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It seems to us that the time has arrived when the question should be carefully considered by the members of the Association, as to the best method of developing the work of the Sections, of presenting that work at the annual meetings, and of preparing the same for publication.
Faithful as its officers have been, and liberal in the expenditure of money as some of the officers of Sections are, in the effort to secure a proper reporting of their proceedings, still we doubt if in any instance they have been fully satisfied with the results they sought to accomplish. The fault was certainly not with them, but in so far as there was failure it was inherent to our present method of securing and presenting, discussing and publishing our papers.
It was with no ordinary effort that the Sections, now eleven in number, were inaugurated and brought into their
THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECTIONS.. JAMA. 1891;XVI(15):521-522. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410670017004