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June 27, 1959


JAMA. 1959;170(9):1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010090062013

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FOR the first time in the 112 years of its existence, the American Medical Association was honored at the Annual Meeting in June by the participation of the President of the United States in its program. Mr. Eisenhower came to Atlantic City by plane Tuesday afternoon. He attended a small reception given by officials of the Association, then went to the Auditorium, where the inaugural ceremony of the Association was held. The President was present on the stage throughout the inauguration ceremony, following which he addressed an audience of more than 5,000 people within the Ballroom and, by loud-speaker, hundreds of others who gathered about on the Boardwalk. The President's address was heard also on television and on the radio.

President Eisenhower stated that the medical profession is steadily promoting better health among our people, whether it involves healing the sick, guarding the public against quackery, evaluating drugs, or helping

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