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September 10, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(11):347-351. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400100027008

Formation of Fat and Causes of Obesity—Immediate Coaptation in Compound Fractures—Skin Grafts —Scoliosis in School-children—Hydronephrosis—Antagonism of Germs—University of Basle—Antiseptics —Socin—Fœcal Fistula—Excision of Larynx for Carcinoma— Supra pubic Cystotomy — Volvulus — Intra-glandular Enucleation of Struma—Garrè— Fehling — Hegar — Myo-fibroma Uteri—Colpo-perineorrhaphy—Wiedow—Kraske—Extirpation of High Rectal Cancer—Coxitis—Osteotomy for Rickety Legs.

Dear Dr. Fenger:  —While in Basle I attended the meetings of the Medical Society of Basle and of the Central Verein; the latter is a National society representing the German Cantons, and has 1,100 members. The Basle Medical Society met the evening before the meeting of the Central Verein, and was attended by many of the visitors. Professor Massini, the President, made a short address and introduced Professor Bunge, who read a paper on "The Formation of Fat in the Body, and the Causes of Obesity," the subject being treated from a strictly scientific and chemical standpoint. He showed clearly that fat

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