In the meetings of the Sections of the American Medical Association, we mean to record our work and accomplishments in the advancement of medical science, and our experiences in applying the facts which science has established at the bedside of the patients. This is the primary aim of our meetings. And yet it is well that there are provided certain occasions when we may interrupt our work for a short while and look backward to recognize the principles in our work and, perhaps, even to inquire into the conditions under which we are working, in order to remove difficulties and to achieve the greatest possible efficiency.
Our Section is one of those that represent, if we may thus express it, the pure medical science in contradistinction to the applied medical science, preponderating in the majority of the other sections. The Section on Pathology and Physiology is the meeting-place of those
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