Before entering upon the consideration of the question announced as the subject of my address, to which I shall ask your attention for but a few moments, it seems fitting that a brief allusion should be made to the question of the re-organization of the parent asssociation of which this body is one of the members, in the interest of scientific work as contrasted with the transaction of routine business and the reading of essays on abstract subjects. No one who has attended the meetings of the Association with any degree of regularity for the past ten years can have failed to observe the growing importance of the Sections and the hold which they have on the interest of the members. To such an extent is this is true that a writer in the American Lancet has not hesitated to formulate the terse phrase "The Sections are the Association." If
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