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March 9, 1929


JAMA. 1929;92(10):828-829. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700360066028

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To the Editor:  —The editorial comment on "Fewer Medical Meetings" (The Journal, February 23) discusses an interesting phase of medical organization.I fully appreciate how important staff meetings are, but I believe that there is a widespread lack of understanding of the proper correlation of the activities of local (county) medical societies and staff. This relation I have briefly discussed in a number of places; among them the last meeting of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association and in the session on the hospital staff conference at the Annual Congress on Medical Education, Medical Licensure and Hospitals.If the business material to be laid before the staff is properly prepared, there is no reason why an entire evening should be wasted in discussion on policy, which could be settled in a much shorter time and, I am certain, to the satisfaction of the great majority of staff

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