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June 22, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(8):876-877. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980080046011

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In New York at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association the House of Delegates elected Dr. Gunnar Gundersen, a surgeon from La Crosse, Wis., to be President-elect. Dr. Gundersen was born in La Crosse on April 6, 1897, attended high school in Oslo, Norway, and returned to the United States to attend the University of Wisconsin, where he got his B. S. degree in 1917. He obtained his M. D. degree at Columbia University in 1920 and returned to his home town to intern at the La Crosse Lutheran Hospital 1920-1922. He then entered practice with his father. In 1927 with three of his five physician brothers he founded the Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse. He has always been active in the organizational side of medicine. From 1931 to 1937 he was a member of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin. In 1937 he

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