Medicine: Illegal, Immoral

Cool as genteel cucumbers are the county medical societies which make up the rank & file of the American Medical Association. But hot as a red pepper is the New York County (Manhattan) Medical Society, largest and most powerful in the U. S. Last fall, its members objected to closed conclaves of the officers, clamored for open-meeting discussion of all important business matters. Last week members kicked up another hullabaloo.

During the past several years, a number of county and State societies have elected "executive secretaries" for long tenure, to steer the societies through troublous times. Before leaving office last December, the...

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