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19, 1908, Dr. Hugh Morison Ives, aged vember 9, 1908, Dr. Samuel A. Mason, 69 years. aged 59 years.

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vember 16, 1908, Dr. William A. Ratliff, aged 45 years.

REEVES.-In Yonkers, N. Y., November 25, 1908, Dr. Gabriel Pellet Reeves, aged 88 years.

RENSHAW. In New Orleans, La., November 9, 1908, Dr. Samuel George Renshaw, aged 79 years.

ROBINSON.-In Neenah, Wis., November 5, 1908, Dr. Nathaniel S. Robinson, aged 81 years.

ROOT.-In Alliance, Ohio, November 7, 1908, Dr. George W. Root, aged 27 years.

Ross.-In Tahlequah, Ohio, November 3, 1908, Dr. Charles M. Ross, aged 40 years.

SABIN. In Kansas City, Mo., November 1, 1908, Dr. Almer L. Sabin, aged 57 years.

SAUNDERS.-In Lanesville, Mass., November 11, 1908, Dr. Levi Saunders, aged 83 years.

SCHLEY.-In Savannah, Ga., November 19, 1908, Dr. Charles Cunningham Schley, aged 72 years.

SCHOONOVER.In Logansport, Ind., November 12, 1908, Dr. William R. Schoonover, aged 88 years.

SCOTT.-In Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 1908, Dr. William D. Scott, aged 39 years.

SHREVE. In Burlington, N. J., November 19, 1908, Dr. Joseph Shreve, aged 86 years.

SIMPSON. In St. Paul, Minn., November 8, 1908, Dr. Frederick Wright Simpson, aged 34 years.

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BOOK NOTICES.

Surgery.

THE SURGERY OF THE EAR. By Samuel J. Kopetzy, M.D., Attending Otologist New York City Children's Hospitals and Schools and to the Red Cross Hospital; Assistant Surgeon and Instructor in Operative Surgery of the Ear, Manhattan Eve, Ear and Throat Hospital; Pathologist and Surgeon, New York Throat, Nose and Lung Hospital, etc. New York: Rebman Company. 1908. Cloth, $4.

This superbly illustrated volume of 368 pages is, as far as we know, the only work in the English language which is exclusively devoted to the surgery of the ear.

The anatomy of the ear, together with congenital malformations, the variations from normal adult conditions as found in young children and the surgical anatomy peculiar to each diseased condition are treated with great care and precision. The historical account of the various operations is also very interesting.

Every surgical operation has its full and complete description, and all possible complications are carefully considered.

It is doubtless true, as the author suggests, that the surgery of the ear will become a specialty, as distinguished from the general diseases of the ear, and this book is admirably adapted to such a condition.

The author's large experience especially fits him for the task he has undertaken so successsfully, and every practitioner of medicine should have the book, for it is to the general practitioner that these cases first present themselves.

Pædiatrics.

DISEASES OF CHILDREN. By William Nelson Mundy, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics in the Eclectic Medical Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio. Second revised edition; illustrated; 8-vo; 512 pp.; cloth, $3. The Scudder Brothers Co., publishers, Cincinnati, Ohio. This book presents the eclectic system of infantile therapeutics and practice in a clear and concise manner, and in addition covers fairly well the etiology and pathology of the commoner diseases of children. The arrangement and style are much to be commended. The illustrations, while not over numerous, have been well chosen, and really illuminate the text. Every general practitioner will be the broader and abler physician for viewing diseases of children from all possible standpoints, and we commend this work as being useful even to those whose ideas as to the use of drugs are not consistent with eclectic principles. We are sorry to note the somewhat scanty reference to the antitoxin treatment of diphtheria, but still the author admits the use of antitoxin "has revolutionized the treatment of diphtheria."

Obstetrics and Gynecology. CLINICAL GYNECOLOGY. A Series of Studies from the Work at the Samaritan Hospital for Women, Belfast, Ireland. By John Campbeli, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.S. (Eng.), Surgeon to the Samaritan Hospital for Women, Belfast, and Consulting Surgeon to the Belfast Maternity Hospital. Belfast: Mayne & Boyd, 2 Corporation street. 1908. This book of 260 pages contains 28 numbers of fasciculi issued monthly, which,

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