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On March 20, 1854, fourteen physicians assembled in Bloomington, Ill., to organize the McLean County Medical Society. On the fiftieth anniversary, in 1904, the society requested one of its charter members, Dr. C. R. Parke, then of Louisville, Ky., to write a history of the medical society to be included in a history then being prepared by the McLean County Historical Society. The brief history prepared by Dr. Parke is the opening chapter in this small volume. It is followed by the original constitution of the McLean County Medical Society and by the revised constitution, which went into effect Dec. 1, 1904. There is a list of all the presidents and secretaries and a brief bibliography of all the members from the organization of the society down to the present. The history closes with a brief account of several hospitals in Bloomington and of the eightieth anniversary and banquet of
Biographical History of the Members of the McLean County Medical Society and Other Physicians Who Have Practiced Medicine in McLean County, 1854-1934. Paper. JAMA. 1934;103(16):1259. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750420071035