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This volume records the proceedings and papers of the eightieth annual meeting, which was held in Rutland, Oct. 12 and 13, 1893. One of the most interesting features of this meeting was the plea of the accomplished Secretary of the Society, Dr. D. C. Hawley, for a stronger organization. He recommended the members to rally around the standard of the American Medical Association, and the support of the Journal, and volunteered to receive the annual subscription of any who desired to become members.
The prize papers for the year were respectively by Dr. O. W Sherwin, of Woodstock, on "Septicemia" and by Dr. E. M. Pond, of Rutland, on "Peritonitis." The President's address by Dr. H. R. Wilder, of Swanton, was an interesting one. The Vermont Society seem to have solved the problem of what to do with Vice-Presidents as they have here an excellent address by Vice-President Brewster, on
Transactions of the Vermont State Medical Society for the Year 1893.. JAMA. 1894;XXIII(5):207. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421100035009