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May 12, 1900

Medical News.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(19):1203-1207. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460190053020

Dr. Gegenbauer, professor of anatomy at Heidelberg, has been awarded the Vohlbrecht prize of 12,000 marks for works on natural science.

Composition of Oleomargarin.  —Secretary Wilson, of the United States Department of Agriculture, is making an effort to determine the ingredients which go toward making oleomargarin. It is believed that much of what is sold as pure butter is made from a mixture of cheap fats and tallow, together with deodorizing substances and artificial coloring matters.

Committee Appointments.  —At a meeting of the American National Committee of the XIIIth International Medical Congress, held at the Cosmos Club, Washington, D. C., May 2, with Dr. W. W. Keen in the chair, the secretary read the minutes of the preceding meeting and reported that about two hundred American physicians had already joined the Congress. It was unanimously voted that the president of the American. Medico-Psychological Association be added to the Committee, and

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