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January 18, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(3):138. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430550040010

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The Medical Society of the District of Columbia is fortunate in having for its president, Dr. Samuel C. Busey, whose aims are the highest, and whose activity is not at all diminished by his length of service. The Society has acted wisely in continuing him as president.

In his annual address just published, he takes up the work of the Society during the past year, especially in regard to legislation for the District, and a complete record is given of the doings of the committee having in charge the various bills to regulate the practice of medicine, in which the many difficulties encountered by the Society are fully dealt with. We regret to say that the Society's recommendations have not yet met the approval of Congress by statutory enactment, although the committee having the matter in charge distinctly informed the Senate that they would be willing to accept for the

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