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March 3, 1894

MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.[From the Washington Star, February 15.]

JAMA. 1894;XXII(9):288-294. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420880004001a

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Abstract

The celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia was marked by the delivery of several addresses which, inspired by the occasion, have more than a passing interest.

The President of the Society, Dr. Samuel C. Busey, in his address dwelt upon some of the notable facts in the history of the Society of which he is the honored head. He said:

"Inasmuch as the occasion which has brought us together tonight is one of those historic events which emphasize the permanency of this city as the capital of a great and powerful nation, and following so quickly the commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the laying of the corner stone of the Capitol, identifies the history of medicine with that of the city from its foundation to the present time, I will venture to recall your attention to such historic data as will

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