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May 26, 1888

ADDRESS IN STATE MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1888;X(21):637-648. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400470001001

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Abstract

Delivered at the Thirth-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, May 10, 1888.

BY HENRY P. WALCOTT, M.D., OF CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

Members of the American Medical Association:  When a committee of this body invited me to deliver the address which Dr. Cabell felt himself unable to undertake, I accepted the invitation with much hesitation, well aware that, in attempting to fill the place which all had hoped to see occupied by the honored head of our first—unfortunately, perhaps our last, National health organization, I should fall far below your proper expectations.Mingled with this natural reluctance is also the knowledge that I have not the oratorical skill to repeat in any new or attractive manner those general statements as to the claims of hygiene and State preventive medicine upon the public and our profession which have been so often and so eloquently brought to your attention.Neither am I

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