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May 8, 1909

THE COUNTY SOCIETY

JAMA. 1909;LII(19):1481-1483. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420450013001e

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Abstract

The success of the state and national organizations must have as its logical basis a healthy condition of its constituent parts, the county medical societies. They are the units, and all permanent advancement and improvement is directly dependent on their condition. Increase the interest attendance and enthusiasm of a single county society, and a notch has been gained for the whole. The enthusiasm is mildly contagious. The glow of a live healthy society can not but have a beneficial effect and act as a stimulus on its neighbors. Too little attention has been given to the county society, the difficulties against which it must struggle and the ways and means of solving and meeting them successfully. This is a subject of vital importance and deserving of a most thoughtful consideration.

Now for the county society, its joys, its sorrows, and its needs. Let us study it for a moment under

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