February 13, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(7):192-193. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250020052011

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —There is one significant fact in this matter of the next meeting of the International Medical Congress, which has not attracted attention, which to the writer seems important, namely, the undue haste exhibited by the Original Committee of Seven to get out their work adcaptandum vulgus. The editor of the Philadelphia Medical News, in his specious editorial reply to "Country Doctor" in his issue of January 30, although he was one of the seven, carefully abstains from any explanation of it.These seven, whom he with characteristic modesty describes as "the most eminent contributors to the advancement of medical science in the country in which the Congress was to meet," were commissioned by the American Medical Association in May, 1884, to go to Copenhagen and invite the Congress to hold its next meeting in this country. They satisfactorily performed this office, and

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