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April 20, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(16):602. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430160030008

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Our friend Dr. Frederick Horner, U. S. N., retired, writes us concerning the plan he has often urged, whereby a fund may be created for the relief of widows and orphans of medical men. He urges the establishment of a "Section on Benevolence "or" Medical Aid Section," reference to which was made in the Journal for May 16, 1891, and April 16, 1892.

It is understood that our President, Doctor Maclean, will this year favor the matter, and ask that the initial steps be taken for inaugurating the measure.

By a resolution of the Association, passed at Washington in May, 1891, a committee was authorized to be appointed on the subject, but it appears that no report was made, although the exhaustive paper of Doctor Horner (see Journal, April 16, 1892, p. 482) might very well answer such a purpose.

We sincerely hope some definite action may be taken at

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