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Proin 'The Medical Examiner,' Philwelphia, July, 1850. 1 1. To induce a more close and rigid study of Another valuable contribution to a knowledge the diseases which are peculiar to the South, bi the Medical Topography and Diseases of the and which can seldom be understood by those South and West. — The design and general | who are not familiarly acquainted with the dharacter of these Reports are highly creditable

meteorological, topographical and hydrographithe'r editor, Dr. Fenner. He proposes to fill cal relations and conditions which subsist among sgp indetail the great outlines so ably sketched us. The whole subject must be studied together, Dr Drake, in the Work noticed in our last

if studied tho ambir; and for this purpose he has appealed to bis mdical brethren in that region, with a suc

2. To provoke habits of greater research and less of which the present volume furnishes a industry among southern physicians, and afford gratifting proof. For vague generalities, spe- a medium of communicating with each ot culatons, and not seldom declamation, too, are upon the highest branches of the profession, less how to be substituted detailed descriptions of ephemeral than the magazines of the day, and the equired facts, and their legitimate deduc- to stimulate these professional intercommunications expressed in .plain prose. If figures are tions. intranced, they will be those of arithmetical 3. To furnish the statesman, planter, or citi. andilgebraical formulæ rather than of poetry. zen, with full statistics of the mortality 'of *** The pains which we have taken to ex- | different sections, the tendencies to peculiar

bil to our readers the chief features and most diseases, the probable and possible health ameli. Interesting details of the first volume of Dr.

first volume of Dr. orations, and those general mortuary facts Peaner's Southern Reports, are the best proof which come now to occupy an important place pour desire to see a second volume next year. | in the studies of political economists, municipal It would be a source of pleasing reflection to us,

| authorities, planters and legislators. ve could believe, that the language of praise al occasional criticisms which we have uttered, | The plan is a wise and elevated one, and the red cacourage him in his future endeavors, question presents itsell, Has the execution corInd furnish him with hints to make his subse. responded? pent course more easy.

From The American Jouroal of the Medical Sciences,' Philad., July, 1850. From 'De Bax's Review," New Orleans, September, 1860.

We recommend the Work of Dr. Fenner to the ** We are always glad to see a southern notice of the physicians of the United States ok; and, in this instance, the pleasure is as well those located in the northern, eastern, nhanced by the fact that the author is one of and western, as in the southern sections of the lur own fellow citizens and immediate personal Union. As a collection of valuable contribupeods, and we have watched, from their very tions on subjects of immense importance to all kwaing, the progress of his labors, in a field whether these contributions were originally truck out by himself and almost entirely new. prepared for the Work itself, or appeared originho his restless energies and assiduities, his ally in one or other of the medical jonrnals of als by night, his enthusiasm and hopefulness, the day -- it is deserving of an attentive perusal te have wished him, from our heart, success; upon the part of all who desire information in tad now, that the labor of the day is over, we relation to the several forms and locations of the

old add, to those well wishes, congratulations leading diseases endemic to our country, while, le inost genuine and unaffected.

from its pages, facts and observations will be The aim of Dr. Fenner, as we understand it derived calculated to throw light upon the the volume before us, and which will be con- etiology, character, and treatment of those affecbbed annually, should sufficient encouragement tions which prevail in other portions of the Från event we sincerely trust will occur | Union than that comprised within the limits of threefol

the southern States. .

Fron The Western Lancet," Cineinsati, August, 1966).

From "The New York Journal of Medicine,'July, 1830. The appearance of this work constitutes an This Work, which we announced to our rea era in the medical history of the South. The ers in the last number, as being in press, is ng object, as sufficiently indicated by its title, is to before us, and right glad are we to see it. I collect and preserve, from year to year, the facts comprises, as its title clearly indicates, a ver connected with Southern diseases, in detail, by interesting and important class of subjects. TN numerous physicians scattered over the region medical topography and diseases of the Souther above named. The Editor, in his introductory States has, for more than half a century pas address, says, "The motive that prompted the been sadly neglected, as will be clearly seen b present undertaking, was a desire to stimulate examining the periodical literature of the coun the physicians of the South to a more zealous try, in which is recorded nearly all that has bee and energetic prosecution of the noble science written on these subjects. When we remembe to which they have devoted their lives, and its the fact that - in the language of Dr. Fenner, i object, to establish a cheap and substantial me- his introductory address - 'a century ago, th dium of publication, through which their labors South could boast of distinguished physician may be united, interchanged among each other, who took the lead in the cultivation of nedica and handed down to posterity. He makes also science in America,' is it not surprising tha an eloquent appeal to his southern brethren to there should since have existed, until within th assist in this undertaking, by 'coming forward last ten years, so much inactivity and indifferenc annually and contributing what they can to the in this department of Medicine? Seeing then general fund of useful medical knowledge;' and a necessity for a more thorough and exzende we are mistaken in the profession of the South, acquaintance with the history of diseases in tha if this appeal does not meet with a hearty portion of our country, we hail with pleasur response.

