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June 19, 1937

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JAMA. 1937;108(25):2127. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780250041013

IRVIN ABELL—PRESIDENT-ELECT  In an election in which every candidate was unopposed, indicating a remarkable unanimity of action by the representatives of organized medicine, Dr. Irvin Abell of Louisville, Ky., was made President-Elect of the American Medical Association in the annual session at Atlantic City. The popularity of the candidate is not surprising in view of his long record of service to the medical profession. In the American Medical Association he served as a delegate from Kentucky in the House of Delegates at the annual sessions of 1922, 1924-1928 and 1930-1935. He was a member and at various times has served as chairman of many important reference committees in the House of Delegates. Since 1931 he has been a member of the Council on Scientific Assembly and since 1935 its chairman. Dr. Abell was born in Lebanon, Ky., Sept. 13, 1876. He received his A.M. degree from St. Mary's College, St.

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