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July 9, 1949


JAMA. 1949;140(10):908. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900450058019

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To the Editor:—  In the May 14 issue of The Journal there appeared a copy of a letter sent to the Association of Internes and Medical Students protesting the stand taken by its Convention on Health Insurance. It was prefaced by an editorial which can hardly be matched for its calumny and gross misstatement of facts.The letter, the editorial stated, protested a recent statement, "made in The Interne, a magazine said to be the publication of the interns' organization." It continued, "Apparently this organization includes relatively few interns and residents but claims to represent them all."The Interne, as can easily be ascertained by glancing at its cover, is the journal of the Association of Internes and Medical Students. The A.I.M.S. has never, and very obviously can never, claim to represent any but its own membership. It is possible that what has been confused is the fact that A.I.M.S.

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