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June 19, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(25):1197. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440250039004

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The effect upon the profession of such a gathering as that at Philadelphia, can scarcely be properly estimated at the time; indeed just such a medical meeting has never been held in this country.

When, for instance, in the history of the Association have so many leaders of the profession of one country been congregated? Were there ever better arrangements for the comfort of the entire company? Were there ever such a variety of professional papers? Was there ever a meeting in which the Sections were better attended? Were ever such clinics planned by the profession of any city, as were given by the teachers of Philadelphia during and following the great convention? The true answer to these questions, when fully considered, must result in assigning to the Jubilee meeting of the American Medical Association in Philadelphia an epochmarking place in American medical history. Nor is the physician himself, as

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