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January 11, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(2):85-89. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310280001001

It is fitting that acknowledgment should be made first of the honor conferred by this conference on the state from which I am a delegate, by your selection of its representative as your president for this year; on behalf of my colleagues I beg that you will accept the expression of appreciation which I bring from them, and permit me on my own behalf to thank you again for such share of the honor as rests on me. I venture to hope that at the close of this meeting you may still hold toward me the same feeling of confidence and good will that prompted your action of last year in electing me to preside at this annual conference. My own appreciation of the privilege is the greater because of my positive conviction that this body continues to find its greatest usefulness in a strict adherence to the line of

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