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Medical ethics, veterans' medical care, radioactive isotopes, continuance of the A. M. A. interim session, hospitalization for patients with alcoholism, and a report of the Committee on Medical Practices were among the wide variety of subjects acted on by the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association's 10th Clinical Meeting held in Seattle, November 27-30.
The subject of greatest interest was the proposed 10-section revision of the Principles of Medical Ethics submitted at the June, 1956, Annual Meeting in Chicago, where final action was deferred until the Clinical Meeting. The proposed short version of the Principles was resubmitted to the House with some changes based on suggestions received since last June by the Council on Constitution and Bylaws. The House of Delegates, however, decided to refer the matter back to the Council on Constitution and Bylaws for further study and consideration. The reference committee report adopted by
CLINICAL MEETING AT SEATTLE. JAMA. 1956;162(18):1622-1624. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970350038010