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Mr. President and Members:—As it would be improper on this occasion to attempt even a mention of the vast number of interesting and instructive ideas and observations connected with the science and practice of medicine, which has been evolved during the past year, I shall present for your attention only some points bearing on
THE RELATION OF MICROöRGANISMS AND TOX INES TO THE SO-CALLED ZYMOTIC OR INFECTIOUS DISEASES,
and as this subject in its various ramifications is too vast for a detailed consideration, I must of necessity confine myself, in great measure, to a generalization upon the biological and chemical features involved. While laboratory work has done perhaps more than any other branch of science toward clearing up many vexed questions about physiological and pathological activities, yet to be of lasting value and guidance it must agree with general and clinical observations. While this has been the case more often
SHURLY EL. THE ADDRESS ON MEDICINE.Delivered at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C, May, 1891.. JAMA. 1891;XVI(21):721-728. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410730001001