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September 17, 1892


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JAMA. 1892;XIX(12):337. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420120011001e

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Gentlemen: The address which I had prepared on the organization of the work of this Section is no longer suitable. I had outlined in that address what I conceived to be the best organization to the end that we should develop our own autonomy to some extent on the lines adopted by the Section on Ophthalmology. But the action of the Association this morning in creating an Executive Committee for the Sections, and giving it power to formulate some general rules for the conduct of the Association in the future, has made my address somewhat inappropriate; therefore, I will not deliver it, but instead will briefly refer to a few points of an historical nature.

It was many years since Dr. Ray instituted a section on insanity in the American Medical Association, which was continued for some years and did good work. For some reason that section was finally discontinued

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