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January 19, 1884

Transactions of the Minnesota State Medical Society, 1883.

JAMA. 1884;II(3):73. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390280017010

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These Transactions come to us with a very satisfactory muslin-backed pasteboard cover— inexpensive, substantial, and quite sufficient for the purpose. If other societies could only be induced to follow this example, some of their volumes of proceedings would more easily find a place on library shelves. Among the valuable and interesting reports, the one on Practical Medicine discusses diphtheria from various standpoints, giving the special features of individual epidemics as elicited by correspondence from different parts of the State, and includes an account of an advanced case of cerebral softening where the patient had become almost a perfect automaton. The report of the Committee on Surgery gives, among other interesting cases, an admirable lithograph, with details of a case of pistol-shot through the stomach and kidney, with recovery. This report also includes two successful cases of ovariotomy. In the report on Medical Education is given the curriculum of the College of Medicine of the University of

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