this attempt to stimulate the physicians of th * * * To suppose for one moment that a single South to a more zealous and energetic prosecu physician in the South, who has an interest in tion of the noble science to which they hav seeing his profession advanced, will not pat- devoted their lives. ronize this enterprize, is certainly paying a poor compliment to our southern brethren. The work *

1 * * * In the preparation of this interestin will be found to be interesting to the profession | volume, its able editor has evinced great pers generally, whether situated north or south, in

verance and zeal in the arduous and praiseworth this or foreign countries.

undertaking in which he is engaged; and y shall be disappointed if it does not receive th

approbation of the profession, and especially From The Charleston Medical Journal and Review, July, 1850. This vast undertaking, comprising, as it does,

as it does. I the southern portion of it, for whose literary al the entire medical history of not less than ten practio

| practical advancement it was conceived at States, deserves, as we hope that it will obtain / brought forth. The general typographical al — from the southern part of the profession, at pearance

pearance of the work is good. least - the warmest support: and if the author receives the encouragement and assistance to

From The Baltimore American.' which he is fully entitled, he will do much to This Work will be continued annually; and improve the sanitory condition of this portion of glance at the titles of the various interestin the Union, and to give to those abroad a correct subjects noticed in it, will at once give il impression of its health, and the degree of longev. reader an idea of the vast field from which i ity of its population. But little has yet been done contents are gathered. The devastating disease in the southern States towards improving the whích, from time to time, break out in portior health of their inhabitants, or in even seeking of the southern country, are here described ! the causes which have led to a higher rate of intelligent observers, and the best modes mortality, or a shorter duration of life, among cure; and what is of more importance, the mo them, than exists in other and more favored effectual means of prevention are accuratel parts of the world. Much more unfavorable pointed out. We have not the space to enti impressions, however, exist on this subject minutely into a description of the varied matt than is really the case, and one of the benefits of which this interesting volume is made i likely to result from Dr. Fenner's publications, and must content ourselves with recommendin if they are continued, --- will be a correction of it to the notice of the profession, as a valuabl public sentiment abroad on this point.

| compound of important information.

Session in Cincinnati, May, 1860.

From the Buffalo Medical Journal,' July, 1860.

From The New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal," July, 1860.' In commenting on the Prospectus, in a former The editor has devoted his time and talents to tuber of this Journal, we expressed our the preparation of these reports, with a single. lief that the undertaking was worthy of all ness of purpose, and an assiduity, worthy of the mise, and that the well-known ability of Dr. highest commendation. enner, as an observer, thinker, and writer, The 'Reports' embrace much valuable inforgether with his experience as a medical editor, mation on the climate, diseases, etc., of the forded an amply sufficient guaranty that the South. sty he proposed to himself would be faithfully Extract from the Proceedings of the American Medical Association, at its ad satisfactorily performed. It contains little | Dr. Watson, of New York, presented the fol

nothing that is valueless, and much that must lowing resolution, which was adopted : assess great practical interest for the medical Resolved. That Dr. Fenner's projected annual profession of the South. For the latter it is publication on the diseases and statistics of the pecially designed, but northern readers, who southern portion of the United States, meets hould desire to know something of the peculi. with the cordial approbation of the American rities of southern diseases, and their relations Medical Association and is worthy of the active o distiretive features of the South involved in

ures of the south involved in support and cooperation of the profession. stiology, will do well to patronise Dr. Fenner's York. As another consideration, which we Extract from the Proocedings of the Louisiana Stato Modical Society, New must many of our readers will duly appreciate, l 1. Resolved, That the Louisiana State Medwe may suggest that an effort of this kind, to lical Society do cordially recommend to the palevelope and diffuse medical knowledge, and to

tronage of the profession, Dr. Fenner's 'Southrouse increased exertion by professional breth ern Medical Reports. en in behalf of science and humanity, should

2. Resolved, That the medical profession of 10t be regarded with indifference, and treated the State, and the South generally, are deeply with neglect, even by those who do not directly lindebted to Dr. Fenner for the ability and indusarticipate in the benefits resulting therefrom.try with which he has labored for their progress

rogress, To issue a volume of this kind must require a lin' the publication of his volume of Southern considerable pecuniary outlay, and while we

cuniary outlay, and while we Medical Reports.' know that Dr. Fenner would not thank us for

These resolutions were unanimously adopted. stimating a wish that his plan might prove a profitable speculation, we may be permitted to

From The Republican Banner,' Nashville, Tenn. spress a hope that, for the honor of the profes- The design of this work, as every reflecting sion, the circulation of the Work shall be suffi.physician must perceive, is most excellent. It leat to reimburse the cost of publication. In occupies a corner in the field of our medical few of the consideration just suggested, the literature which greatly needed filling, being a Southern Medical Reports' has claims upon permanent record of original and highly importSose of our northern brethren who are desirous ant observations. Even if this design were only that useful laborers in the fields (not vineyards) imperfectly executed, the Work ought to receive bí medical science, if they do not receive a the hearty patronage and coöperation of all teward, shall, at least, not be exposed to injus- southern physicians. But that Dr. Fenner has kce; and who are ready to welcome and encourably discharged the duties of his post, is amply

ge every truly valuable addition to our native testified by the many favorable notices of his medical literature.

