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June 12, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(24):1153-1154. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440240057005

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It was a common remark at the meeting that few if any present, would ever see such a meeting of the Association again. It not only surpassed all previous meetings in number of members present, but in tout ensemble. The papers were many of them of the highest class, and the average quality was superior. The attendance on Section sessions showed great interest, and the general sessions were crowded. The citizens of Philadelphia met fully all expectations. The places of meeting of the Sections were as a rule convenient, and selected with an intelligent estimate of the needs of each.

The general sessions were opened on the exact minute by President Senn, whose skill as a presiding officer was manifest from the first hour. He made graceful recognition of the four Vice-Presidents by requesting them to preside in turn, after the address of the day, so that the Association had

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