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April 26, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(17):620-623. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410170028011

American Medical Association, Fortieth Annual Meeting.  REPORT OF THE RUSH MONUMENT COMMITTEE.Your committee find themselves, unfortunately, not able to report progress, measuring the actual progression during the past year by their several expectancies of life. They can not beguile themselves into the belief that, at the present rate, any of them can ever hope to see the work completed upon which they set out with such enthusiastic confidence five years ago.When the American Medical Association convened in Washington in 1884, its members from every State and territory almost forgot the professional reason of their assembly in gazing upon the objects of interest presented to them in that most beautiful of cities. Not by any means the least attractive and admirable of these objects, which appealed to the national pride of the visitors from whatever quarter and corner of the Union, were the statues of the men whose lives