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There has probably not been for many years a winter characterized by such indefatigable exertion on the part of the medical profession of Philadelphia as the present. The reason for this unusual activity lies in the fact that a new element has been introduced into the methods of teaching, that of post-graduate instruction. A number of gentlemen from the rank and file have been called upon to assume the responsible position of teachers, and as they are theoretically well qualified for the duties, there is a commendable spirit of rivalry existing which promises well for the future. The rivalry to which we have referred is nowhere more noticeable than at the meetings of the County Medical Society, which are held weekly and largely attended.
For the purpose of giving the readers of the Journal an idea of the character and amount of work done at these meetings, it may be
PHILADELPHIA LETTER.. JAMA. 1884;II(1):21–23. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390260037010