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April 25, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(17):600-601. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410690024006

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We are advised that a resolution will be brought forward at the coming meeting of the Association recommending that appropriate action be taken to assemble in this country an International American Medical Congress. Our people are probably aware that among the Latin-American schools on this Continent a standard of medical education obtains which insures a high standard of attainment on the part of their alumni.

An American Medical Congress would serve to bring into closer, and as we believe mutually beneficial relations with North American institutions, the valuable laboratories, hospitals and other medical institutions of Havana, Rio Janeiro and Brazil. These Governments are fast becoming our Continental allies, in all commercial relations, and there is abundant reason for us to cultivate the utmost of friendly relations with the medical profession in each of the Governments on the Continent. We favor the holding of such a Congress, and hope that favorable

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