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August 11, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(5):149-151. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390050021009

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[For The Journal of the American Medical Association.]

It has been the intention of your correspondent to have written ere this, and now fully agrees with Perseus, when he wrote:

" Unhappy he who does his work adjourn,

And to to-morrow would the search delay,

His lazy morrow will be like to-day."

From day to day has this pastime been adjourned only to find it much more easy to do so on the morrow. True, there has been little to write about. We are having a remarkably quiet summer and very little sickness. A cynic at my elbow claims that it is on account of so many of the profession being out of town; it remains to be seen whether that theory is any ways good when our new Board of Health is under full headway. Our Democratic council mortgaged itself by selecting a Board, composed of five saloon-keepers and an

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