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JAMA. 1886;VI(2):56. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010064013.
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To THE Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir.  —According to the Medical News (of Philadelphia) of December 26, "The Medical Record gives the following editorial note from the St. Petersburg med. Wochenschrift, of Nov. 21: 'The prospects of the next International Medical Congress, which was to meet in 1887, in Washington, have lately, in an unusual manner, been put in jeopardy. The original Organizing Committee, of which, as announced by us in previous communications, the well-known Surgeon-General of the U. S. Army was Secretary-General, and to which the most distinguished American physicians belonged, has been retired. This was accomplished through the intrigues and hostility which developed at the last annual meeting in New Orleans. At this time a new Committee was appointed, under the Presidency of a Dr. Shoemaker, of Philadelphia. This new organization committee contains but a few of the members of the previous committee, and is composed mostly


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