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November 27, 1937

PRINCIPLES AND PROPOSALS OF THE COMMITTEE OF PHYSICIANS

JAMA. 1937;109(22):1816-1817. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780480048014

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Abstract

The Board of Trustees has especially authorized publication of the following statement:  Following the publication of the report of the American Foundation Studies in Government, a small group of physicians, assembled in New York, developed certain principles and proposals which have since been circulated by a self-appointed Committee of Physicians among the medical profession of the United States, with a view to obtaining signatures in their support. During a period of approximately six months, some 430 medical men have apparently permitted the use of their names. Early in November the self-appointed group of physicians released to the press for Sunday, November 7, a statement of principles and proposals to which the names of the 430 signers were affixed. The newspapers generally heralded this action as a revolt against the American Medical Association, in a great majority of the cases indicating that there was a revolt in behalf of "state medicine."

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