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May 16, 1931

Association News

JAMA. 1931;96(20):1699-1703. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720460045015

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THE PHILADELPHIA SESSION  The Convention HallAll sections of the American Medical Association will, during the Philadelphia session, be under one roof. The Philadelphia Convention Hall, now being completed, offers unique features. The building has an exhibition department containing about 70,000 square feet of space.The hall lies on a piece of ground between the north and south buildings of the Commercial Museum, directly opposite the new Philadelphia General Hospital. The exhibition department is so interconnected with the Commercial Museum that the two buildings may be used together for scientific exhibits.The building proper is about 408 feet long by 236 feet wide and contains an arena 226 feet wide by 300 feet long, with a height from floor to ceiling of about 88 feet.The arena is fitted with removable seats. Another feature of this great hall is the stage overlooking the arena floor. This stage may also be

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