Transactions of the National Eclectic Medical Association for 1907
This book comes to us rather late in the Association year but very full of excellent things. The department of medicine contains a number of practical papers, a notable one is the one by Dr. Webster on drink restriction, or the "thirst cure." In the department of medicine the paper on the prevention and treatment of Acute Nephritis is good, as well as Dr. Webster's article on The Distinction between Membranous Croup and Diphtheria. Dr. Watkins introduction to the study of tuberculosis, and Dr, Felter's historical sketch of tuberculosis, are particularly fine, the latter showing a most extended research. In diseases of children, Dr. Bolton's "Summer Diarrheas" and Dr. Denkinger's article on "Marasmus" are valuable. In the surgical department Dr. Link presents a very interesting article on Ovarian Dermoids and another on Hernial Surgery, both well illustrated. Dr. Wilmeth presents an interesting article on Surgery of the Kidney and Dr. Robertson one on the Cause of Infectious Diseases of the Bladder. This by no means covers the list of good papers. There are three or four papers which were presented to the secretary without the author's name. No one, who has not been in the position of the secretary in a case like this, will realize, how trying this is to the secretary. One of these, on page 254 should not have been admitted under any circumstances, as it is plainly an advertisement of Urotropin, an expensive proprietary product. It is in no sense an Eclectic article.
The president's address pleased me greatly. The diction is excellent, the ideas refined and Consistent, and the thought all directed towards high ideals for eclecticism. Dr. Stevenson deserves the highest of encomiums.
This work is accessible only to members of the Association, it contains very much that every Eclectic physician should have access to, therefore every Eclectic physician should be a member of the Association.