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If things done in haste are liable to be repented of at leisure, we are inclined to think this liability will apply with much force to the recent acts and expressions of certain members of the profession in Philadelphia, and perhaps in one or two other cities, concerning the measures for the organization of the Ninth International Medical Congress. Our readers will find an account of the acts to which we allude in the letter of our Philadelphia correspondent in this issue of the Journal, which we publish for the purpose of giving their own version of the matter, and not because we approve of either the proceedings described or of the tenor of the letter itself. A more formal and official report of the doings of the twenty-eight members of the profession in Philadelphia, aided by one from Louisville, Kentucky, can be seen in the columns of the Medical
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS OF 1887—AND THE RECENT MEETING OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS IN CHICAGO. JAMA. 1885;V(2):43–44. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.04470010015005
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