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—In a recent number of this journal, we explained the system of collective investigation adopted by the General Committee of the British Medical Association, and gave in illustration a specimen of the circulars and of the blanks for return of answers, together with the fact that the American Medical Association had been invited to co-operate in the same line of investigation, and that the proposition was referred to a committee for consideration. Wishing to test the practicability and value of co-operating with the work in Great Britain, by using circular notes, questions, and blanks for returns so nearly identical that the results will be strictly comparable, the American committee has commenced correspondence with that of the British Association, with a fair prospect of harmonious action. And it will facilitate the work if such members of the American Medical Association engaged in active general practice, in any part of the country,
Collective Investigation of Disease.. JAMA. 1883;I(13):399. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390130019005