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June 20, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(25):1234-1235. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430770036006

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The forty-first annual meeting of this Society was held on June 10, 11 and 12 and was one of the most successful in its history. The meeting was most ably presided over by John A. Lewis of Georgetown and the members were most hospitably entertained through the much appreciated efforts of the able chairman of the Committee of Arrangements, Dr. R. C. McChord, mostly by the residents of the town.

The features of the meeting were the symposium of papers upon subjects chosen by the program committee, upon Bright's disease, vaginal versus abdominal hysterectomy, and fractures. The papers treating of these subjects were interesting and up to date, while the discussion was able and instructive.

The Society puts itself upon record as being opposed to the prevailing practice of criminal abortion and memoralized the State Legislature to pass statute which will make it possible to punish offenders as there is

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