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June 30, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(26):814-816. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400520018005

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The Massachusetts Medical Society. One Hundred and Seventh Anniversary.

Private Mental Sanitaria and Inebriates—Therapeutic Nihilism—Uterine Displacements and their Influence on the General Nervous System—The Modern Practice of Surgery—Statistics and Climatology of Phthisis and Pneumonia in Massachusetts—Officers.

The one hundred and seventh anniversary of the Massachusetts Medical Society was held in Boston, June 12 and 13, and was attended by a number somewhat larger than usual of its members from various parts of the State.

First day, June 12.  —The forenoon was devoted to an acceptance of the invitation to visit the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Boston City Hospital, the Children's Hospital, and the Carney Hospital. In the afternoon several interesting papers were read and discussed. The President of the Society, Dr. Thomas H. Gage, of Worcester, opened the meeting, and after a few words of welcome, called upon (1.) Dr. A. W. Thompson, of Northampton, who

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