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November 17, 1883

PHILADELPHIA LETTER.

JAMA. 1883;I(19):570-571. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390190022007
Abstract

The Chicago Beef Wire Skewer, and the Discussion upon it in the Journals and Papers.  Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1883.The health of our city continues very good, although there is, from certain indications, more diphtheria on hand than is pleasant. Owing to the mildness, however, of many cases, the results are unusually favorable, hence the Board of Health is able to state that the disease is not epidemic.An attempt to raise a breeze on the subject of foreign bodies in the air-passages was lately inaugurated here, and as the original subject (that of food) bears upon, to some extent, the fame of Chicago, we subjoin an abstract of the paper attack which was read before the Philadelphia County Medical Society a short time ago, by Dr. W. R. D. Blackwood, Neurologist and Electrician to the Presbyterian Hospital, and Physician to St. Mary's Hospital, of this city:The supply of

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