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May 21, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(21):1242. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440730048011

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The fifty-fourth annual meeting of the American Medico-Psychological Association which occurred last week at St. Louis, was a success in all respects. The character of the papers read was high and the critics of American psychiatry would have found little in the proceedings to justify their strictures. The annual address by a distinguished neurologist. Dr. Eskridge of Denver, on "The Mutual Relations of the Alienist and Neurologist in the Study of Psychiatry," offered a picture of the future institution for the insane, which if not immediately realizable, will certainly afford a sufficiently elevated ideal for the aim of the present workers in the field. The presidential address also of Dr. Bucke on the need of more attention to gynecologic surgery in the insane was a thoroughly progressive one, though all may not fully share his opinions. The hospital idea of the asylum was well to the fore in the papers

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