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May 8, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(19):530. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250050054009

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —Our British friends, who have, especially in recent months, manifested so kindly an interest in the medical profession of the United States, ought above all things to be accurate in their statements. We read on page 756 of the issue of the British Medical Journal, of April 17, 1886, in the announcement of the Fifty-fourth Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association, to be held at Brighton, August 10-13, 1886, that "An Address in Medicine will be delivered by Surgeon-General John S. Billings, M. D., Director-General United States Army Medical Department, Washington."It is incomprehensible that a journal, which is the official organ of a great National Association, could have been misled as to the fact that the Surgeon-General of the United States Army is Brigadier-General Robert Murray, one of the most distinguished officers of a corps, which has more than one

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