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December 21, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(16):2090-2092. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980340056017

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HIGHLIGHTS OF A. M. A. CLINICAL SESSION  Despite one of the most paralyzing snowfalls in Philadelphia history, 6,900 persons from all 48 states, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and 15 foreign countries gathered in "the cradle of American liberty" Dec. 3-6 for the American Medical Association's 11th Clinical Meeting. Official registration of physicians was 2,637. It was in Philadelphia in 1847 that the A. M. A. was founded, and although the city has played host to six annual conventions, this was the A. M. A.'s first clinical meeting there.Nearly 200 delegates, meeting in the Grand Ballroom of the Bellevue-Stratford hotel, considered 27 resolutions and more than a dozen reports of various A. M. A. councils and committees. Ten reference committees of the policy-making House of Delegates held hearings on a diversity of topics—with principal interest centering on fluoridation of public water supplies, reorganization plans affecting some phases

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