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December 8, 1962

The House of Delegates

JAMA. 1962;182(10):31-41. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050490095035

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Members of the AMA House of Delegates have adopted new principles regarding internship and hospital services, taken a new position on the ethics of medical laboratory advertising, and redefined the AMA's attitude toward the proper scope of public health services.

All these actions and many more— including a parliamentary error that leaves in doubt just how many voting members the Board of Trustees will have for the next seven months— emerged from House sessions in Los Angeles Nov 26-28 at the AMA's 16th Clinical Meeting.

Matters deferred for consideration at the Annual Meeting next June in Atlantic City, N.J., included increased compensation for interns and residents, physician ownership of drug enterprises, dispensing of eyeglasses by ophthalmologists, a proposal that the AMA indorse amendment of the U.S. Constitution to abolish the federal income tax and forbid federal business and professional activities, and three separate sets of AMA constitutional reforms.

The constitutional