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June 7, 1947


JAMA. 1947;134(6):555. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880230065025

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To the Editor:—  I believe that the readers of The Journal will be particularly interested in an action which was taken in the latter part of January by a group of medical men who serve the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults as a medical advisory council in its national cerebral palsy program. The advisory council is composed of Dr. Earl Carlson of Long Island, N. Y., and Pompano, Fla., Dr. Bronson Crothers of Boston, Dr. George Deaver of New York, Dr. Temple Fay of Philadelphia, Dr. Meyer Perlstein of Chicago and Dr. Winthrop M. Phelps of Baltimore as chairman.Meeting in Chicago at the time of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, this group voted to organize an American Academy for Cerebral Palsy, of which those present would constitute the charter members. Dr. Winthrop Phelps was selected as chairman and I was chosen secretary.This action was taken

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