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To the Editor:
—Soon there will be the fifth quinquennial election to the Hall of Fame. The first took place in 1900 immediately after the funds had been given anonymously for the building of a permanent monument to the men and women who had contributed most to the nation's well-being and culture. According to the constitution it was agreed that at the first election fifty national figures in art, science and history should be chosen, and that thereafter five were to be added every five years.The method of procedure is such as to allow no question as to the person's eligibility. The senate of the New York University, made up of the dean and senior professor of each of the university schools with the presidents or other representatives of each of the great theological schools in or near New York City, chooses the electors. There are a hundred of
Knopf SA. NO PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON AS YET IN THE HALL OF FAME. JAMA. 1920;74(15):1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620150047027