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The meeting of the American Medical Association here next year will be the second visit of the Society to this coast. The first meeting was in 1870, and was a sad failure. It found the medical fraternity of California cut up into small cliques—that curse of our profession. Then California was thoroughly provincial; the connection with the east by rail had just been established. The medical men were from all parts of the world. The California medical societies had as yet made very little progress in uniting them socially; every fellow was for himself, or at least every little clique was for itself. We hope and believe that the Association will receive a most hearty welcome at the hands of a united profession, not only of San Francisco, but of the whole coast. We must assume the virtue of unity, if we have it not. The Association is accustomed to
ASSOCIATION NEWS. JAMA. 1893;XXI(3):100. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420550034011
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