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JAMA. 1889;XIII(18):639-641. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401140025006.
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HOME.  The first medical degree ever given to an American woman was given forty years ago. To-day there are 2,500 women in this country having diplomas from either American or foreign schools.

Yellow Fever in Florida.  —Surgeon-General Hamilton, of the Marine-Hospital Service, has received a telegram from Dr. Porter, at Key West, reporting another case of yellow fever at that place, and that quarantine restrictions have been resumed. The patient in this case is E. Ellinger, who left Havana September 21, bound for New York.The Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association will hold its annual session at Nashville, Tenn., November 12, 13 and 14, 1889. The following are the papers to be read: The President's Annual Address, Dr. Hunter McGuire, Richmond, Va.; "Report of Gynecological Work, with Especial Reference to Methods," Dr. R, B. Maury, Memphis, Tenn.; " Direct Herniotomy, with Cases," Dr. W. O. Roberts, Louisville, Ky.; " Open Abdominal


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