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The Fifty-ninth Annual Session of the American Medical Association, held last week in Chicago, has more than fulfilled all the expectations that were formed for it. It has demonstrated the increasing realization of the community of interest between the medical profession at large and the altruistic policy of professional betterment and uplifting for which the Association stands—no longer merely in academic theory, but in practical, statesman-like, effective effort. The session was certainly the most noteworthy of all that have been held. The registration of members reached the high mark of 6,446. The highest number previous to this was 4,722 at Boston in 1906. Last year at Atlantic City it was 3,713. The addresses, than which none better have been delivered, have already been commented on. The entertainments, which were eminently successful, were arranged to suit all tastes—receptions at the Fortnightly Club, the Chicago Woman's Club, at the Country Club by
THE CHICAGO SESSION.. JAMA. 1908;L(24):1988–1989. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530500036007