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July 24, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(13):1132-1133. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890470032010

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A special representative, meeting of the British Medical Association, held on May 28, adopted the following action:

  1. That, despite the insufficiency of the safeguards to the profession's freedoms and the misgivings of a substantial section of the profession, the Representative Body, anxious as ever that in the public interest a comprehensive health service should be made available to the community, is prepared to advise the profession to cooperate in the new service on the understanding that the Minister will continue negotiations on outstanding matters including terms and conditions of service for consultants and specialists, general practitioners, public health officers and others.


    That the medical profession should accept service under the Act on the understanding that in the event of the amending Act and terms of service being unsatisfactory to the Representative Body, members serving under the Act should then hand in their resignations or take such other steps

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