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May 21, 1892

Widows and Orphans of Medical Men.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(21):658. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411250028017

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  In the issue of the Journal for April 16, is an interesting communication from Dr. F. Horner, of Marshall, Va., which, however, is somewhat in error in certain respects. I refer particularly to the statements concerning the New York Society for the relief of the Widows and Orphans of Medical Men. This society is entirely distinct from the Physicians Mutual Aid Association, having been founded May 14, 1842, and being patterned after a similar organization in London which is now nearly or quite a century old. The objects of the society are stated in its rather long name, and it has also upon certain occasions extended relief to its members. Its fiftieth year of existence will be completed this week. Its relief work has extended through forty years and during that period it has aided 27 widows and 23

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