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June 23, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(25):786. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400510022007

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The programme of the twenty-third annual meeting of this Society was not only elegant in its appearance, but admirable in the arrangement of the work of the Society. The general meetings for transacting the business of the Society were to be held in the morning, and the reading and discussion of papers occupied the afternoons in three Sections—Practice of Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Each Section was provided with a full complement of papers on important subjects, and by this plan more than three times as much work would be accomplished as could be done if all were attempted in general sessions, as is done by nearly all our State Medical Societies. The annual meeting was recently held in Detroit and proved highly satisfactory to the members in attendance. If all our larger city and County Medical Societies would provide for having their scientific and practical work done in

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