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May 23, 1885

CHOLERA.Read in the Section of Practical Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology, at the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, 1885.

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JAMA. 1885;IV(21):564-571. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390960004002

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The fact that this disease so prominently commands the public attention everywhere, renders its discussion at the present hour peculiarly appropriate. The probability, according to precedent, that it may again traverse the western continent invests it with a special interest, and by every motive that may appeal to us we are called upon as members of the medical profession to counsel the most efficient means for preventing its progress and controlling its severity.

In the discussion of this subject, especially upon controverted points, I shall not presume to speak as an authority, my aim being, rather, so to present the essential points as to elicit free and full discussion on the part of the able representatives atives of the profession here convened.

The topics germane to this discussion, it seems to me, are mainly these: Firstly. As to the origin of cholera; Secondly. Its pathology; Thirdly. Its manner of propagation;

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