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May 30, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(22):612-614. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390970024006

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Annual Conversazione at the College of Physicians —Sketch of the College—The Mütter Museum—The Library of the College—Commencement at the University—Election of Emeritus Professor of Physiology — Regulation of Vivisection—Resignation of the Professor of Anatomy in the Jefferson Medical College.

On the evening of April 16, there was held at the College of Physicians of this city what was called an " Annual Conversazione"; in plain English, a meeting at which scientific and social entertainment were blended. For the scientific part Dr. S. Weir Mitchell and Dr. Edwin T. Reichert exhibited specimens of snake poisons and drawings showing their effects; Dr. E. O. Shakespeare and Dr. H. F. Formad showed apparatus for sterilizing organic infusions, various cultures of bacilli, and the bacillus of tuberculosis and of cholera, etc., under the microscope; Dr. J. Gibbons Hunt exhibited other microscopical specimens, and Mr. Holman showed the circulation of the blood

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