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February 24, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(8):566-568. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640350048026

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The Centenary of the Death of Jenner  The Academy of Medicine commemorated with appropriate ceremonies the centenary of the death of Jenner. A commemorative exhibition of documents connected with Jenner and the earliest period of smallpox vaccination was held, on this occasion, at the headquarters of the academy.

Some Criticisms on Modern Medicine  As he was about to retire from active duty, Dr. X. Arnozan, professor of clinical medicine at the Faculté de médecine of Bordeaux, gave a farewell lecture, in which he compared modern medicine with that in vogue fifty years ago. While unsparing in his criticisms of the medicine of the past, Arnozan also condemned contemporaneous medicine. He reproached it for not taking any particular account of the natural course of diseases. The belief seems to be prevalent that a disease cannot be cured unless it is treated with a specific. Another criticism of contemporaneous medicine is its

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