel and weighs close upon 100 tons, consumed seven months' time in building, and has no less than fortyeight locks. Each door weighs a ton and the bolts thereon two hundred pounds apiece. The safe is said to be capable of holding five hundred and fifty million dollars in gold bullion.
—A train on the railway which ascends the Rigi Mountain, Switzerland, fell into a ravine last week. One person was killed and twenty-five were dreadfully injured.
—A foot of snow is reported from nearly all parts of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, blockading the railroads. There has been a light fall at Galena and Monmouth, Ill.
—A highly interesting lacustrine settlement, dating back to the stone period, has just been discovered at Acbon, on the Lake of Constance. Large quantities of stone, wood, and bone, together with the remains of bisons, cows, deers, etc., were found.
—It is practically settled that Georgia will have a School of Technology. The bill has passed both houses of the Legislature.
—Near California Mountain, in New Mexico, Major Powell of the Geological Survey has discovered what he pronounces to be the oldest human habitation upon the American continent.
—A recent telegram from Memphis says that “millions of squirrels are emigrating from the Mississippi side over to the Arkansas shore at a point commencing about five miles below Memphis and extending down for twenty miles. They are swimming the Mississippi river and evidently making for more elevated grounds in Arkansas. Thousand are being killed by farmers, who, by reason of their great numbers, use sticks instead of guns. A similar emigration of squirrels occured in 1872.”
—The flavor of pure perfumes is marvelous. A single drop of the oil of thyme will communicate its ordor to 25 gallons of water. One grain of ambergris will perfume papers for 40 years, and it has been ascertained that the 2,‘262,554,000th of a grain is sensible to the smell.
—A club of 4800 members in Berlin recently advo rtised for six medical officers to attend them at a salary of $375 per annum. This would make the contribution from each member of the club about 75 cents a year for medical attendance. More than 400 doctors applied for the place.
—Says the Christian Advocate : “Nothing is more foolish, nothing not absolutely vicious brings more misery in its trains, than spending all as we go. Indeed, where it is not the fruit of vice, it is often the parent of crime. “To lay up something for a rainy day,” “to put by 'for a time of need, are maxims of common prudence among all people, and of religion, too. ‘Take no thought for the morrow ’ does not mean, Do not save any money to provide for your wants in old age, to help good causes, to educate your children, to provide for your support if sick, to protect you against unforeseen accidents or losses or destruction of property. That Christ and His apostles never meant to be understood as inculcating from ‘hand to mouth,’ as some interpret their living words, is clear from their precepts and practice. The apostles, while Christ was with them, had a treasurer, who kept the hag.’”
—A manufacturer of Breslau, Germany, is said to have built a chimney over fifty feet in height entirely of paper. The blocks used in its construction, instead of being of brick or stone, were made -of compressed paper, jointed with silicious cement. The chimney is said to be very elastic, and also fire-proof. Picture frames are now made of paper on the Continent. Paper pulp, glue, linseed oil, and carbonate of lime or whiting, are mixed together and heated into a thick cream, which, on being allowed to cool, is run into moulds and hardened. The frames are then gilt or bronzed in the usual way.
—In the agricultural department of a library in Warsenstein, near Cassel, Germany, may be seen a most novel collection of books. At first glance they appear like rough blocks of wood ; but on closer examination it is found that each is a complete history of the particular tree which it represents. At the back of the book the bark has been removed from a space large enough to admit the scientific and the common name of the tree as a title. One side is formed from the split wood of the tree, showing its grain and natural fracture ; the other shows the wood when worked smooth and varnished. One end shows the grain as left by the saw, and the other the finely polished wood. On opening the book one finds the fruit, seeds, leaves, and other products of the tree, the moss which usually grows upon its trunk, and the insects which feed upon the various parts of the tree. To all this is added a well printed description of the habits, usual location, and manner of growth of the tree—all forming a complete history of each kind of timber represented, and in a form readily understood.—N. Y. Post.
SIxTY Chinese cigar makers in the factory of Koenigsberger, Falk & Meyer, at San Francisco, struck on the 23d inst., because the firm refused to discharge its white workmen. It is said the Chinese Union organized the strike.
THE Rolling Mill Company, of Passaic, New Jersey, has just completed a draw span 432 feet long for the Minnesota and North-western Railroad, at St. Paul. The draw span, which is said to be the longest in the world, will be operated by steam.
A MAN in Fort Worth, Texas, has contracted with an English syndicate to deliver on the wharf at Galveston fortnightly, for the next five years, 3000 frozen carcasses of beef cattle. The price is 6 cents per pound for the beef and 9 cents for the hides, and the shipments are to begin.
AN unofficial footing made in Cincinnati of the official returns from all the counties in Ohio shows that Foraker has a plurality of 18,158 for Governor. Leonard, the Prohibition candidate, polled 28,064 votes, and Northrop, the Greenback candidate, 2963.
THE authorities in Montreal still meet with much opposition in the work of isolating small-pox patients. On Firstday a carter named Trepanier called a number of his neighbors to his assistance, and together with the mob drove offa posse of sanitary police which had come to remove one of the carter's children to the hospital. At another house to which the officers went for a similar purpose a man drew a knife “and kept them at bay until he was reasoned out of his folly.” Forty-one deaths were reported on the 23d inst.
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