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The Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of this Society will be held in Jacksonville, commencing on Tuesday, May 21, 1889, at 10 o'clock, a. m. Only two months elapse before the time specified, and it is important that all parties intending to attend or contribute to the interest of the meeting, should be actively preparing their work. The several State Medical Societies constitute the chief and proper basis of the National organization of the profession, and they should be cordially sustained by the most learned and active in all departments of medicine and surgery.
There is room in the State Society for the advocates of every legitimate interest to work, and interchange thoughts and facts with each other, thereby actively advancing the practical interests and promoting the unity and influence of the whole profession. In a country as large as ours there is no method of complete and efficient professional organization, except
ILLINOIS STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY. JAMA. 1889;XII(12):416–417. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400890020005
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