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April 9, 1887

THE SEASONAL RELATIONS OF CHOREA, RHEUMATISM AND NEURALGIA.Read before the Philadelphia County Medical Society, on March 23, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(15):404-406. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391400012001c

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I have been requested by your committee on meteorology and epidemics to read a paper on the influence of different conditions of weather on rehumatism and nervous affections, and take pleasure in doing so, but must state that the paper read by me before the Philadelphia Neurological Society, in October, 1886, which appeared in the Medical News, of November 13, 1886, embodies nearly all the facts that I have to bring before you to-night. The salient points, however, I think I can bring forward in a clearer manner than then, having changed the method of tabulation so as to make the subject more easily comprehended. A daily comparison between the states of the weather and disease could not be made, as the days of onset of the two affections, chorea and rheumatism could not be obtained. The months of onset were, therefore, taken and compared with the monthly average of

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