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February 2, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(5):136. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390300023010

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Hot Springs, Ark., Jan. 18, 1884.

Editor of Journal:  — In a recent issue of The Journal, my friend, Dr. John Thad. Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga., suggested the advisability of employing stenographers to report the proceedings and debates of the various Sections of the American Medical Association. The suggestion is a good one. These Sections usually adopt resolutions requesting the members participating in the discussions to furnish the Secretaries with copies of their remarks, but said resolutions usually amount to nothing. For instance, as acting Secretary of the Section of "Obstetrics and Diseases of Women," I only got two or three of the speeches made before that body, and there were a nnmber of valuable ones delivered. The present Chairman of the Section made some very interesting remarks on several papers, and yet they are lost save to the memories of those who had the privilege of hearing him. I

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