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April 11, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(15):523-525. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410670019007

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The Preliminary Training of Railway Employés.  —In view of the very large number of accidents, resulting either fatally, or in the maiming of the unfortunate ones for life, it is proposed to establish schools of training at favorable railway points. In the aggregate the number—2,000 killed, and 20,000 injured in 1890— of sufferers is great, and the utmost means of prevention should be taken. It is true that carelessness is responsible for a goodly proportion of the accidents, and it is this very factor which will be largely overcome by a proper drilling, and a due presentation of consequences.

A New Disease.  —Two English physicians— Dr. Hale White and Mr. Golding-Bird—have recently described an affection to which they give the name " Idioglossia." It appears that the patients hear well, and express themselves in articulate sounds, but such sounds are unlike those of any known language. The patients really have a

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