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Since the reorganization plan was adopted in 1901— only four years ago—remarkable progress has been made in unifying the medical profession in the United States. The influence of the new spirit permeating the profession is being felt not only in the reorganized states, but even in the two or three states which have not adopted the new plan. Any one who will compare the conditions of to-day, in any part of the country, with conditions of five years ago will realize that a remarkable change for the better has taken place. "Unity, peace and concord," as Osler put it, as well as a spirit of scientific progress, are distinguishing features of the new era.
The recognition of the importance of the county society as a unit is the basic principle on which the work of organization has been and is being conducted. The most important unit in the scheme of
THE COUNTY SOCIETY AND THE ORGANIZATION MOVEMENT.. JAMA. 1905;XLV(10):721-722. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510100055010