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March 28, 1885

NEW YORK LETTER.

JAMA. 1885;IV(13):362-364. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390880026013

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Abstract

The County Medical Association: Etiology of Still-births—Dr. E. S. Gaillard—Treatment of Patients in the Temple of Æsculapius—Bellevue Medical College and Laboratory—The University Medical School—General Grant's Case.  —The meeting of the County Medical Association, on the evening of March 16, was largely attended and of much interest. Dr. John Shrady, brother of Dr. George F. Shrady, Editor of the Medical Record, read a paper on the "Etiology of Still-births," which, while of a high order from a scientific point of view, was characterized in many places by a deliciously dry humor which is not often met with in the communications made to medical societies. For example, in narrating some cases occurring in his own practice, in which syphilis was the principal etiological factor, he commenced the history of the first by saying: "A. A., a politician, in his zeal to provide for future majorities of his party, contracted a chancre, and

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