Congratulations to the ASCI and its membership on the first 100 years. From their first organizational meeting on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City in June 1907, our predecessors recognized the need for an organization for the clinician who had a strong interest in true experimental medicine. These nine Young Turks formed the Society, had their first meeting at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, in 1909, and went on to become some of the leaders of American medicine in the first half of the 20th century. The establishment of the JCI in 1924 further enhanced the high standards of the ASCI and its membership. Surely thousands of us have benefited from the foundation of the ASCI and the JCI, as have, I would submit, millions of patients as well.
William N. Kelley