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July 16, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(3):161-164. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500030001001

THE SURGEON'S HERITAGE.  CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON SURGERY AND ANATOMY, AT THE FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, AT ATLANTIC CITY, JUNE 7-10, 1904.CHARLES A. POWERS, A.M., M.D.DENVER, COLO.My first duty is to thank the members of the Section for the honor which they conferred on me when they made me its Chairman a year ago. To be selected to preside over this body of representative American surgeons is indeed a distinction.The career of the Section has been in all ways and at all times most creditable. Its age is nearly that of the Association itself. The Association dates from 1846, while the Section on Surgery first1 organized on June 7, 1860. With the exception of the year 1863, it has been an active Section ever since. In 1860 Dixi Crosby was its chairman. Since then the following, among others,