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January 19, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(3):76-77. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390280020015

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London, December, 1883.

At the last meeting of the Cambridge Medical Society, a recent specimen was shown of union by bone in fracture of the— capsular neck of the femur. Professor Humphry pointed out that in all cases of fracture of the neck the portion adhering to the head became absorbed, and the head became united immediately to the shaft behind the trochanters He showed several examples taken from the pathological museum. He maintained that many such examples were looked upon as cases of impacted fracture, an accident he thought impossible.

An unique structure has been erected by the Metropolitan Asylum's Board for the reception and isolation of patients suffering from infectious fevers on plans which mark a distinct departure from old ideas. The diseases admitted include not alone cases of typhus, typhoid or scarlet fever, but measles, diphtheria and small-pox. Personal inquiry having been made by the architect to

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