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August 22, 1891

OTHER METHODS OF PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECTIONS.Suggestions to the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association, at its meeting in Washington, D. C., May, 1891, by the Chairman,

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JAMA. 1891;XVII(8):297-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410860021001f

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The future of the American Medical Association rests upon the works of its Sections. If this stands the test of criticism by intelligent medical men, then will the Association attract to its membership an increasingly large number of representative physicians from every portion of the American Continent.

The history of this Section is well known. From a membership of a dozen it has increased to over one hundred. From material insufficient for a few hours it has grown to a stage when its wealth of material taxes every energy for its profitable disposition during the longest obtainable sessions. Its career has been checkered by numerous disturbing and destructive forces, but having continued to develop in spite of these, and by their aid, it may confidently anticipate a future more useful to our science, more helpful to ourselves and more honorable to the profession. During the time allowed for remarks by

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