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July 22, 1939


JAMA. 1939;113(4):327-338. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800290053014


By action of the Board of Trustees, pursuant to a suggestion from the House of Delegates, a conference on medical patents was held at the headquarters building of the American Medical Association March 16, 1939. Dr. Roger I. Lee, member of the Board of Trustees, presided. Representatives of universities with medical schools, officials of state medical societies, pharmaceutic companies having products before the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, foundations interested in medical patents and others especially interested in this subject were invited.

PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE  Chairman Lee: On behalf of the Trustees of the American Medical Association, it is a great pleasure to welcome you here. We appreciate that this distinguished group is willing to give some of their precious time, a good deal of their thought and energy to help in this complicated problem of medical patents. This conference, as you know, has been