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June 8, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(23):811-812. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401000019007

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An old member of the Association, who joined it in 1859, writes to the Editor to say that he voted to change the election of officers of Sections, from the Nominating Committee to the Sections, but in his opinion there were gentlemen at a recent meeting who voted in several Sections, and he is now sorry he originally supported the present method. The change, he says, was to insure that men specially devoted to the work in certain Sections should be elected by those familiar with the work.

Our understanding is that when the Association voted to change the system of election of the officers of the Sections, it was not contemplated that a member should vote in more than one Section, and the hour for the election of Section officers was intended to be fixed so that all Sections would vote at the same time. As time has progressed,

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