This society interested in the unfamiliar problems of the chest convenes in eighth annual meeting for the second time in our capital city. This time we take our place in the family circle of the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons but as one of the younger members. Our youth is still upon us but our older and sagacious friends have given us encouragement at every turn and are accompanying us into a sturdy adolescence. Many of our members are members of the older groups. We value highly the encouragement of their presence.
It is in the early days of existence that we must have skilled and steady hands to guide us. As we walk more firmly the body of the society will go on and the presiding officer will be borne along as one among his friends, accompanying them rather than presiding over them. I thank you for the