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JAMA. 1888;X(26):812. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400520016003.
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Assistant Secretary of the American Medical Association.  —Dr. John B. Hamilton, who was Secretary of the Nominating Committee, writes that by an inadvertence he failed to put Dr. W. Thornton Parker, of Newport, R. I., on the list of nominees as reported by the Committee, for Assistant Secretary of the Association.

A Man Without a Larynx.  —The Paris correspondent of the Lancet writes that he has recently seen a man, aged 37 years, upon whom Dr. Péan performed ablation of the larynx on February 27, 1886. He still wears the cannula introduced at that time, and when he speaks he closes the orifice of the cannula with his finger. His voice is not very audible, but is distinct.

Northwestern University.  —On Commencement Day, June 21, 1888, the corner-stone of the astronomical observatory building was laid with appropriate ceremonies, on the University grounds, at Evanston. The $25,000 required for the building


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