Southern Practitioner; An Independent Monthly Journal Devoted to Medicine and Surgery Volume 9,

Southern Practitioner; An Independent Monthly Journal Devoted to Medicine and Surgery Volume 9,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...had, therefore, to contend against more than the ordinary difficulties attending so great an undertaking. The Committee of Arrangements, through the Chairman, Dr. A. Y. P. Garnett, of Washington, announced the programme of entertainments, including an excursion to Mount Vernon, an excursion to Niagara Falls, various receptions, etc. Dr. Garnett added that it had been a source of profound regret and embarrassment to the committee that the month of September should have been selected for the meet ing, and that they felt it due to themselves and the citizens of Washington to explain why there had not been a more general and spontaneous manifestation of that bountiful hospitality for which the city had at all times been so justly distinguished. It was hoped that the guests would not fail to understand and appreciate the unfortunate fact that they had come to a city absolutely and entirely deserted for the time by the larger portion of its inhabitants, and that those whose official and social positions entitled them to the privilege of extending a cordial welcome to their homes were necessarily deprived of that pleasure by absence. He would add that the labors of the committee had been truly Herculean, and embrace the occasion to return his thanks to the chairmen of the various sub committees for the fidelity, zeal, and patience displayed in the execution of their respective duties The address of welcome was then given by the Secretary of State, the Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, as follows: The pleasing duty has been assigned to me of giving expression, in the name of my fellow countrymen, to the gratification felt by us all fliat you should have selected this capital to be the scene of your ninth congress, and cordially to bid you welcome. The world...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568141
  • 9781236568144