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February 2, 1884

The Editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago.

JAMA. 1884;II(5):126-127. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390300014003

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Dear Sir:  —Your editorial upon signing the constitution, etc., of the A. M. A., leaves something of the peculiarity of the affair unexplained.As you quite properly say, "every member elect is required to sign these regulations."That this is the rule, and wisely so, to my knowledge was never questioned. But that this rule authorized the local committee, or the Judicial Council, or any other body, to exact from permanent members such a pledge as was made prerequisite to registration at the late meeting I very much doubt, and upon this important point your editorial is peculiarly silent.Perhaps the term "member elect" is used with a significance quite apart from the ordinary, and possibly it may require the official interpretation of the Judicial Council to determine who are members and who members elect. But to those who give the words their usual meaning the fact remains that there

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