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It is announced that a man of means is to build four hospitals along the line of a certain railway extending through four states. The general public is to be admitted to these hospitals, and may be under the care of any physician "who is a member of the state medical society." As the profession becomes better organized, it will be recognized in more and more lines of activity that membership in representative medical societies is a good indication of the standing of a physician.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP AS A QUALIFICATION.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(4):300. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500310044008