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May 30, 1896

The Second Pan-American Medical Congress.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(22):1084-1086. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430740036009

A Reply to Reflections upon the Mexicans as Physicians and as a Race.  Galveston, Texas, May 16,1896.

To the Editor:  —The approaching meeting at the City of Mexico of the second Pan-American Medical Congress, and the appeal of our most efficient Secretary General, Dr. Charles A. L. Reed, to attend it, have aroused in me a variety of feelings impossible to describe at this moment.Dr. Reed has stated: " The enthusiasm with which not only the medical profession, but the government of Mexico has taken hold of the proposed meeting, guarantees its success. The generous patronage which the Washington meeting enjoyed from our Mexican confrères places upon us a pleasant obligation to reciprocate."Would that the whole medical fraternity of this country entertained sentiments similar to those expressed by Dr. Reed. But there are exceptions to be deplored, exceptions that tend to delay at least the unity of the profession