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February 26, 1887

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(9):250-251. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391340026009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Social and Physiological Inequality— New York Water Supply—Abuse of Medical Charities—Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital—Medical Society of the State of New York.

At the February meeting of the Section on Public Health. Hygiene and State Medicine of the Academy, Dr. Henry D. Chapin read a valuable paper on "Social and Physiological Inequality," in the course of which he said: The question of the hour is the social problem, and the new science of sociology overshadows all others. The air is full of the angry clamor raised by different classes, all arguing from the standpoint of their own interests. It is evident that in the present state of society many are hopelessly worsted in the effort to gain, not a competency, but a moderate sustenance. The mutterings of discontent heard on all sides have their basis largely in the belief that the fault lies in a friction

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