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Philadelphia, June 18, 1904.
To the Editor:
—According to the program of the Atlantic City session of the Association several papers were to be read and discussed in the Section on Materia Medica, Pharmacy and Therapeutics on the morning of Friday, June 10. Among these was one by Dr. McDonnell, New Haven, Conn., entitled "The Action of Drugs on the Skin," the discussion of which I was to open. The author had kindly furnished me in advance a copy of his paper in order that I might have the opportunity of arranging my thoughts. It had also been agreed that I was to be allowed a few minutes for some brief remarks on the x-ray treatment of Hodgkin's disease. Repairing to the appointed place at the appointed time I was surprised to find an announcement on the blackboard that the section had adjourned sine die. A number of other members
Shoemaker JV. An Adjourned Section Meeting. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(4):274. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500040042015
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