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—"Dear Sir: Is there any little manual containing the Code of Ethics, constitution, and by-laws of the American Medical Association? Questions are frequently asked me by men much older in the profession than I am, which can only be answered by reference to those articles, but they, like many of us younger men, do not happen to possess copies of the Transactions of the society. Would it not be well to publish the articles in the Journal if they are not published in manual form?
A local medical society over fifteen years ago adopted a fee table. Said society never meets now. New physicians have come in who have never subscribed to said table; some that have 'cut rates' with irregulars, though they themselves are members of the A. M. A. What is to be done about it? x."
—We know of no manual or publication containing the constitution,
Questions and Answers.. JAMA. 1884;II(10):266. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390350014004