I appreciate the privilege of speaking to the House, and I do so on behalf of the staff. I am grateful for the assistance I have received from staff in the preparation of this report.
I count this presentation as an opportunity to review, for the benefit of this responsible body, our activities as an association.
I understand and appreciate the complexity of the duties of the House, and the difficulties involved in discharging those duties. I recall my service as a member of the House of Delegates from 1944 until 1949, before I was elected to the Board of Trustees.
Members of the House, who regularly meet only twice a year, do a remarkable job of digesting and evaluating Association programs and problems. It is not easy. Keeping pace with developments in the AMA, even by the most interested physician, is as difficult as keeping abreast of the mushrooming
Blasingame FJL. Executive Vice-President's Address. JAMA. 1965;194(12):1306-1310. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090250040011