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September 5, 1885

THE ORIGINAL COMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS.

JAMA. 1885;V(10):278. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391090026012

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Abstract

To the Editor of the Journal:

Dear Sir.  —Sir James Paget's letter on the subject of the International Congress, is a wonderful example of the fulfilment of a prophecy of what he would write, made some time since by one of the self-elect. How far Sir James was inspired, the privacy of the mail prevents our knowing; but for his benefit and that of the various foreign journals which are being brought into service at this time with surprising simultaneity, the following facts are here set forth, to which not one of them have yet referred:1. That the Committee of Seven (afterwards eight) who were appointed by the American Medical Association to invite the Congress to the United States, and to make a preliminary organization, were:

  1. Austin Flint, Sr., of New York.

  2. I. Minis Hays, of Philadelphia.

  3. J. S. Billings, of U. S. Army.

  4. J. M. Browne, of U.

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