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August 29, 1885

THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS OF 1887 AND THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

JAMA. 1885;V(9):237-238. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391080013003

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Abstract

That mind must be curiously constituted which can complacently quote, as an index of public sentiment, the direct results of its own perversions and mis-statements of facts. And still this is what we find strikingly illustrated in the Medical News of the 22d inst. That journal makes quotations from the Deutsche medicinische Wochenschrift, Le Progrès Médicale and the Dublin Medical Press. The spirit and substance of all these quotations may be briefly stated as follows: That the American Medical Association, at the meeting in New Orleans, set aside the Original Committee on the Organization of the Congress, together with all the work it had accomplished, appointed a New Committee of men selected without reference to their qualifications, and so restricted the American Membership that the Congress would "be a gathering of the American Medical Association, with a somewhat greater number of foreign guests than could otherwise be invited." These last

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