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July 22, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(4):246. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510040018003

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It was with a good deal of misgiving that many physicians went to Portland to attend the recent session of the American Medical Association. The fact that the meetings were to be held at a point so far from the center of population of the country, the size of the town, and the fact that the Lewis and Clark Exposition was being held, thus overcrowding the city, were sufficient to cause anxiety as to the outcome. The session, however, can be put down as being the most successful, considering all things, ever held by the Association. Seventeen hundred and fourteen registered, a number which has been exceeded only a few times at sessions held near the centers of membership.

The scientific work in nearly all the sections was excellent. It was remarked by many that the fact that fewer papers than usual were read in the larger sections made these

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