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October 19, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(7):839-842. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980250073019

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JUDICIAL COUNCIL SESSION  Two appeals alleging discrimination against medical society membership were heard in Chicago last month by the A. M. A. Judicial Council. In one case the Council determined it was powerless to act, for lack of jurisdiction. The other appeal was turned down for lack of "convincing proof of irregularity"— but with a recommendation that the A. M. A. Board of Trustees create a special committee to help bring agreement out of an underlying dispute.In other actions, the Judicial Council rendered its first interpretive opinion involving the newly worded A. M. A. Principles of Medical Ethics and submitted an annual report. ( Detailed reports on the Sept. 7 meeting will be published in later issues of The Journal. )

Georgia Case  A special committee of trustees was suggested to help settle differences between the Medical Association of Georgia and the Richmond County, Ga., Medical Society on one hand, and

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