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August 20, 1949

DR. PETER M. MURRAY, FIRST NEGRO MEMBER IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES

JAMA. 1949;140(16):1278. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900510028009

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Abstract

At the recent convention of the National Medical Association, leading Negro professional organization of the United States, Dr. George F. Lull, Secretary and General Manager of the American Medical Association, announced that a Negro physician, Dr. Peter M. Murray, has been elected by the New York State Medical Society to the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association. For twelve years Dr. Murray has been a member of the House of Delegates of the Medical Society of the State of New York. When Dr. Murray is seated in the House of Delegates at the San Francisco Convention of the American Medical Association in 1950, he will be the first Negro to serve as a member of this representative body.

Opponents of policies of the American Medical Association have charged frequently that Negro physicians have no opportunity in the Association. Any physician who is a member of his county medical

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