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February 5, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(6):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391310027010

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Dear Sir:  —Lately in The Journal you made an appeal for papers to be prepared for the next meeting of the Association in Chicago, June next. In local societies the great difficulty lies in the selection of a subject. So often have papers been prepared based upon a single case that they have come to be looked upon as an advertisement of the writer. Would it not be well for the chairmen of Sections to select subjects in their various departments, and by correspondence learn who will write upon them? or publish a list of subjects in The Journal, with a request that those who would write upon them should inform the chairman, either personally or through The Journal. The members of the Association would, by this means, know what papers they could expect, and prepare themselves beforehand for their discussion. It seems to me in this way an interest

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