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July 25, 1903

Historical Errors.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(4):268. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480010054020

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Chicago, July 20, 1903.

To the Editor:—In The Journal of the American Medical Association, July 18, 1903, p. 195, it is stated, under the head of deaths, that the late Dr. DeLaskie Miller of Chicago was "born in New York City," graduated from "Syracuse Medical College in 1842," which is evidently erroneous. According to reliable authority Dr. Miller was born in Niagara County, New York, May 29, 1818, and graduated from Geneva Medical College, New York, in 1842, there being at that date no medical college in Syracuse.

On page 196 of The Journal it is stated that the New Jersey State Medical Society was organized in 1776, which is ev-dently erroneous. According to reliable authorities that state society, the oldest in the country, was organized in 1766, and held its meetings annually until they were interrupted by the Revolutionary War in 1776; but they were as the exigencies

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