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After the recent meeting of the American Medical Association, it was determined to attempt the publication of the work of each Section in consecutive numbers of The Journal. Fortunately, the committee of arrangements at Washington had prepared the official programme in the order of the original creation of the Sections. This enabled us to take up the work of publication in a proper serial order, beginning with that of Medicine. Up to and including this issue of The Journal, there have been published the papers read before the Sections on Medicine, Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, Surgery, State Medicine, and nearly all of the Section on Ophthalmology. As rapidly as this publication has taken place, the completed Sections have been republished in reprint form, and a few copies distributed to the members who took part in the proceedings by reading papers. This was done as a recognition of their active
THE PUBLICATION OF SECTION WORK.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(12):453-454. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410900029004