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In reviewing the history of the Sections of the Association as given in the Transactions and in The Journal, there is a certain amount of difficulty from the fact that there are for many years no published official minutes and the data in the general minutes are not uniform or complete. In some cases even the names of officers are not given and in others the Sections were apparently dormant, there being no report from them. In the following pages an attempt has been made to bring together the leading landmarks, the dates of organization, the principal changes that have occurred and the names of those that have served as officers of the different Sections.
For the first twelve years of its existence the American Medical Association held only general meetings; the attendance was not so large, nor the number of articles so numerous as to call for division; it
HISTORY OF THE SECTIONS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(23):1504–1515. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480230024002a
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