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AMA Moves To End Discrimination
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates moved to authorize punitive action against constituent societies practicing racial discrimination in membership policies.The racial pronouncement, in the form of a recommendation for a change in the AMA's bylaws, was one of a long list of issues acted on during the AMA's 117th Annual Convention in San Francisco.Other action by the Delegates included a policy statement in support of income tax credits to the needy as incentive for encouraging health care financing through private insurance, and a list of guidelines for organ transplantation.Another House action, which indicated a concern for the problem of infant mortality in the United States, set up a list of recommendations and guidelines.A long-standing offer of cooperation with the osteopathic leadership was reaffirmed by the AMA House. Progress was deemed almost impossible, however, until osteopaths also recommended cooperation.Among
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