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Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:
What has been the course of the Association in the case of members who have failed to keep dues paid up? Does payment for one year restore them to active membership, or must all arrears be paid? Will subscription to The Journal secure the privileges of membership at the next meeting to a member now in arrears? Respectfully,The foregoing letter of inquiry was received a day or two since, and as the questions it contains have been asked many times during the past year, we think it may be profitable to give them a public answer. The course of the officers of the Association in relation to members not paying their annual dues, is clearly defined by the following provisions of the constitution and by-laws: "Any permanent member who shall fail to pay his annual dues for three successive years