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November 29, 1884

Transactions of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland.

JAMA. 1884;III(22):615. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390710027017

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This contribution to medical literature contains very little trash. In glancing over its pages the following items have attracted our attention.

The recommendation of C. W. Chancellor, M.D., respecting the sanitary needs of the poor, expresses the hope that in time the laboring classes may be in possession of better dwellings, and recommends means for securing this and other desirable results.

A paper on "Preventable Blindness," by Samuel Theobald, M.D, particularly cautions the profession respecting the several varieties of ophthalmia, including sympathetic, and glaucoma.

F. Donaldson, M.D., respecting the influence of lung retractility, concludes that it is "not only a powerful physiological force in respiration, but that it also produces modification of a decided character in diseases of the chest." This latter is of particular importance in making a physical diagnosis.

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