Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
The estate comprises 208 acres of land, with fine sites for buildings, and good facilities for water supply, sewerage, &c. The State has appropriated nearly $800,000 for the erection of buildings. CniCAGO Medical Register.-Drs. T. Davis Fitch and Norman Bridge have given the profession of Chicago and vicinity a handy little volume, containing all the information which a medical man needs concerning hospitals, institutions and the like in that city. The Medical Register has now become a fixed
... w become a fixed fact in every city where it has once been established -every active professional man requires it as much as he does his scalpel or his stethoscope -and we bespeak for the Chicago Register a ready sale and the success which it richly deserves. Galvano-Emesis.-Dr. Eox, of Birmingham, England (Brit. Med. Jour., Nov. 2,1872), has successfully employed galvanism for the pin-pose of producing emesis in two children poisoned by fungi mistaken for mushrooms. In these cases he applied one of the poles to the top of the oesophagus and the other to the epigastrium, using the interrupted current. Vomiting was immediately produced in both cases, and a quantity of the poisonous fungus ejected. Dr. Albert Reynolds, of Clinton, Iowa, has been appointed Medical Superintendent of the Iowa Hospital for the Insane at Independence. The present Boston Board of Aldermen having refused to establish a Board of Health, the citizens propose to elect a healthy Board of Aldermen. La Gazette Obstétricale has been started in Paris, under the editorial care of Prof. Verrier. TnE CniNESE Foot. The Chinamen, to appear in easy circumstances, are in the habit of wearing ridiculously long finger-nails ; from one or two inches to half a foot, which require shields to protect them from injury. Very few bare-footed persons are to be seen in Pelcin. The beggars, devoid of everything else, are'seldom destitute of shoes. Long toe-nails are impossible. They must be pared even to the quick, to prevent injury and severe pain from the shoe, the continued pressure and friction of which often cause serious troubles, suppuration, and even destruction of the bones. The Chinamen admit the absurdity of their small shoes, but custom, fashion, and the dread of innovation are too strong even for celestials. Correction. \p=m-\On page 368 of this volume, 1st coluinii, 11th lino, l'or " II. Palmer" read /. C. Palmer. Books Received.-Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of Women.