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January 3, 1920


Author Affiliations

President, Ann Arbor, Mich.

JAMA. 1920;74(1):48. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620010054030

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To the Editor:  —Under this name, an organization was effected at the meeting of the American Medical Association in Atlantic City in June, 1919. At that time the membership numbered about 1,200. The executive committee held a meeting in St. Louis, October 15, and at that time the membership had increased to about 2,200. No profession responded more nobly to the country's call than did that of medicine. At least one third of all the legally qualified physicians in this country served in the Army, Navy, or on the Selective Draft Boards. All of these are eligible to this organization.The purposes of the organization are multiple and varied. In the first place, it is hoped that annual meetings will give opportunity for renewing acquaintanceship begun and developed in camp and in field. It is desirable to preserve the memory of the hundreds of our profession who fell in defense

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