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October 1, 1892

Medical Communications of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(14):416. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420140030009

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This volume contains the record of the Society's proceeding in June, 1892, inclusive of an indexing of three years' publications. It is last of the triennial pamphlets which constitute Vol.15, 840 pages in all.

The scientific work of the year largely pertains to questions of State Medicine and the Public Health. The annual discurse is by the well-known sanitarist, Dr. Frank W. Draper, on the "Medical Profession and the Commonwealth." In this paper we find an unanswerable plea for the divorcement of practical politics from all departments that have to do with health or education.

The Shattuck Lecture this year is by Dr. J. F. A. Adams of Pittsfield, who treats of the "Prevention of Disease in Massachusetts;" this is a brief summary of the practical effects of sanitatation in that State in the last four of five decades. An instructive discussion follows on trichinosis, led by Dr. F. H.

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