Editorials and Medical Intelligence

1845 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
are corroborated by the above case, and, I have no doubt, will hold good in a variety of diseases, both in the commencement and in tho sinking Stage ol disease :-" The use of emetics (1 would say ipecacuanha, from the great safety of its operation) is far too much neglected in the present day, and most practitioners are unnecessarily timid about using them to old patients ; a single emetic will often effect more good in the course of 11 day or two, than oilier remedies in a week or two."-Ibid.
more » ... eek or two."-Ibid. THE BOSTON MEDICAL AND SURGICAL JOURNAL. BOSTON, AUGUST 6, 1845. Crania sUgypt'una.-Men of profound attainments in science are alone capable of appreciating the critical researches of the comparatively new school of ethnographical philosophers, which is becoming so prominent in our day, We have been looking, of late, into the history of this interesting effort to decypher the records of our race, and find that more credit is actually due to the author of the Crania^E gyptiaca, than was expressed in a recent article on the progress of ethnography. Mr. Gliddou, of whom frequent mention has been made, and who is extensively known for the important services he has rendered to the onward cause of antiquarian knowledge in Egypt, aside from the, strong light he has thrown upon philology, will lose nothing by bringing the claims of his personal friends more prominently into view. On looking back, we discover that Dr. Morton first wrote to Mr. Gliddon some eight years ago, that if he would send him about twenty-five ancient Egyptian heads, he would undertake to decide the race of men to which they belonged. This proposition undoubtedly stimulated the Consul to aid in the accomplishment of an important investigation; He sent not only the twenty-five, hut one hundred, and with those and the evidences deduced from history and the. monuments, Dr. Morton succeeded, after a laborious inquiry of three years, in publishing that splendid work called Crania JEgyptiaca, in which the question of Nilotic ethnography is definitely settled. Dr. M.'s Crania Americana was going through the press before Mr. Gliddon's first visit to the United Stales, and the author's general views introduced into the latter production, were confirmed by subsequent researches. By inquiry, it appears that Dr. Morton has actually been pursuing these extraordinary examinations fifteen or more years, and published the rich volunte that embodies his discoveries and opinions entirely at. his own expense, asking no oilier reward than a fair share of the reputation that is due to such efforts and sacrifices. Mr. Gliddon is n generous man, and a strictly just one in all literary mailers. For this wo honor him, and posterity will remember his claims. From a page in his Ancient Egypt we take the following paragraphs, which contain the frank and spontaneous avowal of an educated gentleman, whose warmth of friendship for Dr. M. makes him as solicitous for his fame as for bis own. A point has been reached in this exposition, where, before proceeding further, it is imperative on me to acknowledge the source, whence I dc-
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