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July 22, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(4):105-110. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420560001001

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THE ANTIQUITY OF SYPHILIS, AND MOSES AS A HEALTH OFFICER..  CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS.Read before the Section on Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.BY J. T. JELKS, M.D. HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.While duly grateful for the high honor which the Section on Surgery and Anatomy has generously conferred upon me by this appointment to preside over its annual proceedings, I am also deeply sensible of the growing difficulty, with each succeeding year, of producing for so vigilant and experienced an audience as is here assembled, a theme for an official address that shall not be trite, or to make a contribution of professional knowledge that you do not already possess from more enlightened and impressive sources.It would be a pleasing exercise to you and me, but I should thereby impart to you nothing new, were I to congratulate you upon the wonderful

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