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March 10, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(10):314-316. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400360030011

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Relations of Summer Diarrhœa and Cholera Infantum to the Weather—Hospital Saturday and Sunday Fund.

At the last meeting of the Academy of Medicine in February Dr. A. Seibert read a paper on the relations of cholera infantum and summer diarrhœa to the weather, which showed a most commendable degree of industry in its preparation. These statistics bring to light a number of interesting points, some of which are in opposition to the views generally held by the profession and the laity; but it is to be noted that exception was taken to some of his conclusions by the speakers who took part in the discussion on this occasion.

The paper was based upon observations made during a period of ten years, extending from January, 1878, to January, 1888, in the children's department of the German Dispensary of this city, and was illustrated by a large number

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