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December 31, 1938


JAMA. 1938;111(27):2492. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790530046013

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Elsewhere in this issue appears the complete text of the indictment of the American Medical Association et al. by the special grand jury in the District of Columbia. An indictment is not a conviction! Apparently the grand jury which examined only witnesses called by the attorneys of the Department of Justice and such documents as were subpenaed from the headquarters office believed with Mr. Thurman Arnold that such an indictment would be one way of clarifying the law, which it seems the Department of Justice finds confusing. Space is not available in this index number to recapitulate for our readers the chronologic history of this case; the complete record will be made available in an early issue. Physicians should remember in the meantime that every action of the Association has had the approval of the House of Delegates; that every step has been in the interest of advancing medical science

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