JAMA. 1887;IX(19):598. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400180022005.
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At a meeting of the Executive Committee on October 5, in Philadelphia, nine Special Societies were represented by one member from each Society. Of the nine representatives present, four were from New York, two from Philadelphia, one from Baltimore, one from St. Louis and one from Alabama. Dr. Wm. Pepper was made Chairman and Dr. John P. Bryson, Secretary. The first regular meeting of the Congress is to be held in Washington, D. C., September 18, 19 and 20, 1888; the sessions of the Congress to be held in the evenings, leaving the day for the Special Societies to meet for their own work separately. It is worthy of notice that the American Gynæcological Society, which is one of the largest and most influential of the National organizations of specialists in this country, at its recent meeting in New York refused to join the proposed Congress, and appointed its next


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