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August 28, 1897

A Suggestion for the Next Meeting.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):451. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350049013

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Boston, Aug. 18, 1897.

To the Editor:  —Permit me to make a suggestion. If it be carried out I think it will add to the interest of our annual meetings. Some of us in the Association are engaged upon original work. This work can be presented to our brother members in two ways: by reading a paper about it, and (when it concerns something concrete) presenting the thing itself. The combination method at present employed could be improved on without infringing on the practical work of the Section. Instead of the momentary presentation of instruments, etc., in conjunction with the reading of a paper, would it not be well to have such devices and objects placed where the members could examine them at their leisure? Such an exhibit could be conveniently made in the rear of the hall where the Section meets, or in a reserved space in the usual

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