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July 26, 1890

EDITORIAL NOTES.

JAMA. 1890;XV(4):147-148. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410300027006

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Abstract

A Chair of the History of Medicine.  — Referring to the fact that such a chair had been founded in the University School of Baltimore and that Dr. A B. Lyman had been appointed the first professor. The Lancet raises the pertinent inquiry why a similar chair should not be established in the various universities in Europe.

The Shattuck Lectures.  —These lectures were founded by the late Dr. Geo. B. Shattuck, of Boston. The first was delivered on June 10, before the Massachusetts Medical Society at its one hundred and ninth anniversary meeting.

Quackery in Italy.  —Some of the methods adopted for the suppression of quackery in Italy might with great propriety be adopted in this country. It is found that in many of the prefects, dentists are not confining themselves to their own art, but are vending medicines, plasters and ointments which, as they assert, "are good for all

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