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August 8, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(6):156-157. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391050016004

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Evidences that the whole movement of premature opposition to the action of the Committee of Arrangements for Organizing the International Congress, taken at the recent meeting in Chicago, was deliberately planned by less than a dozen individuals even before the Committee met, are accumulating from day to day. We are already in possession of enough to obtain a verdict of guilty from any intelligent jury. The plan was to follow the adjournment of the Committee, so speedily that no candid or full statement of its doings could reach the profession, by an apparently simultaneous and general denunciation of the Committee and the American Medical Association in the Medical News, the Record, and the New York Journal, being careful to avoid specifying any particulars, accompanied by concerted meetings of as many leading men of well known reputation as could be induced by representations essentially untrue, to join in the movement in

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