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September 3, 1898

The Association and the Colleges.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(10):547. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450100057014

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Trenton, Tenn., Aug. 22, 1898.

To the Editor:  —After carefully reading the notice sent out by Dr. W. B. Atkinson, Permanent Secretary, to the deans of the various Medical Colleges in the United States, setting forth the action of the American Medical Association, at Denver, in June last, in which it was voted "to allow no one to register as either delegate or permanent member of this Association," who, as "professor or other teacher in, or graduate of any Medical College in the United States, which shall, after Jan. 1, 1899, confer the degree of Doctor of Medicine, or receive such degree on any condition below the published standard of the Association of American Medical Colleges," I am satisfied that the Association has attempted to reach a point which it should attain, in an unconstitutional manner. This resolution attempts to define who shall be received hereafter as members of this

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