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April 10, 1886


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Sacramento, Cal.

JAMA. 1886;VI(15):417-418. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250040053011

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —I have carefully read the letters which have followed the appearance of "Branch's" communication, and am rather surprised at the position which some of your correspondents have taken.In his last letter (Journal of March 6) "Branch" states that his object is "to increase the influence of the Association, and organize the profession;" while he distinctly deprecates any idea of abolishing existing institutions. The only point on which I am not clear is where he says that "a very large amount of red-tape would be taken away from the requirements for admission to the Association when respectable and reputable physicians desire to enter;" the object to be attained is organization, and the results which inevitably follow where that is successful.I am in perfect accord with your correspondent when he writes: " If anyone can propose a plan which will be more acceptable

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