March 6, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(10):277. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250030022012

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —A communication in your Journal of February 6, over the signature " Branch," invites attention to a matter of peculiar interest to the medical profession of the country, namely: the discussion of measures that will more thoroughly bring together and cement the profession, advance the interests of medicine, and build up and strengthen the American Medical Association.That the American Medical Association should be to the profession of the United States what the British Medical Association is to the profession of England, it would seem, should be the earnest wish of every true-minded physician of this country; and the idea of establishing Branches, or of making every State Medical Society and every local medical organization a Branch, working in harmony and in consonance with the plans and rules of the American Medical Association, certainly appears well adapted to achieve this desirable object.Whether

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