Presentation of Papers—A Just Criticism.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(26):2011-2012. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510530031016.
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Chicago, June 16, 1906.

To the Editor:  —While we are still enthusiastic over the wonderful success of the Boston session and thoroughly impressed with the dignity and great efficiency of the machinery of the American Medical Association, would it not be well to consider some of the factors which have operated to qualify the complete satisfactoriness in some directions?It is obvious that the growth and general development of the Association is to present new problems which so far as may be should be anticipated. The sections, particularly in medicine and surgery, are and are destined to be still more attended to a degree that makes the complete usefulness difficult to achieve.The presentation of the formal paper necessarily is acquiring a greater prominence and the discussion by the general profession, which in former days was one of the chief pleasures, to say the least, of the session, is becoming


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