Providence Medical Journal, Volume 9

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Providence Medical Association, 1908 - Medicine

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Page 23 - The following is the usual order of the examinations: 1, physical; 2, oral; 3, written; 4, clinical. In addition to the physical examination, candidates are required to certify that they believe themselves free from any ailment which would disqualify them for service in any climate. The examinations are chiefly in writing, and begin with a short autobiography of the candidate.
Page 165 - The remainder of the written exercise consists in examination on the various branches of medicine, surgery, and hygiene. The oral examination includes subjects of preliminary education, history, literature, and natural sciences. The clinical examination is conducted at a hospital, and when practicable, candidates are required to perform surgical operations on a cadaver.
Page 166 - Philadelphia announces through its committee that the sum of five hundred dollars will be awarded to the author of the best essay in competition for the above prize. Subject : " A Pathological and Clinical Study of the Thymus Gland and its Relations.
Page 23 - Physical; 2, Oral; 3, Written; 4, Clinical. In addition to the physical examination, candidates are required to certify that they believe themselves free from any ailment which would disqualify them for service in any climate and that they will serve wherever assigned to duty.
Page 166 - Each essay must be typewritten, designated by a motto or device, and accompanied by a sealed envelope bearing" the same motto or device and containing the name and address of the author. No envelope will be opened except that which accompanies the successful essay. The committee will return the unsuccessful essays if reclaimed by their respective writers or their agents within one year.
Page 56 - The emblem of the red cross on a white ground and the words Red Cross or Geneva Cross may only be used, whether in time of peace or war, to protect or designate sanitary formations and establishments, the personnel and materiel protected by the convention.
Page 165 - July 15, 1907, at 10 o'clock am, for the purpose of examining candidates for admission to the grade of assistant surgeon in the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service.
Page 147 - For this reason the injections of fluids is needed only for cleansing purposes, and such procedures as gradual dilatation by the passage of bougies, forcible divulsion, proctotomy, and even excision are only temporary. For these reasons the author concludes that a permanent colostomy is the preferable plan, as this procedure admits of direct irrigation of the rectal cavity. The administration of strontium iodide in ascending doses for interrupted periods the writer believes is of extreme value, but...
Page 159 - ... fact that not only had the growths involved the cutaneous surface, but also that they existed within the bowel upon the mucous membrane. The latter, it is true, were quite minute, and might have been overlooked by a superficial examination. All of the excrescences, even the smallest, were pedunculated. The treatment consisted in the removal of the larger growths by scissors and cauterizing their bases with a paquelin cautery. The smaller growths were destroyed simply by the application of the...
Page 146 - Ten years ago special instruction in this branch, with a few exceptions, was only to be had in the post-graduate institutions of the larger centers. To-day the curriculum of any medical college which does not include a course on proctology is rightly considered to that extent defective and behind the times. The benefit of this new order of things, to the public, cannot be estimated. At the present time the average patient requires something more of the man who is to be entrusted with his case than...

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