December 15, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(16):1476-1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970330048016

ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT  Dwight H. Murray, M.D.Almost six months have elapsed since we last met to deliberate and act on medical affairs. The time has passed quickly, but not quietly. The rumble of war and revolution has resounded in our ears. The din from political battles has been deafening.All of us—sooner or later—learn that today's events do not just swirl around us, but involve each of us. As doctors we cannot get away from them by claiming that our only interest is in the sick and that we cannot be bothered by political, social, and economic problems. These matters demand attention from the doctor as well as the lawyer, the businessman, the newspaper editor, the labor leader, and the worker.If we are concerned about what happens on the international, national, and local fronts—and we should be—then certainly we cannot afford to be disinterested in what happens

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