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June 16, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXII(24):897-908. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421030001001

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN DISEASE AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE FROM A NEUROLOGIC STANDPOINT.  MEDICAL PROGRESS—PROGNOSTICATIONS OF THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE.Address in Medicine, read before the American Medical Association, at San Francisco, June 6, 1894.BY C. H. HUGHES, M.D. ST. LOUIS.In this age of preeminent progress in every department of human research and endeavor, I congratulate you on the onward march Medicine has made and is yet making towards its glorious goal—the mitigation of human misery and the mastery of disease, and especially do I congratulate you on the part American Medicine has taken in the scientific triumphs of the closing century over the encompassing elements and environments adverse to man's health and strength and consequent happiness and efficiency in the affairs of life. If we look back over the passing century for only a few decades, at her contributions to the welfare of man, we find