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August 18, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(7):589-590. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650070073019

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Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association  The annual meeting of the British Medical Association was held at Portsmouth. At the meeting of representatives, the important question of the relation between the association and the Society of Medical Officers of Health, which had been under discussion since the 1920 meeting and had given rise to negotiations, came up. At present the constitution of the association makes no provision for insuring that the opinions of health officers shall be made known directly to the association. A conference took place between representatives of the two bodies, and an agreement was reached. Among other things, the conference decided that preventive and curative medicine cannot be separated on any sound principle, and that any public scheme of medical services must be brought within the sphere of the general physician, whose work should embrace communal as well as individual medicine. Physicians should have access to

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