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June 24, 1944


JAMA. 1944;125(8):554-555. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850260028011

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The wartime session of the American Medical Association, held last week in Chicago, was a remarkable demonstration of the importance of such medical assemblages in the war effort. Unquestionably the morale of the medical profession was improved. New knowledge of medical advancement in the war period was brought to the attention of thousands of physicians who otherwise would have been delayed in bringing themselves up to date. Interest in research was greatly stimulated and the unity of medicine's approach to its social and economic problems was intensified. The attendance, in view of difficulties of transportation and hotel accommodations, was extraordinary, reaching a total of 7,284. Almost complete satisfaction with the arrangements and the features of this session was expressed by the physicians, the distinguished guests, the exhibitors and all others who participated.

The House of Delegates devoted its sessions to consideration of problems of great significance for the future of

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