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February 1948

A History of the American Medical Association, 1847 to 1947.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;81(2):245. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220200133016

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This is really several books in one. It opens with a biographic sketch of Nathan Smith Davis, the founder of the American Medical Association and continues with the history of the organization from its inception to the Centennial Meeting. Following this there are brief biographic sketches and photographs of the recipients of the Association's Distinguished Service Medal. A most remarkable section contains photographs, together with biographic notes, of each president of the organization from the first to the one hundred and first. Then comes a section devoted to the Councils and Bureaus of the American Medical Association and finally one dealing with the publications of the Association.

There are many noteworthy things between the covers of this book, and it is impossible to mention all of them. The task accomplished by Dr. Walter L. Bierring, that of collecting and publishing the photographs and sketches of one hundred and one presidents,

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