JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
Since the reorganization plan was adopted in 1901—only four years
ago—remarkable progress has been made in unifying the medical profession
in the United States. The influence of the new spirit permeating the profession
is being felt not only in the reorganized states, but even in the two or three
states which have not adopted the new plan. Any one who will compare the conditions
of to-day, in any part of the country, with conditions of five years ago will
realize that a remarkable change for the better has taken place. “Unity,
peace and concord,” as Osler put it, as well as a spirit of scientific
progress, are distinguishing features of the new era.
THE COUNTY SOCIETY AND THE ORGANIZATION MOVEMENT.. JAMA. 2005;294(10):1286. doi:10.1001/jama.294.10.1286