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April 29, 1961

Reports of Officers: Report of Board of Trustees

JAMA. 1961;176(4):309-316. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040170055014

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To the Members of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association:  The following report of the Board of Trustees is respectfully submitted.

Financial Statement  The official 1960 financial reports of the Association's accountants appear as part of this report.

Report on Matters Referred by House of Delegates 

Use of Tobacco.—  The Board of Trustees carefully considered resolution 28 on the use of tobacco, introduced by the Utah delegation at the Washington, D.C. meeting of the House of Delegates (November, 1960).It is the opinion of the Board that the American Medical Association should not engage in a research project to review the relationship of tobacco to disease. Such a project would require: (a) extensive literature research; (b) evaluation of existing statistical analyses of research data in this complex area; (c) review of the nature and quality of projects already undertaken by numerous other organizations, agencies and individuals; and

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