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A correction appeared in The Journal, April 5, page 1025, concerning the first society devoted exclusively to medical specialists. Dr. George W. Kosmak now writes that the American Gynecological Society was formed in 1876 and held its first meeting in May of that year, making it, he says, the oldest special society in the United States.
American Gynecological Society. JAMA. 1947;134(2):200. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880190088018