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On April 23, 1945 application for a permit to hold an annual meeting of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association in Chicago July 23 to 25, 1945 was forwarded to the War Committee on Conventions of the Office of Defense Transportation in Washington. On May 17 the following letter was received from the secretary of that Committee:
WAR COMMITTEE ON CONVENTIONS
Washington 25, D. C.May 15, 1945.American Medical AssociationDr. Olin West, Secretary535 N. Dearborn StreetChicago 10, IllinoisDear Dr. West:Your application for a permit to hold an annual meeting of House Delegates at Chicago, Illinois, July 23-25, 1945, at the Palmer House, has been reviewed by the Committee.It is the consensus of the Committee that this meeting should be deferred. Therefore, permit is denied.This action does not preclude your holding a meeting attended by not more than 50
PERMISSION FOR MEETING OF HOUSE OF DELEGATES DENIED. JAMA. 1945;128(4):288. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860210044011