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May 24, 1890

THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.Delivered at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Nashville, Tenn., May 20, 1890.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(21):737-746. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410210001001

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Another year has brought the Association to a renewal of its labors. It now stands, and will stand, as the exponent of the profession in its varied relations to the community and to its members. It will be immovable to adverse criticisms, as long as it upholds the traditions of the profession which themselves are the outcome of the highest sentiments of humanity. Generous and liberal it hopes for the recognition of its high standard by all.

It is not forgetful of the fact that the grand army enlisted under the banners of the medical profession has always been infested by the bummer and guerrilla in it march down the ages. As time goes on new duties arise that are the natural outgrowth of the conditions that surround us. A survey of the field of action imposed by our proper relations to the communities we live amongst, and by those

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