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March 6, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(10):277-278. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250030022013

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —I agree with "Branch" in his letter of February 6, as to the propriety of, in some way, popularizing membership in the American Medical Association. Give members of the profession a chance to join the Association. There are thousands who would willingly do so, but who cannot attend the yearly meeting, or cannot secure election as delegates. Under present rules only delegates, or those who live at the place of holding the meeting of the Association, can become members.Our large institutions of learning are recognizing the necessity of entending facilities for students who desire to enter, by having examinations at other centres as well as where the college may be situated; thus saving to the applicant the expense and trouble of long journeys.There should be some regulation adopted by the American Medical Association, and widely published to the profession, whereby

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