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Uterine Inversion, with the Report of a Case-Dr. D. Patrick, Montreal.

The Role of the Gonococcus as a Factor in Infection, following Abortion or Full Term Delivery-Dr. Fraser G. Gurd, Montreal. Report of Second Case of Chorio-Epithelioma-Dr. F. A. L. Lockhart, Montreal.

Thoroughness in Abdominal Surgery-Dr. A. Lapthorn Smith, Montreal.

Pubiotomy-Edward D. Farrell, Halifax, N.S.

Title to be announced-Dr. D. J. Evans, Montreal.

The Induction of Labor-Dr. Adam H. Wright, Toronto.


Dr. G. Sterling Ryerson, Toronto, Chairman; Dr. T. H.
Leggatt, Ottawa, Secretary.

Addresses by the President of the Association of Medical Officers of
the Militia of Canada, Colonel Ryerson, M.R.D., Toronto.
On the Advisability of Forming a Canadian Ambulance and Red
Cross Association-Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, D.G.M.S., Ottawa.
Title to be announced-Lieutenant-Colonel Cameron, A.M.C., to V.
Field Ambulance.

The Territorial Army Medical Corps, and the Canadian Medical
Services: A Comparison-Lieutenant-Colonel Sponagle, A.M.C.
Title to be announced-Captain H. A. Kingsmill, 7th Fusiliers.
Some of the Difficulties Met With in Camp Sanitation-Captain
G. M. Campbell, 7th C. A.

Title to be announced-Lieutenant-Colonel Maclaren, P.M.C., M.D. No. 8.

The Present Aspect of Military Sanitary Work-Major L. Drum, P.A.M.C.

Ready and Simple Tests for Water, Milk and the Detection of Disease in Animals-Captain L. M. Murray, A.M.C., No. 1 Field Ambulance.

Physician's Library.

Saunders' Forthcoming Books.

Messrs. W. B. Saunders Company, medical publishers, of Philadelphia and London, announce for publication before June 30th, a list of books of unusual interest to the profession. We especially call the attention of our readers to the following:

"Bandler's Medical Gynecology," treating exclusively of the medical side of this subject.

"Bonney's Tuberculosis."

"Volume II., Kelly and Noble's Gynecology and Abdominal Surgery."

"Volume IV., Keen's Surgery."

"Gant's Constipation and Intestinal Obstruction."

"Schamberg's Diseases of the Skin and the Eruptive Fevers." "John C. DaCosta, Jr.'s, Physical Diagnosis." "Todd's Clinical Diagnosis."

'Camac's Epoch-Making Contributions in Medicine and Sur


All these works will be profusely illustrated with original pictures.

Manual of Medical Jurisprudence, Toxicology and Public Health. By W. G. AITCHISON ROBERTSON, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S.E., Lecturer on Medical Jurisprudence and Public Health, School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, etc., etc. With 39 illustrations. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Limited.

This is a fine little concise manual for medical students on the above subjects. It includes all the student requires for examination purposes. We recommend it heartily to them.

Confessio Medici. By the writer of "The Young People." Price, $1.25. The Macmillan Company of Canada, Limited, 27 Richmond St. W., Toronto.

The book is a series of essays on Vocation, Hospital Life, An Essay for Students, A Good Example, Practice, The Discipline of Practice, The Spirit of Practice, Wreaths and Crosses of Practice, Retirement, The Very End. We have looked it over time and again, read parts of it here and there, have found a good thing now and then, decide it is idealistic, that it does not lend itself readily to review, so simply state our impression. We have not yet come to any decision as to why it was written, so do not wish to be too rash in criticism, as it may have the meat hidden away somewhere we have not been able to locate. Therefore, to those who are interested, we would say, read, mark, and inwardly digest for yourself.

The Toiler. By WILLIAM J. FISCHER, M.D., Waterloo, Ontario, author of "Songs by the Wayside."

