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It will soon be three years since Dr. F. J. L. Blasingame began his duties as Executive Director of the A.M.A. organization. Along with him came new members of the Board. Unobstrusively but inexorably a wholesale reshuffling of structure and staff at the A.M.A. headquarters with new emphasis on the scientific activities of the association has come about.
One of the important fruits of the latter efforts was the appointment, one year ago, of Dr. John H. Talbott as Director of the Division of Scientific Publications and Chief Editor of the J.A.M.A. Even the most casual reader of the Journal must be aware that a new flavor has been added and a new captain is at the helm. The J.A.M.A. flourished under the editorship of Dr. Austin Smith; and Dr. Johnson Hammond, who was already past retirement age, carried on very creditably in the interim after Dr. Smith resigned. So
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