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ABSTRACT OF AN ADDRESS,Delivered at the opening of the Twenty-second Annual Meeting of the Medical Society of the State of California, April, 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(20):609-611. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411240009001b.
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With the rapid advancement of medical science— due largely to the labor and experience of specialists in its various departments—the value and importance of society proceedings are becoming better and better appreciated and understood. In this connection it is gratifying to see how we, in this distant State, are keeping abreast of our more favored fellow-workers in and near the great medical centres of the East. Activity, intelligence, close observation and hard study are factors in our society work which are certain to make themselves felt, and which are sure elements of success.


They who contribute most of valuable material to society proceedings are contributing most to their own professional honor and success. They are advertising their knowledge and ability to the profession; and every medical man knows and feels the value of the respect and good will of his professional brethren. He who would


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