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Milk Commission of Canadian Medical Association.—The Executive Council appointed the following Special Committee with power to add to their number on the question of pure milk: Dr. C. J. Hastings, Toronto (Convener); Dr. W. H. Eagar, Halifax; Dr. T. D. Walker, St. John; Dr. S. R. Jenkins, Charlottetown; Dr. R. Eden Walker, New Westminster; Dr. A. D. Blackader, Montreal; Dr. A. McPhedran, Toronto; Dr. W. B. Thistle, Toronto; Dr. J. T. Fotheringham, Toronto; Dr. Popham, Winnipeg; Dr. W. I. Bradley, Ottawa; Dr. J. L. Chabot, Ottawa; Dr. A. B. Atherton, Frederickton.
Special features of the C. M. A. meeting were the beautiful programme gotten up by the Programme Committee, the President's Address and Mr. Dooley's monologue. The former was the nicest ever in our history. From a scientific standpoint and from a sectional standpoint, nothing could have been better arranged, indeed the chairmen of the sections were abundantly satisfied with how everything proceeded. The President's address was so admirable that it needs a passing notice. On all hands it was spoken of with eminent approbation. We have been privileged to produce it on another page. We have also been favored with Mr. Gordon Rogers' original monologue, given at the Smoking Concert, and which was received with so much favor.
Winnipeg was selected as the place of meeting in 1909. presidents and secretaries of the provincial medical societies were appointed vice-presidents and local secretaries, with the exception of Quebec, which has no provincial society for that province. Dr. F. A. L. Lockhart and Dr. C. A. Peters, Montreal, were elected vice-president and local secretary respectively. Dr. R. J. Blanchard. Winnipeg, was elected president. Dr. II. B. Small, Ottawa, and Dr. George Elliott, Toronto, were re-elected Treasurer and General Secretary respectively.
The meeting of the Ontario Medical Association in Hamilton the latter end of May was a huge success. This was no doubt due to the great popularity of the President, Dr. Ingersoll Olmsted, and to the extremely excellent programme gotten up. In other than in scientific proceedings it did good work. Particularly noticeable being the resolution with regard to the appointments of Hospital for the Insane superintendents. This should be prominently brought to the attention of the powers that be”—and kept there. In fact it is up to the Ontario Medical Association to see this hideous practice of appointing Hospital for Insane superintendents for political knowledge and agility, be bludgeoned to death.
It was the largest meeting of the Association ever held, 317 being present. It would prove that it will be a good thing for this Association to take a little exercise now and again in the way of travel and sight-seeing. In this particular instance it was a case of Mahomet going to the mountain. Next year the mountain will have to reciprocate. We wish to congratulate Dr. H. J. Hamilton upon being elected to the Presidency, and to Dr. E. Stanley Ryerson, Toronto, for that of General Secretaryship. Next year the meeting will be held in Toronto. Much regret was expressed at Dr. Lusk retiring from the secretaryship, as he had proven such an admirable executive officer.
DR. TELFER and wife, of Montreal, are visitors at the old home, near Burgoyne.
DR. J. A. ANDERSON, of Trenton, a graduate of Toronto University, has opened up a practice at Lisle, Ont.
Dr. GORDON S. COCKBURN, of the Department of Public Health, New York City, is in Sturgeon Falls on a few weeks' visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Cockburn.
Dr. R. M. CUMBERLAND, son of W. B. Cumberland, of Rosemont, has purchased the practice of Dr. Lougheed, Glenboro, Man., a flourishing town about 100 miles west of Winnipeg.
Welland County Medical Association held their annual meeting in the City Hall, Welland, with a good attendance. The following officers were elected: President, Dr. J. H. Howell, Welland; VicePresidents, Dr. Old, Port Colborne; Dr. Snyder, Ridgeway: Dr. J. M. Dalrymple, Fenwick: Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. E. L. Garner. Welland. Dr. L. F. Barker, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, gave an interesting address on nervous diseases, and Dr. E. L. Garner, of Welland, a paper on practical experimental surgery, as witnessed by himself in the Johns Hopkins Hospital this summer.
