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March 11, 1905

Failure to Secure Incorporation of the Association.

Author Affiliations

Chairman of the Committee on National Incorporation.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(10):805. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500370053019

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Abstract

New York City, March 6, 1905.

To the Editor:  —It will be of interest to the members of the American Medical Association to know that the efforts to secure satisfactory national incorporation of the American Medical Association by special act of Congress at the recent session were not successful. In the judiciary committee of the House the bill was amended so as to limit its effectiveness to the District of Columbia, thus withholding the permission, so much desired in this connection, of transacting business anywhere in the United States. In the judiciary committee of the Senate the phraseology of the bill was amended so as to permit the transaction of business anywhere in the United States. Owing to the shortness of the session, however, and to the demands of the important national matters that especially characterized the occasion, together with other conflicting vicissitudes, the bill as thus amended was not

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