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November 1, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(18):1119. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480440039008

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Among the interesting historical papers on the early history of medicine in this country, published in the Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, not the least interesting is that by Dr. Eugene Cordell on the Transactions of the Harford Medical Society in the August and September issue. It gives in its extracts and comments on the same, with its historical data attached, what must be in many respects a good idea of the medical practice in Maryland at the close of the eighteenth century. In some respect it is a closer picture of the average of practice at that date than can be gained from the periodical publications of the same period—which are practically limited to one—the Medical Repository— since in the latter a stricter editorial scrutiny has probably given only a selected or blue-penciled and revised version of the medical contributions of the time. The treatment of those days

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