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September 11, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(11):550-551. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440370044013

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The Tennessee State Medical Society will meet next year at Jackson. The officers are W. D. Haggard, M.D., Nashville, Secretary; T. K. Powell, M.D., Dancyville, President.

The French Congress of Alienists and Neurologists was held at Toulouse in August, in honor of Pinel and Esquirol, the pioneers of the modern humane treatment of the insane in France. Esquirol's maxim was: "One must love the insane to be worthy and capable of serving them." Busts were installed in the capitol, similar to the statues already erected on the scenes of their labors, the Salpétrière, Paris, and at Charenton. "The Diagnosis of General Paralysis" was the subject of the first address, by Arnaud, who described the dual orders of symptoms as: Physical, i.e., troubles in speaking; the gradual and progressive internal ophthalmoplegia; psychomotor ataxia and cerebral accidents. 2. Mental, i.e., the generalized and progressive dementia, evidenced by the lack of

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