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October 5, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(14):1201-1207. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810400053017

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Held at American Medical Association Headquarters, Sept. 20, 1940  Because of the illness of Dr. Irvin Abell, chairman of the Committee on Medical Preparedness, Dr. James E. Paullin was elected to preside. A telegram from Dr. Abell said: "Am distressed in not being able to be present today at what I regard as an extremely important meeting. Since the A. M. A. has voluntarily assumed the responsibility for surveying the qualifications and availability of the medical personnel of the country, nothing should be allowed to interfere with the successful and prompt fulfilment of this self-imposed obligation. In the degree in which we succeed we shall be judged, and our responsibility to the American Medical Association demands 100 per cent fulfilment. Such states as are in arrears should be made to realize their duty and, if necessary, change in committee personnel made to give some assurance of

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