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December 17, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(16):1545-1551. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960330045016

PRESIDENT'S MID-YEAR REPORT  Since we last met in June at Atlantic City, I have traveled nearly 30,000 miles and talked to scores of audiences as your President. It is my pleasure at this time to report on some of the things which have happened in our organization and some of the things I have seen and heard throughout the United States. In all of my talks and radio, television and press interviews during the past few months I have tried to prove worthy of the trust which this House of Delegates has placed in me. There is one basic truth I've tried to drive home repeatedly— that doctors take care of sick folks, period. I have told my audiences that medicine can become a racket if other considerations are put ahead of that one simple humanitarian service to which we are all pledged.From personal observation around the country I

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