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November 3, 1888

THE SCHOOLROOM A FACTOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF DISEASE.Read in the Section on State Medicine, at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, May, 1888.

Author Affiliations


JAMA. 1888;XI(18):613-617. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400700001001

This is the first time in the period of my membership in the Association that I have had the honor to appear before your Section. I am satisfied that this affliction has been put upon you by mistake in making up the schedule for the last year. Most of my time is spent in the Section of Pediatrics. It may be truly said that any doctor who has practiced his profession for a score of years has in that time become a true philanthropist. That he will always be found to take the greatest interest in whatever concerns the welfare of the human race. Obedient, therefore, to your call, with the desire expressed, I have hastily prepared a few words upon a subject with which I am brought into daily contact. A subject which not only concerns the present, but also the future health of children.

It is a fair