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May 31, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(22):1443. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480220029004

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On the tenth of next month there will gather at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., a body of men that will be unique from the fact that it will be the first time a national body of medical men ever met that was created in a strictly representative manner. There have been larger gatherings of physicians from the various states, but they were largely self-appointed, and some states had a much larger proportionate representation than others. The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, however, will be composed of men elected to represent a definite clientele, and a definite territory.

For years those who have been most anxious for success in medical organization, and have desired that the American Medical Association should be more representative in character and of greater influence, have insisted that its legislative branch should be a body in which should be federated the state societies. The

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