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January 16, 1886

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1886;VI(3):79-81. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010087011

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Abstract

Insanity and Public Opinion—Double Popliteal Aneurism—Papilloma of the Bladder—A Large Calculus from a Boy's Bladder—The Mad-dog Scare—Typhoid Fever in Brooklyn.

At the last meeting of the New York County Medical Association Dr. j. R. MacGregor read. a very elaborate paper on Insanity and Public Opinion, in which he referred to a number of ancient popular errors which still existed to a large extent, and pointed out the great need of a more enlightened sentiment in the community in regard to the matter.

This was followed by a paper on Double Popliteal Aneurism, by Dr. Ira B. Read. The case upon which it was based was one of great interest, as popliteal aneurism developed in the left lower extremity after a similar aneurism had been cured in the right, by ligation of the femoral artery. The second aneurism was treated in the same way, after an unsuccessful resort to pressure; which

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