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February 21, 1925


JAMA. 1925;84(8):612-613. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660340050027

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To the Editor:  —The Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases has now worked successfully on new and unique lines for more than five years. I believe it is time that the profession should understand its methods and realize that the old-fashioned medical society meetings, with their set papers and more or less casual discussions, are not the ideal method of expression, although the accepted fashion of a hundred years. I propose to set forth the make-up, methods and aims of this new association; for I believe that they should be widely introduced in medical organizations generally.To begin at the beginning: The officers consist of a president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, assistant secretary-treasurer, and a commission of from twenty to thirty men, nominated by a committee and elected by the society. The membership is composed of physicians who belong to the neurologic societies of the United States and Canada,

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