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October 11, 1884

Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of California During the Years 1883 and 1884.

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Paper, 293 pages.

JAMA. 1884;III(15):417. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390640025004

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This volume presents much interesting matter, and is singularly free from trash of all sorts.

Besides the ordinary reports, the following papers are presented: Old and New Codes; Hawaiian Leprosy; Experience of a Country Doctor; Causes Modifying the Climate on the Pacific Coast of the United States and British Columbia; Fracture of the Neck of Condyle of Lower Jaw.

As the Society, by its vote, ordered the general distribution of 500 copies of Dr. Wilder's paper, " The Old and New Code," that document is worthy of more than a passing notice.

After a historical review of the break in the profession in New York, he proceeds to consider the causes of this rupture. He shows that it is due to homœopathy, and that homœopathy is due to the weakness of the regular school in the department of therapeutics. Respecting this he says: "Unless serious and determined efforts be made to

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