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best men may crr, and therefore be not not done merely to spread the glory of the ashamed to be convinced yourself, nor be hero, but most probably to prepare the way ready to reproach others. Remember that for some great undertaking. your electors did not send you to Parliament to make your own fortune, but to take care of theirs. When you do speak, take espe
Professor Burdack in his report respectcial care that it is to the purpose ; and rathering the Anatomical Institution of Konigsstudy to confine yourself to the subject with berg, mentions the following singular will:
From the 19th of November, 1917, to the brevity and perspicuity, than to indulge
19th of March, 1818, 26 human bodies have yourself in the unnecessary display of a Howery imagination. If you feel all right been dissected here. Among them I must within, you will scorn to look round the mention that of M. Kanter, late a teacher House for support; for be assured that God, of inusic in Konigsberg. This well-informed your conscience, and your country, will and scientific man, even in his last will ex
pressed his wish to promote the welfare of support you.
society. He bequeathed his landed pro
perty to some establishments for public eduIn a German Journal, called the Miscella- cation, and his body to the Anatomical Innies from the newest Productions of Foreign stitution. On the 23d of December, the Literature, we find the following remarka- funeral procession proceeded to the house of ble, but not improbable, account:-A mer- the anatomical Institution, where the friends chant not only heard the name of Bona of the deceased, who followed in 18 carparte in the deserts of Tartary, but also saw riages, delivered the body to me. In cona biography of this tyrant in the Arabic forinity with the will of the deceased, on tongue, which contained a great many false. the 30th of December, Dr. Von Baer de. hoods and exaggerations, and ended with livered, in the presence of a number of his marriage in the year 1810. This bio- professors, physicians and students, a lecture graphy was printed in Paris, and thence it on broken bones and ruptures, with demonwas sent to Aleppo, to be circulated in the strations from the body." East. It may be presumed, that this was
ART. 11. REPORT OF DISEASES.
Reporl of Diseases treated at the Public Dis- lica Pictonum, 2; Dyspepsia et. Hypochon
pensary, New-York, and in the Prirate driasis, 22; Hysteria, 2; Mania, 1; Paraly. Practice of the Reporter, during the month sis;, (Palsy,) 1; Epilepsia, (Epilepsy) i; of August, 1818.
Asthma et Dyspnoa, 5; Bronchitis Chro
nica, 3; Phthisis Pulmonalis, (Pulmonary FEBRIS Intermittens, (Intermittent Fevery consumption.) 8; Ophthalmia Chronica, 3 ;
6; Febris Remittens, (Remittent Fever,) Rheumatismus Chronicus, 8; Pleurodyne, 8; Febris Continua, (Continued Ferer,) 20; 2; Lumbago, 2; Menorrhagia, 1; DysmeFebris Infantum Remittens, (Infantile Remil norrhæa, 2 ; Dysuria, 2; Ischuria, 2; Ametent Fever,) 11; Phleginone, 6; Phrenitis, norrhæa, 7; Conceptio, 3; Diarrhea, 22; (Inflammation of the Brain,) 2; Ophthalmia, Leucorrhea, 3 ; Scirrhus Uteri, 1 ; Hydrops, Inflammation of the Eyes,) 4; Otitis, (In- (Dropsy,) 2; Vermes, 7; Tabes Mesenterica, Hammation of the Ear,) 2; Cynanche Ton- 1; Syphilis, 7; Urethritis Virulenta, 5; Tusillaris, (Inflammation af the Tonsils,) 4; mor, 4; Contusio, (Bruise,) 0; Luxatio, 3; Cynanche Trachealis, (Croup or Hires,) 1; Fractura, 2; Vulnus, 4; Ustio, (Burn,) 2; Catarrhus, (Catarrh,) 2; Pneumonia, (In- Abscessus, (.Abscess,) 4; Ulcus, (Ulcer,) 10; flammation of the Chesl,) 13; Pneumonia Ty- Scabies et Prurigo, 12; Porrigo, 3; Herpes, phodes, (Typhoil Pneumony) 1; Pertussis, 3; Eruptiones Variæ, 7. (Hooping Cough,) 15; Ilastitis, (Inflamma- The same sultry and oppressive weather lion of the Female Mumma,) 2; Gastritis, which characterized so great a portion of (Inflammation of the Stomach,) 2; Enteritis, July, continued at intervals till the 22d or Inflammation of the Intestines,) 2; Hepatitis, the present month, after wbich the tempe(Inflammation of the Lirer,)3; Icterus, (Jaun- rature was sufficiently inild, and sometimes dice,) 2; Rheumatismus, 4; Hydrothorax, rather cool. The hottest days were from (Dropsy of the Chest,) 1 ; Cholera, 23; Dy- the 2d to the 6th, inclusive, the thermosenteria, (Dysentery,) 21; Erysipelas, ($t. meter ranging from 84 to 88°, in the shade, Anthony's Fire,) 2, Rubeola, (Measles,) 2; at t:vo o'clock P. M.--and on six other days, Rubeola et Pertussis, 2; Urticaria, (Nettle the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22d, Rash,) 2: Vaccinia, (Kine Pock,) 8; Den- it marked from 80 to 85o. From the 23d titio, 3; Convulsio, 2.
