JAMA. 1896;XXVII(26):1327-1330. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431040009001b.
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Permit me at the outset of our meeting, to thank you for the honor you have seen fit to confer upon me. We are here, not for the consideration of the various kindergarten processes which go to make up the ordinary technique of our every-day affairs, but rather for the consideration of the higher themes in the realms of scientific research. Our aim should be to search a little further into the borders of the unknown. Some of the theories of yesterday have crystallized into the facts of today, and the knowledge gained benefits our whole professional brotherhood. One of the evidences of advancement is a growing tendency, particularly in the larger cities among our leading men, who are not wholly satisfied with the average society proceedings, to band themselves together in the formation of the various stomatological associations for the consideration and discussion of questions purely scientific, and their


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