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January 28, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(4):301. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500310045013

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The absence of the name of any physician in the Hall of Fame of the University of New York influences the editor of the Western Medical Review to remark that "it is the obvious duty, not only of physicians themselves, but of the public, to see to it that in the election this year not less than three physicians are selected." The editor proceeds to recommend Benjamin Rush, David Ramsay, John Collins Warren, J. Marion Sims, Oliver Wendell Holmes. Under the rules, only persons born in the United States, now dead ten years or more, and most eminent in their respective fields, are eligible for nomination. The original plan was to select names for fifty of the 150 panels in 1900, and five more every five years thereafter until the list would be completed in 2000. In 1900, out of 252 nominations made, only twenty-nine received the required majority (51)

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