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November 27, 1886

SOME OF THE CAUSES OF THE DISEASES OF WOMEN.The Annual Address before the Chicago Cynæcological Society by the Retiring President,

JAMA. 1886;VII(22):589-593. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250110085001

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Another year of the history of our Society has completed its cycle, and it is well for us to briefly review its history, and profiting by the past experience, arrange more comprehensive plans for its future usefulness.

While the fountain does not rise as high as its source, the usefulness of a Society like ours is really greater than the combined work of its individual members; for I am sure we have all appreciated, during the past year, that there has been a reflex benefit to each of us from the work and discussions of the Fellows which does not appear on the records.

The work of the past year, I am sure you will all agree with me, has been the best in the history of our Society, both in quality and number of the papers presented, and in the attendance and character of the discussions.

The partially inaugurated

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