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April 4, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(14):388-389. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390890024011

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The Winter at an End—The Medical Schools— Vivisection—The Chair of Chemistry in the Jefferson Medical College—The Chair of Physiology in the University of Pennsylvania—The County Medical Society Lectures—The Medical Jurisprudence Society.

The long winter seems at length to be coming to an end, and none too soon for most people in this latiude, where there has been a very unusual amount of sickness and an unusually large number of deaths for the season. We have had not only an unpleasant winter, but one exceedingly dangerous to health, and as a matter of consequence the doctors hereabouts have been unusually busy. After the tire of the winter's work most of them will probably be glad of the short rest which they usually get about this time of the year.

In the medical, dental and pharmacal schools, the annual time of parturition has come around. Some of them

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