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

1881.

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 otherwise decided by special resolution."

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MINUTES OF THE THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

9

Minutes of the Judicial Council .

55

Report of the Committee of Publication

Report of the Treasurer

59

Report of the Librarian

61

Catalogue of the Library

63

Address of John T. Hodgen, M.D., President of the Association

95

Minutes of the Section on Practice of Medicine, Materia Medica, and

Physiology

107

Address in Medicine. By Wm. Pepper, M.D., LL.D., of Pennsylvania 113

Blood-letting as a Therapeutic Measure in Pneumonia. By Wm. C. Wile,

M.D., of Connecticut

. 129

The Nature and Treatment of Pneumonia. By Wm. C. Dabney, M D.,
of Virginia

139

May Iodide of Potassium Excite Bright's Disease ? By I. Edmonson At-

kinson, M.D., of Maryland

145

Soluble Compressed Pellets : a New form of Remedies for Hypodermic

Use, and applicable to Ophthalmic and General Medication. By H. Au-

gustus Wilson, M.D., of Pennsylvania .

165

The Materia Medica of the Future. By F. E. Stewart, Ph.G., of N. York 169

A Case of Paralysis of Motion of both Upper Extremities. By J. N. Up-

shur, M.D., of Virginia .

173

Is Croupous Pneumonia a Zymotic Disease ? By D. Webster Prentiss,

A.M., M.D., of the District of Columbia

177

Minutes of the Section on Ophthalmology, Otology, and Laryngology 189

Address on Ophthalmology, Otology, and Laryngology. By Dudley S.

Reynolds, M.D., of Kentucky

193

A Registering Perimeter. By George T. Stevens, M.D., of New York .

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203

The Radical Cure of Nasal Catarrh. By Wm. C. Jarvis, M.D., of New

York

205

The Actual Cautery Needle in the Treatment of Conical Cornea. By Ju-

lian J. Chisolm, M.D., of Maryland

209

Some Points in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Syphilitic Laryngitis. By

Carl Seiler, M.D., of Pennsylvania

215

Twitching of the Tensor Tympani Muscle, the Cause of annoying Tinni.

tus. By Julian J. Chisolm, M.D., of Maryland

219

Otitis Intermittens; or, “Malarial Otitis:" with observations on the Use

of Quinine in Diseases of the Ear. By Laurence Turnbull, M.D., of

Pennsylvania

223

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Clinical Observations on Astigmatism. By Dudley S. Reynolds, M.D.,

of Kentucky

231

Radical Cure of Nasal Polypi by Injections. By Dudley S. Reynolds,

M.D., of Kentucky

237

Blepharoplasty sine Pedicle. By Eugene Smith, M.D., of Michigan 243

Minutes of the Section on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women .

249

Address in Obstetrics and Diseases of Women : Obstetric and Gynecolog-

ical Literature, 1876-1881. By James R. Chadwick, M.D., of Mass. . 253

Double Irrigation, Injection, and Drainage-Tubes. By Henry 0. Marcy,

M.D., of Massachusetts.

267

Can we make a Positive Diagnosis of Pregnancy Previous to the Occur-

rence of the Audible Sounds of the Fatal Heart and the Detection of

the Fætal Movements ? By Joseph Taber Johnson, M.D., of the District

of Columbia

271

On the Mechanical Treatment of some of the Displacements and Diseases

of the Uterus. By R. Beverly Cole, M.D., of California

279

Minutes of the Section on State Medicine .

293

The Mortality Statistics of the Tenth Census. By J. S. Billings, M.D.,

Surgeon, U. S. A.

297

Cellars. By A. N. Bell, A. M., M.D., of New York

305

The Relation of the State to the Insane. By Charles F. Folsom, M.D.,

of Massachusetts

311

The National Board of Health and the International Sanitary Conference

of Washington. By J. L. Cabell, M.D., LL.D., of University of Va.. 321

Minutes of the Section on Diseases of Children

343

Progress in the Knowledge of the Acute Contagious Diseases and Infec-

tions. By A. Jacobi, M.D., of New York

351

The Relation between Growth and Disease. By H. P. Bowditch, M.D.,

of Massachusetts

371

Middle Ear Disease in Children in the course of the Acute Exanthemata.

By Clarence J. Blake, M.D., of Massachusetts

379

Thumb Sucking. By D. H. Goodwillie, M.D., D.D.S., of New York 387

Minutes of the Section on Surgery and Anatomy,

393

Operative Interference in Gunshot Wounds of the Peritoneum. By Hunter

McGuire, M.D., of Virginia

397

Case of Nephritic Calculus and Pyelitis. By W. B. Allen, M. D., of West

Virginia

405

An Experimental and Clinical Inquiry into the Etiology and Distinctive

Peculiarities of Traumatic Fever. By B. A. Watson, M.D., of New

Jersey

409

Labial Carbuncle; or, Malignant Pustule on the Lip. By Charles A.
Leale, M.D., of New York

425

Abdominal Section in the Treatment of Ulceration and Perforation of the

Cæcum and the Appendix Vermiformis. By William Lyrd, M.D.,

of Illinois

433

Arthritis of the Temporo-maxillary Articulation. By D. H. Goodwillie,

M.D., D.D.S., of New York.

439

New Surgical Instruments. By Jos. H. Warren, M.D., of Massachusetts 445

A New System of Surgical Mechanics. By Charles F. Stillman, M.D., of

New York

453

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