Presidential Address

John M. Swan Rochester, New York

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In calling this, the seventeenth, annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine to order, I wish to express the pleasure that I feel, in common with all of our members, in holding the meeting conjointly with the annual gathering of the Southern Medical Association. Those whom you have chosen to manage the affairs of the Society have for several years had this intimite relationship in mind and, indeed, the two societies would have met together in 1918 had it not been for the pandemic of influenza which made such demands on the medical profession that it was thought wise to abandon the meeting altogether. I wish, with the consent of the Council, to invite the members of the Southern Medical Association to attend our sessions and to take part in our discussions.

The problems that have interested us since the foundation of the Society are the problems that interest you as practitioners in the southern portion of the United States.