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June 2, 1894

Medico-Chirurgical Transactions.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(22):855. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421010033010

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The transactions of this Society, always of interest, have this year a melancholy attraction in the last presidential address of the late Sir Andrew Clark. A curious custom of the Society is one which condemns its President each year to read in full the biographical notices of the deaths of members. This year, Sir Andrew objected to the custom, which he notwithstanding complied with. In America the duties of preparing necrology reports are relegated to a special committee, whose report, the reviewer is bound to add, is usually read by title, and the members read the notices in the Transactions. The papers in this volume include:I, Amputation for Diabetic Gangrene, by Rickman J.Godlee; II, on The Advantages of an Amputation Through the Thigh, either as a Preliminary Operation to, or in some Cases, instead of, Amputation through the Hip, where the Joint is itself Diseased and the Patient in very

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