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August 5, 1916

Meeting of Cremation Society

Author Affiliations

Detroit, President, Cremation Association of America.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(6):461-462. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590060061023

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To the Editor:  —The fourth annual convention of the Cremation Association of America will be held in the auditorium of the Hotel Gibson, Cincinnati, Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25. Physicians who are interested in cremation are invited to attend. They are also eligible to associate membership.Some of the most eminent members of our profession have been connected with the sanitary reform known as the cremation movement. In Germany it was advocated by Rudolph Virchow, in England by Sir Henry Thompson and Sir T. Spencer Wells, in France by Dr. Prosper Pietra-Santa, in Denmark by Dr. F. Levison, and in Italy by Drs. Gaetano Pini and M. de Cristoforis. In our own country, Dr. Francis Julius Le Moyne, a graduate of the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, built the first crematorium in America at his own expense, and cremation was ardently promoted by Drs. Samuel D.

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