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June 20, 1959


JAMA. 1959;170(8):965. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010080073015

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At the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association in Atlantic City the House of Delegates named Dr. E. Vincent Askey, prominent Los Angeles surgeon, the new President-Elect. He will take office as 114th president in June, 1960, at the Miami Beach meeting. Dr. Askey was elected by unanimous vote of the House of Delegates which first elected him their vice-speaker in 1952, and their speaker in 1955.

Dr. Askey was born in Sligo, Pa., Aug. 15, 1895. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1917 from Allegheny College and his medical degree in 1921 from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent his internship and residency, respectively, at the Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church and Kensington Hospital for Women in Philadelphia. Dr. Askey's brother was severely wounded at St. Mihiel in World War I, and spent his last days in Los Angeles. It was his brother's serious

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