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September 13, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(11):305-306. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390600023012

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Dr. John V. Shoemaker.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the British Medical Association:  —I deeply regret I cannot respond according to the prediction of our distinguished friend, Prof. Sayre. The American delegation, although very large, has been represented by the ex-President of the American Medical Association, Dr. Sayre, and no better and more eloquent member of our profession from America could have spoken to you upon this occasion. I see on all sides other representative men from my country. Here on my right is the venerable Dr. Moore, President of the American Surgical Society, and Dr. Didama, President of the New York State Medical Association; and on my left Dr. Daly, of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, gentlemen who could have addressed you much better than the youngest member of our delegation.During the festivities this evening I have had commingled feeling of sadness and joy. Sadness

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