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January 17, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(3):81-83. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390780025011

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New York, Dec. 20, 1884.

For some time past the subject of cholera has received a good deal of attention in the societies here, and it may, perhaps, be of interest to note the views of some of the prominent medical men of New York in regard to Koch's theory of the disease so far as they have been expressed at these meetings. The one who has expressed most fully and forcibly his belief in the probable correctness of the opinions of Koch is Dr. Austin Flint, Sr. That Dr. Flint would be likely to take this position whenever he enunciated his convictions on the subject was rendered almost certain by the elaborate paper which he read in support of the essential dependence of tuberculous disease on the bacillus tuberculosis at the first public meeting of the New York County Medical Association in January last. At the October meeting of

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