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February 22, 1902

Is Membership in County Society Necessary for Old Members of State and National Societies?

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(8):525-526. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480080035012

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Abstract

Denver, Colo., Feb. 14, 1902.

To the Editor:  —In considering the proposition for change of the by-laws of the various state societies to conform with the new requirements of the Association, might it not be well to bear in mind the legal status of those persons who already have membership in some state societies and who have not maintained their membership in county societies. It has been suggested that any proposal to forfeit the membership of such persons in either the state organizations or the American Medical Association could not be enforced lawfully, so long as these persons continue to comply with the letter of the regulations that were in effect at the time they acquired membership. I do not, of course, presume to pass upon the question so raised, but simply call attention to the fact that it has been brought forward in the discussion of the subject and

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