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June 7, 1947

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1947;134(6):533-544. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880230043015

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Abstract

HEARINGS ON S. 545—THE TAFT-SMITH-BALL-DONNELL BILL 

Statement of Dr. R. L. Sensenich, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Before the Hearing May 21, 1947 of the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare of the United States Senate.  Dr. Sensenich described the American Medical Association as including 132,659 physicians who are members of the county and state medical societies. The policies of the American Medical Association are determined by the House of Delegates. The members of the House of Delegates, numbering 175, are elected by the respective houses of delegates of the individual states, which in turn are elected by the members of the county medical societies. The Association, thus, is democratic in its organization and in its functions.He discussed the ten points of its national health program.It must be recognized that each one of these ten avenues of approach to the problems

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