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March 8, 1902

County Society Membership.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(10):659. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480100035013

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Kingston-on-Hudson, Feb. 24, 1902.

To the Editor:  The Journal of Feb. 22—page 525—contains a letter from Dr. William P. Munn, of Denver, concerning the reorganization of state medical societies. The point to which he takes exception is that in all cases membership in the county society shall constitute membership in the state society, and that membership in the lower body shall be necessary for membership in the higher. His objection is that this is unfair to certain honorable members of the profession, who are already members of the state societies, but who do not care to work in county organizations. (He also refers to the judicial side of the question, upon which I have no opinion to offer.) From my own experience with physicians it seems incredible that any honorable physician could wish to do other than work in his own county society and do all in his power

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