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June 15, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(24):943-944. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430240033007

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The thirtieth annual meeting of the Michigan State Medical Society was held in Bay City, Mich., June 6 and 7, under the presidency of Dr. H. O. Walker. The attendance was representative in character and equal to the average in numbers. The local committee had made abundant provision for the convenience of the members, and with tireless endeavor promoted cordial goodwill, so that the meeting was without friction in any respect.

It was gratifying to have the committee report the enactment of a law by the Michigan State Legislature to prevent blindness, by compelling attention to the purulent ophthalmias of the newborn, but sadly disappointing to learn from other committees that the bill to regulate the practice of medicine failed to become a law—after the manner of many previous attempts, and that the bill to secure a registration of births and deaths in accordance with common sense, had also failed

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