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September 24, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(13):679-681. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450130001001

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THE CHEMICAL RELATIONS OF REMEDIES IN SCIENTIFIC THERAPEUTICS.  Address of the Chairman of the Section on Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, at the Forty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Denver. Colo., June 7-10, 1898.BY JOHN V. SHOEMAKER, M.D., LL.D.PHILADELPHIA, PA.The blood is a nutrient fluid tissue, rich in corpuscular elements. The health of the tissues depends upon the health of the blood. In the act of nutrition the cells of each organ select their appropriate pabulum. The cells are the essential and active components of any organ or tissue. In health and disease alike it is the influence of the blood upon the cells that we must study. We witness perverted cell action as the result of disease. The normal composition of the blood is maintained by the statedly renewed supplies of aliment.As the constituents of normal blood influence the cells according

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