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July 18, 1896

Testimonial to Dr. Davis.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(3):164. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430810048009

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Philadelphia, Pa., July 6, 1896.

To the Editor:  —The note of Dr. Overlock in the number for July 4, relative to a medal demands some information. The medal to which he alludes is that ordered by the Association in 1875; see Vol. xxvi, page 35. In accordance with the instructions then given, 1 had a number of the medals struck off and sent to those who forwarded the money. The date on the medal does not mean that when it was issued, but the date of the origin of the Association. Although Dr. Davis was quite prominent in the work of organizing the Association, yet at that time no thought existed of having a medal issued with his likeness on it. The meeting of the profession to organize a national society was held in New York, as stated in the note in the Journal, but Dr. Lewis Williams was not

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