(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
Meeting of the Fifth District Branch of the New York State Medical Association—The Excursion to Milford, Pa.—Mr. Rudolph Hering's Report on the Sewage System of New York—The Suicide of Dr. Tilden Brown—The Power of an Artificial Electric Current to Destroy Life.
The seventh special meeting of the Fifth District Branch of the New York State Medical Association was held at Port Jervis, Orange County, the last week in August. The place of meeting was the parlors of the Fowler House, and the session was one of interest both from a scientific and social point of view. The first paper was by Dr. W. B. Eager, of Middletown, on "The Use of Concentrated Lactic Acid." He had employed this agent with success in the case of epithelioma and other conditions, and, in fact, wherever acetic and nitric acids are generally used as escharotics.
Dr. J. H. Hunt