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JAMA. 1891;XVII(14):497-501. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410920001001.
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THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.  Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons, Washington, D. C., September 23-25, 1891.BY CLAUDIUS H. MASTIN, M.D., OF MOBILE. ALA.Fellows of the American Surgical Association:At your last meeting, in May, 1890, you selected me to be your presiding officer at this session; a session of especial interest, because it is the occasion when the several special Associations conjointly assemble to constitute the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons.Thoroughly appreciating the importance of the trust, and acknowledging the very great honor you have done me, I embrace the first opportunity which has presented, to thank you for this generous manifestation of your confidence and esteem.It now becomes my pleasing duty to welcome you, together with our distinguished confrères from abroad who have honored us with their presence, to this, the beautiful capital city of this great, growing


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