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THE DETROIT SESSION
Presentation of Emblems to Past-PresidentsA unique and impressive feature of the opening meeting of the Detroit session was the presentation to living past-presidents of the Association of an emblem to be worn on official occasions, commemorating service to the organization. Following the usual features of the opening meeting, including addresses of welcome, the introduction of the President and the President's address, the presentations were made by Dr. Edward B. Heckel, chairman of the Board of Trustees, who was assisted in the investiture by Dr. J. H. J. Upham, vice chairman. Several of the ex-presidents were unable to be present. Their medals were received for them by other officers of the Association or by members delegated for the purpose. In opening the ceremony, Dr. Heckel said:Mr. President, Honored Guests, Fellows and Members of the American Medical Association. Ladies and Gentlemen:For some time it had been
Association News. JAMA. 1930;95(2):117-119. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720020033016