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Record Card, A Pocket.....397, 436
Record Cards, Pocket.

Record Cards, Small.

Record, Difficulties of Keeping

Rectum, Diseases of.

Registration Under the National
Narcotic Act

Reminiscences of a Laboratory

Specialist..293, 343, 379, 425, 475
Remuneration of Attending Phy.

sician in a Surgical Case. 146
Renal Stone

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic Joints

Rheumatism......149, 215, 216, 234
Rheumatism, Not Neuritis.


Rosewood Dandruff Remedy....194
Ruling, Against the Commission-

Rulings, Commissioner's

Rural Health and the Nostrum


Stomatitis, Ulcerative

Stone in Bladder..

Streptococcus Pneumococcus

Sulfuric Acid, Aromatic.

Summer Ailments

Superstition and the Doctor. 197
Surgeons and Patients, An Agree-
ment for

Surgery, Pioneers in

. 108
Swat the Fly-Poison Peril. . 155
Swoboda Treatment

Symptoms of Patent Medicine

Syphilis Cured, When is.
Systemic Poisoning from the
Vaginal Use of Antiseptic Tab-


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Vaccination, Hypodermic .393
Vaccination Legislation in New

Vasomotor Disturbances

Venereal Evil, Statistics on the..227
Vermin, Treatment for.. 487
Vertigo, Gastric

Vesical Hemorrhage

Vincent Infection Tubercu-


Sanitariums. for Inebriety and

Sanitary Science and Moral Pro-

Saratoga and Its Mineral Waters.117
Sarcomata, Skin

Scar, Treatment of

Sciatica.. ..235, 315, 349, 435
Sciatica, Cupping for.


Septal Spurs, Removal of .218
Shuford's Solution

Skin Affections in Childhood. 149
Skin Eruption

Skin Grafts

Skin, Itching
Skin Pigment, Loss of.


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Tabetic Pains


Tact and Technic

Telephone, The Doctor and His.459

Therapeutics, Remarks Upon Aux-

Tissue Examinations Worth

Tobacco Habit

Tobacco Habit, A Treatment for. 110
Tobacco Habit, Strychnin in.
Tobacco Habit, Treatment of....187
Tobacco Smoking.

.29, 473
Tobacco, Use of

Toenail, Ingrown

Tonsillectomy, Adrenalin in.
Toothache Drops

Towns' Treatment of Narcotic

Treatment in Difficult Cases,

Treatment, Physical vs. Medical
Methods of

Trees, Killing

Triplets, Healthy

Tubercular Fistula


Tuberculous Peritonitis

Tumors, Breast

Tumors of the Gum.

Turbinateds, Hypertrophied, Re-
moval of

Turtle Fingers

Twilight Sleep, Scopolamin for..114

Typhoid and War.

Typhoid, Feeding in

Typhoid, Prevention of


Skin Sensations, Abnormal. 112
Skin Ulcer

Sloan's Liniment

Smoker's Heart

Snake and Spider Bites.. .277
Soft, White Hands. 402, 482
Sore Throat, Treatment of. .487
Spastic Paraplegia

Sphygmomanometer, The Gilbert. 12
Spina Bifida

Spinal Lesions, Sinusoidal Cur.
rent for

Spirocheta Phagedenis

Stammering? How Important a

Part Does Fear Play in. .180
Sterility by Vasectomy..

Sterility in the Female. .363

War, Psychology and Physiology

War, Tortures of

Warts, Removal of

Weeds, The Prince of


Wens, Removal of

What Would You Do?

When I Have the Grip

Witnesses in Court, Expert. 488
Wood Alcohol

WORLD Subscriber in Europe. ...272

Your Rights are Threatened....165

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Vive l'Interniste.

dream he saw the patient, as if his body
When John B. Murphy makes a state- were transparent. All the processes of life
ment it is sure to be received with the re- were unveiled to his view—the blood
spect due its author. When the great Chi- coursed thru the vessels, the glands elab-
cago surgeon announces that the day of the orated their secretions, the lungs inter-
internist is at hand, it behooves us all to changed the gases, the nerves flashed their
consider the meaning of its annunciator. messages to the brain centers and received

To us it is evident that Dr. Murphy re- back its commands. In one part of the
fuses to be bound by the laws of inanimate mechanism there was a derangement, and
mechanics. To him the human body is the sleeper noted that this was not the dis-
somewhat more than a piece of machinery. order he had diagnosed. He awoke, and
A wonderful machine it is, too, whose in- imprest by the dream he hastened to the
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dowed with vitality, with passions, emotions, was correct.
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culus and imagins he has cured the disease knowledge of human physiology that we
and restored health, represents an early and could dream such a dream? That we could

do so, and in our waking moments see so clearly the operations of the human economy, is an ideal that we have yet to reach.

