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May 26, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(4):379. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040077011

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The 19th edition of the American Medical Directory has been completed, and copies are now being shipped to subscribers. This edition, the first since 1950, was originally scheduled for publication in 1952 but had to be postponed because the change-over during that period to a dues-paying membership structure in the Association made it impossible to obtain an accurate list of members. Work began on the new edition late in 1954, with the sending of information cards to physicians, and it was only with the cooperation of the medical profession and allied organizations that it was possible to bring the Directory up-to-date and produce a book so large.

The new 3,122-page edition contains information on 240,638 physicians in the United States, its dependencies, and Canada, and also lists American graduates temporarily located in foreign countries. Since the 1950 Directory, more than 250,000 changes of address have been recorded in the files

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