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One hundred fifty years ago the Medical Society of the State of New York was organized, and to celebrate that memorable event a special program was presented during the annual meeting of the society in New York City last month. To allow members and others more freedom to enjoy this occasion, there were no formal meetings of the scientific sections ( except the business meetings ) and no meetings of the house of delegates. The program was comprised largely of general sessions and symposiums and panel discussions. There was also an almost continuous showing of medical motion pictures, some of which were new, and a color television program. A number of guests from medical centers in other states were invited to participate in the program. There was a public luncheon at which noted speakers representing the three principal faiths discussed the interrelations of religion and medicine; a public forum on medical care
THE NEW YORK SESQUICENTENNIAL. JAMA. 1957;163(12):1048. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970470046012