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November 3, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(17):512-514. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390170020005

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Opening of the Medical Colleges—Our Distintinguished Visitors—The Philadelphia County Medical Society.

Philadelphia, Pa., October 23, 1883.

On October 1st, about noon, Prof. Alfred Still[ill] delivered the general introductory lecture to the one hundred and eighteenth course of lectures in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. The speaker was warmly welcomed by a large gathering of eminent members of the profession, many alumni and students, who were amply rewarded by a most excellent address, in which Dr. Stille dwelt to some extent upon higher medical education. In the evening of the same day probably the largest audience that has ever assembled in the arena of Jefferson Medical College Hospital greeted Prof. Theophilus Parvin, who delivered the inaugural address at the opening of the fifty-ninth annual course of lectures of the college. Prof. Parvin spoke in an able and scholarly manner on the " Genius of Medicine." At the conclusion of

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