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September 24, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(13):403. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400120019005

The Ninth International gathering of medical men took place in Washington, Sept. 5, and continued its work until the afternoon of the 10th, with a harmony and good fellowship seldom witnessed in so large an assembly on any other occasion. In the number of members in attendance, in the number of nationalities represented, and in the quantity and quality of the work done both in the General Sessions and in the Sections, this Congress will compare favorably with any that have preceded it, not even excepting that of London, in 1881. Neither was there any lack of generous hospitality. The opening of the Congress by President Cleveland, the Address of Welcome by Secretary Bayard, the Conversazione in the grand Pension Hall, followed by a most elegant banquet given by the American Association of Medical Editors to the editors and representatives of the medical press from other countries, filled out the

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