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January 24, 1885

Transactions of the Medical Association of Georgia. 1884.

JAMA. 1885;IV(4):112. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390790028014

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This society has succeeded, by inserting a number of advertisements, in getting up its report in very good shape. Among the most interesting matters we note the following: That myopia is increasing among the Southern negroes as a result of book study; that woolen yarn makes an excellent vaginal tampon; that the coloring of urine with hydrochloride of rosaneline facilitates the recognition of pathological elements in the sediment; also, in a paper by Dr. Jas. M. Hale, it is shown that extreme age is no contra-indication for cataract extraction. Dr. Eugene Foster, in a lengthy and able paper, reviews the opinions of Herbert Spencer respecting syphilis as a sociological problem. Spencer claims that the disease in question is on the decrease, both as to the number of its victims and the virulence of the attack. Dr. Foster, like every other thoughtful and observant physician, is fully aware of the error

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