July 3, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(10):868-869. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890440044010

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Exactly 11,963 Fellows of the American Medical Association registered their attendance at the Annual Session of the American Medical Association held in Chicago June 21-25. The physicians began pouring into the city during the preceding week for attendance on the Interamerican Cardiological Congress and a score of specialistic society meetings concerned with many different aspects of medicine. The trustees, the officers and many councils and committees of the Association began their meetings and continued into the Annual Session.

Among the unusual features of this session were a series of television programs sent by short wave to the Navy Pier, medical schools, hospitals and hotels; an athletic performance in which the participants were persons handicapped by amputation and other disabilities; a complete series of exhibits related to atomic energy associated with a series of papers that covered this subject; the adoption of a new constitution and bylaws by the House of

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