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December 4, 1886

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1886;VII(23):640-641. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250120024012

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Abstract

New York State Medical Association—Pulmonary Tuberculosis—Puerperal Eclampsia—Officers.

The discussion on " Pulmonary Tuberculosis" on the second day of the meeting of the New York State Medical Association, was of very great interest. It was opened by Dr. Henry D. Didama, of Syracuse, who in his usual attractive style gave an exposition of his well-known views in regard to the causes, prevention and treatment of the disease. The first division of the subject considered was its etiological factors. The inherited were discussed by Dr. John Cronyn, of Buffalo, the acquired (microorganisms) by Dr. Herman M. Biggs, of New York, and the predisposing by Dr. Henry L. Eisner, of Syracuse. One of the questions handled by the latter was: Is there not satisfactory evidence that some cases of pulmonary consumption are non-tubercular at the start, and that other cases remain free from tubercles throughout their course? and the speaker expressed his

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