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January 30, 1897

Section Dinners.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(5):233-234. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440050041009

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Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Some of us who are most familiar with the Annual Dinners of the Section on Ophthalmology, hope that the setting aside of the first evening of the coming meeting of the American Medical Association for section dinners is a step in the development of what will be in future, a very important feature of our annual gatherings.These originated in the Section on Ophthalmology from a suggestion by Dr. Leartus Connor, in his address as Chairman of the Section at the meeting in Washington in 1891. The suggestion meeting the approval of the Section, the first dinner was arranged for the Detroit meeting in 1892, and since then it has been a most enjoyable feature of our annual meeting.For the sound development of the Association it is of the highest importance that the members of each Section have opportunities for becoming personally

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