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September 13, 1947


JAMA. 1947;135(2):98. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890020028009

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The creation of a midwinter session for the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association and with it a scientific meeting designed particularly for general practitioners was an action of profound significance to physicians and the public. During recent years the need for increased emphasis on the work of the general practitioner has become most apparent. The establishment of the certifying boards in the various specialties has been associated with a tendency to limit the development of general practitioners and also the activities carried on by such physicians in hospitals. To overcome this trend the American Medical Association created a Section on General Practice as a feature of its Annual Session. Now meetings devoted particularly to the needs of the general practitioner at the supplemental session extend still further the interest of the American Medical Association in the education and practice of these physicians.

During the last few years

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