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September 9, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(11):391. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420630031003

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We publish this week the address of President Pepper, the address of Surgeon General Sternberg on Military Surgery, the address of Professor Warren, Executive President of the Section on Pedagogics; the address of Professor Hughes, Executive President of the Section on Neurology, and the opening remarks of Professors Ingals and Hamilton, Executive Presidents respectively of the Sections of Laryngology and General Surgery.

A careful perusal of these addresses will show that, with scarcely an exception, the authors have taken a broader view of the scope of the Congress than a mere professional one.

The Congress is looked upon as the initial step towards cementing the grand brotherhood of American States into commercial and professional union. Political union may not be desirable, but commercial and professional unity of action will develop the Americas as nothing else could develop them. The republican idea, too, will gain new strength throughout the world, as

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