Conforming to established custom, I am expected as your president to deliver an address on this occasion. I shall disappoint, or gratify, you by departing in some essentials from the usual style and character of the address, and content myself by briefly referring to some things which might, in my opinion, profitably occupy the thought of the medical profession. I shall not attempt more than to bring the questions before you, leaving the discussions largely for others who may be so disposed.
There are many things practical to us as a profession, people and nation, that might be considered with profit to us collectively, but since it can not benefit any single individual by agitating these questions, it is safe to say they will remain but imperfectly considered.
At the recent Hereford Cattle Show, held in Kansas City, with its large number of fine cattle, excellent and perfected in every
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