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December 15, 1945

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT: DR. HARRISON H. SHOULDERS

JAMA. 1945;129(16):1097-1098. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860500029011

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Abstract

On request of many delegates, Dr. Harrison H. Shoulders, Speaker of the House of Delegates since 1938, resigned his position at the opening of the elections and was thereafter nominated and elected to the position of President-Elect of the American Medical Association. From 1930 to 1938 Dr. Shoulders served continuously as a delegate from the Tennessee State Medical Association. He was elected Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates in 1935 and reelected in the two years following, becoming Speaker of the House in 1938. He was secretary of the Tennessee State Medical Association and editor of its Journal from 1927 to 1945. Dr. Shoulders, who is now 59 years old, is a native of Tennessee. Following study at the Potter Bible College in Kentucky he went in 1904 to the University of Nashville Medical Department, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1909. He was married

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