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November 23, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(21):746-747. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401170024006

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The recent meeting of the American Academy of Medicine, held in Chicago on the 13th and 14th of November, was the first one ever held in the West. Established at Philadelphia during the session of the Centennial International Medical Congress in 1876, this Association has since that date been earnestly at work to promote some of the most important interests of the medical profession. Its immediate objects, as stated in its Constitution, are to encourage young men to pursue regular courses of study in classical and scientific institutions before entering upon the study of medicine; to extend the bounds of medical science; to elevate the profession; to relieve human suffering, and to prevent disease. As was well said by a former president of the Academy, Dr. Frank H. Hamilton, the Society seeks "to remedy a great and universally admitted evil, namely, imperfect preparation for the study of medicine and its

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