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August 19, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(8):282-283. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420600032008

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To those of the profession who have an interest in the progress of the workers in a particular line, the proceedings of the Association of Military Surgeons will be specially attractive. The Association has a manifold labor before it. It has to build up itself as an association, to reorganize on the most approved basis the medical organizations of its various members and to stir up the energies of our military medical men to a thorough appreciation of the responsibilities of their position. In effecting either of the last two tasks it will accomplish the first—the consolidation of its own organization into a permanent and valuable institution. Probably greater progress will at first be made in the education of the individual than in attempts to effect changes in existing organizations. Both are needed; but the latter will be accomplished only when a majority of the medical officers concerned have

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