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December 17, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1875. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250045007

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The rapidity with which the state societies all over the country have accepted the recommendation of the American Medical Association and have adopted a uniform plan of organization is both remarkable and pleasing. The most hopeful did not dream that so much could be accomplished in four years, and that in less than this time three-fourths of the state societies would have been reorganized and would be working under the same plan. Four, Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, already had the essential features of the new plan in their organic law, so that these may be considered as part of the great body working under a uniform plan as though they had adopted all the non-essentials. Aside from the above—and New York—the only states that have not finally acted on the matter are Georgia, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming. These will probably take final action at the next annual

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