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June 30, 1951

PRODUCTION OF PHYSICIANS: POLICY OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1951;146(9):818-819. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670090050018

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Abstract

There has been sufficiently widespread misunderstanding of the American Medical Association's attitudes and activities with respect to the production of physicians to make desirable the preparation of a statement summarizing the Association's policy on this subject. At the recent meeting in Atlantic City, the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals in a special report to the House of Delegates set forth a clear positive statement summarizing the Association's position on this important subject. This report was unanimously approved by the House of Delegates as a reaffirmation of official policy.

The full text of the report is published on page 865 of this issue of The Journal. Stating that the American Medical Association has no desire to limit the production of properly trained physicians to serve the American people, the report points out that all medical schools in operation in the United States at present are fully approved by the American

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