NEWS AND NOTES. IT is with deep regret that we have to record the death of our valued contributor, Dr. John McLachlan, of whom Dr. Burford has written an appreciation which appears elsewhere in this issue and which we most profoundly endorse. It is a happiness to us that we are able to publish what may be called his “swan song,” being the last articles written by him.
ABROMA AUGUSTA IN DYSMENORRHOEA. According to the Treasury of Botany, Abroma belongs to the Sterculiaceae family. They are “small trees having hairy lobed leaves, and terminal or axillary clusters of yellow or purple flowers. a. augusta is the Wollut Cornul, or Wollut Cumal of the Bengalese. Its bark abounds with strong white fibres which afford excellent cordage.” Dr. Sinha places the plant in the Tiliaceae.
FORT MIT DAS ALUMINIUM. Conveniently paper has come in for a money currency, so the grand advance of Aluminium cookery goes on without a check. Aluminium is a most convenient metal. It is light to handle and carry, and it allows the passage of heat rapidly and carry, and it allows the passage of heat rapidly through its walls; so that in Aluminium kettles water quickly boils. It is light in colour and looks clean and attractive.
DR HOLLANDER ON BRAIN MIND AND INTELLIGENCE. Dissection and the microscope were expected to tell us much, but “neither thought nor feeling can be lifted with the scalpel; nor will a brain section held under the magnifying lens reveal its living function. Genius cannot be measured or explained. Disease and accident have done much to reveal brain localities. A frontal brain is the chief seat of genius.”
HOMOEOPATHIC HERBS AND HOW TO GROW THEM. This homoeopathic herb is botanically known as Symphytum officinale, and belongs to the borage family (Natural Order Boraginaceae). Most homoeopathists will have handled it or one of its forms, and those who have not should take a note of the fact that it bears white flowers in June, on plants about three feet each in height, and succeeds best if treated as a hardy tuberous perennial.
HOMOEOPATHY IN THE NURSERY. It is the nurseries of England and Scotland that have built this might Empire: without the nurseries the race must deteriorate and the Empire pass. But it will not! It is the craze that pass-always. The nursery will reassert itself: and the Homoeopathic Nursery is the Nursery of Survival, and of People.
SELLING HOMOEOPATHY. The late Stuart Close, with his marvellously cultured and trained mind, often said that homoeopathy could not be successfully taught in our undergraduate medical schools and the evidence is more than compelling, that he was right; certain it is, that those now in existence, are falling far short of this highly desirable result.