TODAY MARKS the beginning of a new adventure by the American Medical Association, an adventure dedicated to the purpose of improving the caliber of its scientific program—of presenting the latest developments in the field of medicine in a more instructive and attractive manner. In order to accomplish this aim, the American Medical Association has invited the American College of Chest Physicians to join with the Section on Diseases of the Chest in preparing a one-day combined program. Should today's undertaking meet with approval, other groups will undoubtedly be invited to participate in similar efforts. It is your officers' sincere hope that the expectations so hopefully initiated will be successfully fulfilled.
Progress in medicine entails a constant search for the new. We as physicians especially must support the high aims of medical research and, above all, utilize the information that it offers us. To do otherwise will inevitably weaken the enviable
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