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".... the sweet South That breathes upon a bank of violets."
Without fear of successful contradiction we may confidently assert that no previous meeting has had a better program, or at this date given earnest of scientific work of higher grade. The plan adopted for the past few years of choosing section officers by each section for itself, has been productive of the highest benefit. Those responsible for the management of the section, are workers in that section, thoroughly acquainted with their colleagues and their respective capabilities. The consequence is that there are few misfits in the section programs. The subjects assigned have fallen into competent hands, as the Spanish proverb has it: "The drum is in hands that know how to beat it." We may with every reason expect our Association work to take even higher rank each year.
The general sessions will be attractive. An interesting address may be
THE ANNUAL MEETING.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(16):783. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430680035005