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March 6, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(10):274-275. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250030022009

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir.  —From the tone of the letters published in The Journal of February 27, especially those of Drs. Hamilton and Keller, I am afraid that I did not state my ideas on this subject with sufficient clearness in my letter in The Journal of February 6. My whole object is the future good of the Association, and therefore of the medical profession in this country. My object is not so much to increase the power of the Association, as its influence; and the further object is to organize the profession in America. Dr. Hamilton and some others seem to be under the impression that it was proposed to do away with the State Societies and their power altogether. On the contrary, I took special pains, in my letter of Feb. 6th, to keep any one from thinking that I advocated such absurdity. Dr.

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