It is noteworthy that physicians realize as never before the benefits of organization, not only to individual members, but also to the medical profession in its complex relations to the general public. While practically all of the states of the Union have taken final action and have adopted the "essentials to uniformity" of organization, the work has not as yet been completed. In this direction, the results already accomplished by Dr. J. N. McCormack are worthy of the highest commendation. Moreover, there are at present to be found scattered throughout the length and breadth of our land many volunteers who have taken up the work with zest and earnestness.
The beneficent influences of organization, Dr. J. M. Anders1 of Philadelphia states, are easy of explanation, and among the most obvious stands its power to stimulate men to useful tasks. It is undeniably true that the major portion of important
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