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May 23, 1896

ASSOCIATION NEWS.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(21):1030-1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430730032011

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Abstract

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.  ADDRESS OF WELCOME ON BEHALF OF THE LOCAL MEDICAL PROFESSION.BY FRANK M. RIDLEY, M.D., OF LA GRANGE, GA.

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the American Medical Association:  —I would confess that I am profoundly sensible of the distinction conferred upon me by my professional brethren which places me here. Aside from an apprehension of my fitness to properly perform the task, it would be a labor of love to extend to you their greetings.Such a welcome comes not alone from this fair city, which is the pride and marvel of us all, but from the great heart of this great commonwealth, stretching as it does from the sunlit summit of Lookout to where the crested billows break upon the white sands of our coast.Founded in the wisdom and generosity of Oglethorpe, it was the youngest and feeblest of the old thirteen original colonies who

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