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May 27, 1939

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JAMA. 1939;112(21):2157. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800210051016

NATHAN B. VAN ETTEN—PRESIDENT-ELECT  The general practitioner as a leader in medical affairs was recognized by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association in the St. Louis session when it elected Nathan Bristol Van Etten to be President for the years 1940-1941. Dr. Van Etten received his degree in medicine from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1890 and he has practiced in New York City since that date. In 1906 he became visiting physician to the Union Hospital and has been constantly associated with that hospital. He has also been medical director of the Morrisania City Hospital since 1929 and president of its staff since 1932. Throughout his career he has given unstintingly of himself to every medical and public effort to which he was called. His quality of leadership is shown by the fact that he has been president of the Bronx County Medical Society, of the