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June 22, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(8):876. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980080046009

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The largest meeting of the American Medical Association has been held, with New York City as the site and the physicians of New York state as the hosts. Doctors from over the world participated in a gathering that broke all previous attendance records. Between sessions at various hotels and at the Coliseum, visiting members of the medical profession experienced a week of meetings spiced with social activities that long will be remembered. Exhibitors, and others, may have complained of the costs they had to bear, as New York is not an inexpensive place for a meeting, but they at least enjoyed comfort at the new Coliseum. And with more more than 2,000 physicians serving as lecturers and demonstrators, with approximately 350 scientific exhibits and about an equal number of technical exhibits, comfort was important.

Prior to the opening of the meeting, sessions were held by the Board of Trustees, the

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