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June 1, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(22):832-836. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430220010003

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The trend of medical thought in any given age and the theories then accepted are best discerned by a study of its therapeutics.

Whether the doctrines of Solidism, Fluidism or Vitalism for the time prevailed, we discover the fact not so much by the nomenclatures which men gave to diseases, as by the impress which was left upon therapeutic teachings. And it will not be difficult to determine what are the theories now entertained,

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