February 27, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(9):247-248. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250020105010

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —I have been much interested in the letter which dealt with the subject of " Branches" in your issue of February 6, page 163. No one can take exception to the spirit of that letter, though one may differ when it comes to the details and their execution. The formation of such Branches, in my opinion, should proceed somewhat differently from the method suggested by "Branch."In the first place the American Medical Association should be divided into a governing body and a working body. The latter could be composed, as it is now, of members of the regular profession, who have attended in the capacity of delegates to this part of the organization, its Sections. and of "Members by Application." The former should be composed of delegates only of State and Territorial Branches, who should be chosen by these bodies under rules

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