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June 10, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(23):621-626. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420500001001

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PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.  Delivered before the American Medical Association at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting, held at Milwaukee, June 6,1893.BY HUNTER McGUIRE, M.D.RICHMOND, VA.

Gentlemen of the American Medical Association, Ladies and Gentlemen:  —In behalf of the officers of this Society, I tender each and every one of you a very cordial welcome.A cursory view of the circumstances which serve to emphasize the responsibilities attaching to this, our forty-fourth session, will not seem inappropriate.Some fifty years ago, one of the great political prophets of our country, Henry Clay, son and grandson of Virginia and citizen of America, was crossing the Alleghanies with a friend on his way to his western home. Having reached a lofty elevation they turned for a moment to view the beautiful valley of Virginia—"The gardens of Gul in their bloom." Mr. Clay stood in silence, with the attitude of one inspired. His friend asked

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