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September 19, 1896

INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS.

Author Affiliations

Chairman. HARTFORD, CONN.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(12):617-618. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430900001001

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Abstract

This Section of Neurology and Medical Jurisprudence has reached a position in the department of medicine of intense practical interest.

Every practitioner is confronted with questions of neurology, and the legal relations and possibilities which are constantly springing out of the present conditions. Nerve strains and drains, and vast complex states of neurosis are increasing yearly. Half a dozen text-books and a score or more of pamphlets, and monographs have been published in English during the past year, exclusively on nerve diseases.

This is only a small part of the literature which is appearing in journals devoted to this specialty, and in society reports and general journals of medicine.

The topic of medical jurisprudence has been enriched with at least four encyclopedic volumes, and over a dozen separate works and almost innumerable papers, lectures, essays, reports of cases, and the renewed activity in the many societies devoted to this special

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