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A meeting for the permanent organization of this Association was held in Birmingham, Alabama, on the 12th of October, 1887, pursuant to a call by the Alabama Surgical and Gynæcological Association, which had been prompted by requests from many prominent physicians in the Southern States asking the Alabama Association to so extend its membership as to include members from all the Southern States. The meeting was organized by the election of Dr. H. N. Rosser, temporary Chairman, and Dr. W. E. B. Davis, Secretary. A well considered Constitution and By-Laws were adopted. The second, third, and fourth Articles of the Constitution are as follows:
"Art. II. The object of this Association shall be to organize the profession of the South in the most efficient manner possible for the advancement of the sciences of surgery and gynecology.
"Art. III. This Association shall adopt and conform to the Code of Ethics of
THE SOUTHERN SURGICAL AND GYNÆCOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION.. JAMA. 1887;IX(22):692–693. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400210020005
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