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September 25, 1897

American Academy of Railway Surgeons. Report of the Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting, held in Chicago Sept. 23-25, 1896.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(13):662. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440390052030

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In these days of specialism desperate efforts are made to establish a just claim of an alleged specialty to be considered such, and the publication of a volume such as this of the American Academy of Railway Surgeons is a case directly in point, and it must be admitted after an examination of the book that the railway surgeons have fairly made out their case. Albeit there is a tendency to look at everything through the spectacles of the corporation rather than those of the unfortunate patients. This volume is a very handsome one, well edited and is enriched by numerous photographs of members of the Academy, and the papers, which have been heretofore printed in the Journal, are carefully illustrated. Dr. Reed's assertion that "the editor feels that his ambition is being gratified in so much that each succeeding volume of the transactions has excelled its predecessor," is well

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