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Union of the Berlin Medical Associations
Even before the war, the desire was repeatedly expressed that the numerous medical associations of Berlin, about twenty in number, might be united. The reasons for such a union will be readily apparent. The members of the various associations will thus save both dues and time, especially in view of the fact that the associations have been in the habit of holding their sessions on different days of the week. The originators of the plan of union had not only the Deutsche Naturforscherversammlung in mind but also the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association, with their various sections. Heretofore, the realization of this plan has been frustrated by the chairmen of the associations, many of whom feared that a union would affect disadvantageously their position. During the war, it proved possible to effect a temporary union of the associations, particularly as there
BERLIN. JAMA. 1923;81(19):1622–1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650190052026