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—In the preceding number of the Journal we gave a pretty full report of the proceedings of this organization at its recent annual meeting in New York, and we shall have the pleasure of giving our readers the address of the president and most of the important papers presented during the sessions of the Academy in succeeding numbers. The leading object sought to be accomplished by the oraganization of the Academy, namely, the promotion of a higher grade of scientific and classical education on the part of young men before they commence the study of medicine, is one of very great importance.
Apparently one of the principal methods for promoting this object in the minds of those who originated the present organization, was the building up of a national medical organization of such high character that membership in it would be much sought after, and yet could be obtained only
American Academy of Medicine.. JAMA. 1883;I(16):488. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390160024003