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August 20, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(8):631-633. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690080063023

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The Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association  The annual meeting of the British Medical Association took place at Edinburgh. There was announced an increase of 1,800 in the membership during the year past, including 700 new members from overseas, whence came most encouraging reports. At the representative meeting, many medicopolitical subjects of great importance were discussed.

HEALTH EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC  Proposals made in a report by the council for the better education of the public in health matters were approved, in which it was considered that the association should take its share. One of the association's objects was to promote the medical sciences; also there was at the time "so much ill advised, silly and harmful publicity" on health matters that it behoved the association to set an example as to how the necessary education of the people in health matters ought to be given. Physicians ought to

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