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June 17, 1893

A BRIEF REVIEW OF SOME OF THE RECENT PRACTICAL ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AND THERAPEUTICS.Being the Address in Medicine before the American Medical Association, June 6, 1893.

JAMA. 1893;XX(24):651-656. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420510001001

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Abstract

The function of the member of this Association who is called upon to deliver the annual address in medicine is not to give in detail the course and results of laborious laboratory investigation nor to weary his hearers with long reports of cases. It is rather his duty to present as far as lies in his power certain broad views of the present status of the nonsurgical side of our work as doctors of medicine.

The consideration of one particular field of work is also out of place and I have therefore decided that a brief and necessarily imperfect discussion of the present status of therapeutics and diagnosis would enable me to fulfill, to some extent at least, the duty which has devolved upon me. The department of surgical therapeutics and diagnosis does not fall to my care and will be ably discussed by Dr. Mudd tomorrow.

By therapeutics I

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