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July 2, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(1):3-9. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740530005002

Nine and twenty years ago this very month it was my privilege to preside at the meetings of this section in this delightful city. The picture of that week is a bright spot in my memory. Two occasions stand out sharply against a background of fruitful discussion and unbounded hospitality. The first was the discussion on yellow fever at the opening session of the Section on Practice of Medicine. The second was the address of the President of the Association.

It had seemed to us important that the discoveries of the Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba should be impressed on the American medical profession. One of the three referees chosen for this discussion was a distinguished teacher, no longer young in years, who had made us somewhat uneasy by requesting that he be allowed more than his allotted time. Although he was a brilliant and scholarly man with a distinguished

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