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July 2, 1927

Association News

JAMA. 1927;89(1):33-37. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690010033018

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CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH  Held in Chicago, March 24-25, 1927Dr. Wendell C. Phillips, New York, President of the American Medical Association, in the ChairMarch 24—MorningPreventive Medicine and Health EducationDr. Wendell C. Phillips, New York: Two basic ideas must necessarily prevail in any properly conducted health conference; i. e., preventive medicine and health education of the public. The why of these problems needs neither discussion nor confirmation in this presence. We are not here to discuss the why, but it is within our province on this occasion to give wholesome consideration to the HOW of the problems. I modestly venture to suggest two keynote ideas which may well serve to guide our meditations, our deliberations and our discussions. The first is mutual and, hence, better understanding. The second is team work.I would stress the important position which the American physician has gained not only as the

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