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September 10, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXXI(11):570-572. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450110012001c

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Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:  —I would rather this afternoon be an attentive listener, and be instructed, than attempt to instruct. I was much pleased with the idea of uniting specialties rather than subdividing them. There is certainly a great advantage in reciprocity in connection with the specialty of neurology and that of gynecology. I have this conviction very forcibly impressed upon me every day when I am at work, because of the extreme difficulty encountered in determining whether, in a given case, the disease from which my patient suffers is a local expression of a general neurasthenia, or whether the neurasthenia is the expression of a local pelvic condition. The title upon the program is a little different from that which I gave the Secretary. I said I would speak of the causes of some pelvic diseases which had to do with nervous conditions. It is not by any means

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