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October 1959

A History of the American College of Chest Physicians.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(4):673. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270100159029

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For the silver anniversary, the twenty-fifth birthday, of the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Myers has prepared a thorough sketch of the history of this increasingly important organization, whose journal, Diseases of the Chest, has long since outgrown its original focus on the problems of tuberculosis. The American College of Chest Physicians has now become international. Its increasing scope is particularly important when the range of chest diseases has broadened under the impact of chemotherapy and surgery.

Few people are aware of how profoundly important in the success of medical societies is the permanent staff. It keeps the organization going during the large part of the year when the society is not in session. This has been true notably of Murray Kornfeld, who has been the vital influence in the growth of the American College of Chest Physicians. The achievement of Mr. Edward Loveland in advancing the work of

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