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May 3, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(18):1163-1164. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480180041005

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We print this week the constitution and by-laws outlined for state societies by the Committee on Organization of the American Medical Association. As is intimated in its introduction, there has been an expressed desire on the part of officials and committees of many of the state societies to coöperate in the work of uniform organization and to adopt a new constitution in conformity with the recommendations of the American Medical Association. But while the general principles recommended were appreciated, it seems to be difficult for some of the committees to embody these principles in the constitution and by-laws. Others seem to magnify the importance of some of the principles and to minimize the value of others. For these and other reasons there promises to be as much lack of uniformity in the future as there has been in the past, in spite of the universal desire that the opposite should

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