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Professional ethics seems to have been the bone of contention in the early attempts at organizing the Orleans Parish Medical Society. In 1873, reformers organized the Orleans Medical and Surgical Association, and a considerable number of members also belonged to the Orleans Parish Medical Society. The renaissance of scientific activities then centered the interest of physicians and to these men this history is dedicated: "To the Young Men of the Eighties, whose judgment, vision, devotion and acumen fused into a solid body the decadent medical Societies of this City." The history covers the period between 1878 and 1928. The Shreveport Medical Society is credited with the assembling of representatives from different parishes to organize the state society in conformity with the plans of the American Medical Association. In 1890 the new society absorbed the Orleans Medical and Surgical Association.
The History of the Orleans Parish Medical Society, compiled by Dr.
History of the Orleans Parish Medical Society, 1878-1928.. JAMA. 1930;95(16):1200-1201. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720160060040