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Two weeks since we stated that the ideal plan of a complete and most efficient organization of the medical profession in this country, required the organization of the profession of every county or limited district of each State and Territory, into a Society with a constitution and by-laws providing for regular meetings for mutual acquaintance and professional improvement, and also for the election of one delegate for every five of their members to unite with a similar ratio of delegates from the other Societies in the same State to constitute the State Society, which should have its constitution and by-laws requiring at at least one meeting annually, at which one delegate for every ten of its members should be. elected to unite with a similar ratio of delegates from all the other State and Territorial Societies in constituting the National representative organization of the profession of the whole country.
COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETIES. JAMA. 1887;VIII(3):72–73. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391280016005
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