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Washington, September 22, 23, 24. The apparent indications are that this will be a great success, both in attendance and in the character of the papers, with accompanying discussions. The coming together of leading investigators and specialty practitioners in the various departments of our art will be fraught with great good especially to those who attend the Congress, as well as to the profession at large.
The men who have won renown by reason of their attainments, are usually the ones who are most wide awake and ready to pick up and utilize the expressed thoughts of their fellows, while very often their own idols are shattered beyond possible recognition.
Specialists in the great Eastern, Central, Western and Southern cities will do well to place themselves in more close affiliation with each other. Art and science are cosmopolitan. The assemblage of men engaged in similar lines of labor and thought,
THE CONGRESS OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(11):419. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410890037009