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January 17, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(3):177. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890200031009

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The first interim session of the American Medical Association to include a meeting of the House of Delegates and a scientific program for general practitioners was held in Cleveland January 5 to 8. The total registration, which on this occasion included Fellows, members, interns and residents, was well in excess of 3,000. The minutes of the House of Delegates will indicate the important problems considered by the house. These included the adoption of an entirely new procedure for the functioning of this important representative body. The streamlining of it's operation will enable the work to be carried on much more efficiently while sustaining the democratic principles on which the House of Delegates operates. Special consideration was given by the House of Delegates to such immediately pressing problems as the supply of nurses, of interns and residents, the relationship of the laboratory and roentgenology to hospital insurance practices, the place of

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