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The permanent enlargement of our Association must depend upon the value of the returns which it will be able to make to its individual members. It must be made able to so compensate men, that once they become members they will remain such, else, when convenient, they will maintain their membership, but when at all inconvenient they will forfeit it. This has been the history of the Association for the last forty years. It is at this point, it is to be hoped, that The Journal is coming to our help, and will hold many to a permanency which might not be otherwise secured. When it comes to be an everywhere acknowledged fact that The Journal is worth, to the masses of the profession, much more than its cost, there will be a two-fold reason for one's maintaining his membership. Just in proportion as men come to appreciate the advantages
THE INCREASE OF OUR MEMBERSHIP.. JAMA. 1891;XVI(16):556-557. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410680016005