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Rockford, Ill., June 3, 1896.
To the Editor:
—In view of the coming meeting at Philadelphia, which is to celebrate the semi-centennial of the organization of the Association, though still appearing remote, it occurs to me to be none too early now to suggest that an honor, long deferred, though well deserved, be in some commendable way presented through the Association to the medical world, by which our venerable teacher, mentor and friend, Dr. N. S. Davis, the man whose keen and fertile brain, whose prescience ever on the alert for the good of medicine and humanity, originated the plan of the American Medical Association, and as constantly and unwaveringly stood by it until its maturity has been attained and all the medical profession of the United States, if not of the civilized world, are ready to rise up and do him homage. Not only has he done this but,
D. L. . Proposed Testimonial to Dr. Davis.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(25):1235-1236. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430770037009