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January 21, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(3):222. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500300054009

On January 9 Congressman Dwight of New York introduced a bill1 for the national incorporation of the American Medical Association by special act of Congress. This is of special interest to the members of the American Medical Association, and, in fact, to the members of the medical profession of the country. Obtaining recognition by Congress will not only add dignity to the body which represents the medical profession of the United States, but will give it a power and an influence for good which it would not otherwise have. We hope that every physician who has at heart the betterment of sanitary affairs of our country, and the various matters in which the medical profession is interested, will use his influence where it will do the most good. The bill was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and at the present time the matter is wholly in its