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April 26, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(17):1084-1085. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480170038006

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Probably few of our readers are aware that in nearly every part of the United States the movement for a better and more systematic organization of the medical profession is in progress. While some know that this movement is going on in their own locality or state, they can not very well know what is transpiring elsewhere, unless they are especially interested.

The officers of state societies, in many instances, have been stimulated to active work by the action taken and recommendations made by the American Medical Association at its last meeting, but there has been another potent and widespread influence—as some one expresses it, "organization is in the air." The large majority of the state bodies held their annual sessions during April and May, hence before the St. Paul session of the American Medical Association and consequently its action last June could not have been brought before them for

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