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September 13, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(11):288-291. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390600008001a

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Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy of American Medical Association, May, 1884.

When in July of last year I had the pleasure of taking the distinguished President of the American Medical Association, and Professor Dennis, over the wards of the London Temperance Hospital, Dr. Flint extorted from me a promise to send a short paper to the Washington meeting of the American Medical Association, containing some account of my surgical experience at that hospital. It is therefore in redemption of that pledge that I venture to lay this brief communication before this distinguished audience.

In 1873 a house was taken in Gower street, London, and converted into a hospital for "the medical and surgical treatment of the sick, without the ordinary administration of alcoholic compounds;" and in 1882 the institution was removed to its present well-found and commodious building in the Hampstead Road. At first only 52 beds

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