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September 21, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(12):421. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401090025008

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The fifteenth annual meeting of this Association was held in the city of Evansville, Ind., September 10, 11 and 12. The Committee of Arrangements had made ample provisions for every need and their work seemed perfect in every detail.

The meeting was one well representing the leading men of the Mississippi Valley and was conspicuous, first, for the absence of any excessive convivial spirit; and secondly, for the earnest purpose with which, from first to last, the members applied themselves to solid scientific work. Of the eighty-three papers which had been prepared for this meeting seventy-one of the writers were at hand to present them in person. Owing to the admirable tact of the presiding officer not a moment was lost. The papers followed in quick succession. The discussions which they elicited were as conspicuous for their aptness and force as were the papers themselves.

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