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June 18, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(25):1626. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490700026004

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The fifty-fifth annual session of the American Medical Association, held last week, was the most successful of any held in the history of the Association, not only in the number in attendance, but in the scientific work accomplished.

The attendance excelled that expected by the most hopeful. With the exception of one of the international medical congresses, it was probably the largest gathering of medical men ever held anywhere, the registration numbering 2,890. At the meeting in Atlantic City in 1900, 2,019 registered; at St. Paul in 1901, 1,806; at Saratoga Springs in 1902, 1,425, and at New Orleans in 1903, 2,006. Yet in spite of the number in attendance there was no evidence of crowding and no criticism in regard to accommodations. Atlantic City certainly proved herself capable of entertaining in a most satisfactory manner. The local committees of arrangement had done their work well, and are to be

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