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April 21, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXII(16):594. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420950030004

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Veterinary medicine and surgery is rapidly coming into prominence in many of the older States. Veterinary doctors are often highly educated, having medical diplomas from the best schools, but from choice turn their attention to animals and their diseases.

In a report to the Connecticut State Cattle Commissioners by Dr. Noah Cressy, an expert veterinary surgeon, occurs many very suggestive facts, which open up new fields of research. The struggling physician who feels the pressure of keen rivalry, should consider that a wide field of great usefulness is open in the treatment of diseases of animals; also where highly honorable and thoroughly scientific work can be pursued, with a more assured hope of reward. Dr. Cressy presents some additional evidence showing that the virus of smallpox in passing through the animal organization, undergoes some modification by which it is deprived of its malignancy. He asserts that cattle and other animals

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