to the conclusion of the month, the mer
cury was never higher than 77o. The averAsthenia, (Debility,) 4; Vertigo, 7; Ce- age temperature of the whole month is phalalgia, 5; Colica et Obstipatio, 12; Co. equal to about 72° 1-2, which is fulll 40 1.00
CHRONIC AND LOCAL DISEASES.
short of the average temperature of July of the head, a spontaneous Diarrhea will preceding. Highest temperature of the sometimes avert the stroke of an impending mornings, at seven o'clock, 84o, lowest apoplexy. The premature use, therefore, 60°, mean 67o; highest at two o'clock of tonic and stimulating remedies to check P. M. 88°, lowest 67°, mean 789 2-3; these evacuations before they shall have highest at sunset 81°, lowest 63°, mean done their duty by unloading the blood 720 2-3. Greatest variation in 24 hours 19° vessels, or by thoroughly cleansing the in. --Barometrical range from 28.34 to 31.04 terior of the body, is a practice often atinches. Winds chiefly from the S. and S.W. tended with much peril. Calomel and rheuexcept in the latter part of the month, when barb, or some other appropriate evacuant, the N.E. prevailed. The quantity of rain are the first medicines to be employed; that has fallen is equal to nearly five inches, after which, the discharges become excesof which more than one-half fell on the sive, or continue too perseveringly, they Sth and 9th. Thunder and lightning have may be restrained by astringents and tonics, been comparatively rare.
and particularly by the exhibition of opium. The extreme intensity of the recent sum- Frequently, however, the original source mer heats has increased, as was to be ex- of Diarrhea, is a deranged and vịtiated pected, the general disposition to disorders state of the stomach, and, in such cases, an of the human constitution; and as a proof emelic of ipecacuanha often succeeds in that this month has been uncommonly preg; effecting a removal of the complaint, when nant with diseases, it may be mentioned other means have been siduously tried in that the mortality has not only, in the ag. vain. gregate, increased, but the number of deaths is greater than has occurred in any one The deaths stated in the New York Bills month since the epidemic visitations of yel- of Mortality for the month of August are low fever. It is infancy, however, that has as follow: chiefly suffered, for as respects adults, the Apoplexy, 3 ; Burned or Scalded, 3; Can. city appears to have been as healthy as is cer, 2; Casualty, 7; Cholera Morbus, 24; common at this season of the year. The Consumption, 45; Convulsions, 21; Diarresults have been particularly fatal to chil- rhæa, 10; Drinking Cold Water, 3; Dropsy, dren. The deaths under two years of age 7 ; Dropsy in the Chest, 5; Dropsy in the are indeed numerous, amounting to more Head, 15; Drowned, 3; Dysentery, 40; than one half of the total of deaths of all Dyspepsia, 1; Fever, 7; Fever, Bilious, 2; ages. Heat and cold have a powerful in- Fever, Typhous, 18; Flux, infavtile, 31; fiuence upon the human frame. Extraor- Gout, 1 ; Hives, 1; Hooping Coughi, 20; dinary degrees of the latter are not more Inflammation of the Brain, 3; Inflammation cruel to old age, than are extreme intensi- of the Chest, 10; Inflammation of the Bowels, ties of the former to the tender sensibilities 10; Inflammation of the Liver, 4; Insanity, of infancy.
