February 8, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(6):205. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410060025007

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No one familiar with the facts, will fail to accord to those who have labored so earnestly for its welfare the full meed of praise so justly their due for the successes which have attended, in the organization and development of the American Medical Association in all its past history. But we should be dull students indeed, if in all these forty years since its organization we had not gained some experiences that shall prove valuable with reference to its further development. Our annual meetings have been, to those attending, both pleasing and profitable. During the six years of its existence The Journal has been an added means in increasing the interest of the medical profession in the welfare of the Association.

But the fact remains, that though a certain number is added each year to the membership, by reason of attendance upon the annual meetings —still the aggregate is

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