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The extensive use of nitrous oxid as an anesthetic in dental surgery and, more recently, in general surgery, and the possibilities of its containing dangerous impurities, owing to careless manufacture or lack of control, warranted a thorough investigation by the Bureau of Chemistry of...
Health and Efficiency of Workmen in Relation to the Distances Traveled to and from Work
A modern tendency is manifest to locate the homes of workmen in healthful sections with a rural atmosphere, far removed from the environment of factories. Prof. E. G. Dresel, a...
A new problem of public health and of industrial hygiene has suddenly arisen in this country as a result of the addition of tetra-ethyl lead to motor car gasoline. This procedure was adopted about two years ago, but it did not come to the knowledge of the general public until last fall,...
From July 22 to Aug. 1, 1924, the United Fruit Company held a conference on tropical diseases in Jamaica; most of the men who have contributed largely in the control of such diseases took part in the extensive program. The collected report constitutes a valuable reference work, which...
(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)
Seth M. Wells Sentenced....
At least 75 per cent. of the ascitic forms of tuberculous peritonitis are cured by laparotomy. Spencer Wells, in 1862, unintentionally operated on a patient with tuberculous peritonitis, who made a prompt recovery. He had diagnosed the condition before operation as a case of ovarian cyst....
In January, 1923, we reported a skin test for susceptibility to scarlet fever,1 and in February of the same year, preventive immunization with scarlet fever toxin.2
The toxin was found in filtrates obtained from cultures of the hemolytic streptococci that had produced...
On the publication of Drs. Graham and Cole1 of their method of intravenous injection of the calcium salt of tetrabromphenolphthalein in order to develop a biliary tract opacity for roentgenographic observation, we tested the procedure and reported a series of cases.2 Our observations...
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