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August 9, 1902

The Pharmaceutic Exhibit at the Association Meetings.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(6):325. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480320037014

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New York City, July 22, 1902.

To the Editor:  —The exhibit at the meetings of the American Medical Association is intended to show progress in pharmacy, pharmacology, medical and surgical instruments and appliances, all electrical and mechanical devices and other matters directly allied to, or of special application in, the practice of medicine.In no other way can such information be so effectively imparted as by a personal inspection of the exhibits, and the scientific explanation of these subjects afforded by the trained experts who are sent by exhibitors expressly for this purpose. The value of such an exhibit to the busy practitioner can hardly be overestimated. The exhibit is, or ought to be, in view of its importance, as interesting and valuable a part of the meeting as any other feature.A lack of interest by many members has been observed for several years past. Many do not visit

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