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During the recent session of the legislature of the State of New York, an act was passed granting a charter to the New York State Medical Association. The objects of the Association are defined to be "The Cultivation and Advancement of the Science of Medicine, the Promotion of Public Health and the Establishment of a Death Benefit Fund for the Dependents of Its Members." The Association was organized in 1884 as an incorporated Association of members of the medical profession of the state who adhered to the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association, which had been discarded by the medical society of the state. During this long period of sixteen years the Association has maintained a vigorous growth, as its large membership of nearly 700 and its fifteen portly volumes of annual transactions abundantly attest. It has also gradually assumed a leading position among the medical organizations of
CHARTER OF THE NEW YORK STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(17):1075–1076. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460170055014
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