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July 10, 1954


Author Affiliations

Recording Secretary, Missouri State Medical Secretaries and Assistants Society 505 Woodruff Bldg., Springfield, Mo.

JAMA. 1954;155(11):1006. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690290056024

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To the Editor:  —In the May 1, 1954, issue of The Journal, I found a letter written by Mrs. Elizabeth E. Peck, president of the Michigan Medical Assistants Society. I was truly amazed to read that statistics from a recent national survey revealed that three states (Kansas, Michigan, and Oklahoma) are organized on a statewide level. I have no way of knowing just how recent the above-mentioned survey was made; however, our state society has been in existence since April 22, 1951. We have been recognized by the Missouri State Medical Association, and many of the members of that outstanding medical association have appeared as guest speakers during our conventions. We do not feel slighted, nor have our feelings been hurt, but we are proud of our society and want it recognized too.Our Missouri state society has four objectives under its constitution. They are (1) to establish higher standards

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