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January 7, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(1):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400270033005

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Four short months intervene between the present and the time for the next meeting of the American Medical Association. While the steady growth of the Association promises success for its future, the necessity is as imperative as ever that the officers and members should coöperate each year to make the annual meetings as successful as is possible from a scientific standpoint, and as harmonious and pleasureable as possible from a social standpoint.

The number of papers has greatly increased during the last few years, and especially since The Journal was founded. In many Sections more are offered than can be read. While, therefore, there is no dearth of material, experience has demonstrated that the value of the papers presented to the Sections depends chiefly upon the thoroughness with which their officers canvass the best authors and observers for contributions.

Since the number of papers are annually increasing all that contemplate

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