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April 8, 1939


JAMA. 1939;112(14):1347-1393. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800140045017


REPORT OF THE SECRETARY  To the Members of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association:The following annual report of the Secretary is respectfully submitted:

Membership and Fellowship  A review of the Membership and Fellowship records for the five years from 1934 to 1938 inclusive shows that there has been a constant increase in the number of members as well as in the number of Fellows. Official reports of the Secretary submitted to the House of Delegates have included the following figures for each of these five years: In 1934 the number of members was 98,041 and the number of Fellows 60,714; in 1935 there were 99,536 members and 61,406 Fellows; in 1936 the members numbered 101,946 and the Fellows 62,997; in 1937 the number of members was 105,460 and the number of Fellows 66,296; in 1938 there were 109,435 members and 68,478 Fellows, and