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Judging from the official report of the proceedings this must have been a spirited and interesting meeting.
It is to be regretted by the profession at large that Dr. James Carter's vigorous paper, the report of progress in practical medicine, pathology and special therapeutics, was cut by striking out his remarks on the ethics of the doctors of Omaha, for the free discussion of all questions of ethics is the best mode of maintaining the purity of the profession.
The numerous cases reported and the free expression of opinion on the part of practitioners gives the proceedings their chief value as medical literature.
Minutes of the Sixteenth Annual Session of the Nebraska State Medical Society, held at Omaha, Nebraska, May 13 and 14, 1884.. JAMA. 1884;III(13):363. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390620027015