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October 8, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(6):610. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960230074015

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Lawyers and physicians will be taking a major step toward better understanding in the medicolegal field when they meet together at three regional symposiums in October (see this issue, page 611). The need for closer cooperation becomes more apparent with each additional change in our already complex laws and with the many advances in medical science. The Law Department and the Committee on Medicolegal Problems of the American Medical Association are sponsoring this series of meetings where the two professions may discuss important medicolegal subjects and exchange information.

This is an encouraging move at a time when the physician is becoming increasingly aware of the duties, responsibilities, and privileges involved in his somewhat unusual relationship with the law. Busy with practice and research, the physician may not know of or be able to meet the demand on his time and energy that may be necessary in his medicolegal role. A

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