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April 26, 1884

What are the Conditions for Retaining Permanent Membership in the American Medical Association?

JAMA. 1884;II(17):469. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390400021003

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—This question was suggested by a perusal of the following letter:

"Dear Sir:  —I have been a permanent member of the American Medical Association more than a quarter of a century. I signed the regulations when I became permanent member." If I attend the May meeting in Washington, must I sign again to be allowed to have my tickets? I have paid all my dues up to date. I claim that I am a permanent member, and will be until expelled. I believe in the new Code of Ethics of the State of New York, and cannot sign again. Please answer, that I may know whether permanent member, means permanent for one year, or until you are proven guilty of some overt act and expelled from the same. Yours respectfully."It is evident that the writer of the foregoing letter regards the payment of the annual membership dues, as the

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