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February 22, 1896

Transactions of the New Hampshire Medical Society at the one Hundred and Fourth Anniversary, held at Concord June 3 and 4, 1895.

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Concord, N. H. Printed by the Republican Press Association.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(8):390. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430600042020

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One of the important functions of the medical society now-a-days is the cultivation of the art of public speaking, and if our readers are in any doubt about the ability of the physician as an after-dinner speaker, let him make a collection of the post-prandial gems that emanate from the different members of our profession while in reunion at the annual society dinners, and he will be convinced that there are none more able than our doctors. But the annual dinner is not only productive of oratory, but of good fellowship, and it strengthens the ties of professional camaraderie by those of social sympathy. The publication of the remarks made at these reunions, naturally stimulates one's pride in his profession, and leads to stronger attachment to one's medical society than if the bald terms of science were alone used, and the dry topics of tedious experiments alone considered. The beer

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