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October 2, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(14):705. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440400041009

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This Association has just completed its seventh annual meeting at Harrisburg, Pa., under the presidency of Dr. W. T. Bishop of that city. The scientific business of the meeting embraced a wide range of subjects extending from committee reports on the standardizing apparatus for the medical use of electricity to wider considerations of the expenditure of electric energy in therapeutic applications and its special uses in various diseases.

Among the subjects of a practical nature that were considered were the value of electricity in the uric acid diathesis by Drs. Robert Newman and J. G. D. Davis of New York. Goiter and its treatment by electricity was considered by Dr. Caleb Brown of Iowa, the chief point made being the easy curability of the earliest manifestations of this affection in young girls and the neglect of physicians in instituting treatment at this stage. An interesting point was raised by Dr.

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