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October 13, 1951


JAMA. 1951;147(7):683. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670240067021

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Fourth World Health Assembly.  —The Fourth World Health Assembly was held May 7-25, 1951, in Geneva. The opening session was presided over by the Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, minister of health of India and president of the First World Health Assembly. In this opening session, about 70 members states of the World Health Organization were present.In her opening address, Mrs. Armit Kaur emphasized the important work that WHO has to undertake in order to aid underdeveloped countries.Dr. Leonard Scheele, United States Surgeon General and chief of the American Delegation, was elected president of the Fourth World Health Assembly. In his address he outlined WHO's role in improving health conditions throughout the world and pledged the unstinting support of his country toward the achievement of WHO objectives. Dr. Scheele declared that, in accepting the office conferred on him, he interpreted the Assembly's confidence as being placed not in him personally

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