THE INSANITARY CONDITION OF IMMIGRANT SHIPS. and the condition of the blood was improved. On July 30th the patient was discharged looking and feeling well. The spleen was still enlarged though smaller than before. The red corpuscles numbered 4,260,000 and the white 4200 ; the haemoglobin amounted to 62 per cent. The treatment of splenic anaemia generally is unsatisfactory. An Italian physician, Dr. Bozzolo, has recorded three cases of Banti’s disease (the form of splenic anaemia with which Dr. Bramwell’s case corresponds) in which great improvement took place under the x rays. He states that the action is slower than in leukaemia.
decidedly encouraging, especially as two of the patients were quite young, in which case the prognosis is generally
held to be unfavourable. In these cases the amount of was and sugar very high yet the complete absence of sugar rapidly followed the use of the extract. It is suggested that the cause of the glycosuria in these cases is due to the failure of the chemical excitant from the duodenum and that this in the end would lead to permanent abolition of the internal secretion of the pancreas. The stimulant to the pancreas re-starts the internal secretion and since the glycosuria does not reappear on ceasing to give the extract the administration appears to stimulate the THE HOSPITAL FOR CONSUMPTION AND functional activity of the duodenum. It is admitted, howDISEASES OF THE CHEST, BROMPTON. ever, that further watching is required and a larger number DURING the second half of the winter session, 1905-06, a of cases must be placed under observation before definite series of lectures and demonstrations will be delivered at conclusions can be drawn. 4 P.M. on Wednesdays to March 28th inclusive. The subjects taken on each date will be as follows. On Feb. 21st, CHILDREN WHO ARE SPEECHLESS BUT HAVE Bronchiectasis, by Dr. R. Maguire; on Feb. 28th, a demonHEARING. stration of Clinical Cases, by Dr. S. H. Habershon ; on AN annotation under this heading which appeared in our March 7th, Types of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, by Dr. Hortonissue of Jan. 27th, p. 241, described a curious type of Smith-Hartley ; on March 14th, Mitral Stenosis, by Dr. abnormal cerebration exemplified by children whose action Hector Mackenzie ; on March 21st, the Selection of Cases be controlled can by spoken words, although they neither for Sanatorium Treatment, by Dr. Arthur C. Latham ; and on themselves nor make any response in words. Owing March 28th, the Characters and Causes of Cough in speak to their of the faculty of hearing these children possession Children, by Dr. R. A. Young. The lectures are free to are not for under the Act relative to the education provided all qualified medical practitioners and to students of and As the Education (Defective of blind deaf children. medicine. and Epileptic Children) Act, 1899, requires the school THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS BY authorities to determine what children are defective, no comprehensive scheme of policy has been arrived at and ACID EXTRACT OF DUODENAL MUCOUS there is often a difficulty in providing the special form MEMBRANE. of training necessary for these children. Progress in AMONGST some interesting papers on bio-chemical subjects this direction would be facilitated by teachers becoming contributed to the first number of the Bio- Chemical ,7