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July 12, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(2):68-69. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410280028006

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The Hygiene of Infancy  —The Paris Academy of Medicine has voted to offer a prize of 1,000 francs for the best essay on the hygiene of infancy. It is open to all comers and will be awarded in March, 1891.

Gold and Silver Testimonials to Surgeon Parke.  —No medical hero has, in recent times, been better received in London than has Surgeon Parke of the Stanley expedition, and yet withal he is as modest as a young boy. At one of the London banquets, his reception was so overpowering to him that he could not find his voice, so that the master of the feast, in mercy, called upon one of his table companions to tide over the trying moment by the singing of a song. The council of the British Medical Association has voted to confer upon Mr. Parke the gold medal of that Association, the highest unofficial recognition

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