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—We have been asked so many times during the past year how a physician can become a member of the American Medical Association, and we have so many subscribers who are not members, that we deem it proper to give the desired information through the columns of the Journal. The Association, by its plan of organization, is a representative body, intended to "collectively represent and have cognizance of the common interests of the medical profession in every part of the United States." The membership consists of delegates appointed by "permanently organized State Medical Societies, and such county and district medical societies as are recognized by representation in their respective State societies," and from the Medical Departments of the Army, Navy, and Marine Hospital Service of the United States; and of Permanent Members, consisting " of all those who have served in the capacity of delegates, and of such other members as
How to Become a Member of the American Medical Association.. JAMA. 1884;II(2):48. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390270020003