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November 18, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(12):1011. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120035016

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THE FOURTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  The Fourth General Assembly of the World Medical Association was held at the Hotel Roosevelt, New York City, Oct. 16-20, 1950. Dr. Elmer L. Henderson of the United States was installed as president. Representatives were present from 29 of the 39 member nations. Two new members were elected, the National Medical Associations of Ethiopia and Thailand. The council of the association was also given authority to elect the medical associations of Japan and Western Germany, if it deemed it advisable, after corresponding with all the member associations.Two half-days were devoted to visits to hospitals and medical schools. The programs included general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology and tuberculosis. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Cornell Medical School, New York Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, University Hospital and Memorial

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