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April 15, 1893

DOMESTIC CORRESPONDENCE.Revision of the Constitution and By-Laws.

JAMA. 1893;XX(15):431-432. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420420027017

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  The labors of the Committee on Revision of the Constitution and By-laws of the American Medical Association having been published for the criticism of members, it may be in order to examine some of the proposed changes and learn the character of their style, phraseology and spirit, and to ascertain if their formulation is distinct, if their arrangement is convenient, and if their adoption would be likely to confer any benefit upon the Association.1. In the words of an earnest and able defender of the Code, Dr. Talley, it may be said that the revised Constitution and By-laws of a great National organization should be couched in language likely to do honor to the scholarship of its authors, and presented in a style perspicuous without dogmatism, copious without redundancy, and elegant without pedantry; plainly setting forth rules without

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