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June 26, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(26):1245-1246. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440260039006

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This is one of the younger Sections of the American Medical Association, which has already attained prominence, and will no doubt in the near future rival all the other Sections in interest and popularity. Questions of neurology and jurisprudence are increasing in every department of practical medicine. The new researches of brain physiology give promise of therapeutic revolutions as startling as in any other field of medicine. At the Philadelphia meeting fifty-one papers were read by the authors and by title. Of these only three related to medical jurisprudence, three to the influence of alcohol on the brain and nervous system, and two to hypnotism. Seven papers were devoted to neurasthenia and its treatment, and three to insanity. The other papers were mostly devoted to diseases of the spinal chord and brain. The authors of the latter were very largely teachers of neurology, and were expected to present the latest

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