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November 28, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(22):602-603. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391210014005

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It is seldom that one has the opportunity of reading an address before a medical body which contains so much and so varied suggestion, as the Address of Dr. David Inglis before the Detroit Medical and Library Association, published in this number of the Journal. While it is in no sense a valuable contribution to our knowledge of any one department of medicine, and was not intended to be, it would be well, indeed, if each member of every medical society in this country could read and study it thoroughly, thoughtfully and carefully; for there are some valuable lessons to be learned from it.

The first lesson to be learned from it is—what has been and is often thought to be an impossibility— that a number of medical men can work together in peace and harmony, without wasting the time of the society and lowering themselves in the estimation of

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