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VERMONT STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY
To permit readers of The Journal to become better acquainted with the activities of state medical associations, articles describing them will appear from time to time in these pages.—Ed.Although regional medical societies were formed in Vermont as early as about 1784, it was not until 1813 that the Vermont Medical Society was established. On Nov. 6 of that year the Vermont legislature, in "An Act to Incorporate the Vermont Medical Society," declared that "Whereas, in order to the improvement of the theory and practice of the different branches of the healing art, it becomes necessary that Medical Societies should be established—Therefore, it is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Vermont, That all those practitioners, who have heretofore belonged to any medical society under a legislative act, or acts of this state," together with a list of physicians and surgeons designated
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1954;156(4):434. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950040140016