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May 23, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(21):580. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390960020006

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Following the editorial pages in this issue of the Journal we give the report of the Committee on the Erection of a Statue to Dr. Benjamin Rush. It will be seen on reading this report, that the committee urge that the American Medical Association take immediate steps toward completing the arrangements for this purpose; that they recommend that an attempt be made to procure the necessary funds (about forty-five thousand dollars) by subscriptions limited to one dollar, and by voluntary donations from such persons as may be interested in this work; that it be erected in Washington, and that the committee further recommend that an attempt be made to have the work completed in such time that the dedicatory ceremonies may be held at the meeting of the International Medical Congress in 1887.

It is to be hoped that, when the committee is ready to receive subscriptions, the profession will

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