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September 5, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(10):269-270. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391090017003

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Such is the title of the very interesting and suggestive Address in the Section of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, delivered by Professor Thomas R. Fraser, of Edinburgh, at the late meeting of the British Medical Association. The address is the more interesting from the fact that it is the first that has been delivered in this Section of the British Association, as the Section was only founded at the annual meeting in 1884. And the selection of Prof. Fraser as the first Chairman of the Section was most suitable in view of the great facilities for pharmacological work in the University of Edinburgh; facilities which are scarcely excelled by those of any institution on the Continent.

Professor Fraser commenced by referring to the fact that in the branches which form the subject of his address we have not made so much progress as in other departments. That this is true everyone

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