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December 1, 1883

The American Public Health Association.

JAMA. 1883;I(21):624-625. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390210020004

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—The eleventh annual meeting of this important organization was convened in Merrill Hall, Detroit, Michigan, November 13, 1883. The number in attendance was less than at several previous meetings. At 11 o'clock A.M., the meeting was called to order by the President, Ezra M. Hunt, M.D., of New Jersey. A considerable number of new members were elected.

The Treasurer, J. Berrian Lindsley, of Nashville, Tenn., reported receipts to the amount of $4,257.23, and disbursements to the amount of $2,928,98. The first paper read was on "Cattle Fever," by D. E. Salmon, D.V.S., of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. The writer gave at considerable length the history of the disease, more familiarly known as Texas cattle fever. He discussed also its nature and treatment.

The next paper was on "Hog Cholera," or the swine plague, by J. M. Partridge, M.D., of South Bend, Ind., which contained an interesting history

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