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January 25, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(4):133-134. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410040025005

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The New York Pathological Society.  — The following officers were elected at the annual meeting of this Society held January 8, 1890: President—Dr. J. West Roosevelt; Vice-President —Dr. H. P. Loomis; Treasurer—Dr. J. H. Hinton; Secretary—Dr. T. L. Stedman; Editor of the Transactions—Dr. G. C. Freeborn; Committee on Admission and Ethics—Drs. W. P. Northrup, H. P. Loomis, R. H. Sayre, J. S. Ely and R. G. Freeman; Committee on Publication—Drs. T. M. Prudden and W. B. James.

Deaths Following the Use of a Soothing Syrup.  —Dr. A. G. Belleau has called the attention of the Quebec Board of Health to six fatal cases among children following the use of a so-called soothing syrup, which upon examination showed the presence of opium in large proportion. It is supposed that a mistake was made in the compounding of the syrup and four or five times the amount of opium required by

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