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—At the last annual meeting of the Association, the number and character of the papers presented in the several Sections was greater and of better quality than usual, as may be seen by a glance at what has already been published in the department for original papers in this journal since the meeting in May last. This result was obtained largely through the active solicitation of the President of the Association and of the officers of the Sections. The careful reader will have noticed that the authors of many of the best papers acknowledge the influence of this solicitation in the first lines of their respective papers. We allude to this now, because it is time that the same influence should be actively exerted in reference to the scientific and practical work that must be done to make the next meeting of the Association as interesting and valuable as the
Papers for the Next Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.. JAMA. 1884;III(18):492–493. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390670016004