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—For sometime it has seemed desirable to reorganize the National Association on a plan similar to that of our general government, so that every State and County Society in the United States with their individual members would become component parts of the great central organization and brought into closer relations with and more earnest support of it than seems to be attained by the plan now in vogue.
If some feasible means be suggested whereby this will be accomplished, there can be but little doubt of the more rapid growth and greater strength of the Association. The suggestion which the Journal puts forth now is that the Association be so reorganized as to bear the same relation to the State Societies and their subordinate county or local Societies that the national government bears to the several States that compose the Union, with the proviso that each State shall be in
Revision of the Code of Ethics. JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):293. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100025007
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