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April 18, 1959


JAMA. 1959;169(16):1880. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000330052009

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THE 1959 Atlantic City Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association will include several new features. Indeed medical meetings generally during the past half century have been going through an interesting evolution, with changes occurring more and more rapidly. The Section on Military Medicine will integrate various audiovisual media with lectures to make its program more graphic. While the various sections, representing the specialties of medicine, will meet independently from time to time during the week, this is not a gathering of 20 specialty societies with highly specialized programs. Rather it is a place where specialties will join each other in solving their common problems. In one instance, seven sections will unite in a special program on childbirth.

Seven sections will observe centennials in Atlantic City. The changes in terminology by which they have been designated indicate the progress of medicine during 100 years. Suitable observances have been planned with

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