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October 15, 1892

SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES OF SECTION WORK IN THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION—ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(16):455-456. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420160009001c

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Permit me to thank you for the honor you have conferred upon me in making me your chairman for this year. I welcome you to this meeting and ask your indulgence in reading you a few thoughts on the advantages of Section work in the American Medical Association.

The importance of the creation of Sections for the consideration and discussion of various branches of medical and surgical science, in the American Medical Association, has not yet been fully appreciated and can never be over estimated. It may be said boldly that the scientific value of the meetings of this Association can be maintained only by the Section-plan as now fully organized. I would even go as far as to say that the continuance of the scientific life of the American Medical Association can be maintained only in this way.

Such being the case, more time should be allowed! for Section

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