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August 31, 1889

Wood's Medical and Surgical Monographs, August, 1889.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(9):322-323. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440050034019

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This number contains monographs upon: "The Treatment of Syphilis at the Present Time," by Dr. Maximilian von Zeissl. "The Treatment of Inebriety in the Higher and Educated Classes," by James Stewart, B.A., and a "Manual of Hypodermic Medication," by Drs. Bourneville and Bricon. The latter is the most extensive work of the kind which we have seen. It contains more than 125 different drugs whose administration and therapeutics are taken up from the hypodermic standpoint, and arranged aphabetically. For instance, mercurial medication by the hypodermic method receives about 15 pages. The mode of preparing and using the albuminate and peptonate of mercury for injection is fully given. Quinine occupies 11 pages, and the discussion of the other more important drugs is taken up under the heads of Physiological Effects, Local Effects and Therapeutics. There are included many new drugs which are commonly not employed hypodermically, and of which even the

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