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May 2, 1885

THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.

JAMA. 1885;IV(18):477-486. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390930001001

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Abstract

THE PAST AND THE PRESENT—THE PHYSICIAN AS RELATED TO THE TRIBUNALS OF LAW.  BY HENRY F. CAMPBELL, M.D., OF AUGUSTA, GA.

Gentlemen of the American Medical Association  —At the last meeting you cordially conferred upon me the honor to elect me president of this association.We all justly esteem it the highest position in the gift of the American medical profession. I am fully sensible of my own unworthiness, and also of the far higher claims of many others, to the office you have accorded me.Let me aver to you my high appreciation of your generous recognition of the South, and of the great southern state I represent, and for myself, I return you the thanks of a warm fraternal heart, for the kind partiality which has guided you in your decision.

THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.  Exalted as may be the position, by the grand objects of the

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