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November 10, 1951


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Tulsa, Okla.

JAMA. 1951;147(11):1005-1006. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670280007002

The honor of serving as Chairman of the Section on Anesthesiology carries with it the opportunity to present a paper, designated as the Chairman's address. The subject matter of such a presentation should be of general interest, one in which the author feels his audience is, or should be, deeply interested and one on which he considers himself fully qualified to speak. My personal feelings have always been, and the present is no exception, that programs of a purely scientific nature should afford some place for the consideration of intangibles involved in the application of such science. With this conviction I shall utilize the opportunity afforded to me along these lines.

I say frankly, and with no doubt in my mind, that medical organization from top to bottom has passed up many opportunities to round out the postgraduate education of its members by following the policy of making programs too

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