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August 29, 1959


Author Affiliations

Los Angeles

Chancellor, University of California at Los Angeles.

JAMA. 1959;170(18):2149-2152. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010180001001

AM proud to have the honor of welcoming you to this great conference on medical education and of saluting you for your dedication to the profession of medicine and to medical education. Ours is a great international fraternity of men and women devoted to the health, welfare, and happiness of people everywhere. Medical education attracts idealistic members of the profession who are concerned about the transmission of the science and the art of the practice of medicine. They cherish the great and rapidly increasing body of knowledge and skills of medicine. They transmit all of this to the young and inculcate in them the ideals and the spirit of service which imbue our great profession.

And so may I express your gratitude and mine to the World Medical Association, its officers and council, for organizing and planning this Second World Conference on Medical Education. That such a conference would be

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