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November 23, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(21):881-882. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430470001001

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Gentlmen:  —Through the indefatigable exertions of our distinguished Secretary, we have before us the best program ever presented to the Section.An effort has been made to arrange the work along three important neurologic lines, and you will have presented to you papers on these several topics from some of the most eminent physicians of the country, and I trust that we will be equally favored in the learned discussions that will follow.As you observe, the first symposium is on hypnotism, a subject now very prominently before both the profession and the laity, and they earnestly desire that some such representative body as this, will make positive declarations as to its value in the cure of disease and as to its place in criminal jurisprudence. The papers that will be read and the discussion that I trust will follow, will at least bring us nearer to a settlement of

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