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June 22, 1918


JAMA. 1918;70(25):1945-1946. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600250045011

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The sixty-ninth annual session of the American Medical Association, held in Chicago last week, was one of the most important the Association has ever held. This statement is made as the meetings, the exhibits, the addresses and the results of the past week pass in retrospect before us. The House of Delegates considered many topics of current war interest and passed a number of resolutions of important, timely character, conspicuous among them being those on animal experimentation, on universal military training, on welfare work among children, on the use of enemy manufactured pharmaceutic products, and on the work of Surgeon-General Gorgas.

The opening meeting of the Scientific Assembly, held in the Auditorium Theater was greeted by an audience of over 4,500 persons, every seat and available space in the theater being occupied. Unfortunately, many who desired to attend were unable to find accommodations because of late arrival. The music for

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