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To the Editor:—
In an editorial in The Journal, February 26, page 654, it is stated that "the executive body of the Association of American Medical Colleges promptly expressed its approval of the measure in a special session and endeavors were made to obtain endorsement from the Federation of State Medical Licensing Boards and other bodies in convention at the same time as the Annual Congress on Medical Education and Licensure." This is a misstatement.The executive council of this association did meet in a regular session. Dr. Rappleye's proposal was not discussed or even mentioned. The council was not aware that Dr. Rappleye intended to make his proposal. Therefore, it was not possible to "express approval" or disapproval.As had been done in 1937, the president of the association called a conference of representatives of various organizations interested in medical education for the purpose of discussing problems of mutual
Zapffe FC. ACTION ON RAPPLEYE PROPOSAL. JAMA. 1938;110(12):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790120057019