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February 2, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(5):424-425. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520310048008

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As with other matters connected with the activities of the American Medical Association, it is not necessary to offer an apology for the splendid work that Dr. McCormack is doing. He may be a "walking delegate," as he is sneeringly designated by some of the gentlemen who love to criticise and belittle anything the Association does, provided that by the term is meant that he is delegated to meet the profession and the public all over the country in the interest of better conditions for both.

There is a misconception of what he is doing, however, even by those who are in sympathy with the Association and its work. As the Ohio State Medical Journal says, the majority of their officers "were laboring under the mistaken idea that the meetings were for the purpose of organizing the medical profession; in other words, had the end in view of forming medical

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