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April 9, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(15):1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730410069014

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The American Medical Association will hold its eighty-third annual session in New Orleans, May 9 to 13. In this issue appear announcements of the features of the session and the preliminary programs of the various sections. This is the fifth time that the Association has convened in New Orleans. In 1869, the twentieth annual session met under the presidency of Dr. William Owen Baldwin. The period was just after the Civil War, and the session did much to bring the members of the medical profession in the South into cordial relationship with the national association. Sixteen years passed, and a meeting in 1885 was held in New Orleans under the presidency of Dr. Henry F. Campbell. Eighteen years later (1903) the Association met for the third time in New Orleans, the presiding officer being Dr. Frank Billings. On the fourth occasion, in 1920, the session was opened under the presidency