December 4, 1886

Transactions of the Texas State Medical Association.

JAMA. 1886;VII(23):642-643. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250120026015

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The Texas State Medical Association may well be proud of its last volume of Transactions. Some improvements might be easily made in its arrangement. For example, it is difficult to understand why all the papers should be attached as an appendix, and why the publication committee did not do a little more editing. Again, should this volume go abroad some of our European colleagues will wonder why certain French and German names are not spelled correctly. The names of several of our valued contemporaries have also been well disguised in some places. There is another point to which we desire to call attention. One member of the Association reports a case of what seems to have been chronic catarrhal gastritis with some unusual symptoms. It is reported as "A Remarkable Case in my Practice." The first thing to do in writing an article is to give it a proper and

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