June 21, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(25):906-907. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410250026007

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The attendance at the forthcoming International Congress at Berlin, this summer, is estimated to exceed 5,000, and special arrangements will be made in consequence.

The Electrical Execution Law.  —The law in New York State substituting electricity for hanging as the means of execution, has at last been passed upon by the Court of Appeals, and considered to be constitutional, after a struggle lasting nearly a year. The court virtually declares that killing by electricity is more humane than that by hanging, and this declaration is based upon strong and repeated testimony that the application of electricity in the manner contemplated by the statute must result in instantaneous and, therefore, painless death.

A Sanitary Organization of Women.  —The women of Brooklyn have united to form a Ladies' Health Protective Association, similar to the one which has for years been so useful in New York City. The lines of its work will

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