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May 31, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(22):1446-1447. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480220032011

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The new Constitution of the American Medical Association provides for the election each year of not to exceed three honorary members who "shall be phvsicians of foreign countries who have risen to preeminence in the profession of medicine." It also provides that these shall be elected by the House of Delegates on the nomination of a Section. It will be well for the various sections to remember this new provision. It is presumed that each Section that desires to do so will select some noted foreigner working in the particular branch of medicine represented by such Section and recommend such to the House of Delegates for election to the position. There should be an effort made to elect as honorary members of the American Medical Association only the best men in the old world and it should be an honor for whomever receives the distinction. We would suggest that the

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