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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
EASTMAN J. SOME OF THE CAUSES OF NERVOUS DISTURBANCES.. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(11):570-572. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450110012001c