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July 9, 1898

The Permanent Secretary Explains.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(2):82. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450020038013

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Philadelphia, June 27, 1898.

My Dear Dr. Hamilton:  —I have just read your editorial, and feel that it is due to myself to say that at the close of the session on Friday, I was ready to turn over to Mr. Whitford the minutes in full, but was compelled to wait the return of the papers containing the resolutions, etc., which were referred to the Business Committee, and reported upon by them on Thursday, but which were retained by the Secretary of that Committee that he might put them in order. The enclosed copy of a letter from him received by me on Friday morning will explain why they were not ready then for incorporation in the minutes:Brown-Palace Hotel,Denver, Colo., June 10, 1898.

My Dear Dr. Atkinson:  —It has been absolutely impossible for me to write up the records of yesterday in my Executive Committee book, and as

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