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July 6, 1889

ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SECTION ON THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, MATERIA MEDICA AND PHYSIOLOGY.Delivered at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June 23, 1889.

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OF BOSTON.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(1):19-22. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401030027001d
Abstract

In obedience to the rule of the Association that the Chairman of each Section shall review the progress which the year has brought in those subjects which immediately concern his Section, I ask your attention to a very brief consideration of a few of the large number of topics which might worthily find notice here.

The practice of medicine, materia medica and physiology include so much, the workers are so many, and the fruits of their labors are so varied and abundant that the difficulty of selection is itself an embarrassment.

The grass had scarcely grown on the grave of the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis by gaseous enemata before another curative method was advocated by Weigert, Halter, and Krull; a method which would seem at first sight to have claims to be called curative in that it is designed to remove the cause of the disease by destroying the bacilli

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