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June 23, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(8):734-740. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970080064021

ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT ELMER HESS BEFORE THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES  It now is time for me to make my final report to you on my stewardship. Since that eventful night in Atlantic City last June, I have traveled up and down and across these United States, to Puerto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands, and I believe that I know something about you and your problems that I did not know before. They are indeed many and complex. What has our Association accomplished during the past year? What are the problems facing us in the years to come? First, let me make one comment. I am sure that the members of this House rejoice with me in the latest reports concerning President Eisenhower's recovery from his recent illness. The physicians responsible for the President's care—Dr. Howard Snyder, Col. Thomas W. Mattingly, and, of course, Dr. Paul Dudley White—are to be commended

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