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The Medical News and the Record are still laboring to make the professional world believe that there are no leading men in the profession of the United States except the twenty-eight in Philadelphia, the dozen in Baltimore, and the half dozen in New York who refused to accept positions in the International Medical Congress, "as then proposed to be organized," before the actual organization had been effected; and they are still publishing pretended declinations from the same "proposed" organization. The News, however, seems to be rapidly losing its interest in the whole subject, and in its last week's issue lugubriously expressed the hope that "the nation may be spared the disgrace " of having the Congress held in this country. Perhaps the fact that the unpatriotic conduct of that journal and its twenty-eight coadjutors has been openly condemned by one hundred and fifty of the leading members of the profession in
MODESTY!. JAMA. 1885;V(15):403. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391140011003