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The contents of this volume include the list of the officers, presidents, fellows and honorary fellows of the Association, the constitution and by-laws, an account of the D. Hayes Agnew Memorial Wing of the University Hospital at Philadelphia, the address of welcome by Dr. Joseph Holt of New Orleans, the address of the President, and papers as follow: "Etiology and Classification of Cystitis," by N. Senn, M.D.; "The Question of Operative Interference in Recent Simple Fractures of the Patella," by Charles A. Powers, M.D.; "The Use of Animal Toxins in the Treatment of Inoperable Malignant Tumors," by George Ryerson Fowler, M.D.; "A Clinical and Histologic Study of Certain Adenocarcinomata of the Breast, with a Brief Consideration of the Supraclavicular Operation and the Results of Operations for Cancer of the Breast, from 1889 to 1898, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital," by William S. Halsted, M.D.; "An Inquiry into the Etiology of
Transactions of the American Surgical Association.. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(13):740–741. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450130062021