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June 28, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(26):1690-1691. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480260010003

Among the subordinate but by no means unimportant duties imposed upon this body is the selection of all the officers of the Association. Ineligible for any official preferment themselves by provision of the constitution, and all forms of candidacy and electioneering by any member or his friends having been properly placed under the ban, delegates will have time and opportunity to fairly and deliberately select the officers from the highest and most efficient class of members, and thus indirectly stimulate all who are ambitious for preferment, and who might have been led to hope for it in the past through other methods, strive to make and keep for themselves a position in this class. In order that the best men in the profession may be induced to serve as delegates it was determined that the House shall meet one day in advance of the General Meeting in the future, that