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June 30, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(9):885. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970090111021

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The 105th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association was held in Chicago, which shares with the Association a remarkable record of growth. The Association as an organization has become the largest medical body in the world and because of the directives of its House of Delegates has developed a headquarters second to none in size and activity in this field. Likewise, the Chicago Medical Society and the Illinois State Medical Society have grown to include thousands of members. It does not seem surprising, then, to hear of Chicago as a world medical center and to see evidence of it in the actions and thoughtfulness of Illinois, and particularly Chicago, doctors who served as hosts during the meeting. With five medical schools and many outstanding hospitals and research centers, Chicago as a medical city has progressed a long way since 1843 when Rush Medical College was born.

It has been

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