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July 29, 1961


JAMA. 1961;177(4):258-260. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040300030009

Mention has been made on these pages of the American Federation for Clinical Research— Young, Young Turks (JAMA, April 16, p. 1772, 1960) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation —Young Turks (JAMA, Dec. 12, p. 2102, 1959). The noteworthy event at this time is the publication of the history of the first 75 years of the Association of American Physicians—the Old Turks.1 J. H. Means, one-time president and active member or an interested observer at the annual meetings for 40 years, is the historian. The membership of the Association is limited and is drawn largely from the ranks of professors of medicine. But not exclusively so. The founding fathers fostered selected representation from the basic medical sciences. The planners in the 1880's included Delafield, physician and pathologist; Draper, dermatologist and professor of clinical medicine; Peabody, professor of materia medica and therapeutics; Edes, professor of materia medica and clinical medicine;

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