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June 27, 1959


JAMA. 1959;170(9):1074-1078. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010090064017

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ATLANTIC CITY MEETING  The following is a summary of highlights of the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, with special emphasis on actions of the House of Delegates. Future issues of The Journalwill carry an abstract of the proceedings which eventually will be presented fully in pamphlet form.After several transitional years of socioeconomic awareness leading to fuller recognition of responsibility, the typical American physician is now accepting a broad role in helping to lead his fellow citizens toward total personal well-being—but he is determined to do this in a manner emphasizing the soundest principles of medical philosophy.Such a portrayal of today's doctor was indicated June 8-11 when his representative A. M. A. House of Delegates took decisive policy actions for positive relationships with medical care plans and with the osteopathic profession, reaffirmed its opposition to compulsory Social Security coverage of self-employed physicians, and

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