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Tilley alone, along the lines of the two former editions. The author has, we think, wisely refrained from entering upon a lengthy description of the anatomy of the parts under discussion, contenting himself with a very brief and very-much-to-the-point resume of these details. For the rest we can only say the work is thoroughly complete and up-to-date as far as it goes, but we are inclined to think that the time honored rule of associating only disease of nose and throat together, should give way to the association of diseases of nose, throat and ear, since in every day practice they are so often associated. The text and illustrations are very clear and probably above the average of those met with in similar works.
Wellcome's Photographic Exposure Record and Diary, 1908.
Wellcome's Photographic Exposure Record and Diary banishes the greatest obstacle to success in photography—that of correctly estimating exposure. The actual determination of correct exposure is made by means of an ingenious little mechanical calculator attached to the cover of the book. A single turn of a single scale is all that is necessary. This little instrument with its accompany . ing tables giving the value of the light at all times of the day and year, and its list of the relative speeds of more than 180 plates and films, is alone worth more than the cost of the whole book. It certainly saves doxens of plates which would otherwise be wasted owing to errors in exposure.
This calculator is, however, but part of the book, which contains a full article explaining all the conditions governing exposure, with special illustrations and tables for interior work, for telephotography, for copying, enlarging and reducing, for moving objects, for night photography, and for printing by artificial light. In addition, there are tables of weights and measures-imperial and metric-notes on focussing by scale, customs regulations, a temperature chart, a full article on development, and directions for toning, intensification, reduction and similar photographic operations, by the simplest and most satisfactory methods available.
Bound up with these printed pages of condensed photographic information is a complete diary for 1908, together with ruled pages for systematically recording the details of over 300 exposures; also pages for memoranda, and for r'cariling the exposures when printing on bromide, platinotype, carbon and other printing papers.
The book is enclosed in a neat wallet cover, lettered in gold, and fitted with a pencil and a pocket for storing proofs, etc. A new and important feature of the 1908 edition is, that it entitles purchasers to a hanging card for the dark room, giving the relative exposures required when using any one of st varieties of bromide paper or lantern slides.
The addition of a handy table for calculating exposures in photography at night is another new and useful feature. Price in Montreal, 30 cents.
Bier's Ilyperemic Treatment in Surgery, Medicine, and all the
Specialties: A Manual of Its Practical Application. By WILLY MEYER, V.D., Professor of Surgery at the New York PostGraduate Medical School and Ilospital; and Professor Dr. VicTOR SCHMIEDEN, Assistant to Professor Bier at Berlin University, Germany. Octavo of 209 pages, illustrated. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1908. Cloth, $3.00 net. Canadian Agents: J. A. Carveth & ('o., Ltd., Toronto.
The medical profession will be glad to hear this book has been issued, as they are daily more and more interesting themselves in the Bier treatment, in medicine, surgery, and specialties. As the American author, one of the country's well-known surgeons, has been interested in, and has employed, this treatment ever since its introduction into America, fifteen years ago, his practical results will carry with them a good measure of weight. It apparently seems there is a wide field for the employment of the treatment; so the book, as a pioneer, will be heartily received. From the standpoint of the bookmaker's art, it is a high-class production,
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William S. England, M.D.C.M., McGill University, died suddenly at his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on the morning of the 24th of April, the cause of death being cerebral haemorrhage. He was forty years of age. Dr. England matriculated at McGill in 1885 and received his degree with high honors in 1889. After a year, as house-surgeon in the Montreal General Hospital, he located in Winnipeg, where he soon advanced to the front ranks and became one of the leading surgeons of the West. At the time of his death he was Professor of Anatomy in Manitoba Medical College, Chief Surgeon to the Winnipey General Hospital, as well as being Consulting Surgeon to St. Boniface IIospital of the same city. The late Dr. England was a man of first-class attainment, thorough in his work, and of a quiet, unassuming demeanour. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association and took a deep and genuine interest in its welfare. We deeply deplore his untimely demise and desire to express our sincere sympathy to his widow, his brother. Dr. Frank R. England, Montreal, as well as to the institutions he was connected with.
The Opportunity of Fraternal Societies to Co-operate in the Campaign Against Tuberculosis is not being neglected. The Canadian Fraternal Congress recently met in Toronto, and it was brought out that something has already been done in this direction. Strong resolutions were passed, calling upon governmental authorities to be up and doing, and it was particularly emphasized that the importance of a leader should not be overlooked nor any longer delayed. That is to say, the campaign against disease in all its various forms, which could be prevented, demanded recognition from Governments in the way of Departments of Public Ilealth, for without a head no material or direct progress could be secured.
Newspaper Propaganda in the Local Press was suggested by one member of the medical section of the recent meeting of the Fraternal ('ongress, under the supervision of the Provincial Government, which should set aside funds for the purpose: That practitioners should report cases to local medical health officers, not necessarily for the purpose of placarding houses or for the means of directing people to give tuberculosis cases a wide berth, but for the purpose of educating the immediate family as to what they should do and when they should do it.
The suggestion appears to us a good one and would be a strong factor in any plan of campaign. In most homes is to be found the Weekly country newspaper, and if a part of the front page of this were bought by the Government, the constancy and regularity of authorized essays or instructions would soon appeal to the readers thereof.
The Appointment of a Travelling Medical Secretary on the Part of the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis is a wise move.
In many places where branch associations of the parent organization were instituted they have been allowed to die of dry rot. Already all over the country there are live, active organizations, and a great many physicians are interested in them. These fraternal societies have many lodges in the cities, towns and villages of Canada. All of them have doctors connected with them who would no doubt interest himself sufficiently to create a wholesome, intelligent and enthusiastic interest in the campaign to be waged. Without enthusiasm in any work not much will be accomplished. The army of tubercular germs to be fought is a stupendous one, and it will take the entire forces of human kind to compass its defeat. All that a portion of human kind will accomplish will simply stay its ravages.