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The first edition of the portion of this nomenclature covering disease, under the editorship of Dr. H. B. Logie, appeared in 1932. It was developed as the result of a national conference on nomenclature of disease initiated by invitation of the New York Academy of Medicine, March 22, 1928. A number of subscribers, special funds, insurance companies and medical organizations supported this work. A second edition appeared in 1935.
In 1937 the editing and publishing of the book was undertaken by the American Medical Association. The preparation of a third edition was begun at once. In connection with this revision a fourth national conference on medical nomenclature was held under the auspices of the American Medical Association in Chicago, March 1, 1940 with Dr. Haven Emerson of New York serving as chairman. About sixty delegates from interested organizations and institutions attended that conference, the proceedings of which were abstracted in
JORDAN EP. STANDARD NOMENCLATURE OF DISEASE AND STANDARD NOMENCLATURE OF OPERATIONS. JAMA. 1943;121(13):1001. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840130015005
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