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November 24, 1962

Air Pollution, Isotopes, Hepatitis Highlight Scientific Program

JAMA. 1962;182(8):35. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050470073029

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More than 12,000 persons, half of them physicians, are expected to attend the 16th Clinical Meeting of the AMA in Los Angeles Nov. 25-28.

The meeting opens officially at noon Sunday, Nov. 25. The scientific sessions will be held in the Shrine Auditorium. The house of delegates convenes Monday in the Biltmore Hotel.

Air pollution and its relationship to health will be among the first subjects on the program of the AMA Clinical Meeting opening November 25 in Los Angeles.

Dr. Wilbur Bailey, Los Angeles radiologist and chairman of the local committee on arrangements, said that "the harmful effects of atmospheric pollution are so wide-spread and varied today that we felt the medical profession should devote a half-day of discussion to this problem."

Physicians have cause for concern, he said, in view of the fact that "the air over many metropolitan areas and towns contains pollutants potent enough to dissolve