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July 11, 1903

A Year's Experience in Organization in Michigan.

Author Affiliations

Chairman Council Michigan State Medical Society.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(2):114-115. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470040042025

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Detroit, Mich., June 20, 1903.

To the Editor:—It is characteristic of the American to demand the test of experience ere accepting the dicta of science. Medical sociology affirms certain propositions relative to medical organization, but their acceptance is delayed for lack of experimental proof. As a contribution to this proof is the experience of Michigan during the past year. This experience began with the annual meeting, June, 1902, at Port Huron. Then, as a result of an exhaustive study of the situation, past, present and future, the Michigan State Medical Society unanimously adopted a new constitution and by-laws, in accord with modern methods. Officers were elected to carry out the details of the change. Some of the results may be catalogued thus:

The meeting of 1902 adjourned with a paid-up membership of about five hundred; eleven months later with seventeen hundred and twelve. June, 1902, it had no branches

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