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To the Editor:—
In the January 11 issue of The Journal under the column Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation there appears an article concerning Dr. Emerson Stanley Bailey. It states that this man is in good standing in the Medical Society of the City of St. Louis.I wish to state that Dr. Bailey is not a member of the St. Louis Medical Society. He is probably a member of the Mound City Medical Forum, which is an organization of Negro physicians.
Dr. Peden's letter relates to the medicolegal abstract of a recent decision of the supreme court, special term, Albany County, N. Y., in Application of Bailey, 20 N. Y. S. (2d) 915, published in The Journal, January 11, pages 159-160, in which appeared the following statement:He [the petitioner] is a member in good standing of the Medical Society of the City of St. Louis,
Peden JC. THE ST. LOUIS MEDICAL SOCIETY AND THE MOUND CITY MEDICAL FORUM. JAMA. 1941;116(9):889. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820090089021
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