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July 25, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVII(4):173-176. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430820001001

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I am required by the rules of the Association to open our session with an address, reviewing the gynecologic and obstetric work of the year. To say something on all the topics of interest in these two great departments of medicine would consume all the time allotted to one session. I shall only attempt to briefly draw your attention, therefore, to a few of the most prominent subjects in which we are all interested.

PUERPERAL INFECTION.  Its causation and treatment has been the cause of much writing and discussion during the year. While something has been added to our scientific knowledge of the history and behavior of certain pathogenic germs —the general course of treatment of these cases has been simplified and shortened, instead of amplified and broadened as has been the tendency heretofore.One of the principal points made by Lusk of New York, in his recent paper before

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