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December 31, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(27):2007-2011. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500270001001

ANTOINE FRANCOIS SAUGRAIN (DE VIGNI).  "THE FIRST SCIENTIST OF THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY."*N. P. DANDRIDGE, M.D.CINCINNATI, OHIO.In presenting my address, which custom has made one of the duties of the presiding officer, I shall depart somewhat from the practice of my predecessors, and instead of bringing before you some medical question based on my own work, or attempting a discussion of some topic now of active interest, I shall take you to the backwoods and try and interest you in the life and exploits of a pioneer physician, a life whose fine moral and intellectual fiber, I venture to assert, has much that is worthy of our consideration and respect.I shall not be able to point out any such monumental work as was left behind by Daniel Drake in his "Diseases of the Mississippi Valley." Indeed, I have little to tell that is strictly medical or