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November 5, 1898

ADDRESS.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(19):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450190001001
Abstract

PROGRESS IN NEUROLOGY.  [ABSTRACT].Chairman's Address before the Section on Neurology and Medical Jurisprudence at the Forty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Denver, Colo., June 7-10, 1898.BY C. H. HUGHES, M.D.ST. LOUIS.Since last we met Neurology continues its onward march, both in special discovery and in new and better precepts and principles to guide the practice of our art.During the past year the neurologic view of heart disturbance finds further confirmation from physiologic sources in the following recent editorial reference to the subject in the Duetsche Wochenschrift:"A series of experiments at Buda Pest, producing artificial valvular insufficiency and dividing the vagi, seems to demonstrate that alterations in the nervous system play an important part in preventing compensation in cases of valvular insufficiency."Numerous clinical symptoms confirm this assumption; arhythmia, etc., and Ott's statement that he found the nerve-cells degenerated in cases

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