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February 19, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(8):442-443. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440600042009

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The annual meeting of this society at Albany on the 25th, 26th and 27th of January, was of more than passing interest in some respects.

Of the forty-five papers read thirty-three were surgical. One evening was devoted to X-rays in medicine and surgery, and four long descriptive papers were read on the progress and technique of this subject. Of the subjects presented medico-legal testimony created some interest; the treatment of insane in the State brought out some comments by evident opponents. The dispensary abuse in New York was avoided, although two parties were present with maps and charts to prove its enormity and the value of dispensaries. Some New York men were trying to promote a scheme to organize a National society of delegates from the State societies alone to meet in Washington yearly to influence legislation. The other topics seemed to call out a great deal of mutual admiration,

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