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Perhaps the action of no organized body of men was ever before so extensively and persistently misrepresented, as that of the American Medical Association at its meeting in New Orleans, regarding the preliminary organization of the International Medical Congress of 1887. Instead of wasting time and space in enumerating and refuting these misrepresentations in detail, we will oppose to them all, the following simple statement of historical facts.
1st. At the preceding annual meeting in Washington, May, 1884, on the recommendation of the President, Professor Austin Flint, of New York, endorsed by the report of a Special Committee of which Dr. J. S. Billings of Washington, I. Minis Hays, of Philadelphia, and Lewis A. Sayre, of New York, were members, the Association was induced to adopt resolutions presented by said Special Committee, authorizing the President of the Association to appoint a Committee of Seven, of which he should be a
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND THE CONGRESS OF 1887. JAMA. 1885;V(13):351–352. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391120015003
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