From The Program of 1st Annual Meeting Society of American Bacteriologists, 1899
Wouldn’t you be tempted to attend such a session if it were part of a current-day ASM meeting? The first five papers ever delivered to a meeting of the Society of American Bacteriologist (now the ASM) are so utterly relevant to our concerns that they could be delivered now. No changes to the titles would be needed. I would be particularly eager to hear the paper on “Some Suggestions for the Study of Systematic Bacteriology.” Plus ça change……
Thanks to the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives.