June 21, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(25):1624-1625. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480250018004

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The election of Dr. Frank Billings as President of the Association for the ensuing year meets with general favor on all sides. A more generally satisfactory choice could hardly have been made. In the first place, all who know something of the personality of the new President find in him a fortunate blending of qualities that go to make successful leaders in professional and educational affairs. Energetic, forceful, judicious, and withal sympathetic—these are some of the more prominent general characteristics that have placed Dr. Billings in such high esteem in the community and in the American medical profession. Not yet fifty years of age, his professional career began as interne in the Cook County Hospital after graduation from the Chicago Medical College (now the Northwestern University Medical School) a little over twenty years ago. This was followed by a period of arduous study in Vienna, where his industry and comprehensive

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