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July 23, 1904

An Adjourned Section Meeting.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(4):274. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500040042016

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Chicago, June 27, 1904.

To the Editor:  —Dr. Shoemaker's criticism concerning the premature adjournment of the section is in a sense justified. It was the intention of the officers not to permit the very thing which did happen. A number of members whose names were on the program were present at the session, but failed to appear at the meetings, three because as delegates their, presence was required in the House. Three of the authors who appeared on the Friday morning program were anxious to leave earlier and they were substituted for the absentees. This left only one paper for Friday, that referred to by Dr. Shoemaker, and there was doubt as to Dr. McDonnell's attendance. There was consequently nothing to do but to prematurely adjourn. It is regretted fully as much by the chairman, Dr. Osborne, and the secretary as by anyone, and especial apology is due to Dr.

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