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THE AMERICAN JOURNAL 
OF THE 
MEDICAL SCIENCES 
LEA & BLANCHARD are the Publishers of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences, edited by 
ISAAC HAYS, M.D., Surgeon to Wills Hospital. Physician to the Philadelphia Orphan Asylum, Member of 
the Am. Philos Soc , &c. &c. &c. assisted by numerous collaborators i n every section of the Union. 
This Journal was commenced TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO, and it is therefore the oldest Medical 
Journal now existing in the United States, and its permanency may be considered as established. 
It was originally edited by Dr. Chapman, who has been a constant contributor to its pages; amt-for the last 
seventeen years it has been under the editorial direction of Dr. Isaac Hays. 
A New Series was commenced in Jan. 1841. 
The pages of this Journal contain the records of the experience of the most distinguished members of the 
Profession in every part of the Union. 
CONTENTS OP THE NO. FOR APRIL 1844. 
Memoirs and Cases.—Art. I Observations on the Pathological Relations of the Medulla Spinalis. By 
Austin Flint, M.D. II. Case of Molluscum, associated with Fibro Cellular Encysted Tumour and Encepha- 
loid Disease. By Washington L. Allee, M.D. [With a wood cut ] III On the Pulse of the Insane. By 
Pliny Earle, M.D. IV Statistics and Cases of Midwifery; compiled from the Records of the Philadelphia 
Hospital, Blockley. By Geo. N. Burwell, M.D. V. On the Congestive Fever of Mississippi, with Cases. By 
R. G. Wharton, M.D. VI. Enteritis—with Cases, exemplifying the decidedly beneficial effects of Blood let¬ 
ting, and the Sedative Treatment. By P. M Kollock, M D. VII. Case of Inversion of the Uterus, in which 
Reposition was effected on the tenth day. By Joseph P. Gazzam, M.D. VIII. Ligature of the external Iliac 
Artery for Aneurism. By W. P. Boling, M.D. IX Eupatoriuin Perfoliatum in Epidemic Influenza. By J. 
F. Peebles, M.D. X. Case of Polypus of the Uterus expelled by the action of Ergot. By Thomas J. Garden, 
M.D. XI. On the Extraction of Retained Placenta in Abortion. By Henry Bond, MD. XII. Improved 
Catheter Bougie. By R. J. Dodd, M D 
Reviews —XIII. Fenger's Dissertation on Erysipelas Ambulans. XIV. Drs. IP William and Pritchett on 
African Remittent Fevers. 
Bibliographical Notices.—XV. Harrison's Theory of the Nervous System. XVI. Hartshorne's Annual 
Report of the Eastern State Penitentiary. XVII. Kirkbride's Report of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the In¬ 
sane. 2 Report of the Ohio Lunatic Asylum. 3. Report of the Managers of the Mate Lunatic Asylum, (New 
York) 4. Report of the Superintendent of the Maine Hospital. XV11I Paris's Pharmacologia. XIX. Hare's 
Statistical Report of one hundred and ninety cases of Insanity admitted into the Retreat near Leeds. XX. 
White's Address on Insanity. XXI. Report of the Surgeon General U S. Army. XXII. Dunglison's Human 
Physiology. XXlll. Dunglison's Dictionary of Medical Science. XXIV. West on some of the more important 
Diseases of Childhood. XXV. Magendie's Elementary Treatise on Human Physiology. XXVI. IT*(son on 
Spasm, Languor, Palsy, and other disorders termed Nervous, of the Muscular System. XXVII. West’s Clin¬ 
ical and Pathological Report on the Pneumonia of Children. XXVIII Cooper on Hernia. XXIX Todd on 
Rheumatic Gout, Fever, and Chronic Rheumatism of the Joints. XXX. Smith and Horner's Anatomical 
Allas. XXXI. Quarterly Summary of the Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 
XXXII. Chapman's Lectures on the more important Diseases of the Thoracic and Abdominal Viscera. 
SUMMARY OF THE IMPROVEMENTS AND DISCOVERIES IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES. 
Anatomy and Physiology.—1. Elsæsser onthe Period at which the foramen ©vale, and the ductus venosua 
become obliterated. 2 Lacauchie on Absorption. 3. Burrows on Blood in the brain. 4. Erdl on Optic nerves. 
5. Spence on Nervus vagus and nervus accessorius. 6. Escape of ova independent of fecundation, and the 
connection of this with menstruation. 7. Robcrtonon Age of puberty in girls. 8. Starr on Urachus pervious 
after birth. 
