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This week The Journal has added another tidbit to its regular weekly fare. According to the chef de cuisine, the new concoction has been christened with the rather plain name of "AMAgrams" (rhymes with anagrams). The new column will consist of choice morsels of news about the many AMA council and committee activities, dished up in an appetizing fashion. AMAgrams will hardly be the pièce de résistance of The Journal; rather, they will be more like hors d'oeuvres, to be nibbled at before partaking of the main course. They head the menu, just after the table of contents.
The need for such an item on the menu is fairly obvious when one considers how little is known outside of headquarters concerning not only the vast number of AMA activities, but also the great diversity. For example, the AMA is a federation of 54 state and territorial medical associations which, in
PLEASE PASS THE AMAgrams. JAMA. 1965;193(1):62. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090010068020