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December 10, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(24):757. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400230021008

THE CONGRESS AT WASHINGTON.  For the purpose of giving our readers impartial opinions concerning the success of the Ninth International Medical Congress, recently held in Washington, we early copied the full and gratifying expressions of the London Lancet and the British Medical Journal, and in furtherance of the same object we now give the following from a good authority in Paris:1"We did not wish to take any part in the controversy that arose in the columns of the principal medical journals of Paris, on the subject of the success, or non-success, of the recent Congress at Washington."Some were enthusiastic over the importance of the work, and at the kind reception given to the foreign learned men. Others found through the pen of their correspondents rather slight appreciation. Newspapers of rapid information registered in succession the pro and the contra."For every impartial mind, the accounts rendered of