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July 21, 1900

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY.ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN.

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BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(3):131-134. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620290001001
Abstract

It is with much pleasure that I greet you on this occasion. I am grateful beyond expression for the honor you have conferred in selecting me to preside over your deliberations. It is indeed no small distinction to be honored in this way by so important a section of our national association, many of whose members have become known throughout the civilized world by the excellence of their work. No other country has furnished so many leaders in gynecological and abdominal surgery. They form a galaxy of bright stars in the medical firmament, and the history of this department would be incomplete without them. Imagine such a history without the names of McDowell, Sims, Dunlap, the Atlees, Battey and a host of others long since dead, and the many now living who are members of this Association, whose names have become household words. In the language of another, "gynecic surgery,

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