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June 22, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(25):984-985. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430250032007

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It is eminently fitting that the fortieth annual meeting of the Kentucky State Medical Society should have been held in the historic town of Harrodsburg —the oldest in the State. One of the largest meetings in its history was held there on the 12th, 13th and 14th of June, under the Presidency of Dr. J. B. Marvin, of Louisville. Within a few miles of there, in 1809, was born McDowell, the father of ovariotomy. Harrodsburg, itself, is the birthplace of three of the society's honored members: Drs. John G. Cecil, Ap. Morgan Vance, and L. S. McMurtry.

Dr. Henry Miller, now deceased, for many years an active and esteemed practitioner of Louisville, was born there, struggling in his early practice to make a success in his native town, afterward of national renown, and a President of the American Medical Association.

The society was welcomed on behalf of the citizens, by

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