June 17, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXII(24):1393. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450510051012

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The meeting of the American Medical Association held at Columbus last week was one of the most successful ever held. This success displayed itself in the number registered, the number attending the Sections, the long list of excellent papers read and discussed, and the good feeling which prevailed. The number registered was as follows: Monday, 291; Tuesday, 1046; Wednesday, 290; Thursday, 72; Friday, 38; or a total of 1737. This is the second largest number registered at one meeting, the exception being the semicentennial meeting at Philadelphia. Last year at Denver there were 1535 registered; the year previous, 1897, at Philadelphia, 1983; and the year 1896, at Atlanta, there were 634. It was the universal opinion that the Sections were never better attended, and the scientific work done in practically every Section is remarkable in respect to both quality and quantity. Promptness in calling to order, economy in the use

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