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June 8, 1889

Shall the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women be Abolished?

JAMA. 1889;XII(23):826-827. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401000034011

Dear Sir:  —At the last meeting of the Association a member introduced an amendment to the By-Laws looking to the abolition of the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women; relegating the former branch to the Section of Pediatrics, and the latter to the Section of Surgery. Inasmuch as the proposed amendment will be acted upon at the approaching meeting at Newport it should receive very careful consideration, and particularly since it involves a radical change in the working organization of the Association. That such consideration may be had I beg to direct attention to a few facts bearing upon the action contemplated by the amendment indicated.The Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women has for a number of years been one of the most largely attended and most active of the various Sections of the Association. The papers annually presented there come from all parts of the Union,

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