TODAY I should like to call your attention to a few specific areas which I believe demand careful study and concerted effort by the entire profession.
First, however, I want to pay sincere personal tribute to my predecessor, Dr. Louis M. Orr. During the past year he has carried out his presidential duties with great energy and dedication. He has been a forceful, articulate spokesman for American medicine, recognized not only by his colleagues but by the public as a whole. I hope that I can come reasonably close to the quality of leadership provided by Dr. Orr.
As we now look at the year and the decade ahead, I strongly urge intensified, accelerated effort in five particular fields: (1) medical education, (2) preparations for the White House Conference on Aging, (3) voluntary health insurance and the related problem of third party relationships, (4) membership, and (5) mental health.
E. Vincent Askey. ADDRESS TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES. JAMA. 1960;173(10):1061–1063. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020280001001