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April 13, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(15):559-560. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430150029005

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President Donald Maclean, on behalf of the American Medical Association, extended an invitation to Sir Wm. Turner, of Edinburgh, to attend the Baltimore meeting. Sir William would have been a welcome guest, for he is recognized in America as in Great Britain, as the greatest living anatomic philosopher. His article on "Anatomy" in the Encyclopœdia Brittanica, deserves to rank among the English classics.

In a pleasant response to Dr. Maclean's letter of invitation, the venerable anatomist says in part:

"When your letter of February 28 reached me, I was ill in bed with a sharp attack of influenza, and for some days after its arrival I was quite unable to give it the consideration which was due to it. Nothing could surpass the graciousness and cordiality of your invitation, and it did me good in my illness to think that my professional colleagues in America had been so kind and

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