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May 18, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(3):292-297. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980030068019

MEDICOLEGAL SYMPOSIUMS  More than 1,000 doctors and lawyers from 44 states attended the 1957 American Medical Association medicolegal symposiums presented in Atlanta, Ga., March 15-16; Denver, March 22-23; and Philadelphia, March 29-30. These meetings marked the second time that a series of joint meetings between the medical and legal professions has been sponsored by a national organization. The A. M. A. sponsored the first such series in October, 1955, at Chicago, Omaha, and New York City.Dr. David B. Allman, A. M. A. President-Elect, opened the meetings in Atlanta and Philadelphia. Dr. George F. Lull, A. M. A. Secretary and General Manager, opened the meeting in Denver. Local medical society and bar association officials also welcomed the participants at each meeting.Both A. M. A. speakers laid particular emphasis on the need for cooperation between the legal and medical professions, and both noted with satisfaction that the A. M. A.