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January 9, 1954

THE FIFTIETH ANNUAL CONGRESS ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

JAMA. 1954;154(2):148. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940360046016
Abstract

The Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association will convene on February 7, 8, and 9, 1954, at the Palmer House in Chicago for its 50th annual meeting held in conjunction with the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States and the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties as the Annual Congress on Medical Education and Licensure.

A half century ago, Dr. Lewis S. McMurtry, as President of the American Medical Association, drew the attention of those attending the first conference to the fact that the American Medical Association from its inception had as its chief purpose the promotion and advancement of the standard of medical education in the United States. The establishment of the Council on Medical Education at that time was the literal carrying out of one of the most important functions of the parent organizations, namely, the American Medical Association and the

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