This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Next in organization and domain to that great institution whose power and influence are felt in every hamlet, on every shore, by every river of the habitable globe—the stupendous brotherhood of Masonry—is the secret order confined to the medical profession, the largest medical organization of its kind extant, the Grand Council of which, convening biennially, holds its thirteenth convention to-day with the University of Minnesota Chapter and fraters in the city of Minneapolis, to enact its laws as a central governing body having chapters in the leading medical universities.
Laying claim to an origin at least coeval with the ancient Egyptian priesthood, and deriving its authority from an antiquity that was hoary when Christianity was born, it has nevertheless adapted itself to the needs of modern medicine; and at the close of this, the civilized nineteenth century, it was never so numerous or powerful as it is to-day in
IRWIN JL. THE NU SIGMA NU FRATERNITY—ITS MISSION IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.. JAMA. 1895;XXV(5):177-180. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430310005001a