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JAMA. 1883;I(14):435-436. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390140027015.
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Paris, Sept. 25, 1883.

The annual meeting of the French Association for the Advancement of Science was this year held at Rouen, the medical section of which was presided over by Dr. Jules Rochard, member of the Paris Academy of Medicine and Inspector General of Hospitals in the Marine Department. Some of the papers that were read on the occasion were most interesting, but even of these I can only select a few, and send you but brief extracts.

Dr. Gallard, a well-known gynæcologist, made a communication on the physiology of menstruation-a subject, he said, that required to be revised, as there were two currents of opinion entertained in the profession as to its mechanism, some admitting the correlation that existed between the menstrual flow of blood and ovulation in the light of cause and effect, whilst others looked upon the presence of the two phenomena as a simple coincidence,


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