Materia Medica and PHARMacY.—9. Oalleoti on Species of Veratrum. 10. Martens and Oalleoti on Spe¬ 
cies of Smilax. 11. Formula for fluid extract of Senna. 12. O'Shaughnessy on Gurjum Balsam. 13. King- 
don on New preparation of Quinine. 
Medical Pathology and Therapeutics and Practical Medicine—14. Pros on Meningeal Apoplexy. 
15. Husson Communication between the aorta and pulmonary artery without Cyanosis. 16. Huss's remark¬ 
able case of Cyanosis. 17. Pritchard on the connection of Insanity with diseases in the organs of physical 
life. 18 Fioravinte on new treatment of Sciatica. 19. Volz on Ulceration of the Appendix Vermiformis. 
20. Bredscheider on Rupture of the Trachea. 21. Jfegrier ou Epistaxis. 22. Her berg er on blood and urine 
in chlorotic subjects. 23, Black, on Tubercles and Phthisis. 24. Boudin on Antagonism of tj phoid and in¬ 
termittent Fevers. 25. Taylor on double intussusception. 26. Mackenzie on Epidemic Remittent Fever 
which prevailed in Glasgow. 
Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics and Operative Surgery.—27. Debeney on abortive treatment 
of Gonoi rhoea, by the Nitrate of Silver, and on the employment of caustic injections at all stages of Urethri¬ 
tis. 28. Leroy d’Etiolleson Cancerous diatheses. 29. Douglas on Dislocation of the Femur—head of that 
bone on the pubes,—fracture of the neck of femur. 30 Tuton on Ovarian dropsy successfully treated with 
iodaret of Iron. 31. Mackesy on Amputation of the Leg—vessels so diseased as to preclude the use of liga¬ 
tures—recovery. 32. Syme on Disarticulation of the ramus ot the lower Jaw, without opening the cavity of 
the mouth. 33. Lepine on Penttrating wound of the Abdomen — Prolapse of the Stomach—Recovery. 34. 
Fife on Un uni ted Fracture of the,Humerus—excision of the fractured extremities—cure. 35. Purefoy on 
Trismus following the extraction of a tooth. 36. Cooper on Extirpation of an Ovarian Cyst. 37. Scoutelten 
on Tracheotomy in the last stage of Croup. 38 O'Bryen on Diagnosis of Aneurism of the Aorta. 39. En- 
glehardt on Fibrous tumour mistaken for Aneurism. 40 Rufz on Painful affection of the breast 41. Dan- 
yeau on Suture of the Perineum performed immediately after delivery. 42 Berard on Cure of encysted Tu¬ 
mours ‘ 43. Segalas's remarkable case of Calculus. 44. Lenoir on Dislocation of the os innominatum on the 
sacrum. 45 Gig on on Polypi of the rectum in young children. 
Ophthalmology —46. Mackenzie on Postfebrile Ophthalmitis. 47. Lavergne on Amaurosis from concus¬ 
sion of the retina. 48. Jlnsiaux on Foreign bodies in the Eye. 49. Guepin on Foreign body in the Eye. 50. 
Estlin on Efforts of nature to form a pupil at that point of the eye where it will be most useful. 51. Gosselin 
on Anatomical researches on the excretory ducts of the lachrymal gland. 52. Dornbluth on Cyst in the or¬ 
bital cavity. * 
Midwifery.—53. Chailly Honoré on Artificial rupture of the membranes to accelerate delivery. 51. Elk- 
ington on Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever. 55 Guillon's New method of compressing the aorta in ute¬ 
rine hemorrhage. 56 Wilson on Extra uterine Fcotation. 57. Sherman on Perforation of the bladder by mis¬ 
take during parturition. 58. Mondini on Absence of the uterus. 59. Kayser's Cæsarean operation. 60,. 
Vannoni on Kiestme. 61. Simpson on Uterine ^ound 
Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology.—62. Perforation of the intestine, by Arsenic. 63. Mialhe on 
Action of hydrocyanic Acid and the alkaline cyanurets on Calomel. 64 Professional confidence. 65. Vit- 
lau me on Malconformation of the Female Sexual Organs. 66. Sensibility and power of locomotion after 
severe injuries. 67. Death from Calomel and Blue Pill. 68. Vandersavel on Pregnancy in a Female who had 
never menstruated. 69. Orfila on Reinsch’s process fur detecting Arsenic. 70. Bekrtns on a new process 
for the absolute distinction and separation of Ar.-enic from Antiomuy. 71. Louyet on Cold affusion in poi¬ 
soning by Prussic Acid. 72. Recamier on Death from large doses of Quinine. 
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