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December 16, 1893

Transactions Illinois State Medical Society.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(25):950. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420770040014

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This handsome volume of 528 pages contains the proceedings of the Forty-third Annual Meeting, which was held in Chicago; list of officers since the organization; list of members; announcement of committees for the current year; the papers read at the meeting with the discussions thereon; a full account of the society business for the year, and the annual necrology report.

Among the papers of historical interest we notice one by Dr. W. O. Ensign on "Medical Societies of the State." It appears from this report that the oldest medical society in the State was organized in 1846, and still exists as the "Æsculapian Society of the Wabash Valley." The Chicago Medical Society was not organized until 1852.

President E.F. Ingals in his address takes strong ground in favor of a National Department of Public Health.

The papers as a rule are excellent, and reflect credit alike on the authors and

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