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March 15, 1902

Membership in County and National Societies.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(11):718. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480110040013

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San Diego, Cal., Feb. 28, 1902.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal of February 22, page 525, is a communication suggesting to the effect that a clause in the by-laws affecting membership in the Association be so drawn as to except from its operation those members who for any reason have not maintained membership in the county society and do not desire to re-enter it. It seems to me that such a clause would be objectionable, distinctly retrograde and impolitic. It is one of the avowed objects, in fact the chief object, of the re-organization to effect a more thorough and perfect organization of the profession generally, and the county society is, by the proposed scheme of reorganization, to be the unit. I submit that it would be, to say the least, impolitic to create a class who might remain members of the Association and yet not be members of

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