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October 12, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(15):527-528. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401110021005

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Chronic Invalidism.  —An invalidism of unusual duration has appeared in the telegraphic columns of the daily press, as follows: Miss Ann Jones died recently at Jaybridge, Me., aged 87 years. She had been an invalid for seventy years and had been confined to her bed for sixty years. Her mind was clear to the last. We sometimes hear our medical friends use the careless tautology of " old chronic cases; " if it were permissible ever to use that expression it would be in such a case as this.

Preliminary Examination of Students.  — The Regents of the University of the State of New York, through Professor Melvil Dewey, their Secretary, have been taking steps toward the carrying out of the law of 1889, which requires certain students of medicine to pass examinations preparatory to entering upon their professional studies.

Improvement of Jefferson Medical College.  —The Jefferson Medical College and Hospital

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