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November 11, 1950

THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1950;144(11):930. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920110042013

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Abstract

The recent meeting of the World Medical Association proved again that physicians from all over the world, if given the chance, can meet in harmony and exchange health information for the good of the world. Regardless of their background, these citizens and scientists can and do achieve their objectives without political bickering or malicious badgering; their interest is the advancement of health, an achievement for which they are willing to fight even under the most adverse conditions.

It is not easy for men and women to travel in these times to and from foreign countries. Nor are such trips the epitome of mental or physical comfort, as too many uncertainties exist from day to day to permit much more than momentary pleasures while en route away from and returning to one's home. Nevertheless, representatives from 29 nations attended the meeting of the World Medical Association in New York in October.

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