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April 13, 1957

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1957;163(15):1364. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970500048016

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Abstract

PROPOSED PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL ETHICS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  When it adopted the report of the Reference Committee on Constitution and Bylaws in Seattle, the House of Delegates referred Sections 6 and 7 of the Proposed Principles of Medical Ethics back to the Council on Constitution and Bylaws for further study. The House also urged that, if possible, this study be completed at least six weeks prior to the June session and that the results be published in The Journal in order that all interested physicians might have an opportunity to comment thereon. The study has been made, and following is the Proposed Principles of Medical Ethics that the Council on Constitution and Bylaws will present to the House of Delegates at the June meeting in New York City.—Ed.

Preamble  These principles are intended to aid physicians individually and collectively in maintaining a high level of ethical conduct.

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