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That the many readers of The Journal may know the real character and success of the recent International Medical Congress in Washington, we copy the following leading article from the London Lancet of September 24, 1887, pp. 617 and 627. Certainly no higher or more impartial authority could be invoked. The Lancet says:
"The success of the Ninth International Medical Congress is a matter for thankfulness. The interruption of the series of Congresses would have been little less than a calamity and a disgrace for the profession in all nations. Any serious imperfection in the meeting, either as respects numbers or the character of the discussions, would have been but little less unfortunate. But the Congress has been held under most honorable auspices; the famous hospitality of the United States has been fully realized; and those who went great distances to attend the Congress have been amply rewarded, and will
THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS. JAMA. 1887;IX(16):497–498. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400150017003
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