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June 18, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(25):683. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391500011004

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The thirty-eighth annual session of the American Medical Association, held in Chicago, June 7 to 10 inclusive, proved to be one of the largest, most pleasant, and most profitable that has been held during the history of the Association. The large auditorium of Central Music Hall was full to overflowing during the general meetings, and the several Section-rooms were better attended and supplied with more interesting papers than usual. The aggregate number in attendance was not only unusually large, but it embraced members from almost every State and Territory in the Union. Instead of being substantially a Western gathering, there were present a fair number of representatives from every State east and southeast from Maine to Florida, except Delaware, and from all other States except Oregon in the extreme Northwest. The quantity and quality of the scientific and practical work accomplished will compare favorably with that of any preceding meeting;

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