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April 16, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(16):1236. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680420026012

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The glory of Washington, the nation's capital, gives to the annual session of the American Medical Association for 1927 an unusual dignity. The consent of the President of the United States to address the opening meeting of the session confers an official distinction, a recognition, indeed, of the high place held by the physicians of this country in the minds and hearts of our people. By years of unremitting effort in behalf of the public and by consistent adherence to the high ideals that have animated scientific medicine, the organized medical profession stands today at the peak of public recognition of its accomplishments. The Washington session will be memorable not only because it will be held in the midst of the beauties of the capital city, but also because the arrangements provide unusual ceremonies possible nowhere else. The scientific programs, the exhibits and the entertainments reflect the opportunities in scientific

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