PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW YORK SESSION
MINUTES OF THE NINETY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, HELD IN NEW YORK, JUNE 10-14, 1940
HOUSE OF DELEGATES
First Meeting—Monday Morning, June 10
The House of Delegates convened in the Jade Room of The Waldorf-Astoria and was called to order at 10: 15 a. m. by the Speaker, Dr. H. H. Shoulders.
Preliminary Report of the Reference Committee on Credentials
A preliminary report of the Reference Committee on Credentials was submitted by the chairman, Dr. J. Newton Hunsberger, Pennsylvania, who reported that 137 delegates with proper credentials had registered.
The Secretary called the roll and announced that a quorum was present.
Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Arthur W. Booth, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, presented the following report:The Committee on Distinguished Service Award of the American Medical Association submitted five names to the Board of Trustees. In accordance with chapter VI, section 5, of the By-Laws the Board has selected by ballot the following names for presentation to the House inalphabetical order: Dr. James Ewing, New York; Dr. Ludvig Hektoen, Chicago, and Dr. Chevalier Jackson, Philadelphia.