In this issue we publish the third of the series of "Master Minds of Medicine-John Hunter," by Dr. Fischer; and on our editorial table lies a copy of his latest production in literature, "The Toiler." It is a volume bubbling with purity and beauty of thought, as chaste as it is delicate. It proves that Dr. Fischer is gradually establishing for himself a place in Canadian literature. It is dedicated to two well-known Canadian medical men, Drs. John Wishart and H. A. McCallum, London, Ont. We here reproduce in full Dr. Fischer's poem:


He stands, 'twixt life and death, through busy cares,
An angel, in the eyes of toiling Pain;

Strong men look up at him through tearful rain,
Strong women sound their noblest, purest pray'rs

Into his ears; sick children, weak, in pairs,

Rest in his Love's bright bed; Sorrow has lain
Therein, and Pity wept. Now and again

God brings him soul-strength up life's winding stairs.

A worker in the low, degraded street,

He sees the shadow with the shining light,
And touches black souls as the pure priest can;

He sees Pain, should'ring her old cross so sweet,
And, through the dawn, the live-long day and night,
He feels the pulse of God in ev'ry man.

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No. 6.


The Tuberculous Immigrant. In our May issue we published an address on the above subject, which was delivered by Dr. Peter H. Bryce, Chief Medical Officer for the Department of the Interior, at Ottawa, before the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis. When the country is fighting strenuously the situation as it presents itself to-day, there is every need on the part of the medical health officers, examining immigrants at ports of entry, to do it with the utmost care. According to Dr. Bryce's address, we fully believe this has been done as carefully as it could be done, when we consider that only one in every 14,000 examined was admitted tuberculized. Dr. Bryce makes a strong point when he states money can be got for any and every scheme, but not for fighting the great white plague. Governmental and municipal grants are small, and almost given grudgingly; private contributions are practically nil. Probably the proper scheme has not yet been devised to secure the financial ammunition. If medical health officers were as zealous in combating tuberculosis as they are in attacking smallpox or diphtheria epidemics, better advance would be made. Probably it would be well to have compulsory notification on the part of physicians, not necessarily for red, blue or yellow placards, to scare the passer-by away, but in order to place the onus of responsibility upon the medical health officer, to deal with these cases as with

smallpox, etc. We will then see in the estimates of health officers such an item as this: "For dealing with cases of consumption, $10,000." The money would be forthcoming in every municipality, and scarcely a taxpayer would raise an objection to the fraction of a mill so levied on his assessment.

The Wasserman Reaction for the Diagnosis of Syphilis.Some two years ago Wasserman introduced a new method for the diagnosis of syphilis, whether in acute or tertiary form, the reaction being based on the use of the serum of apes artificially infected. The method, however, is so elaborate in its technique that it cannot be carried out except in a properly equipped laboratory. Wasserman employed an extract of the liver of a child which had died of congenital syphilis. An immune serum was obtained by treating monkeys with this extract. But he later found that, in a patient suffering from syphilis, serum could be got which took the place of the immune serum from the monkey. In other words, the specific immune body for syphilis is contained in the serum of such syphilized individuals. It is valuable only from a diagnostic standpoint, and it would appear from observations, in confirmation of Wasserman's findings, that it is a specific reaction, and is found only in those who have or have had the disease. It has been positive in hemiplegia, negative in simple apoplexy; also in cases of paralysis and tabo-paralysis. One observer and experimenter, Schutze, says: (1) The longer the syphilis virus has remained in the body, and the more frequently it has produced symptoms, the greater is the amount of "antibody" in the serum, and therefore the more regularly does the reaction show a positive result; (2) the earlier that mercury has been employed in the treatment of the disease, and the longer that treatment has been carried out, and the more frequently it has been applied, the smaller will be the amount of "antibody" contained in the serum, and the more often will the test be negative.

The Strength of Tetanus Antitoxin can now be measured by four methods: There is the German method of Behring; that of Roux, of France; the Italian-Tizzoni; the American method. The European, being complicated and difficult to carry out, not accur ate, admittedly unsatisfactory, brings into prominence the American-simple, direct and accurate. It is the result of six years' careful work in the National Hygienic Laboratory. Since the estab

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