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June 16, 1951


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San Francisco

JAMA. 1951;146(7):609-612. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670070001001

The American Medical Association was founded 104 years ago, to improve medical education and elevate the standards of medical care. Throughout its history these have remained its major objectives. Except for a few war years, the Association has held an annual session, and the 100th meeting is now taking place in Atlantic City. The medical welfare of the people of our country is entrusted largely to the medical profession. Current health conditions and medical progress will be reported at this meeting and, by way of the press, radio and other media, will be transmitted to the nation.

It is a great privilege to address my colleagues here assembled, and to speak to the physicians throughout the country and to the American people, concerning the American Medical Association, its aims and objectives.

THE WORLD LOOKS TO AMERICA FOR LEADERSHIP  As history counts the years, the United States is a youthful country

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