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THE

TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

AMERICAN

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

INSTITUTED 1847.

VOL. XVI.

PIIILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR THE ASSOCIATION.
COLLINS, PRINTER, 705 JAYNE STREET.

1866.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

LIBRARY

.80 OCT 1936

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By a Resolution passed at the session of 1851, the Committee of Publication were instructed to print conspicuously, at the beginning of the volume of the Transactions, the following disclaimer:

"The American Medical Association, although formally accepting and publishing the Reports of the various Standing Committees, holds itself wholly irresponsible for the opinions, theories, or criticisms therein contained, except when otherwise decided by special resolution."

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CONTENTS

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MINUTES OF THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN Medical Asso-

9

Report of the Committee of Publication

61

Report of the Treasurer

65

Address of N. S. Davis, M. D., President of the Association

69

Report of the Section on Practical Medicine and Obstetrics

87

Report on the Use of the Sulphites of Lime and Soda in the Treatment of

Hospital Gangrene, Phlebitis, Erysipelas, and other Zymotic Diseases. By

A. FISHER, M. D.

93

The Causation, Course, and Treatment of Insanity in Women: a Gynæcist's

idea thereof; being the Report of the Standing Committee on Insanity for

1864–65. By Horatio Robinson STORER, M. D., of Boston, Surgeon to the

New England Hospital for Women ; Assistant in Obstetrics and Medical

Jurisprudence in Harvard University, and Professor of Obstetrics and the

Diseases of Women in Berkshire Medical College

121

Report of the Section of Medical Jurisprudence and Hygiene

257

Report of the Committee on the Value and Necessity of Vaccination and

Revaccination for the Eradication of Smallpox

263

Smallpox: its Pathology and Treatment. By Andrew Nebinger, M. D., of

Philadelphia

279

A Paper on the Propriety and Necessity of Compulsory Vaccination. By J.

M. Toner, M. D., Washington, D. C.

305

Report of the Committee on the Introduction of Disease by Commerce, and

the Means for its Prevention. By A. N. BELL, M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y. 331

Report of the Section on Surgery

345

Fissure of the Soft and Hard Palate. By J. Mason WARREN, M. D., Boston,

Massachusetts

351

On the Mecbanical Treatment of Chronic Inflammation of the Joints of the

Lower Extremities, with a Description of some New Apparatus for Produc-

ing Extension at the Knee and Ankle-Joints. By Lewis A. Sayre, M. D.,

Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital; Professor of Orthopædic Surgery, Bellevue

Hospital Medical College ; Resident Physician of the City of New York;

Member of the American Medical Association ; N. Y. State Medical Society;

N. Y. Academy of Medicine; N. Y. Pathological Society, etc. etc.

377

Case of Exsection of the Wrist-Joint. By S. H. TEWKSBURY, M. D., of Port-

laud, Maine

403

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