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July 7, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(1):38. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520010046003

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The new departure made by the Section on Ophthalmology at the Boston session of the American Medical Association is worthy of consideration. The Section required that all papers accepted for the session should be in the hands of the officers of the Section by April 10. The papers were then put in type and 600 reprints made of each. These reprints were bound in a paper-covered book and, about a week before the session, a copy of the book was sent to each member of the Section. This allowed those who took part in the work of the Section to read carefully the papers in which they were especially interested, and thus to prepare for intelligent discussion. At the Section meetings the author was given five minutes in which to call attention to the most important points in his paper and five minutes in which to close the discussion on

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