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More than three thousand Fellows of the American Medical Association made the long trek to Portland or came from the surrounding territory to take part in the annual session. The result was a meeting of exceptional interest and extraordinary good fellowship. Every transcontinental train carried a considerable number of physicians who fraternized en route, going and returning, exchanging scientific and statesmanlike opinions, and cultivating the professional good will that means so much for the general good of medicine in the future. This association between physicians is one of the most important features of all medical gatherings, and in this respect the Portland session offered opportunities that have not been exceeded elsewhere.
The House of Delegates, as shown by the minutes of the various meetings which it held, was concerned with many current problems of importance both to the public and to the medical profession. Investigations are to be made as
THE PORTLAND SESSION. JAMA. 1929;93(4):284. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710040036013
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