Looking far into the future, it seems possible that our successors may fix upon the month of May, 1946, as the true centennial of the American Medical Association, dating the origin of this body from May, 1846, when a convention of representatives of our profession, held in New York, proposed the formation of a National association, which was formally organized in 1847. If your orator of today finds it impossible to do justice to this occasion, how much more difficult will it be to present, in a single address, an adequate picture of a full century of medical progress! The year 1946 will be the centennial of the application of anesthesia to surgery. It will be the third jubilee of the crowning glory of the eighteenth century, the completion of the discovery of vaccination, when the terrible scourge, smallpox, which had been more destructive to human life than war or
FLINT A. STERCORIN AND CHOLESTEREMIA. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(24):1097–1102. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440240001001
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