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There was something peculiarly appropriate in the fact that the British Medical Association should hold its first meeting outside of the British Islands in the jubilee year. The jubilee enthusiasm possibly emphasized the sincerity and fervor of the patriotic emotion everywhere manifest, and as the President of the Association, Dr. Roddick, said, the meeting would be a powerful influence in knitting together even closer the bonds uniting the great colony to the mother country. It was in truth, as he said, "a great immigration scheme." There was a remarkable consensus of circumstances uniting to bring about a noteworthy unity and unselfishness and to render the meeting quite unique. Canada felt honored by the choice of the meeting place; the railroads wanted travelers and shippers; the country desired immigrants and settlers; and the medical profession by its own good will was able to unite all these and other powerful interests to
THE MONTREAL MEETING OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(13):654–655. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440390044010
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