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August 10, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(6):392. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470320036005

Whatever may be the reason the fact is the medical profession everywhere has become aroused to the necessity of organizing for something more than purely scientific purposes. This is true not only in the United States, but in the Old World also.

Last week1 we gave an account of the Deutscher Aerztevereinsbund, or the German Practitioners' Association, which showed that this association during the past year had increased its membership in a remarkable manner. The most important fact shown, however, is that the Bund has taken up in an active, business-like manner the problems that are affecting the profession in Germany, problems that have their counterpart with us. It decided to establish a central office, or headquarters, in Berlin, and to place one of its members in charge; and it appropriated a good sum to carry out the objects the Bund has in view. Among these are to promote

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