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BRANCHES OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

James H. Parkinson, L.R.C.S.
JAMA. 1886;VI(9):245-246. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250020105008.
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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir.  —I have read with much interest "Branch's" letter in The Journal of February 6th, and agree with him that the matter ought to be taken up at the coming meeting in St. Louis. Within recent years the Association has taken two important steps—the establishment of The Journal and the admission of "Members by Application." These have materially extended its influence and increased its membership.The numerical relation between the regular profession in the United States and the Association is still small, but even if an increase exceeded the most sanguine expectations a scattered membership of many thousands would not be. so powerful as one smaller but disciplined and united. What is wanted is organization, a system by which the profession can express itself as a unit upon vital questions, and through which the greatest possible benefit will accrue to individual members. The

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