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April 25, 1942

100 Years of Medicine in Minnesota

JAMA. 1942;118(17):1523. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830170101030

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The Minnesota State Medical Association, in celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the arrival in what is now the state of Minnesota of the first civilian practitioner of medicine, sent to community leaders and institutions a copy of this interesting booklet. The progress of medicine in Minnesota from the time Dr. Christopher Carli arrived at what is now Stillwater on May 24, 1841 is shown in pictures. Only twelve years later most of the twenty hardy doctors in the territory met in St. Paul to form the Minnesota Medical Society, the forerunner of the present state medical association, which has nearly three thousand members in thirty-four component county and district societies covering every section of the state. Close cooperation between the private practitioners and the Minnesota State Board of Health during these hundred years practically eradicated many of the diseases that scourged this territory. Today Minnesota is said to lead in

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