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August 23, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(8):433-434. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480340027003

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While the, new system of organization imposes important duties on every official, from those of the county societies up to the President of the American Medical Association, the responsibility for the success or failure of the plan rests largely on the Councillors. As this is a new class of officials in most of the state societies, and as so much depends on the zeal, faithfulness and intelligence with which they discharge their duties, as well as the support they receive, a clear understanding of such duties and methods for their performance should be appreciated by every member of the profession.

It is made the chief duty of the Councillor, in his capacity as an organizer, to visit each county in his district at least once a year to meet with and give advice or assistance to the county society, if there be one, and to effect an organization where none

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