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July 18, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(3):73-74. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391030017005

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Such is the title of a valuable paper read before the late annual meeting of the American Medical Association by Dr. N. Senn, of Milwaukee, and published in the July number of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences. It may be remarked, en passant, that as this paper was read before the Association, it was the property of that body; and as that body has an official organ for the publication of papers belonging to it, it does not need very much argument to show that the paper is out of place in any other journal until it has been published by the official organ, except by special permission of the Association.

As the basis of his paper, Dr. Senn reports a personal case of cyst of the pancreas in which he performed laparotomy, with the result that the patient recovered. In this case there was a history

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