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September 7, 1889

THE MEDALS OF BENJAMIN RUSH, OBSTETRICIAN.Read at the Fortieth A nnual Meeting of the A merican Medical Association, held at Newport, R. I., June, 1889.

Author Affiliations

OF NEWPORT, R. I.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(10):330-335. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401070006002
Abstract

Recently, during researches relative to a paper upon the medals, jetons and tokens illustrative of the science of medicine, at present appearing in the American Journal of Numismatics, I learned of a gold medal conferred by the Society of Medicine of Caen, France, upon the late Dr. Jean Charles Fa-get, of New Orleans, a graduate of the University of Paris, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, and distinguished as an author in various departments of medicine.¹ With the impressions of this medal that have been kindly sent me by Dr. Faget's family, I have received copies of a portion of his works. Among them is an interesting brochure, published at Paris by the Baillières, entitled, "L'Art d'apaiser les Douleurs de L'Enfantement" (The Means of Assuaging the Agony of Parturition).

THE CLAIM OF RUSH TO THE TITLE OF OBSTETRICIAN.

In this memoir, Dr. Faget quotes a striking statement by the most

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