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Each physician's responsibility for governing his professional practice under Public Law 89-97 was reaffirmed strongly by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association during the 115th Annual Convention in Chicago.
The House considered 106 resolutions and approximately 60 reports from the Board of Trustees, councils, and other groups during the June 26—30 convention.
Charles L. Hudson, MD, Cleveland, was inaugurated as the 121st president of the American Medical Association, and Milford O. Rouse, MD, Dallas, was named president-elect by acclamation. Dr. Rouse has presided over the House as Speaker for the past three years.
Delegates voted the 1966 AMA Distinguished Service Award to Warren H. Cole, MD, Chicago, head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His cancer investigations and contributions to scientific literature were cited.
In major actions, the delegates:
• Endorsed a report from the Council on Medical Service which
House Decides Major Policy. JAMA. 1966;197(3):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110030015004