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April 9, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(15):870-871. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440670058009

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A well-known clinician of wide experience in scientific medical societies once remarked that the two most active societies devoted to the study of pathology were to be found in London and Philadelphia. Whether this be true or not matters little, provided either of these bodies provides the general profession from time to time with the results of their studies in such a form that there is direct benefit to physician and patient. Such a function we think was performed by the Philadelphia Pathological Society when at a recent meeting, it devoted its attention to the presentation of a symposium on the " Pathology of Diseases of the Cardio-vascular System," which contained contributions upon the pathology and morbid anatomy of the heart, vessels and blood. Perhaps the most interesting of these papers was that of Packard, who dealt with vascular changes and who pointed out (" Transactions of the Philadelphia Pathological Society," March

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