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January 14, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(2):135. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960370045017

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To the Editor:—  The recent reports in The Journal on the activities and potentialities of the World Medical Association prompted me to add a statement concerning the importance to physicians in the United States of the program of the Council of International Organizations in the Medical Sciences. It should be noted that the World Medical Association is a member of the council and that their interests are common ones. The council is an international interdisciplinary organization formed to promote cooperation of voluntary nongovernmental international organizations in the various branches of medicine. Its main interests have been in assisting in the planning for international congresses, in organizing scientific symposiums, in arranging conferences to assist international collaboration in making medical literature more accessible, and in working on similar projects. In general, the council is operating to improve and facilitate "communication," both oral and printed, among students of all branches in medicine, in

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