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September 24, 1887

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1887;IX(13):413-415. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400120029010

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

American Association for the Advancement of Science—Water Purification—Summer Corps of Physicians of the Board of Health—Sickness on Ship-board from bad Water—Provision for the Insane.

The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which met here during the second and third weeks of August, attracted much less attention than it would have done had the meeting occurred at any other season than that at which New York is most completely emptied of those who would naturally take the most interest in a gathering of this kind. Still, the attendance has been large, amounting to 728, and the members have shown their interest by contributing some 250 papers to the various Sections of the Association. Among them have been quite a number of special interest to medical men, such as those by Professor Alfred R. Leeds, of the Stevens Institute, Hoboken, on "The Scientific

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