The pernicious conditions existing in the medical profession, regarding its material interests, is a subject which calls for the consideration and earnest thought on the part of all the members of that profession who are interested in its welfare. These conditions are many and varied, and too well known to need repeating here. In every instance they are the result of a lack of organized effort, on the part of the profession itself, to remove them.
Organization in the medical profession of the United States is at present best defined as "chaotic." While there are nearly fifty states and territories, and as many state and territorial societies, there are also nearly as many plans on which these are organized. A few are based on the county society, membership in this carrying membership in the state body; a few others, recognizing the value of the county organizations, encourage them in a