March 19, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(12):633-636. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440640001001

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It is the usual duty of the Chairman of Sections of this Association to give, in an annual address, a review of all matters new and important that have a special interest touching the scientific character of the work of the Section to which he may belong. It has been thought best to modify to some extent the nature of the subject on this, the occasion of the Golden Anniversary of the American Medical Association, and to give in place a brief history of the work of the Section in the past. The history of our Section is one of which we may well be proud. Our meetings have been full to overflowing with interesting and valuable papers and discussions, and there have been many brilliant lantern exhibits. The work has been in the main along the line of higher themes in the realms of scientific research, and we may

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