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June 16, 1906

THE SUCCESS OF THE BOSTON SESSION.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(24):1844. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510510036004

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Abstract

The Boston session of the American Medical Association was a remarkable success in every way. In numbers it exceeded any previous gathering of medical men anywhere, unless it be the Moscow International Medical Congress. Over four thousand seven hundred registered, exceeding by eighteen hundred the largest previous registration—that of Atlantic City in 1904. A large number of physicians were present who did not register, besides invited guests and associate members who are not included in the above figures. It is not an exaggeration to say that at least six thousand physicians were in attendance. An unusual number were accompanied by their wives and friends, so that one local newspaper's statement that fifteen thousand visitors were in Boston as a result of the American Medical Association session was probably true.

In spite of the unusually large attendance, the accommodations were most ample, and the fear that Boston could not take care

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