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Colleagues:—For the first time in the history of the American continent, the medical men of the Americas meet in convention, for the purposes of scientific advancement and the cultivation of closer professional relationship.
The country of Washington, the land of BOLIVAR, and the sunny islands of the southern seas, have sent their representatives to this capital of their oldest republic, to exchange courtesies, and set forth a fair statement of their degree of enlightenment in the various branches of medical knowledge.
Our statesmen have long desired this close union between the American republics, and the medical profession, now as ever, stand ready as citizens to carry out their share of this patriotic duty. After our own civil war, the medical profession, through the American Medical Association, met in annual reunion at Atlanta; and it should always be a matter of professional pride that our own led the van in this
HAMILTON JB. ADDRESS OF THE EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT. SECTION ON GENERAL SURGERY. JAMA. 1893;XXI(11):389–390. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420630029001e
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