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Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen:—I must first say that when I left home last evening I was not aware of what was before me; I have not come prepared to make a set speech this evening, and if you find what I say rather disconnected, I hope you will excuse me.
What I want to say in connection with this subject is on the part of the pathology and etiology of the disease, and how we have arrived at the place we now are, in which we consider we have done something towards curing the disease called consumption; I use the word consumption in the generic sense as applied to those diseases that are found associated with consolidation and decay of the lungs, together with wasting and emaciation of the body. We know that in making a post-mortem examination of a case of disease of the lungs we find a
GIBBES H. PATHOLOGY OF PHTHISIS PULMONAUS.A Lecture delivered at the Post-Graduate Medical School of Chicago January 23, 1891.. JAMA. 1891;XVI(8):253–258. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410600001001