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March 16, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(11):740-741. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470110042004

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The need of a better organization of physicians is felt in the United States, where the disadvantages of an ununited profession in the struggle against united quackery, and other evils, are every day manifest. In other countries similar evils are to be fought and like needs for organization exist; therefore, we hear of movements in the direction of furthering professional interests, such as business association, etc., in almost every quarter of the globe. Organizations and combinations are the special feature of the present day, and medicine can not be an exception to the rule. Organization to meet the new conditions as they arise is the essential to success, and this fact is apparently being more generally recognized now than at any time in the past.

The British Medical Association has been taking steps, through a strong committee, toward its reorganization, and the recommendations of the committee-its first or provisional report—are

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