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August 22, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(8):213-214. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391070017003

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The leading editorial in the Medical News for the 15th inst. contains the following: "The action of the Original Committee—of the American Medical Association—and of the New Committee is now generally understood, and there does not seem to be much use in further comment and criticism upon what is past. The important question now is as to the future. Is there any way by which the impending disgrace can be averted? If there is, it must be such as will induce those who have withdrawn from the organization to return and co-operate heartily."

If it is true that the News and its limited number of eminent friends in Philadelphia, who so hastily undertook to obstruct the work of organizing the International Congress are beginning to realize their position in direct alliance with a faction in New York, whose well-known organs, the Medical Record and New York Medical Journal, have been

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