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THE seventh meeting of the International Medical Congress, which has just been held in London, has been remarkable from many points of view. The sudden growth of the Congress from an assembly of 600 to one of over 3000 members, the truly cosmopolitan character of the gathering, the great scientific activity displayed, the lavish private and public hospitality and marked Royal patronage conferred, have one and all marked out this meeting as a very great event. It has been the largest and most complete assembly of scientific men that this age, and therefore any age, has ever witnessed, and if the results to science should prove to be at all commensurate, it will be a very prominent event in the history of the progress of science.


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