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October 26, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(8):976-1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980260062012

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY  To the Members of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association:The following annual report of the Secretary is respectfully submitted:

Membership  The number of physicians holding membership in the American Medical Association increased by 3,430 during the year ending June 30, 1957, as compared with the same period ending June 30, 1956. A breakdown of the membership records as of June 30 indicates the following:The total income from 1957 membership dues for the first six months of 1957 was $3,251,137, which was an increase of $59,845 over the same period for 1956.A change in the A. M. A. Constitution and Bylaws, effective Jan. 1, 1957, made membership available to reserve officers of the Armed Forces and the Public Health Service who are on extended active duty. This change provided the opportunity for 5,515 reserve officer physicians to become Service Members of