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July 12, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(2):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480280026006

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In an editorial note last week, "Michigan Falls Into Line," we gave Wisconsin among those state societies which had adopted the Constitution and By-laws recommended by the American Medical Association. This was a mistake, Michigan being the state referred to. Last week two more societies, Colorado and Minnesota, came into line, and adopted the recommended constitution. The list now comprises Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee; and California and Illinois should be added, as their new constitutions contain the fundamental principles. We hope all these state societies will recognize the fact that the adoption of these constitutions is only the good beginning; what has been done is simply adopting the architect's plan. The work of putting up the structure from the foundation to the roof is yet to be done. The new constitution must become practically effective by the active co-operation of their members before the required

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