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September 27, 1965

Special Session of AMA House Called

JAMA. 1965;193(13):23. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090130075037

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A special session of the American Medical Association House of Delegates will be held Oct 2 and 3 at the Palmer House in Chicago, said Milford O. Rouse, MD, Dallas, the Speaker of the House.

Dr. Rouse said the special session was called after the receipt of written requests for such a meeting from 37 delegates representing 18 state medical societies. The AMA bylaws provide that special conventions shall be called on written request of 25 or more delegates representing one third or more of the constituent associations.

Dr. Rouse said that the purpose of the meeting is "to consider pertinent items relating to current problems incident to health care laws and pending legislation."

He added that, "The House will be called to order in the usual manner and then the delegates will decide by vote the type of meeting to be held, and the manner of hearings on business

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