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The National Antinarcotic Bill is Finally

Passed. The National Antinarcotic Bill finally passed the House of Representativs at Washington, D. C., on December 10th. It had been previously passed by the Senate, and received the signature of the President on December 21st. This is the compromise measure at length agreed upon by the conference committee. The President was certain to sign it, as he had favored such a law thruout his administration. With this issue of THE WORLD the beginning of the fight for proper regulation of narcotic distribution is won.

Our readers will undoubtedly recall the many editorials we have printed favoring a proper control

of narcotic distribution. Nothing could be done to control it that did not affect the medical profession in some way. The end we aimed at was to secure the enactment of a law that, while properly regulating this matter, would not interfere with the proper practise of medicin, particularly by the family doctor.

The national antinarcotic bill as finally passed is essentially a compromise measure, many interests opposed to the medical profession's aims and interests endeavoring to tie the hands of all physicians by preventing dispensing of these remedies. However, we feel that the profession can get along very well under this bill, and we hope it will put a stop to the illegal sale and improper use of narcotic drugs.

We print below a copy of the bill as passed by Congress. Next month we will present our readers with pertinent comments on the bill as affecting physicians. The law will go into effect March 1, 1915.

Text of Harrison Bill. Be it enacted, etc.

That on and after the first day of March, nineteen hundred and fifteen, every person who produces, imports, manufactures, compounds, deals in, dispenses, sells, distributes, or gives away opium or coca leaves

or any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, or preparation thereof, shall register with the collector of internal revenue of the district his name or style, place of business, and place or places where sucb business is to be carried on; Provided, that the office, or if none, then the residence of any person shall be considered for the purposes of this act to be his place of business. At the time of such registry and on or before the first day of July, annually thereafter, every person who produces, imports, manufactures, compounds, deals in, dispenses, sells, distributes, or gives away any of the aforesaid drugs shall pay to the said collector a special tax at the rate of $1 per annum ; Provided, that no employee of any person who produces, imports, manufactures, compounds, deals in, dispenses, sells, distributes, or gives away any of the aforesaid drugs, acting within the scope of his employment, shall be required to register or to pay the special tax provided by this section ; Provided further, that the person who employs him shall have registered and paid the special tax as required by this section ; Provided further, that officers of the United States Government who are lawfully engaged in making purchases of the above-named drugs for the various de partments of the army and navy, the public health service, and for government hospitals and prisons, and officers of any State government, or of any county or municipality therein, who are lawfully engaged in making purchases of the above-named drugs for State, county, or municipal hospitals or prisons, and officials of any Territory or insular possession or the District of Columbia or of the United States who are lawfully engaged in making purchases of the above-named drugs for hospitals or prisons therein shall not be required to register and pay the special tax as herein required.

It shall be unlawful for any person required to register under the terms of this act to produce, import, manufacture, compound, deal in, dispense, sell, distribute, or give away any of the aforesaid drugs without having registered and paid the special tax provided for in this section.

That the word "person" as used in this act shall be construed to mean and include a partnership, association, company, or corporation, as well as a natural person; and all provisions of existing law relating to special taxes, so far as applicable, including the provisions of section thirty-two hundred and forty of the revised statutes of the United States are hereby extended to the special tax herein imposed.

That the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, sball make all needful rules and regulations for carrying the provisions of this act into effect.

Sec. 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person to sell, barter, exchange, or give away any of the aforesaid drugs except in pursuance of a written order of the person to whom such article is sold, bartered, exchanged, or given, on a form to be issued in blank for that purpose by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Every person who shall accept any such order, and in pursuance thereof shall sell, barter, exchange, or give away any of the aforesaid drugs, sball preserve such order for a period of two years in such a way as to be readily accessible to inspection by any officer, agent, or employee of the Treasury Department duly authorized for that purpose, and the State, Terri. torial, district, municipal and insular officials named in section 5 of this act. Every person who shall give an order as berein provided to any other person for any of the aforesaid drugs shall, at or before the time of giving such order, make or cause to be made a duplicate thereof on a form to be issued in blank

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