Richard H. Day
JAMA. 1886;VI(14):389-390. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250040025010.
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To the Editor of the JOURNAL: 

Dear Sir:  The Philadelphia Medical News of February 27, under the above caption, published an article from the Nashville Medical and Jurgical Journal, of February 1886, which reads as follows:"The meeting of the American Medical Association at St. Louis, Mo., in May next, will be a most important one. Surely, every physician who holds the honor of his profession dear, should either go himself, or interest himself in sending such representatives as are honorable and pure, and free from all selfish motives for self-advancement and preferment, and fully alive to the important issues that will be discussed at this meeting. The topic of the International Medical Congress will be the absorbing question for discussion. Of late years this Association has appeared to degenerate into a body merely medico-political, and it is time something should be done to elevate it to a proper standard and


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