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February 8, 1902

The Organization of the Medical Profession.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(6):400. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480060038002

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V. Why Organization Has Failed in the Past.  There is no wonder, if we recognize this as the ideal, that attempts at organization have failed in the past. Except in a few states, the county societies, what few there are, exist, to all intents and purposes, as independent organizations, each standing alone, struggling along without encouragement in its efforts, without help when it becomes weak, dying out or lying dormant for months or years, to be revived and struggle along again and again without help!The state societies, as a rule, are independent organizations devoted to scientific and social purposes, and neglecting and ignoring the broad functions pertaining to a body representing the profession of the whole state. A study of the conditions existing in various parts of our country shows that in those states in which there are but few county societies the state society

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