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August 25, 1883

Collective Investigation of Diseases.

JAMA. 1883;I(7):216. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390070024003

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Abstract

—It is known to most of our readers that, during the past year, an organization has been effected by prominent members of the British Medical Association for the purpose of establishing a systematic method of collecting facts regarding the prevalence, causes, and results of all the more important diseases. The organization is headed by a central committee called the " Collective Investigation Committee of the British Medical Association," of which Dr. G. M. Humphrey is Chairman, and Dr. F. A. Mahomet is Secretary. The plan embraces the establishment of local committees in all parts of the kingdom. Under the direction of the general committee a circular or " Memorandum," intended to aid in directing the attention of the practitioners, is prepared concerning each disease and numbered, and with it a card containing a full series of questions in the most convenient form for answering. A copy of these memoranda and cards is

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