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The A. M. A. Badge.

Irving C. Blaisdell, M.D.
JAMA. 1896;XXVI(14):688. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430660040015.
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Wilmore, Pa., March 25, 1896.

To the Editor:  —In a late number of the Journal my attention was called to an article written by Dr. Stewart, of Detroit, Mich., as regards a permanent badge for the American Medical Association. The article comes in a good time and I have often wondered that as yet nothing has been done through the Journal, or at the yearly meetings of the Society, in the matter of choosing a badge for the Society, and am glad to see that Dr. Stewart has at last placed the matter so clearly before us as a Society. We surely know that the American Medical Association has been founded nearly a half century and can venture on a badge when every order or society, great or small, from the Masons down, are well known and readily distinguished by a badge. And it appears to me there would be


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