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September 24, 1938


JAMA. 1938;111(13):1188-1189. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790390044013

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The third special session of the House of Delegates in the history of the American Medical Association convened in Chicago September 16, called especially to consider the National Health Program and other matters proposed by the Board of Trustees. On two previous occasions, once when our country was at war and the services of the American Medical Association were required to aid the government in meeting the war needs for medical service, and again when the Social Security Act was before Congress, the House of Delegates met in special session. Following the National Health Conference, government officials indicated that the proposals there made would be drafted into legislation which would be brought before the next Congress. The Board of Trustees called the House of Delegates so that it might establish the policies of the Association specifically with regard to these proposals. Those who read the proposals, which were published in

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