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February 13, 1892

Transactions of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, for the year 1891.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(7):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411110030019

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The medical profession of Wisconsin is to be congratulated on the high character of its State Society as indicated by this volume of transactions. The short paper of Dr. Fox, of Madison, on Diphtheria, elicited a discussion of this important subject which is a model of such work. We believe that the object of a good society is not to produce long winded essays on obscure subjects, but to bring out the ideas and experience of men, widely separated from each other, on subjects of every day importance. We hesitate to select for special mention any of the papers, where all are so good, but believe that the short article by Dr. Burgess, of Milwaukee, should be noticed.

This paper, entitled "Something about Sepsis," is exceedingly thoughtful, very comprehensive, clear, and pointed. It deserves a wide circulation.

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