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June 6, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(23):641-642. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390980025009

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Opening of the Carnegie Laboratory—New York State Medical Association; Meeting of Fifth District Branch—Ligation of the external Carotid—Section on Practice of Medicine of the New York Academy of Medicine—Acute Peritonitis.

This has been a week of special interest and activity in the medical society world. On Monday evening, the New York County Association held its first meeting at the new Carnegie Laboratory, which had been opened for the inspection of the profession on May 14, from 8 to 10 P. M., when the directors and assistants exhibited pathological specimens, as well as bacteria, and the processes of their cultivation. There were no formal exercises on this occasion, but at the meeting mentioned, the principal paper of the evening was by Prof. E. G. Janeway, who spoke of the laboratory as follows in the opening of his address:

"Having been invited by your President to read a

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