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December 26, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(17):2333-2335. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010350055013

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SUMMARY OF THE DALLAS MEETING  Freedom of choice of physician, relations between physicians and hospitals, a scholarship program for deserving medical students, and relative value studies of medical services were among the major subjects acted on by the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association's 13th Clinical Meeting held Dec. 1-4 in Dallas.Dr. Chesley M. Martin of Elgin, Okla., was named as the 1959 General Practitioner of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the health and civic affairs of his home community. Dr. Martin, who has practiced in Elgin for the past 44 years, was the 13th recipient of the annual award and the first Oklahoman to be so honored.Speaking at the Tuesday opening session of the House, Dr. Louis M. Orr of Orlando, Fla., A. M. A. President, urged the nation's physicians to take a more active interest in the whole area of politics, public

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