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Delivered before the Section of Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica, and Physiology, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Chicago, June 8, 1887.
BY JOHN S. LYNCH, M. D., OF BALTIMORE, MD.
In searching the records of this Association to find how my predecessors have discharged the duties of the position which the partiality of my fellows in the Section on Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica and Physiology has assigned to me, in order that I might profit by their illustrious examples, I find that with rare exceptions, these addresses have not been (what the Association originally intended they should be) a review of the advances and discoveries made during the past year in the branches of medicine in this section; but have consisted of discussions of a single topic which has recently most prominently occupied the attention of the profession. If I should follow the
ADDRESS IN MEDICINE. JAMA. 1887;VIII(25):673–676. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391500001001
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