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September 5, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):379. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880027005

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Last Monday evening the first meeting of this organization was held in the Palmer House. The number of gentlemen who answered the call of assembly was an even half hundred. The enjoyment and enthusiasm of the occasion was an omen of assured success. The purpose of the club was fitly designated as: A monthly gathering—a good dinner, reasonable hours, nominal expense, good fellowship, light discussions, no officers, a closer professional feeling.

Such comings together of men of kindred minds and pursuits, with laudable purposes, are always fraught with good. We are sure that every town or city with more than a dozen doctors in it should have such a club as this. In such meetings may be discussed a variety of themes which are not usually taken up in more formal society meetings, such as the relations of the medical profession to the public, and of the public to the

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