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The second volume of this series opens with a good portrait and biographical sketch of the late Dr. David Hayes Agnew. The sketch is from the pen of Dr. John Ashurst Jr., whose former association with Dr. Agnew afforded the opportunity for collecting the most interesting notes. The profession will undoubtedly welcome such biographical articles, and they ought to have a most wholesome and stimulating effect on ambitious young men.
The first two lectures in the section on medicine are upon myxœdema by Drs. D. W. Finley and Thos. Oliver. The first is illustrated by two, and the second by four, portraits of typical cases. They record the good effects of jaborandi, which increased the excretion of urea and the injection into the tissues of freshly prepared juice from the thyroid gland of a sheep.
Dropsy is the subject discussed by Dr. P. H. Pye-Smith, of Guy's Hospital, in a
International Clinics: a Quarterly of Clinical Lectures on Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Genito-Urinary Surgery, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Laryngology, Otology, and Dermatology. JAMA. 1893;XX(5):131–132. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420320021003
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