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June 14, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(24):2684-2685. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820240044012

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An inundation of physicians beyond the capacity of the available hotels in Cleveland marked the annual session of the American Medical Association for 1941. The attendance was 7,269, more than twelve hundred above the attendance in the same city in 1934. Even the use of a boat with a tremendous capacity moored on the lake front failed to satisfy the desire for accommodations. The problem of selecting a place for the annual session that is capable of providing sufficient hotel rooms to meet the desire of American physicians who attend the annual sessions of the American Medical Association is one which now taxes the resources of our great cities. There is obvious need in the United States for some of our largest metropolitan centers to provide auditoriums such as those available in Atlantic City, and there is also need for the smaller communities which have such large auditoriums to make

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