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September 10, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(11):321-325. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400100001001

INAUGURAL ADDRESS.  Delivered Monday, September 5, 1887, in Albaugh's Opera House, Washington, D. C.,BY NATHAN SMITH DAVIS, M.D., L.L.D., PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS.

Gentlemen:  —It is my sad duty first to remind you that death has removed from among us one to whom, more than to any other, we are indebted for the privilege of having the Ninth International Medical Congress in America. One whose urbanity, erudition, valuable contributions to medical literature and eminence as a teacher, caused him, not only to be universally regarded the most influential leader in all the preparatory work, but also the one unanimously designated to preside over your deliberations on this occasion.That one was the late Professor Austin Flint, of New York, who was taken suddenly from his earthly labors early in 1886, before the work of preparation for this Congress had been half completed. The true nobility of his private and