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December 14, 1895

The Atlanta Meeting.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(24):1055-1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430500041015

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Abstract

Rockford, Ill., Dec. 6,1895.

To the Editor:  —Permit me to suggest that the Transportation Committee of the Association soon begin considering and agitating the question of railway rates to the meeting at Atlanta next May. It is not sufficient that transportation be secured for the editors of medical journals who have secured a square or half-page of advertising from railways and connecting lines to Atlanta. These journals may "whoop up" the meeting, but the rank and file, the bone and sinew of the profession, will not get there unless some generous concessions are made by the transportation companies.Would it not be a good plan to secure a pledge in advance from the city or cities bidding for the Association to guarantee a cheap railway rate? The G. A. R., the political and the secret society conventions do this, or begin work early to secure minimum rates. The National Teachers'

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