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April 24, 1943


JAMA. 1943;121(17):1361-1402. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840170045015

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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY  To the Members of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association:The following annual report of the Secretary is respectfully submitted:

Membership  As of April 1, 1943 the official membership list of the American Medical Association carried 122,741 names. This number represents an increase of 2,040 over the number of members enrolled on the same date in 1941. The continuous growth of the Association's membership would seem to constitute a rather definite refutation of the charge sometimes made during the last few years to the effect that the Association has lost the support of a large part of the medical profession and that it does not officially represent the views and desires of the physicians of the nation. Such charges have emanated in most instances from sources entirely outside the profession itself. It is true that there are those within its

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