rday proceeds, tdto at night strug
gles with shdfparched coughs,
'for air, when tne observant prac
titioner notes these ominous
signs, he does not wait for the
laboratory .to confirm his worst
'fears, but'gives the infant a large
"dose of antj-toxin at once.
" Unfortunately in country dis
tricts, the serum may not be im
mediately available. Then he
gives an emetic, and fumigates
the ulngs and throat with calomel
inhalations until the specific is
From all that I have said, the
cautious mother will draw the
correct inference that unless the
child has given ample evidence
. "preceding the "croupy cough,"
that he was ailing, she need have
FLAT DWELLERS ARE
By W. C. Cotton, M. D.
ihe modern steam heated or
furnace-heated flat is like a kiln
,and the people who live in them
are likely to be kiln dried people
unless they take trouble to neu
' tralize the evil of the dry heat.
And kiln dried people are more
prone to disease than other-folks
t to colds, satarrh, pneumonia.
.Also they are likely to suffer from'
irritation of the skin,. j
' To make a flat something other
..than a kiln it must have some5
artificial mean's of keeping the;
' humidity. As a rule the kitchen;
lof a flat is humid enough. The;
thing to do is to keep the rest of
the house "as humid as the kitchen.
The kitchen owes its humidity
to the tea kettle. ,As there is no
stove in the other rooms of a flat
you can't havetea kettles there,
but you can have pans of water
set on the radiators or in the little
'"well" under the radiators.
Sometimes it is possible to
throw steam into the room from
the relief cock on the radiator.
This expedient, however, gener
erally causes a bad'odor. -Saturated
sponges, kept in pans near
the radiator 'are very effective.
ORGANIZE TO, IMPROVE
The Liability Average Associa
tion of Illinois was organized at
a meeting of manufacturers, con
tractors and employers at the Ho
tel La Salle last night. The so
ciety has for its purpose the im
provement of physical conditions
at factories and other places of
labor, the creating of a middle
ground between employer and
employe for the settlement of
personal injury claims, and a mid
dle ground for employers be
tween the paying of prohibitive
casualty rates and the carrying
of their own risks. The associa
tion will not engage in an. insur
Dr. Frank Crane says that man
gets drunk because he wants "ele
vation above the pettiness, cheap
ness, commonness of the daily
grind." Maybe, Doc. We've
seen 'em go up in the air, any
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