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January 3, 1891

A Correction.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(1):35. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410530049016

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In the issue of The Journal containing the report of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association meeting at Louisville, referring to my paper upon "Certainty in the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis" I am quoted as saying: "The disease is void of the slightest tendency to self-limitation." This I certainly did not say, nor did Dr. Porter, of St. Louis, in his interesting paper published in the same number of The Journal, take any such extreme grounds. He called in question Flint's doctrine of self-limitation, restricting the skepticism to cases which had advanced so far that the presence of disease could be established by physical signs. It was upon a series of such cases that Flint's teaching was based. Owing to pressure of time neither Dr. Porter's paper nor mine was discussed, but in conversation with him afterward he clearly explained his position, and I think I am correct in

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