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May 1, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(18):852-853. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440180038010

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It is hardly necessary to remind our readers of the unusual interest which will center in the coming meeting at Philadelphia. Already the arrangements are so far completed as to indicate, not only an unusual number of excellent papers, but a large attendance of leading physicians from all parts of the country. The sneering criticism of a few dyspeptics, and the far-off cries of those who have fallen back in the march, are still heard. The committee of arrangements have gone on quietly arranging for at least five thousand persons including visitors and sight-seekers and all their aunts, uncles and cousins. While the meeting is exclusively for members and invited guests, there is no alarm or morbid fears of being overwhelmed with the crowds. No letters are written to medical editors for publication, advising medical men to stay away, as not welcome. On the contrary, every effort is made to

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