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May 10, 1884

American Surgical Association.

JAMA. 1884;II(19):523. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390420019003

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—This Association closed its regular annual meeting in the city of Washington, on Saturday, May 3, 1884. Its meetings, during the four days it was in session, were held in the hall or lecture-room of the National Museum Building of the Smithsonian Institute. About fifty members were present, and took a more or less active part in the proceedings. The number of papers presented was large, and, as usual on all such occasions, some of them possessed a high order of merit, while others were indifferent, or of little real value.

The two leading papers read during the last day of the session were on "Trephining for Epilepsy," by Dr. W. T. Briggs, of Nashville; and on "Extirpation of the Tongue in Cancerous Affections," by Dr. Basil Norris, of Washington. This latter paper represented the number of cases on record of extirpation of the entire tongue as 126, the results

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