Various plans of arrangement have been proposed, and are in use. I prefer to name all diseases as either Inflammations and ToxĂmic disorders, Cachectic affections, Nervous disorders, or Unclassifiable diseases.

Under the first head we place inflammatory attacks affecting Brain (meningitis*), Lungs (pneumonia), Pleura (pleurisy), Air-Passages (laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis) Heart (endocarditis, pericarditis), Tonsils, Throat (pharyngitis), Stomach (gastritis), Bowes (enteritis, colitis, dysentery), Peritoneum (peritonitis), Liver (hepatitis), Kidney (nephritis), Bladder (cystitis), etc.

As ToxĂmic disorders may be mentioned: 1. Those caused only by contact or inoculation: Primary Syphilis, Gonorrhcea, Hydrophobia, VACCINIA. 2. Eruptive diseases, which are contagious: Small-Pox, Chicken-Pox, Scarlet Fever, Measles. 3. Allied affections to the above, but not eruptive, although contagious: Mumps and Whopping-Cough. 4. Diseases generally epidemic or endemic: Typhoid Fever, Typhus, Spotted (cerebro-spinal) Fever, Erysipelas, Puerperal Fever, Influenza, Diphtheria, Plague, and Cholera. 5. Endemic and occasionally epidemic; Yellow Fever, Relapsing Fever, and Dengue. 6. Endemic and "malarious": INTERMITTENT, REMITTENT, and Pernicious (congestive) Fever.

Of Cachectic affections, a part of the long list will answer our purpose here. 1. Those which are always chronic (prolonged indefinitely, tedious, not tending to recover of themselves): AnĂmia, Chlorosis, LeukĂemia, General Dropsy, Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Constitutional Syphilis. 2. Acute or subacute (active, and of limited duration): Scurvy, Gout, Inflammatory Rheumatism, PyĂmia, Septic Fever, (septicaemia), etc. 3. Local cachexiŠ (degenerations): as Cancer, Goitre, Brights' Disease (of the kidneys), Fatty Heart, Gin Liver, etc. 4. Skin-Diseases.

* Nearly always this term applies; meaning inflammation of the membranes of the brain as well as of its substance.

*Glanders, sometimes taken from the horse, is another of this group.

*Physicians often call these exanthemata

Nervous Disorders may also be only in part named here: Apoplexy, Paralysis (palsy), Epilepsy,Catalepsy, Hysteria, Chorea (St. Vitus's dance), Tetanus (lock-jaw), Asthma, Angina Pectoris, Locomotor Ataxy (one form of spine-disease), Convulsions, Neuralgia, Delirium Tremens, (mania-a-potu) Insanity.

Of Unclassifiable diseases, not easily fitting in either of the above groups, there are Dyspepsia, Cholera Morbus, Diarrhoea, Colic, Jaundice, Hemorrhages, Local Dropsies, Worms, etc.