As our ages advance, years have a faculty for passing very quickly, but none in my experience so rapidly as the year I am ending this week. It has been a busy year. In making many, many appearances I have traveled to a new location on an average of every five days and have made a scheduled speech about every two days. Also I have had innumerable press conferences, made frequent radio and television appearances and in many instances impromptu responses to dinner-meeting chairmen to "say a few words." Some of the most rewarding meetings have been informal discussions with members.
It has been a wonderful year but not altogether an easy one. It has provided great satisfactions, most of which have come from serving in the highest office of the American Medical Association, and many more emanating from the deference and respect shown that office.
I thanked you a
Hudson CL. Remarks of the President. JAMA. 1967;201(3):165–168. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130030035008