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November 17, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(20):1284-1285. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460460034011

The Dominion Medical Monthly editorially comments on the suggestion of the New York Medical Journal1 that Canadian physicians be admitted to membership in the American Medical Association. The proposition appears to strike our Canadian confrère favorably. It enumerates some of the advantages that would thus ensue to Canadian practitioners; the closer associations with the great body of medical men on this continent and the advantages of The Journal to Canadian physicians are specially noticed. There is no question that there are many reasons why it would be advantageous to both Canadians and Americans to come together on common ground in medical matters, and membership in the American Medical Association would be the most available means to this end. There is only one possible objection, and that would not affect the scientific side of the question. The American Medical Association has often to deal with matters exclusively American, questions of