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September 23, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(4):316. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920040030009

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The Fourth General Assembly of the World Medical Association will be held in New York City, Oct. 16-20, 1950. It is the first time that the Association as a whole will meet in the United States.

In April 1948 the Council of the Association was welcomed in New York and Chicago. Barely six months old at that time, its future had not yet been fully determined. Since then, however, it has grown in strength and influence and has accomplished much. For example, it has adopted a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath, known as the Declaration of Geneva; it has prepared an International Code of Medical Ethics, which never before existed, and it has made preliminary studies of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in various countries. It also has completed a study of medical manpower and the status of the medical profession, and it is developing continuing studies on the

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