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July 18, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVII(3):117-118. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410810033003

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The true foundation of the scientific work of the American Medical Association lies in the Section. It is there that the real work is done, and the chief interest of members is found. The general sessions may profitably discuss the broad questions of medical education, ethics and legislation which alike affect all, and in which all are interested.

To our mind a continued growth, and increase in the usefulness of the Association, largely depends upon a strengthening of the work done in the Sections. This, if accomplished at all, must be largely through the efforts and activity of the Section officers. There now remain eleven months before the next annual meeting at Detroit; it is none too soon to begin preparation for that meeting. We feel that we cannot urge this point too strongly, as we know that the Section work is commonly left to the two or three months

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