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June 21, 1947


JAMA. 1947;134(8):694-697. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880250042012

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The great convention celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the American Medical Association held in Atlantic City last week, for which the Board of Trustees, the Centennial Committee and the headquarters staff of the Association had planned so long and so carefully, surpassed every hope and expectation. Those who were fortunate in attending this great session will long remember it as an epoch marking occasion.

Attendance  The registered attendance—15,567—represents by far the largest assemblage of physicians ever held anywhere in the world. When it is realized that the number includes about one in four of the Fellowship of the Association, who were the only physicians eligible to register except for foreign guests, the number of those attending is all the more remarkable. As a result of this tremendous registration, every one of the scientific sections and every exhibit had the continuous participation of a capacity audience. Indeed

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