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August 7, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(15):1322. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490050013

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Official Note 

A. M. A. OFFICIALS TO VISIT JAPAN  At the invitation of General MacArthur, five officers of the American Medical Association left August 1 for Tokyo, where they will confer with a group of medical consultants on various phases of the proposed Japanese Social Security System, including sickness insurance. The American Medical Association group will consist of President R. L. Sensenich of South Bend, Ind.; President-Elect Ernest E. Irons, Chicago; Dr. Elmer L. Henderson, Louisville, Ky., chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Drs. E. J. McCormick, Toledo, Ohio, and John H. Fitzgibbon, Portland, Ore., members of the Board of Trustees. The party took off in an Army plane from Fairfield airport near San Francisco. On arrival, the American doctors will confer with Brig. Gen. Crawford W. Sams, chief of the medical branch of the Civil Affairs Division in Tokyo. They will

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