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THE EXTINCTION OF TUBERCULOSIS.The President's Address before the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, delivered April 24, 1894.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(18):659-664. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420970012001b.
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This Ninety-Sixth Annual Convention of this Faculty should be to us an occasion of congratulation. During the past year our losses in membership have been few, and our gains not inconsiderable.

The semi-annual meeting held in Annapolis last November was very successful, in point of attendance as well as in the character of the work accomplished.

In an address at the opening of that meeting, I said: "A legitimate object of organization is to use it as a power to secure legislation. Not legislation for our benefit as physicians, but legislation for the public good. The medical profession wants nothing for itself from the Legislature. The legislation in which the profession is interested is such as will be for the benefit of the whole people. Public health laws, medical registration laws, lunacy laws, were all intended for the good of the public, although always originated, and their enactment promoted by


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