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August 12, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(7):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420590027003

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We publish in another column a very interesting and convincing argument from the Medical News, which shows the necessity that now exists for organization, and gives conclusive reasons why the American Medical Association should constitute the central rallying point. At the Milwaukee meeting the Association gained 273 new members, and there is no reason why the membership should not steadily grow throughout the year. The fact is self-evident that if the medical profession of this country wish to have power and influence in all matters in which they are interested they can only accomplish it by organization.

Membership in the Association can be secured at any time, and the door is wide enough for all qualified members of the profession to enter. The splitting up into myriads of small societies is to be deplored, as one of the surest means of disorganization The regular local, State and National societies surely

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