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April 14, 1888

Mal Perforant and Spina Bifida.

JAMA. 1888;X(15):466. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400410022009

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—Kirmisson published (Bulletin Médical, Sept. 7, 1887) a case of perforating ulcer which he ascribed to spina bifida. S. Bonandi (Gazette degli Ospitali, March 21, 1888) also publishes a case confirmatory of Kirmisson's case, and concludes that it is at least plausible that the arrest of development of the vertebral column and the dystrophy of the spinal cord is the primary cause of mal perforant in cases of spina bifida; and that these cases support the theory of the nervous origin of the foot affection.

Liebermeister and Erb have both declined the Chair of Clinical Medicine in Leipzig made vacant by the death of Wagner.

Seven Americans attended the chemical laboratory of Prof. Fresenius in Wiesbaden this session, out of a total of 75 students.

A Medical School for Chinese was opened in Hong-kong last October.

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