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June 7, 1884

REPORT ON THE ADVANCES AND DISCOVERIES MADE IN THE STUDY OF CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

JAMA. 1884;II(23):617-626. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390460001001
Abstract

Address of the Chairman of the Section on Diseases of Children, May, 1884. Opposed to specialties as they are generally practiced, as many of the best and wisest in our profession are, it must be admitted, nevertheless, that the formation of a Section on Children's Diseases by this Association was eminently proper, for not only has our example been followed by the British Medical Association, as shown at its last meeting, when a similar Section was inaugurated, but in these days, when the question as to division of labor in the science of medicine, as well as in other fields of human labor, is engaging so much attention, Pediatrics must sooner or later be allowed to hold that independent position which it deserves. This fact we are made to appreciate very forcibly through the leaves of the Archives of Pediatrics, lately started in our country, to which I hope each

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