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September 5, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(10):271-272. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391090019006

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The Medical News for August 29, under the head of "The New Committee on the Organization of the Congress and the Old Committee," gives in parallel columns what it calls "the New Committee" and "the Original Committee." In the first column, headed "The New Committee," it gives correctly the names of the seven who constituted the Original Committee of Invitation, together with the one from each State and Territory, and from the Medical Corps of the Army, Navy, and Marine Hospital Service, making a total of forty-seven members and fairly representing the Profession of the United States. In the second column, however, under the head of "The Original Committee," it gives not only the names of the Original General Committee on the Organization of the Congress, but includes also the names of seventeen other parties, who constituted no part of said "Original Committee," having acquired only an ex officio or

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