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This is a reprint of the President's Address at the Annual Meeting of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the State Medical Society, which was granted its charter in 1799. The address sketches the history of the medical profession in Maryland, from the visit of "Walter Russell, Gentleman, Doctor of Physicke" who accompanied John Smith in 1608, up to 1927. Among the items of special interest is that in 1637 there was held an inquest on a man killed by a tree, probably the earliest recorded autopsy in America. The chief sources of authority for the history of medical
Early Medicine in Maryland.. Ann Intern Med. ;1:743–744. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-9-743_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(9):743-744.
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