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November 4, 1905

The Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, Centenary 1805-1905.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(19):1426-1427. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510190062027

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This is a history of what we believe is the oldest medical society in London, based on the recorded minutes of the society. Besides the usual matter, the minutes contained the titles and, in some instances, abstracts of the papers read, and the important ones are selected for mention. Among them will be found the most epoch-making papers of the past one hundred years. For during nearly all these years the Medico-Chirurgical Society of London has been one of the most important local societies in the world and has numbered among its members some of the well-known physicians and surgeons of England. Among those who were instrumental in its organization were: Abernethy, Atley, Cooper, Hunter, Edward Jenner, Bright, and others whose names are almost as familiar. It is interesting to read of the struggle, the self-sacrifice— both in time and money—that was required of the members on many occasions to

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