EHRLICH’S SPECIFIC THERAPEUTICS IN RELATION TO SCIENTIFIC METHOD
FIELDING H. GARRISON
AN almost negligible mortality ratio of 12 deaths in 12,000 cases of syphilis treated by “ 606 ” is the record which Professor Ehrlich was able to produce at the Königsberg meeting of German scientists,1 and in these fatalities, accidental circumstances like shock, heartfailure and extreme debility were coefficients of greater moment than the acid and toxic nature of the remedy itself.
Oral and Printed Presentation.—At the close of a study, an investigator naturally wishes to make report of his results and thus to submit them to the criticism of others than himself and his immediate teachers. He has then to consider whether the report shall take the form of an oral statement before a conference of his associates, or a written essay to be printed in a scientific journal for near and distant readers.
THE Albatross is an iron, twin-screw steamer of a thousand tons displacement, built for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries in 1883 to enlarge upon the work of fishery investigation and deep-sea exploration begun on a small scale by the Fishhawk, a wooden steamer of some two hundred tons burden.
ONCE upon a time a young king started out to find a better country and a better people. He had been born and raised among the common children of his country, but none of them suspected him to be a king. Even he himself scarcely realized his royal birth, and never guessed the golden harvest that one day would be his after he had really discovered his own country and established his rule over it.
MACCHIAVELLI, discussing the choice of political ministers, grouped intellects into three classes: “one which comprehends by itself, another which appreciates what others comprehend, and a third, which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.”
OPPORTUNITY is too often regarded, by parents and educators, as the equivalent of training. Many confident assertions are made to the effect that enforced educative measures for the very young child make for harm, and that spontaneity can be depended on to direct and sustain impulse.
ONE of the recognized subjects for public commiseration at the present time is the college professor’s salary. Once in so often some disgusted member of the profession writes a letter of protest to his favorite weekly journal and starts a new wave of sympathy.
TO the popular mind the “consulting psychologist” is a medium in the rookery on Broadway to whom one may go for paid advice— decidedly practical. But the meaning ascribed to the term by Professor Boyce, in his now classic address before the National Educational Association, twelve years ago, has perhaps found some recognition.
AMONG business firms it is the custom at regular intervals to stop and take an inventory of the stock on hand, to set opposite one another the income and expenses of the past, and to strike a balance which shall show the condition of the institution.
THE president of one of the leading universities in the east and the president of one of the leading state universities have recently expressed opinions in regard to the tenure of office of the university professor which deserve careful attention.