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Passing of Sectarianism in Medicine—The Position of the New York State Medical Association.

Frederick Holmes Wiggin, M.D.
JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(25):1690. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470510046013.
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New York City, Dec. 10, 1901.

To the Editor:  —I was very much interested in an editorial from the St. Paul Medical Journal, which appeared in The Journal, November 16, 1901, entitled "The Passing of Sectarianism in Medicine," and I would like to call the attention of your readers to the advanced position taken by the reorganized New York State Medical Association on this subject. The only requirements for membership in this organization are that a physician shall be legally registered, shall be in good standing, and a resident of the State of New York. These requirements would seem to cover the points made in the editorial to which I have already referred, allowing, as they do, any legally registered physician in this state, no matter from what school he may have graduated, to become a member of the Association, provided only that the applicant calls himself simply a physician,


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