January 28, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(4):301. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500310045010

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The misfortune which befell a party of physicians en route to the recent Pan-American Medical Congress at Panama, namely, the delay of the ship so that they were too late for the congress, did not prevent them from having a little congress of their own on board. It seems that the party sailed from Baltimore in what should have been ample time to reach Panama, but the weather was bad, fog prevailed, and the machinery broke. When the two-score physicians realized that they would miss all but the last day of the congress, they proved themselves equal to the emergency and held their own little congress on board the ship, and the pleasant sequel of their ability to meet this unusual situation was the acceptance by the Pan-American Medical Congress of their branch meeting as a part of the proceedings of the regular congress. A medical congress is not usually

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