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January 22, 1887

OBSTACLES TO THE FORMATION OF PERMANENT COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETIES.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(4):97-98. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391290013005

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Abstract

In The Journal of last week, we called attention to the necessity for more complete and universal organization of the profession, in all its departments, into County or small District Societies, as the basis of efficient and truly representative State and National organizations. It was further stated that we have already such societies in nearly every county of some States, in a majority of others, and in only a few of the remainder; but that in all those existing, there is need of having the active membership embrace more nearly all the regular members of the profession within their limits, and still more need for the prompt formation of new societies in all the counties where none now exist. Experience has shown the existence of three chief obstacles in the way of the complete voluntary organization of the profession in a country embracing so vast a territory as ours. The

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