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Toledo, Ohio, Nov 6, 1907.
To the Editor:
—In the October number of the Toledo Medical and Surgical Reporter there appeared an editorial, "The Future of the Lucas County Medical Association." Knowing that the paper had but little influence or circulation, and knowing that members of the academy were aware how inaccurate these statements were, I felt it unnecessary to reply, but since in The Journal, October 28, under "Medical Economics," this editorial was abstracted, I wish, as president of the Academy of Medicine, to put you in possession of the facts. The first misstatement made by the editor of the Toledo Medical and Surgical Reporter is that relating to the name of the county society. No body of medical men has ever been called the "Lucas County Medical Association." There was a Toledo Medical Association, organized in 1851, and a Lucas County Medical Society, organized in 1884. In 1903
Snyder WH. Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1856. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530220044015