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February 10, 1951

MEDICAL MEETINGS DURING ELECTIONS

JAMA. 1951;145(6):408. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920240044015

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Abstract

The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association at its December 1950 meeting in Cleveland gave consideration to the holding of medical meetings during elections. A resolution introduced from Pennsylvania warned of the error of scheduling state, national and regional medical meetings at such times. The Reference Committee on Miscellaneous Business, to which the resolution was referred, submitted the following report, which was adopted:

Your Reference Committee on Miscellaneous Business heartily agrees with the intent of the resolution and feels that it is inconsistent and unthoughtful for medical organizations to urge doctors to get out and vote and then arrange meetings which interfere with this privilege. Your committee requests that editorial comment be made on this problem in The Journal of the American Medical Association in order that the purpose of this resolution may be implemented. It therefore recommends the adoption of this resolution.

While physicians have always been

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