JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
Much space is taken up in this issue with a description of Portland
as the next place of meeting of the American Medical Association, the routes
to and from Portland, the section programs and other matter of information
and interest regarding the coming session. While the place of meeting is in
the extreme west, and a long distance from the center of population, there
is every promise of a large attendance. At this opportune time of year, most
of those who go will make the trip their summer vacation, and will take the
opportunity to see and know what the “Great West” contains. An
unusually large number of special parties have been arranged, some to make
the round trip, others to travel together one way only. The itinerary has
been studied out so that the most for the money and the time can be obtained.
The great West is full of natural wonders and grand scenery, and to make the
best use of the opportunity it is necessary that, before starting, one should
study out the various routes in detail, aided by maps and railroad circulars.
There is so much to be seen that one is liable to go very near to some attractive
point that could have been seen easily and not know it till it is too late.
The attraction of the scientific work of the session is not to be ignored.
A reference to the preliminary program will show that the various sections
offer a sufficient variety of scientific topics to attract every specialist
as well as the general practitioners of the country and the city doctor. All
will be welcome.
THE PORTLAND SESSION.. JAMA. 2005;293(21):2672. doi:10.1001/jama.293.21.2672-b