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August 4, 1883

ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SECTION OF OBSTETRICS AND DISEASES OF WOMEN, OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, READ JUNE, 1883.

JAMA. 1883;I(4):97-115. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390040001001
Abstract

Part I.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the American Medical Association:

The position with which you have honored me requires, by ordinance, that a resumé of the so-called advances in our special department should be made the subject of this address. This rule has not been observed for the past two years, and would now, perhaps, “be better honored in the breach than in the observance; but being a law-abiding subject, the writer has chosen mainly to comply with it, and will serve you an “olla podrida,” containing some recent items of interest, seasoned with personal views upon other subjects, concerning which there is much difference of opinion among the profession. Seen by the light of present teachings, some of these opinions may be deemed heretical; they are certainly conservative, and perhaps it is well, amid the rush and excitement of our modern mode of life and thought, that there

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