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January 11, 1902

The Organization of the Medical Profession.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(2):113. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480020043012

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A Statement of Facts.  The Committee on Reorganization, appointed by the American Medical Association in 1900, which reported at the 1901 meeting of the Association at St. Paul, when preparing its report attempted to gather statistics concerning medical organization, and especially as regards the number of those who belong to medical societies. Reports were received from every state, although from some the results as to accuracy were not very satisfactory, it being impossible in some of the states to more than guess at the facts regarding the number belonging to medical societies. However, basing its conclusions on more or less reliable information, the Committee concluded that the total membership of the medical societies at that time was approximately between 34,000 and 35,000.In arriving at these figures no attempt was made to take into account those who belong to more than one society, although in some instances one individual

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