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May 30, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(22):783. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410740027004

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Business is business, at least that is what all business men say, and the merchant, manufacturer, trader or professional man who can in one year double the value of his business by making a grand effort and don't do it, is usually regarded either as a little off, or entirely too slow to catch on to the good things that are gliding by on a rapid transit motor.

There is in this country a grand body of more than eighty thousand members of the regular medical profession, every one of whom is in some degree a debtor to the American Medical Association, and either directly or indirectly claims an affiliation with this organization. Those who directly claim the benefits have become permanent members. This number has now reached six thousand. These six thousand members own a valuable property in this Journal, each holding a single share of stock and no

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