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September 12, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(2):188. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010200056013

"The medical profession can well afford to take the lead in seeking mutually dignified relations with the sciences and health professions to which it is allied."1 Leake has drawn attention to the opportunities afforded by cooperation with fields related to medicine such as dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing, and public health.

The American Medical Association has had cordial relations with these groups on the national level, cooperating in various ways. The program at the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association often includes contributions from representatives of such related organizations and contact is maintained throughout the year in one way or another. These contacts could be extended by inviting members of such organizations to attend national, state, and county medical meetings and participate to a greater extent. As Leake points out, however, this must be done with tact, sincere good will, and wisdom.

A further possibility includes interprofessional meetings