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July 18, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(3):71-72. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391030015003

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The events of the past week have only served to demonstrate more clearly the appropriateness of our remarks in the Journal of last week concerning the inexcusably hasty action of several prominent members of the profession in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston, regarding the action of the Committee on the Organization of the International Medical Congress of 1887, at its recent session in this city. Such action was taken, not only before the proper officers of the Committee had made any authorized report, but before the Committee had in any proper sense so far completed their work as to make a publication of the same proper. The very nature of the work the Committee had to do, with the limited time allowed for the meeting, rendered it highly important that their action should be carefully written out and reviewed at least by the Executive Committee, the prominent appointees conferred with, and

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