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It is my pleasurable duty to address you in welcome to the Sixtieth Annual Session of this Association. Our able and untiring Secretary has prepared the feast, and it promises to make this year's meeting second to none which we have had.
At this time it is in order to look back, with what complacency we may, on the progress in our profession during the past year, and to outline some of the hopes and aspirations for the future.
There are two great incentives to the profession to grow and develop. One is the desire of the true physician to increase his power to prevent or heal suffering—to keep abreast of the world's progress in general. The other, to gain for his specialty that recognition in a social way which will satisfy the hearts of those already in practice and
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