1; Intemperance, 3; Locked Jaw, 1; ManHooping cough is still epidemic among slaughter, 1; Measles, 1 ; Mortification, 1; children, and, as will be seen by examining Old Age, 8; Palsy, 2; Sprue, 5; Still-born, the annexed monthly bill, has been a con- 14; Stone, 1; Stranguary, 1; Suicide, 3; siderable outlet to human life. Fevers have Tabes Mesenterica, 16 ; Teething, 11 ; Ulcer, been fewer, and, in general, less severe 3; Unknown, 6; Worms, 3.– Total 386. than in some of the preceding months. The of this number there died 132 of and undeaths from typhus are not equal to one der the age of 1 year; 66 between 1 and 2 half of the number for July. Asthenic cases years; 17 between 2 and 5; 9 between 6 have been rendered more permanent by the and 10; 10 between 10 and 20; 31 between relaxing effects of the hot season. A few 20 and 30; 43 between 30 and 40; 21 becases of Rubeola have been observed, and tween 40 and 50; 19 between 50 and 60; in two instances it was conjoined with 19 between 60 and 70; 12 between 70 and Pertussis. But the predominant com- 80; 5 between 80 and 90; and 1 between plaints (besides Hooping Cough) have been 90 and 100 years. disorders of the Prima riæ, and of the le
JACOB DYCKMAN, M. D. patic system. Cholera, Dysenteria and Diar- New-York, August 31st, 1818. rhæa have, as is usual at this season of the year, been epidemic, and productive of
CORRIGENDA. more than common mortality.
In a few copies of the present number, in A determination to, and increased dis- page 421, the name of the author of the charges from, the intestinal canal, are, in pamphlet on the Canal is supposed to be many instances, of evident advantage to Talmadge; it should be Haines. the constitution, and on this account should In the last number, the Sonnet to the seldom be suddenly checked. With persons Kaleidoscope is erroneously ascribed to of plethoric habit, for instance, or with the writer of the foregoing effusions that those who are subject to severe affections Sonnet should have the signature N.
Art. 11. Domestic Occurrences.
Art. 12. Reports of Diseases.
Art. 1. Original Communications viz.
Garden, on the Fascinating Power of
Serpents.—Description of the Hot
Springs of the Washilaw, by S. H.
43 Art. 2. Revicw of the Corsair, a Melo-
Botany of South-Carolina and Gror-
Art. 6. Review of Blake's Treatise on
60 to George Montagu, Esq.-Remarks
on Mexico and the Mexican Lan-
63 guage.-Tiflis. On the Identity of
65 Water-spouts and Whirlwinds.--Nar-
Art. 12. Poetry.
Art. 11. Poetry.
ib. Discovery of a Murder.—The Arctic
Art. 14. Analecta, viz.-Inglis, on the -- Anecdote of Fouche.-New Kind
Art. 1. Review of Demetrius, the Hero
Art. 2. Review of Coote's History of
Revolution in Spanish America. • 254
Art. 4. Review of the Journal of the
Academy of Natural Sciences of Phi.
Art. 2. Review of S. Woodworth's Art. 6. New Invention.
Art. 4. Review of Eaton's Index to the
W. G. on the Salivation of Horses.
Art. 6. Review of the Anecdotes of Rich-
Mr. Blunt's Answer to Mr. Hitch-
Art. 7. Review of Demetrius, the Hero Art. 8. Literary and Scientific Intelli-
the Ignition of Gun-Powder-Staples Art. 12. Cabinet of Varieties. Anec-
nelon.--Heylin.-Peter the Great.-
Art. 1. Review of Rambles in Italy. 321 Art. 1. Review of the Literary Cha-
334 Art. 2. Review of Considerations on the Art. 3. Museum of Natural History.
Great Western Canal.
445 Seal of the Long Island and New- Art. 5. Original Communications, viz.York Coast.
Account of Captain Partridge's Pe-
Progress of the Human Mind from and Restoration of the Nose-Jour-
382 World a Kaleidoscope.-New Disco.
tion of the Plague in Malta.- Natural Man.—Description of Edinburgh.-
of Fish. -An Old Man's Advice to a tion.-Hail.-St. Andrew's Cross
Young Member of Parliament. 472 Frederick the Great.-Memory and Art. 11. Report of Diseases.
479 Recollection-hord Chatham.-Fe