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In compliance with the by-law of this Association, which specifies the subject upon which the Chairman of each Section shall address its members, it becomes my pleasant privilege as well as duty to attempt a brief review of the progress made in neurology and medical jurisprudence during the past twelve months, and to hazard a few suggestions as to the conduct of the future work of the Section, which if they shall be adopted would, in my judgment, greatly improve the efficiency of its function.
And here it might be well to call to mind what the function of this Section is, and what we, who constitute its membership and attend its sessions from year to year, are attempting to accomplish.
No doubt the motives which influence us to attend these meetings annually are many and various. Social, fraternal, recreative, and perhaps at times even less laudable inducements than these
HERDMAN WJ. EVIDENCES OF THE PROGRESS OF NEUROLOGY AND MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE.. JAMA. 1898;XXX(13):693-697. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440650001001