labors, which have appeared in our medical

journals; and especially by the emphatic approsolution proposed to the Alabama State Medical Association, by Dr.W.1. bation of his Work by the American Association ANDERSOS, of Mobile.

of Physicians, at their last meeting in Cincinnati. Resolved, That the Alabama State Medical No intelligent, inquiring physician in the Association highly appreciate the motives which South-west should consider his library complete Induced the able editor of the 'Southern Medical without a copy of these Reports. We sincerely Reports' to undertake his task; and being well hope that the next volume may bear evidence satisfied of the practical utility of the Work, and that the physicians of our large and populous the ability with which it is edited, they cordially State are not indifferent to this opportunity of recommend it to the medical faculty of the State, having such good papers as they may have the as a standard volume for every medical library. 'industry to prepare, permanently preserved, and

This resolution was adopted unanimously. widely circulated.

Letter from Mr. CHARLES GAYARRI, Secretary of the State of Louisiana.

Letter from Dr. T. G. MOWER, Surgeon U. 8. A.
Baton Rouge, Sept.9, 1850.

New York, June 3, 1850." Dear Sir:- Lately, on my coming back to Dear Sir:- I cannot forėgo the pleasure or Baton Rouge, from which I had been absent a congratulating you, before your departure, on the few days, for the benefit of my health, I was publication of the Southern Medical Reports, highly gratified with the reception of the “South- and expressing the hope and belief that this will ern Medical Reports,' edited by you, and a copy prove the auspicious commencement of a series of which you have so kindly presented to me. of similar contributions, calculated to supply a Although no physician, I have perused the Work want so long and so greatly felt in the Southern with much interest. I hope that it will be con sections of our country. It is there my own obtinued by you, many years to come, and I have servation has satisfied me that disease is mateno doubt but that it will form an extremely pre rially modified by climatic influences, and calls cious statistical record of the diseases prevailing for a corresponding application of therapeutic in our southern climate, of the various modifica- means. The few pages that my engagements tions which they may assume, according to cir- have permitted me to look over, have been read cumstances, and of the modes of treatment found with interest and instruction. most available at different times. It will con

With best wishes for the successful prosecnvey much useful knowledge, and elicit information from sources hitherto not explored. On my

tion of your labors,

I remain, faithfully, yours, return to New Orleans, in October, I intend to

T. G. MOWER, procure a copy of this valuable Work for the

Surgeon, U.S. A. State library. Please to accept my acknow. | E. D. FENNER, M.D. ledgments, and the assurance of my distinguished consideration.

Extract from the Proceedings of the American Medical Association, meeting. Very truly, yours,

at Charleston, S.C., May, 1861. CHARLES GAYARRE.

Dr. F. A. Ramsey, of Tennessee,' offered the

following resolution, which was adopted : Dr. E. D. FENNER, New Orleans.

'Resolved, That the efforts of Dr. Fenner to From the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal, Augusta, Ga., July, 1860.

place on a durable basis, an annual publication

P We have now given our readers a brief and embracing medical reports from the whole imperfect outline of Dr. Fenner's Work, but

Hine of Dr. Fenner's Work. but | Southern portion of the Union, merit the comsufficient, we hope, to impress them favorably

mendation of this Association, and should red with its character. It is a new undertaking, and ceive solid support from American physicians.?! has cost the Editor much labor and expense, which we trust will not go unrewarded. We From the North-Western Medical and Surgical Journal," Marob, 1861. hope our readers will manifest their appreciation * * * We have now glanced over the contents of Dr. Fenner's efforts in the cause of medical of this first volume of the Southern Medical Rescience by purchasing a copy of his work. I ports, and though we have found some fault with and giving to it a careful perusal. By so doing, the character of some of the papers contained they will reap profit for themselves, and will therein, and might justly have found more with enable him to prosecute his laudable under the style of others, yet we deem it a most valutaking with energy and success. Upon the pa- able volume, and we commend the enterprise of tronage which the work receives its continuance its able Editor to the patronage of the whole depends.













Xember of the American Medical Assoeiation; Member of the Physico-Med. Soc. of N.O., and of the Louisiana State Med. Soc.; Cor. Mem.
of the State Mol. Soc. of Missiаsippi, the Med. Soc. of Montgerbery, Ala-, the Attakapas Med. Soc.,

and of the New York Academy of Medicine.

Parvula (nam exemplo est) magni formies laboris
Ore trahit quodcunque potest, atque addit acervo,
Quem struit, haud ignara ae non incanta futuri. Ioa.

VOLUME II, 1850.




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