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November 22, 1902

CONCERNING SOME VACCINAL ERUPTIONS.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE SECTION ON CUTANEOUS MEDICINE AND SURGERY, AT THE FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, AT SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., JUNE 10-13, 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(21):1291-1294. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480470001001
Abstract

The privilege of presiding over the deliberations of so active a Section as that of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery is one that I deeply appreciate, and I thank the members for this honor and evidence of their confidence. It is a department of medicine which has in the last twenty-five years made a phenomenally progressive growth in this country, passing from that of scant mention in the rosters of instruction in our colleges to that of a fair share in the regular curriculum, and with rare exceptions to the standing of an examination branch. This is owing to such bodies as this and similar organizations, as well as to the activity of individual workers. While the diseases which it includes are of relatively small gravity and fatality, yet they constitute a class which give rise to considerable physical discomfort, mental depression, personal and often repulsive disfigurement, and in a large

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