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July 28, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(3):91-93. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390030027008

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[For The Journal of the American Medical Association.]

With the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society, which usually occurs early in the month of June, each year, all the active society work in medical matters in Boston may be said to end. That event is the grand culmination of the season, and at its close the profession draws a long breath and prepares to enjoy a few weeks of relaxation from the really arduous duties of the previous nine months. With each summer a constantly increasing number of physicians adopt the vacation system, now so generally indulged by the rest of suffering, sweltering humanity, and the doctor is already beginning to look forward to the time when he may close his town residence entirely and spend an uninterrupted holiday of two or three months in some accessible suburban resort, instead of being restricted to occasional outings of two or

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