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January 31, 1903

Membership in the American Medical Association and the New York Profession.

JAMA. 1903;XL(5):319-322. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490050041012

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Chicago, Jan. 20, 1903.

Dear Doctor:  —Your letter of recent date to the Secretary of the American Medical Association, concerning your relations with that body, has been handed to me with the request that I reply.In the letter you say that you wish to sever your relationship with the American Medical Association, because of the actions of the Association. You state that the conduct of the Association is narrow, that this is 1903, not 1880 or 1881, and that as long as the American Medical Association continues to make an unjust and particular target of the New York State, Society, so long must you forego the pleasure of membership in it.I am induced to make reply to this letter for the reason that you make the statement "the American Medical Association makes a target of the Medical Society of the State of New York," and that I may

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