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December 1, 1883

Transactions of the Colorado State Medical Society, at its Thirteenth Annual Convention held in Denver, June, 1883.

JAMA. 1883;I(21):631. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390210027009

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Abstract

From the list of members published in these transactions, it would appear that the Colorado State Medical Society has 109 active members to do its work, and from the paper by Dr. Jesse Hawes, entitled Charlatanism in Colorado, it would appear that a large part of that work has been to expose and get rid of quacks and impostors, which it seems to be doing quite effectually. The President, Dr. P. R. Thombs, takes as the theme of his annual address, " The Neuropathic Diathesis, or Insane Temperament and its Management by the State," in which he emphasizes the necessity for State laws governing the sexual commerce of such, in or out of wedlock, by forbidding marriage of a certain class, and quarantining effectually the victims. Dr. R. G. Buckingham gives a report on Obstetrics, in which he refers most particularly to his own practice and experience in cases of difficult

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