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January 4, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(1):23-24. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410010035006

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The officers of the various Sections are already moving in the matter of preliminary work incident to the next Annual Meeting at Nashville. This is well; and if the effort this year shall bring to Nashville an array of papers such as was submitted at Newport, the meeting will prove another notable success. Only those who are of the junketing order would have accused the members at Newport of such proclivities. The submission of one hundred and seventy-three papers in the various Sections, and the extra sessions held for their proper presentation and discussion, renders it evident that banqueting was not even incidental from first to last. If such criticism was offered in sober earnestness, we submit that a more intimate acquaintance with the work done would have effectually dispelled the delusion. Attractive as were the entertainments proffered at Newport, very few of the members were diverted from the real

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