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September 30, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(14):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420660030004

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No greater evidence of the altered position of electricity as a remedial agent need be sought than the character of the attendance and discussions at the recent meeting of the Association in Chicago. The interested participants seemed equally divided between those who were avowed specialists of National reputation and those whose standpoint was that of the general practitioner, and it was easy to see that both the speakers and hearers appreciated the educational value of the occasion. The two days' discussion on the character of coils, induced currents, and the new sinusoidal currents produced by specially constructed dynamos, and as well the discussion on fibroid tumors and individual papers showed scientific qualities unsurpassed in any other National organization. It showed also that such technical, though practical, subjects could not be adequately considered in any other medical organization than one devoted to electro-therapeutics or in a special section of our own

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