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This was of National importance; its members included physicians from every portion of the United States; in reputation for competent work and honorable conduct they were of the best; for unceasing devotion to the interest of the Section they could not have been excelled; in short, it was a representative body of working American ophthalmologists.
Its officers, led by the Chairman, Dr. Geo. E. de SCHWEINITZ, presented a program of exceptional interest; including seventy papers, with discussions opened by persons selected for their familiarity with each topic. This gave the Section a careful study not only by the author of the paper but by one or more other member, all speaking directly to the same point. Ten minutes only was allowed to each paper and five to each person discussing the same, and no person could speak twice. As the Chairman impartially enforced these rules, the meeting moved forward with
THE LATE MEETING OF THE OPHTHALMIC SECTION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(1):40–41. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440270046009
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