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This publication presents for the first time a digest of official actions arranged in the form of an encyclopedia. As indicated in the introduction, "The subject matter is divided into broad classifications to present an overview of each subject. Supplementing the body of the work is a detailed index which points to specific items or subclassifications. Thus, a historical continuity is preserved and, at the same time, quick reference to individual events is made possible." This volume is absolutely vital to those who wish to study or review actions of the American Medical Association since its establishment. The House of Delegates is the final policy making body of the Association. This volume makes it possible to review the history of the attitude of the Association on any subject on which it has ever taken a position. It is intended that supplemental volumes will be published every five years so that
1846-1958 Digest of Official Actions, American Medical Asociation. JAMA. 1960;172(3):299. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020030093031