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February 1, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(5):170. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410050026006

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The Roosevelt Hospital, New York.  — The Syms Operating Theatre of the Roosevelt Hospital has been commenced. It will occupy a space of 90 by 75 feet and will cost from $150,000 to $175,000. The balance, then remaining from the bequest of $350,000, will be invested as an endowment fund.Dr. Joseph Y. Porter, who recently resigned from the Army, has applied, by means of a bill in the Senate, for permission to be placed upon the retired list of Army surgeons. The important services of Dr. Porter during the yellow fever epidemic of 1888 are not likely to be soon forgotten.

Prize Essay on Epilepsy.  —Dr. H. A. Hare, of Philadelphia, has taken another prize. This time it is for the best essay on epilepsy, and its value is 4,000 francs. It was awarded by the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium. Although Dr. Hare is the editor

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