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June 12, 1897

THE PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY AND CLINICAL SURGERY IN RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE; CONSULTING HYGIENIST TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ETC., ETC. CHICAGO. ILL.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(24):1110-1114. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440240014001b
Abstract

Mr. President and Colleagues:  I stand here today by appointment in the place of the late Dr. Jerome Cochran of Montgomery, Alabama, whose preëminence in the science of preventive medicine easily singled him out from among his fellows, as peculiarly fitted to deliver the annual oration in State Medicine. His vast erudition, extended experience, and long public service made him facile princeps in all matters relating to sanitary work. Few have spoken with better right, or with greater authority.This is not the proper place to pronounce the eulogy of Jerome Cochran; that was done in this hall yesterday, but the world knows of his life and his work. The laws of Alabama which furnish us today the best model for Medical Legislation in other States, were largely the handiwork of Dr. Cochran, and the medical profession of that State is under enduring obligations to his memory. It was my

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