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November 14, 1942

The History of Alpha Kappa Kappa

JAMA. 1942;120(11):870. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830460068027

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Abstract

The Alpha Kappa Kappa medical fraternity was founded at Dartmouth College in 1888. Prominent among the founders was Dixi Crosby, whose father, grandfather and great grandfather were physicians. In three generations of this family there were nine physicians, all of whom received their medical education at Dartmouth. Although Dartmouth traditions were deeply ingrained in the founders of Alpha Kappa Kappa, they probably never visualized that the fraternity would attain national and international scope; it was their intention to found a society built on lasting principles as an aid in their studies. While the committee—Paul D. Crimm grand historian, William A. Mann grand president and Lee D. Van Antwerp editor of the Centaur—which prepared this history could not find some early details of organization of the fraternity, copies of reports of the early annual conventions were available. A brief history of the founding of each of the sixty-one chapters, together

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