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August 15, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(7):186-187. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391060018007

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Evidences are not wanting that the principal performers in the grand comic play of " Much Ado about Nothing," which was commenced so brilliantly on the 29th of June by 28 prominent members of the profession in Philadelphia, are becoming weary of their work. Some who were induced to join in the play from the first impulse have already withdrawn, and others are evidently preparing to follow.

Dr. John H. Packard, of Philadelphia, who was appointed Secretary-General of the Congress by the Committee of Arrangements at the meeting in Chicago, and whose name was published as one of the 28 who declined to accept any place in the revised organization, has recently withdrawn his declination and accepted the position. As an offset to the other 27 who started the scheme of obstruction and factious opposition in that city, we have the names of 70 prominent members of the profession in the

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