April 2, 1910

Views on the Present Organization by the "Father of the Association"

JAMA. 1910;LIV(14):1154. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550400040012

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To the Editor:  —I have been reading your editorials on the organization of the Association with great interest and satisfaction. I am sure if you will search old speeches made by my father, by Gross, and by others of the old guard, you will find the hope frequently expressed that ultimately the profession of the country would be so organized that every county would have its society and send delegates to a business body of the state society, and that every state society would, in like manner, be represented in the Association—in other words, the organization as it now exists. That this was my father's ideal I know from his frequently repeated expressions to that effect.Moreover, what may please you was his feeling of gratification when the reorganization was effected that such a representative organization was possible. He also commented on the similarities of function of the council and

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