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April 18, 1885

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

JAMA. 1885;IV(16):435-436. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390910015003

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Abstract

At the last annual meeting of the Association, one amendment to that part of the constitution relating to the conditions of eligibility for membership was proposed by Dr. C. H. Von Klein, of Dayton, Ohio, and will be before the Association for final action at the coming meeting in New Orleans. The proposed amendment is in the following form:

"1. No person who shall hereafter graduate from a medical college where literary education is not a prerequisite to such graduation, shall be eligible to be a delegate to the American Medical Association.

"2. All delegates to this Association, as a part of their credentials, shall present certificates from the County, District, or State Associations they represent, showing from what medical college and when graduated, but this provision shall not apply to delegates from the Army and Navy."

The object or motive that prompted the offering of this amendment is a

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