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JAMA 100 Years Ago
June 2, 1999

June 3, 1899

JAMA. 1999;281(21):1970H. doi:10.1001/jama.281.21.1970
Our souvenir number.

Commencing on Tuesday next, at Columbus, Ohio, the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION will hold its fiftieth annual meeting. Further, this will be the last meeting held in the nineteenth century, or, to avoid criticism we will say during the eighteen hundreds. For these reasons it has been thought an opportune time to commemorate the event by issuing a special number of the JOURNAL. It is a fitting opportunity to stop for a moment and look over, not only the fifty-two years since the Association was formed, but also over the century that will soon close. While American medicine has done much in the century that is nearly ended, the future will show more marked influence year by year. . . . One object of this souvenir number is to in a slight way show to the world something of what has been done by the medical profession of our country in the grand work of relieving suffering humanity from its various ills, and what has been its influence on the progress that has been made in the various branches of medicine. . . . The JOURNAL extends its thanks to those who have so kindly written for this number.