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March 6, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(10):276-277. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250030022011

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —Two admirable letters on this subject have lately appeared in The Journal, one signed "Branch," in the issue of February 6, the other from Dr. James H. Parkinson, of Sacramento, California, in the issue of February 27, 1886. It seems to the subscriber that the time has come when measures should be taken tending to increase the membership of our Association, and to render it in letter what it already is in spirit, the representative body of the regular medical profession of the United States of North America. How to accomplish this object has been indicated by " Branch" and by Dr. Parkinson.Our country is so vast that it will not be possible for members who live in distant States to attend meetings which may be held at the extreme North, South, East or West. To overcome these difficulties, the subscriber asks

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