JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
We need to educate the medical profession at large as well as the public
on the extreme value of postmortem examinations. These examinations . . .
would help us at every step of our work and do more to advance our profession
than any other one thing.—Journal of the Kansas Medical
A Useful Discovery.—For 40 years physicists
have been seeking some substance to serve as a screen, cutting off all the
light and heat-giving rays of the spectrum, while allowing the invisible ultra-violet
rays to pass. Finally, Prof. R. W. Wood of the Johns Hopkins University, has
discovered the long-sought substance, which bears the name of nitrosodimethylanilin.
When combined with cobalt glass, this substance furnishes a screen which allows
only ultra-violet rays to pass through. The discovery is of importance for
some difficult scientific investigations.—Carolina
PROPHYLACTIC DISINFECTANT INHALATIONS IN MEASLES AND SCARLET FEVER.. JAMA. 2003;290(21):2882. doi:10.1001/jama.290.21.2882-a