MACMILLAN- NICHOLAS.--A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Nicholas, of Camosun Street, Victoria, when their youngest daughter, Hattie, and Dr. Lachlan MacMillan, of Vancouver, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony. The wedding was a quiet one, only a few of the most intimate friends of the bride and groom being present. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Joseph McCoy, of Knox Presbyterian Church. The bride was attended by Miss B. Lawrence, while Dr. McNeill supported the groom. Conspicuous among the many presents was a beautiful cut-glass piece from the congregation of Knox Presbyterian Church, where the bride has been organist for a number of years. At the close of the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Dr. MacMillan and bride afterwards left for the Sound, where the honeymoon will be spent. They will subsequently take up their residence in Vancouver, where Dr. MacMillan is now practising his
THE old and reliable house of Wm. R. Warner & Co. will be incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania, with Mr. Wm. R. Warner, Jr., retaining his connection as President of the corporation. This move enables Mr. Warner, who has managed the entire business, to transfer to others many of the details of management, and at the same time assures his host of friends and patrons in the trade of a continuation of the safe and conservative policy which has proven the keynote of its success, and which has characterized it from its foundation in 1856.
TREATMENT OF DYSMENORRIIEA.—Since dysmenorrhea, like all other anomalies of menstruation, is merely a symptom of a pathologic state of the uterus or one or more of its appendages, it is perfectly obvious that remedial agents capable of effecting the removal of the underlying cause are preferable, in its treatment, to drugs that are solely palliative in action. In the treatment of all varieties of dysmenorrhea it is possible to relieve the pain at once, normalize the pelvic circulation, restore the uterine contractile power and correctively affect the acting cause. By such a course the comfort of the subject is more promptly brought about and durable relief is more easily effected. These ends can be achieved by the administration of Ergoapiol (Smith) in doses of one capsule four times daily during the menstrual period. In the treatment of recurrent dysmenorrhea, the most gratifying results are obtained by beginning the administration of Ergoapiol (Smith) three or four days in advance of the catamenia and continuing its employment until menstruation has ceased. Despite the fact that Ergoapiol (Smith) exerts a pronounced analgesic and sedative effect upon the entire reproductive system, its use is not attended with the objectionable by-effects associated with anodyne or narcotic drugs. The unvariable certainty, agreeableness and singular promptness with which Ergoapiol (Smith) relieves the several varieties of dysmenorrhea has earned for it the unqualified indorsement of those members of the profession who have subjected it to exacting clinical tests. Whilst hot sitz-baths, vaginal injections and similar measures may be advantageously employed in conjunction with Ergoapiol (Smith), their use is not essential; in fact, the preparation will invariably prove sufficient to relieve the pain attending menstruation. The impressive analgesic and tonic action of Ergoapiol (Smith) upon the uterus and its appendages render it of conspicuous service in the treatment of all anomalies of the catamenia associated with pain.
GASTRO-INTESTINAL AILMENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN.-As the hot weather approaches the usual number of cases of gastro-intestinal ailments will confront us and if we be not alert the same mortality of old will occur among our little patients of one and two years. The keynote to success in the management of these cases is to see that correct feeding is enforced and to keep the alimentary canal as clean and as nearly aseptic as is possible. If this be done much suffering can be obviated and many little lives saved. Every medical man these days is capable of giving correct advice on infant feeding, the care of bottles, accessories, etc., if he will only take the time and trouble to make the mother understand how important it all is. The doctor's suggestions on this matter are too often regarded as simply platitudes and not thought of seriously until the child is in the throes of a severe illness. The following clinical reports are illustrative of my usual method of handling the more common but serious gastro-intestinal diseases we meet during the heated season : Ethel G., aged ten months, suffering from cholera infantum, bottle fed. Was passing watery stools every few minutes. Temperature had been considerably elevated, but was now slightly subnormal. Mouth and tongue parched. Considerable emaciation and a scaphoid abdomen. Circulation weak and respirations labored. In fact an extreme prostrate condition. Treatment: I put four ounces of Glyco-Thymoline with eight ounces of water and gave it as a high 'enema, causing it to be retained as long as possible. This was repeated every hour or so until the bowels were thoroughly cleansed and the stools diminishing in number. Gave one-tenth grain of calomel every hour until the discharges showed the characteristic greenish color. Also gave the following:
gtt. j M. Sig.–20 drops every hour. After eight hours the child was able to take nourishment and retain it. This consisted of pasteurized milk diluted with an equal portion of lime water. Child