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July 8, 1922

Association News

JAMA. 1922;79(2):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640020051020

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BUREAU OF LEGAL MEDICINE AND LEGISLATION  Complying with the request made by the Council on Health and Public Instruction, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, at the St. Louis Session, authorized the Board of Trustees to take over from the Council its medicolegal and legislative work and to organize a bureau through which such work shall be carried on. The Board announces the appointment of Dr. William C. Woodward as Executive Secretary of the Bureau. Dr. Woodward's experience in public life, as health commissioner of the District of Columbia and later of Boston, and his legal training have especially fitted him for the position.The functions of the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation are: (1) To keep in touch with federal and state legislation relating to medicine and public health; (2) promptly and intelligently to advise interested state associations and component societies concerning medical legislation and,

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