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October 2, 1948


JAMA. 1948;138(5):366. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050034012

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During the week of September 6-12, representatives of some thirty national medical associations met in Geneva to consider problems of current importance to the medical profession. Among the outstanding accomplishments was the elaboration of an inspirational pledge to be taken by young physicians throughout the world. The assembly considered also the development of a bulletin for the World Medical Association. This publication is to appear quarterly under the editorship of Dr. Morris Fishbein. A committee was also established to develop an international series of principles of medical ethics which would be acceptable to the national medical associations of all of the countries concerned. Among other questions given careful consideration was the establishment of suitable liaison with the World Health Organization of the United Nations and with UNESCO. The problems in which these groups may be jointly engaged would include the perfection of abstracting of the important medical literature of the

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