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September 2, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(10):618. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450620056020

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British Medical Association  —Whatever benefit the recent unprecedented hot weather may have been to the harvest, it sadly interfered with the success of the sixty-seventh annual meeting of the British Medical Association at Portsmouth. The most hospitable and elaborate arrangements had been made by the local committee, but of the 1800 members anticipated hardly 800 turned up, and the Isle of Wight and the New Forest saw more of a third of these than did the sections. And no wonder, for the weather was stiflingly hot. The president's address was delivered to a fair audience, largely of townspeople; the address in medicine had about 200 hearers—at the beginning; the address in surgery had hardly 75, and the final general meeting could not have secured a quorum if two dozen were the minimum. The medical and surgical sections were, as usual, the best attended, with about 150 to 200 in each,

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