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One of our weekly exchanges, in commenting on the fact that the next session of the American Medical Association is to be held on the Pacific Coast, says "this will be the first time in the history of the Association that the far-western country has been chosen." The American Medical Association met in San Francisco in 1871 and also in 1894. Furthermore, there was a time, and that not very long since, when the Rocky Mountains were considered to be in "the far-western country," and the Association met there in 1898. By the way, these meetings in the west were noted as being decidedly enjoyable ones, and, while we need not hope for as large a gathering as at the one just held, still it will not be surprising if the attendance at Portland next year is much greater than might at first thought be considered probable. The enthusiasm of
NOT THE FIRST SESSION IN THE WEST. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(2):128. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500020042011
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