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The annual session of the American Medical Association held in Atlantic City last week shattered all records for medical meetings held anywhere in the world. The registration, numbering 8,469, included more physicians than have ever before been assembled for a convention at one time. The exhibits, both technical and scientific, were larger and covered a greater variety of medical topics than have ever previously been shown in any exhibits of similar character. The House of Delegates functioned with extraordinary dispatch and revealed even to the uninformed observer the unanimity of the medical profession in its point of view regarding social tendencies affecting medical practice. Unquestionably the Atlantic City session will go down in history as one of the most successful ever held and will mark a new peak at which future sessions may aim.
The meeting began on Monday, June 10, in the midst of a downpour, which it is
THE 1935 ANNUAL SESSION. JAMA. 1935;104(25):2258–2259. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760250036012
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