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December 22, 1956


JAMA. 1956;162(17):1544. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970340034013

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The Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association at its recent meeting in Seattle appropriated $5,000 to aid in the care of Hungarian refugees who are fleeing to Austria. The courage of these unfortunate people is known throughout the world, and to those who live in more fortunate countries it becomes a symbol for the men and women who believe enough in freedom to fight for it. Elsewhere in this issue of The Journal (page 1568) are two letters from the executive secretary of the American Medical Society of Vienna, a society known to physicians all over the world who have visited its headquarters. The executive secretary of the society has had, because of these responsibilities and others, a unique opportunity to see firsthand the plight of the fleeing people. He and his colleagues also through personal experience know the need for aid and how to meet the need

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