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June 8, 1957


Author Affiliations

President, Boys' Clubs of America.

JAMA. 1957;164(6):668-669. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980060044010

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Boys' Clubs of America is eternally grateful for the demonstrated interest of the medical profession as a whole in the aims and purposes of its national movement. This deep interest is very discernible when one looks at the number of medical men actively engaged as volunteers in the Boys' Club program, not to mention the fact that the majority of boards of directors of our clubs have one or more doctors on them, while in some instances doctors are club presidents.

This is in essence an extension of the principles of the Hippocratic oath, truly a spiritual and charitable endeavor from top-flight professional people in American life.

For those who have not had an opportunity to know our movement, perhaps a little information on the health and medical aspects of our club program might be timely and interesting.

This year Boys' Clubs of America celebrates its 51st year as a

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