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May 23, 1925


Author Affiliations

Chicago. President, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1925;84(21):1590-1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660470052029

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To the Editor:  —I write to ask members of the American Medical Association to give their support to the American Association for Medical Progress. This organization is a real ally in fighting the battles for scientific medicine. The encouraging thing about the movement is that it was founded and is directed by laymen for the protection of medical research. Heretofore we have had to fight this battle alone. The honorary president is Charles W. Eliot, emeritus president of Harvard; the honorary vice presidents are Ex-Secretary Hughes, Bishop Alexander Mann, Cardinal O'Connell, President Ellen F. Pendelton of Wellesley, Ernest Thompson Seton and Owen Wister. The active officers are also nonmedical men of similar high order. Such an organization can be much more effective than medical men can be in fighting the propaganda against medical research.This is a movement for which we should be grateful and to which we should give

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