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May 29, 1937

"RELATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO CERTIFICATION OF SPECIALISTS"

Author Affiliations

Division on Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Chicago.

JAMA. 1937;108(22):1907. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780220065021

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In The Journal, March 27, there appeared an article, "Relation of American Medical Association to Certification of Specialists," by Dr. Charles G. Heyd. Were this article merely the expression of opinion of a member or Fellow of the Association, no particular comment would be indicated; but such is not the case. The opinion of the President must in some measure represent the attitude of the Association and is, furthermore, an opinion which will influence the action of the House of Delegates and various committees of the Association and must carry some weight with the special boards. In the main the ideas and purposes expressed in this article are admirable, but on two critical points I would like to take exception to the expressions of the opinion of the author.On page 1019, column 1, paragraph 4, is this statement: "We must be on our guard against any

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