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January 30, 1904

Organization in Iowa.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(5):322. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490500042016

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Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 22, 1904.

To the Editor:  —In behalf of and in justice to the medical profession of Iowa, I submit the following corrections. Dr. McCormack, in his "Plea for Unification" (The Journal, Jan. 16, 1904, p. 167), uses the following language:It is true that in nearly every state where this plan of organization has been proposed, as was natural and to be expected, academic and purely theoretical objections have been made to some feature of it, usually to the council, the house of delegates or to coincident membership. Such objection has always been made in advance of a trial of them, and they have been confined almost entirely to states which have been practically without organization heretofore. Conditions in Iowa illustrate this point well.I have italicized what seems to me a totally unjust and probably unintentional use of Iowa as an example, which, as it

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