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February 28, 1959


JAMA. 1959;169(9):958. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000260056015

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SECTION CENTENNIALS, ATLANTIC CITY MEETING  At the Louisville, Ky., session of the American Medical Association in 1859, six sections of the Association were formed. Some of these sections were eventually combined or divided. The Section on Surgery, General and Abdominal was originally called Section on Surgery. It was given its present name in 1914. The Section on Internal Medicine was first the Section on Practical Medicine and Obstetrics. In 1873 it was split into ( 1 ) Section on Practical (Practice of Medicine) Materia Medica and Physiology (the terms Practical Medicine and Practice of Medicine were used interchangeably for many years ) and ( 2 ) Section on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children. In 1946 it became the Section on Internal Medicine. The Section on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children in 1911 became the Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology.The Section on Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics started out as the Section

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