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July 17, 1886

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1886;VII(3):82-83. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250070090009

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Abstract

An Excursion to the Catskills—The Ulster County Medical Society—Mr. Henry Bergh on Pasteurization.

But to return to our medical excursion party. The ride in the cars up through Stony Clove was a most picturesque and charming one, and it was rendered all the more attractive by the masses of wild laurel in full bloom all along upon the mountain sides. The finest part of the Clove is that near its upper entrance. Here the depth between the two great mountains—Hunter on the one side and Spruceback on the other—is extremely narrow, and the rocky and precipitous cliffs, covered with stunted evergreens, tower to a vast height on either side of the road. Those on the Hunter side, particularly, form an almost perpendicular wall, and present an aspect of wild and indescribable grandeur. It is here that the ice-cans, where ice remains throughout the entire year, are found; and

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