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At the recent session of the Association there was not time for all the chairmen of the Sections to read, in the general morning meetings, the address the plan of organization requires them to prepare for the occasion, and more than one of the excluded manifested a sharp sense of disappointment. There are now seven Sections, and the programme assigned two of the addresses of chairmen for Wednesday morning, two for Thursday and three for Friday morning. By a misapprehension of the law these addresses are usually an hour long, instead of forty minutes, and as the morning meetings are practically limited to three hours, the days on which two addresses are delivered have two-thirds of the time of meeting consumed by them, and on the day that has three assigned they would occupy the entire time, except it be on Friday when, without Section meetings in the afternoon, the
Chairmen of Sections. JAMA. 1884;II(22):612. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390450024013
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